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Backyard Farm's tomatoes
Backyard Farm's tomatoes are picked ripe one day and are in New England markets the next. (The Boston Globe) The Boston Globe

Maine winter treat is red, ripe, ready

By Jonathan Levitt
Globe Correspondent / March 28, 2007

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On the snow-covered pastures outside Backyard Farm's 25-acre greenhouse , it's cold and sunny. But under the glass-covered greenhouse, it's a humid 70 degrees. Workers in T-shirts and sunglasses dart here and there harvesting ripe, red, and perfectly round tomatoes, still on the vine, from row after row of lush green foliage. (Full article: 793 words)

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