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Chris Covelli

Principal Farmer & Owner

Farm owner, operator, and manager since Tomato Mountain started in 1993, Chris has worked relentlessly for almost twenty years to bring fresh produce to Southern Wisconsin and North Eastern Illinois. Inspired by Yvon Chouinard's business practices at Patagonia and supported by the work of countless friends and coworkers, Chris continues to bring sustainable business practices and conscientious stewardship to Tomato Mountain Farm.

Kurt M (Manager)

Kurt has yet to write a proper bio for himself -- probably because he's too busy working tirelessly to make sure the farm is producing delicious food, and ensuring that same food makes it to Chicago in good shape. 

Sean Shatto

Chicago Area Sales and CSA Manager

Since Robin left in 2013, Sean has been the face behind the "info@" email address (and, as pictured, behind a couple gallons of home-made kimchi), handling your inquiries, issues, and most of the logistics involved in getting the box to your door. Also handling some farmers markets, there's a chance that you might seem him in the wild, gathering ingredients for vegan feasts... though his weekly Medium share takes care of most of his vegetable needs.

Sheila Essig

Chicago Area Sales Assistant

Sheila Essig is the "better half" of Rob Gardner; together with their two daughters, they make up The Local Family featured on The Local Beet. For several years, they've made an effort to eat locally year-round; any success they've managed has been due in large part to Sheila's frequent and creative cooking for her family. You might have met Sheila at a farmers market (Oak Park, Riverside, Independence Park, Portage Park, and more) selling for Tomato Mountain, where she often makes suggestions for incorporating our jarred products into your cooking. In her fourth season with the farm, we'll tap her for tips and recipes on this site and in our newsletters in between farmers markets. 

In a past life Sheila was a public interest lawyer. She has since settled into a strong passion for issues of homelessness and hunger relief, having served on the board of West Suburban PADS, a group that works on the homelessness in her community. 

CSA Newsletter - Week 20 | Summer 2July 15th, 2014

Moving on, what makes our tomatoes special, squash notes

Major news from Tomato MountainJune 29th, 2014

An extreme hail storm and possible tornado (still under investigation) hit Tomato Mountain this past week, and we're still in the process of recovering. Winds upwards of 100mp

CSA Newsletter, Week 15 | Spring 9June 11th, 2014

Scallions |||   Red Rain mustard greens   |||   Red Russian Kale   |||   Lettuce   |||   Rainbow chard   ||| &

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Tomato Mountain Farm ~ N7720 Sandy Hook Rd, Brooklyn WI 53521 ~ info@tomatomountain.com ~ 608.712.1585

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