2016 Edgebrook Farmers Market Vendor: Tomato Mountain Farm
The name is homage to owner Chris Covelli’s first foray into farming in the ancient Baraboo Mountain Range. Among the mountain cliffs Chris grew tomatoes and built a foundation of knowledge that is still being built upon nearly two decades later. Uncompromising from the start, Chris has always been dedicated to quality first and over the many years Tomato Mountain Farm has garnered a hard-earned reputation for its commitment to craft.
Purchased in 1999, the current site of Tomato Mountain Farm is nestled in the foothills of Brooklyn, Wisconsin. Transitioned from conventional corn and soybean agriculture, its 12 acres were soon producing quality, certified organic fruit and vegetables with tomatoes occupying center stage. Tomato Mountain Farm quickly built relationships around Wisconsin and Illinois, selling to farmers’ markets, restaurants, and stores, while also running the farm as a CSA.
In 2004, Tomato Mountain Farm began producing its own line of homemade salsas, preserves, soups, and other jarred products such as pasta sauce and bloody mary mix. The truly unique combination of an organic farm dedicated to producing quality, delicious produce and a kitchen that processes and grows all its own ingredients right at home has helped these products quickly come to represent the bulk of Tomato Mountain Farm's business.
Now, as Tomato Mountain Farm continues to expand and perfect its jarred product line, it will be once again offering CSA shares. There is undoubtedly much that lies ahead for this company, but for now, the view from ‘The Mountain’ suggests the future looks bright.