Generation Business Manager/Farmer: 4th
Farm: Consalo Family Farms
Date Farm Established: 1927
Chelsea Consalo is currently Executive Vice President for Consalo Family Farms. The company grows a full line of produce in New Jersey and the family has been in the produce industry since 1927. Consalo Family Farms grows, packs, handles, and markets blueberries, cooking greens, salad items, herbs, blackberries, citrus, eggplant, peppers and squash as its key items.
Consalo joined the family company shortly after college graduation and currently manages several facets of the business. Her first role was in food safety management, a position in which she still oversees all programs. She quickly developed a passion for farming and has become thoroughly involved in farm-personnel management and compliance. Additionally, she oversees daily field operations in-season. After her involvement on the farming side, she took on additional roles in marketing and public relations, developing all company advertisements, labels, web content, and marketing materials. Her marketing efforts include her assistance with the company’s top seal project for blueberries. Additionally, she oversees the company’s packaging program as well as import and export compliance.
Consalo is currently a member of the New Jersey Blueberry Industry Advisory Council. She was an Ambassador for the North American Blueberry Council and United States Highbush Blueberry Council in 2018 and 2019. She was also a graduate of Produce Marketing Association’s Emerging Leaders Program in 2020. This year she was recognized by The Packer in Women in Produce and by Produce Business in the 40-under-Forty.
What is something unique about your farm or business?
Consalo Family Farms is a year round operation. We provide our customers with the highest quality product, 52 weeks a year.
What is your favorite thing to grow?
Blueberries, hands down.
What is your favorite recipe or cooking technique using Jersey Fresh?
I have been making a layered blueberry cake for years that has become a favorite. Get the recipe.
“Consalo Family Farms is proud to put Jersey Fresh on our label.”