Waseda Farms Bios

Tom Lutsey – Retired/Chief Farming Officer

Though trained as a businessman, Farmer Tom has always had a green thumb. It took a health scare in the early 2000's to re-discover his passion for agriculture and lean, healthy meats. After a few health issues, Farmer Tom's doctors advised a diet low in beef and he would hear nothing of it. In true Tom fashion, he dismissed his doctor's orders and began raising healthy, organic beef for his own consumption. With the assistance of his already Certified Organic neighbor in Door County, the original herd grew from 6 head to 40 and at that point the search for our own farm began. Farmer Tom stumbled upon Waseda Farms and has grown that small herd to approximately 100 breeding cows, as of today.

Farmer Tom oversees the farm and market store's management, guides the direction of sales and is final decision maker at Waseda Farms. Farmer Tom hasn't forgotten about his true passions though, so you may come by the farm and see him on the tractor plowing fields, moving cattle or just giving tours.

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Sharon Lutsey – Retired Garden Manager and Chief Image Director

Sharon has been an avid gardener her entire life, but it wasn't until Waseda Farms organic garden was born that she realized how big her passion was. Though born and raised in Green Bay, she started working her family's garden at a very early age and never lost her enthusiasm for the craft. She can pickle and can with the best of them, as no garden should ever see a harvest go to waste.

Sharon wears many hats at Waseda, but primarily oversees the garden and store. She has an acute eye for design-related ideas and makes sure that customers are greeted with seasonal flowers and decorations.

 

 

Matt Lutsey – President

The eldest son of Farmer Tom and Sharon, Matt has a wide array of experiences that have made him invaluable to Waseda Farms. After college, he obtained his culinary degree and worked for over 10 years in the restaurant industry as a chef and manager. Matt's restaurant experiences have been essential working with chefs, butchers and retail customers alike.  Matt oversees all the operation of both the farm and the stores

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Jeff Lutsey - Farm Adminsitrator and Commercial Sales Manager

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Mike Haberli - Farm Manager

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Laura Charlier-Yale - Director of Store Operations

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Waseda Farms Market

330 Reid St.

De Pere, WI 54115

920-632-7271

Open 9-7 Daily

 

Waseda Farms 

Country Store

7281 Logerquist Road

Baileys Harbor, WI 54202

920-839-2222

Open 9-5 Mon-Saturday

Open 10-5 Sunday

 

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