Staff

Staff Members
George Zahradka (Farmer & Owner)

My name is George Zahradka III. I was raised and still live on my family farm in Middle River Md. With the help of my family and friends, I farm this land year after year. I have a love for the land that won't desist and believe in providing everyone with the most deliberately, well cared for produce possible. I am the only farmer that works this farm and I personally see to all aspects of my business. Libby and I were married in 2013 :)

Libby Longendorf (Owner & Farmer's Wife )

Hi, my name is Libby. I was raised in the suburbs... far from any farm. I am a certified and Licensed Massage Therapist, so health and wellness are high on my list of priorities. I began working on the farm in 2007 and was hooked right away. I spearheaded the CSA program in 2009 and the idea immediately took off with our farm. It has been so much fun getting to know others that are so completely devoted to eating fresh, clean and local. This year we have started canning our Heirloom tomatoes and testing out some delicious recipes in order to improve our sustainability and reduce waste. I'm very excited about what the future holds for us!

*George and I were married in 2013 :)

Lacey Lotz (Farm Manager)

My name is Lacey and I am the farm manager here at Z Farm Life LLC. I previously worked as a Park Ranger and have been with the farm for 5 years now. I have always loved the outdoors. Growing up, my family and I were always camping, hiking and enjoying the wilderness. I tended to spend my time in the forest and playing in the dirt. I knew after college I wanted to work in a unique environment and never wanted to be stuck in just some office job. Farming has always been an interest of mine, but quickly became a passion when I began working with George and Libby. My husband and I own a small homestead farm in Pennsylvania. As you can see, FARMING IS MY ENTIRE LIFE. I usually start my mornings with caring for my livestock and gardens, I then travel to the farm and handle the day-to-day operation. When I finish my work days, I travel back home and work on expanding our own home farm. I enjoy working for this farm very much and hope to continue to do so for a very, very long time.