The Farm Employees
Although the farm is run using mostly volunteer help, there are two permanent employees, Elizabeth Esmark, the farm administrator and Rick Rarick, the farm manager.
During the growing season the farm hires an assistant.
Elizabeth, along with her son Jeff and husband Karl, founded the Matthew 25 Farm. Brought up on a dairy farm in LaFayette, she has always loved the hard work and rewards of farming. She is the mother of 4 adult children and 2 grandchildren. A graduate of SUNY Geneseo and the NY Paralegal Institute, she was one of the first certified paralegals in NYS, serving in that capacity for 34 years. Upon her retirement, she and her husband moved back to the CNY area. Elizabeth is secretary to Christ’s Chapel and the LaFayette Rural Cemetery Board. She is also the secretary/administrator to the farm, writing most of the grants. She loves to help on the farm as she is able.