Fresh from Zone 7 | Our Team
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Our Team

At Zone 7, our customer service team extends from our buyers and warehouse staff to our salespeople and drivers. We are all committed to providing you with the best product and experience possible. If you have a question about a product, farm, or upcoming availability, ask any one of us. Meet our staff.

MIKEY AZZARA FOUNDER & OWNER

Mikey is involved in every aspect of the business, from sales and marketing to loading and unloading trucks, but he finds the greatest joy in talking to all of the great farmers and chefs Zone 7 works with from week to week.

 

Mikey served as the outreach director for the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey from 2003 to 2008, where he coordinated state-wide educational programs for organic farmers, gardeners, consumers, and youth. Building on this work he established Zone 7 in the spring of 2008 to fill what he saw was a missing link in the local food system.Mikey also helped to found the Lawrenceville Farmers’ Market and the New Jersey Farm to School Network, established several school garden programs (most notably in Lawrence Public Township Schools), and served as the co-leader of Slow Food Central Jersey. A New Jersey native and graduate of Middlebury College, Mikey has farmed in Italy, Vermont, and New Jersey, including two seasons at Cherry Grove Organic Farm in Lawrenceville.

THE ZONE 7 TEAM

ALEX BENNETT

Farm to Retail/School Sales Associate
Hobbies/Interests: Playing music, hiking, kayaking, brewing beer, farming/gardening
Favorite Product: Pell Farm strawberries
What do you love most about Zone 7?: Great staff, community feel, interacting with customers from all walks of life

ALEX JIMINEZ

Driver
Hobbies/Interests: Automotive upholstery, my pet tortoise
Favorite Product: All the mushrooms
What do you love most about Zone 7?: The people involved with it

ALEX MCCRACKEN

Driver
Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, giant pumpkin growing, baseball, music
Favorite Product: Phillips peaches, or just about anything else
What do you love most about Zone 7?: Meeting all the talented chefs, farmers and of course, my coworkers!

DAN LOONEY

Warehouse
Hobbies/Interests: BBQ-ing, AZ Cardinals football, being a great Uncle
Favorite Product: Blooming Glen sungold tomatoes
What do you love most about Zone 7?: The Warehouse and the Minions who make it work

MATT PEARSON

Distribution Manager
Hobbies/Interests: Cooking, songwriting, falling in love
Favorite Product: Right now: Blooming Glen heirloom peppers
What do you love most about Zone 7?: Helping our farmers get their products into the right hands.

DONALD LANG

Office Manager
Hobbies/Interests: Horticulture, politics, hiking, cooking, the Universe, making people laugh, local farm fresh produce, music, classic films, stargazing
Favorite Product: Purple Kohlrabi
What do you love most about Zone 7?: What’s not to love about Zone 7?

JAM MURRAY

Driver
Hobbies/Interests: Music, Mexican and Indian food, drawing, reading
Favorite Product: Apricots
What do you love most about Zone 7?: Ushering food through the whole process – farm to (eventual) mouth

LOUIS DIVER

Driver
Hobbies/Interests: Dogs, hockey, golf, the woods, Pearl Jam
Favorite Product: Blooming Glen tomatoes
What do you love most about Zone 7?: The environment and visiting farms

PATRICK MALRIAT

Assistant Distribution Manager
Hobbies/Interests: Music, cooking, fishing/the ocean
Favorite Product: Blooming Glen tomatoes
What do you love most about Zone 7?: The people, the farms/farmers, the changing harvests

Interested in joining the Zone 7 team? View available positions HERE.