Matt Freund is a second generation dairy farmer in East Canaan, CT. He farms with his brother, wife, children and niece. The family operates three unique farm businesses. Freund’s Farm is a 300 cow dairy and was the first in Connecticut to use robotic milkers. Freund’s Farm Market & Bakery, owned by Matthew’s wife, is open year round with a greenhouse, commercial kitchen and market. The third business is Matt’s innovation, CowPots, a biodegradable pot made from composted cow manure. Through the production and marketing of CowPots, the Freunds have been able to alleviate the farm of the excess nutrients (cow manure) while adding value to their dairy farm’s byproduct.
Matt serves as Chair to the North Canaan Wetlands Commission, member of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Advisory Council and is an active member of his dairy cooperative’s (Agri-Mark) Sustainable Farms Committee.