Freund's Farm

East Canaan, CT
600 acres
300 Holsteins

Sustainability Leaders

Ever since Eugene and Esther Freund began farming in 1949, caring for the earth has been a family priority. In the 1970s, Esther became fascinated with the idea of putting dairy farming’s most abundant byproduct—cow manure—to good use as a renewable source of power, and the family actually built an early methane digester prototype. Over decades of work, the Freunds have become recognized national leaders in sustainable practices and recently received the inaugural U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Resource Stewardship. “Doing the best we can for the environment has always been a strong emphasis for our farm. Our parents very much instilled that in us,” says their son, Matt, who now runs the farm with his brother, Ben, alongside their spouses and several members of the third generation. 

Two generations of the Freund Family
The land connects us to our past and makes us mindful of our future.
- Amanda Freund
The family runs a bountiful farm market.
Rachel, and a young calf.

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