when a boy from the Bronx met the farmer’s daughter and they decided to start dairy farming together in 1949.
7 decades later, the 2nd and 3rd generations of our farm family manage 3 farm businesses.
The Freund's Farm Inc. dairy team cares for the cows that provide the manure that we form into CowPots which are then used at our family's retail store, Freund's Farm Market & Bakery to grow the produce and flowers that our farm and community enjoys all summer!
We send a biannual newsletter to all of our neighbors and invite you to follow our farming adventures:
The dairy farm team cares for our herd of Holstein cows by using the newest technologies, including Lely milking robots and rumination collars which track each cow's activity, like Fitbits.
We grow all of the forages to feed our 300 milking cows supplemented by grains and minerals.
We work closely with our dairy nutritionist and veterinarian to ensure that our animals have a complete and balanced diet.
Our farm participates in the National Dairy FARM Program, a 3rd party verifiable animal well-being program.
* Solar Panels - capture energy to power our dairy farm and CowPots production facility.
* Our corn fields are no-till - improving carbon sequestration from the soil.
* Recycling water - using well water to cool the milk then passing that tempered water to the cows.
* Methane digester - biogas produced from manure offsets the use of propane and heating oil.
* Nutrient Management Plan and Forestry Stewardship Plan - guides the activities on our farm for managing soil health and forest longevity.
* CowPots - exports excess nutrients from our farm to where they’re needed (your garden) and replaces non-renewable planting containers like plastic. and peat.
We were the first dairy farm in Connecticut to install 5 robotic milkers.
See how our cows interact with this technology, including their feed pushing robot and rotating back scratchers.
We grow all of the forages on our farm needed to feed our cows. In addition to grass and corn, we supplement with a customized grain mix for a balanced diet.
Our CowPots factory sits just a few hundred feet away from our dairy barn. The manure is processed and formed into CowPots right here on the farm.
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