Posted on Aug 31, 2021
Salisbury Rotary Club’s 8/31 program speaker was Amanda Freund, third generation of Freund Family owners of East Canaan’s Freund Family Market & Bakery.  She shared the history of the family-owned business, started by her grandparents in 1949 with six cows, telling how it has evolved from a roadside stand with a basket of sweet corn for $.50/ear to today’s farm market, bakery, garden center and catering business sitting in the middle of the family’s dairy farm. The operation was incorporated in the late 1980s as it transferred to the next generation. Looking for ways to be more than a seasonal business led to the creative use of the 100lbs of cow manure generated daily by their 350 cows and the creation twenty years ago of Cow Pots, and becoming the longest continuous methane digest operation in US today. They now ship nationally and internationally and feature 14 different Cow Pot sizes.  Cow Pots now fill a market demand for environmental products that are made from recycling waste material into a useful item that itself can be recycled and current research and development efforts are underway to create additional new recycled products.  FMI: