Welcome Our New Farm Coordinator, Matt Friauf!

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We'd like to introduce you to our new Farm Coordinator, Matt Friauf!

Matt joined Nourish as our Educational Farm Coordinator in April of 2019. Matt’s interest in good, ethical food began in college with a particularly stubborn roommate, and grew in the years after, spending time around a number of friends in food service. In 2009, he spent a year of study at the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Colorno, Italy, and thereafter interned with the Land Stewardship Project in Minneapolis.

Most recently Matt came to the Sheboygan area in 2011 to intern at Springdale Farm and has spent the time since working on local farms and getting to know the vibrant community of dedicated farmers working to provide great food while, at the same time, stewarding the land. For the last two years, he experienced another link in the food system as manager of Goodside Grocery Cooperative. Matt also has an undergraduate degree in history from UW-Madison and would be happy to talk about the origins of cultivars, agricultural practices in Uruk, and Byzantine coinage.