For direct to consumer sales: Chipboard packaging available for Four popular seed starting CowPots sizes, #3 Square, #3 Six cell, #3 Round and #4 Square are available in chipboard retail packaging.

Full cases include 12 packaged units. Each package provides POP and a UPC code.

100% Plastic Free

What plastic alternatives are you offering to your customers? 

We began manufacturing CowPots as a way to better manage the nutrient rich cow manure on our farm. Manure is a renewable resource, produced on our farm everyday. CowPots are a real contender to plastic as a true, biodegradable alternative. CowPots are 'the pots you plant' and your customers will be left with nothing to throw away when they transplant their seedlings. Available as both retail packs or in bulk wholesale pots, we have a size and a quantity to match your needs.

Plastic Alternative, Peat Free & RENEWABLE

Retailer Review

"They pretty much sell themselves…Every year we've sold about 15% more CowPots than the year prior."

- Bob Twing, True Value

 How to order CowPots?
Order directly from our Warehouse (CowPots Wholesale Store) or buy from one of our distributors:

  • Summit Responsible Solutions
  • Bradley Caldwell
  • Grower's Nursery Supply, Inc.
  • Griffin Greenhouse Supplies
  • True Value

Want to receive a sample?
We are happy to provide you with sample CowPots. Send an email to with the size and quantity you desire. We will process within the week of MANTS.


What's your best selling retail pack?
The #3 Six Cell 3 pack offers 18 planting cells and is the most economical pack option. This size is best suited for seeds that germinate quickly or cold season varieties. A great plastic alternative for your gardening customers.

I already sell peat pots, how are these different?

  1. Peat bogs take 100 years to regenerate.
  2. CowPots are manufactured in the US by American farmers using renewable energy and ingredients. 
  3. Once planted, CowPots break down in one growing season whereas peat pots take much longer to biodegrade. A study comparing bio pots found that 3 months after transplanting, just 12% of the CowPot remained intact while 80% of the peat and fertil pots were still intact.

    Committed to high quality, biodegradable, plantable pot! Made from COW manure!
    CowPots were created by a family of dairy farmers in East Canaan, Connecticut. First and foremost the Freunds maintain a healthy and happy herd of 260 Holstein dairy cows. The cows spend the summers grazing out on the pasture and winters in the barns. Besides producing delicious and fresh milk, the cows also produce a lot of manure. The farmers needed an environmentally safe and sustainable way to manage the manure produced on the farm. Farmer Matt decided to see if he could make a horticultural planting pot out of the manure from his farm. The first batch was mixed up in a pot on the stove and cooked in the farmer's wife's toaster oven.

    These farmers have come a long way since then, with a factory on the farm dedicated to CowPots production (no more toaster ovens), but they're still using the same ol' good stuff- composted cow manure. CowPots are in production year round with 10 different sizes to choose from.

    Address:     324 Norfolk Rd. East Canaan, CT 06024
    Email:     Contact:  
    Phone:    (860) 824-7520   FAX: 


    CowPots are an American Made, biodegradable, plantable pot made from composted cow manure. Developed in 2006 as a way to add value to our dairy farm's byproduct, we have been manufacturing a completely renewable and recycled alternative for growers and gardeners for over 20 years!

    We manufacture 14 styles, from 3" to 17". For 2021 we are offering our newest style, #4 Round. Bulk and retail packaging available.

    All CowPots products are USDA Certified 100% Biobased.

    What makes CowPots the most sustainable choice?

    • 100% Plastic and Peat Free
    • Zero waste stream manufacturing   
    • Made using solar energy & methane gas
    • No pot to throw away, reducing landfill waste
    • Post consumer and recycled ingredients 

    What makes CowPots the best choice for growing?

    • Plant the whole pot!
    • Never remove your plant from a pot again
    • Unrestricted root penetration, never root bound
    • No cutting or tearing, reduces transplant shock
    • 80% degraded within just 3 months underground


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