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Free Day Popcorn


February 10, 2022

The Free Day Popcorn Company is a family affair. The Freitag family (from left) Makenna, Nate, Jordan, Stacey, Riley and Brooke, grow and package premium fresh popcorn on their farm near Byron.

Popcorn and Fridays are two things that make life better. For Nate and Stacey Freitag the connection is much deeper. The couple founded Free Day Popcorn in 2015. The Free Day name was a natural as Freitag is the German for Friday or free day.

Nate, a Byron native, is the son of Lonny and Jan Freitag. The Freitags have farmed in the Byron area for many years. Nate attended Chester-Hubbell-Byron High School where he was a member of the 2001 graduating class, the last class before the school was permanently closed.

Nate had family connections to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. His mother w...

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