Matt Volz was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in Cazenovia, NY and Philadelphia. He attended Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT, where he studied philosophy and began working on farms. In his junior year of college, he connected with a crazy couple from across Lake Champlain in Essex, NY. He worked with Mark and Kristin Kimball at Essex Farm (made famous by Kristen's book, The Dirty Life) during his last two years of college and continued to work there for another two years after graduating. In 2009, he moved back to VT and worked on a few farms there before beginning a search for his own farm. In the Spring of 2010, he was introduced to Kaye Osbourne, and a few months later he moved back to Cazenovia to start the Greyrock Farm CSA.