Barstow’s Blog

Name the Calf Contest Winners “T”

November 19, 2017

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter.  These calves were born in the last half of October. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Theresa by Jeanne Young Tuesday by Niko Lauer Tricky … Read more

Barstow’s Farm Has An Old New England Feel

November 15, 2017

Mass Realty By Jake Levin Since 1806, the Barstow family has been just as lively as the farm it tends to. Located along rural Route 47 in Hadley, Mass., Barstow’s has been looking forward for the past 211 years. The farm encompasses the very best of the world of agriculture both past and present thanks to … Read more

STEEM Caffeinated Peanut Butter

November 10, 2017

November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month and boy to do we have the stuff for you!  STEEM is caffeinated peanut butter locally made. If you need an energy boost in the afternoon but don’t want to settle for an energy drink or ran out of time to stop by the Barstow’s Drive Thru this morning … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “S”

November 4, 2017

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter.  These calves were born in the first half of October. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Sundance by Matthew Lomlardo Sundae by Caitlin Connell Summer … Read more

Where does Barstows’ milk go?

November 3, 2017

Barstow’s Longview Farm produces about 20,000 lbs of milk – or 2,325 gallons – every day. That’s a lot of milk!  But where does it all go? The Barstow Farm does not have a milk processing plant.  There is too much milk for us to process all by ourselves and having bottled milk would add … Read more

Ew, but it’s dirty!

October 29, 2017

You can find local Hadley grown butternut squash covered in local Hadley soil on our porch.  But what’s with the dirt?  Squash won’t last as long once they are washed, so we figured to offer the freshest produce, we’d keep it in its, err, natural state!  Eat the season, eat local, support your local landscape!

Seasonal Burger Night Burgers

October 25, 2017

Eating in season means food is fresher, travels less miles, and supports your local farmers and economy. And what could taste better than that? Every Burger Night, we offer a special burger or two to feature what is in season in the Valley! Take a look at some of the seasonal burgers we served in … Read more

The Cat’s Cradle

October 6, 2017

The Cat’s Cradle Country Shoppe is a combination of country/farmhouse decor, re-purposed furniture and new items created in their workshops. You can find unique pieces and handmade signs keeping up with the seasons at Barstow’s.  Just down the road, the Cat’s Cradle are longtime neighbors and friends of the Barstow’s, sharing roots in Hockanum for … Read more

Dairy farm round table

September 29, 2017

September 2017 by Laura Rodley, Country Folks Three dairy farmers, District Representative John Scibak and Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) representatives Katelyn Parsons and Brad Mitchell, gathered at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA late September to discuss dairy farming. The farmers were Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Longview Farm, Hatfield’s Daryl Williams of Luther Belden … Read more