Barstow’s Blog

National Poinsettia Day

December 12, 2017

Happy National Poinsettia Day! Don’t believe us, just Google it! December 12 marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US Minister of Mexico, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States in 1825.  By an Act of Congress, December 12 was set aside … Read more

First Snow

December 10, 2017

Yesterday was our first snow of the season! Big flakes filled the window and blanketed the fields outside.  Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery closed at 1pm early for the weather. But life on the farm was business as usual.  There’s no coming home early. The farmers make sure all of … Read more

Wicked Slice Wednesdays

December 8, 2017

Winter Wednesdays enjoy… Your choice of pie A scoop of ice cream or a slice of cheddar With a small cup of coffee or hot tea …for just $5!   Here are the Barstow’s favorite pairings: Steven Barstow – Apple pie, vanilla ice cream, and a pint of milk (some … Read more

Holiday Meal Prep got you Stressed?

December 4, 2017

Call us!  Seriously!  We love entertaining! Let us prepare your holiday dinner this year.  Head baker Shannon Barstow’s cooking style is homemade and cozy.  Enjoy classic, country style, foods that you and your whole family will enjoy for dinner, a family pot luck, a holiday gathering, or your office party! … Read more

Eat the Season | December

December 4, 2017

Eating what is in season throughout the year can better connect you to your home and community.  When you eat what is being harvested locally, your food is travelling fewer miles, you are supporting your neighborhood farmers, and you are enjoying nutritious and varied foods throughout the seasons. #EatTheSeason and … Read more

The Star

December 3, 2017

This Sunday afternoon, the lighted star rose to the top of the silo on Barstow’s Longview Farm.  The star shines over the barnyard for December as the Barstows’ way of saying: happy holidays, Merry Christmas, we are thankful to be a part of this community. The star has been a … Read more

Hadley Celebration of Lights

December 2, 2017

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is very excited to be a part of the first annual Hadley Celebration of Lights! The event takes place on Saturday, December 9 at 6:00pm at the Hopkins Academy Gazebo in Hadley, MA. This event is hosted by the Edward Hopkins Educational Foundation, a nonprofit that … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “U”

December 2, 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 November. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Ulanni by Dan Scott Ula by … Read more

6 Stellar Gifts this Holiday

November 28, 2017

Gift local this holiday season with these 6 great picks from Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery! A Barstow’s gift certificate for the Barstow’s addict A Barstow’s ceramic mug for the coffee drinker A Barstow’s T-shirt for the Barstow’s lover A Cabot Creamery Cookbook for the baker A scheduled half of … Read more

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