Barstow’s Blog

Holiday Greenery

November 27, 2017

Stop by Barstow’s to select your perfect holiday wreath, kissing ball, or porch decoration to brighten your home and get in the spirit! Our wreaths, kissing balls, log boxes, and holiday pots are grown and designed at Silvery Moon Farm in Bernardston, MA.  Silvery Moon Farm is a small family business.  … Read more

A very Beefy Holiday

November 27, 2017

Eat local, meat local this holiday season with farm raised beef from Barstow’s Longview Farm! Barstow’s Beef is raised right here on the farm. Our meat does not contain antibiotics, steroids, or added hormones.  We feed our cattle from the land we farm. Our animals receive a varied diet that … Read more

15 Local Stocking Stuffers

November 26, 2017

This holiday season, stuff your stockings with local products that support local farmers and artisans in Western Massachusetts!  You can pick up all of these great stocking stuffers and more at your neighborhood dairy farm – yep you guessed it – Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery! 15 Local Stocking Stuffers … Read more

5 Great Gifts for Hosts

November 25, 2017

This holiday season, you’re going to end up at neighborhood gatherings, family dinners, office parties, and plenty of other events where you may bring a gift.  Here are 5 gifts that will have your host or hostess over the moon! A balsam wreath or kissing ball A 2 lb. block … Read more

Order Your Holiday Desserts by 12/22

November 24, 2017

What’s the holiday season without sweets?! Barstow’s oven is fired up and ready to bake some fresh pies, mouth watering cakes, and to-die-for cookies! You’ll be the hero at your family get together or office event. It’s as simple as pie, just call us with what you need and when … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

November 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! 2017 brought a lot to be thankful for!  Like a good crop year and a drought free summer.  We are thankful for our healthy and productive herd of 557.  We are thankful for the new anaerobic digester engine, bringing more green energy to the grid and soon more … Read more

12 Thanksgiving Baking Necessities

November 21, 2017

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will have extra pies available on Wednesday afternoon, boxed and ready for pick up.  But for those of you who will be doing all the baking for your family this Thursday, stop by Barstow’s for local ingredients!  Here are 12 Thanksgiving necessities that you will … Read more

From chocolate to cheddar, branch out this holiday season with these 5 desserts

November 20, 2017

The Boston Globe By Lucy M. Casale| November 20, 2017 Go homemade for the holidays with favorite dessert recipes from friends and family of the Cabot Creamery Co-operative. Turtle Cheesecake Serves 12 Cabot farmer Denise Barstow of Longview Farm in Hadley, Mass. describes the holidays in her house with one … Read more

Barstow’s Longview Farm’s Turtle Cheesecake

November 20, 2017

Ingredients Crust ingredients: 2 sleeves of Oreos, crushed ¼ cup Cabot Salted Butter, melted 1 teaspoon cinnamon Filling ingredients: 2¼ pounds Cabot Cream Cheese (4½ -8 ounce packages) softened 1 cup light brown sugar ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon corn syrup ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon corn starch 1 tablespoon vanilla 3 whole … Read more

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