Barstow’s Blog

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, … 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 … Read more

Valley dairy farmers air innovations, challenges with state officials

September 28, 2017

Written by David Mclellan, Daily Hampshire Gazette September 28, 2017 HADLEY — Pick up a gallon of milk at a New England grocery store, and its contents are pretty much guaranteed to be locally made. Whether the label advertises a big company’s name or a family-owned farm, the dairy farmer … Read more

Farmers get help planting cover crops with a helicopter

September 1, 2017

22 News WWLP By Tashanea Whitlow Published: September 1, 2017 HADLEY, Mass. (WWLP) – Technology in the 21st Century is taking farming to a new level; or, at least, a new altitude. Instead of spreading “cover crop” seeds by hand or tractor, Barstow Farm in Hadley is using a helicopter … Read more

Art in Hockanum

August 26, 2017

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery hosts a Featured Artist on our walls to give us new and lovely perspectives on the beautiful Pioneer Valley we call home. But art has been part of this area’s history. The spectacular views of the Connecticut River valley from Mount Holyoke, the mountain located … Read more

Maple Valley Creamery

July 12, 2017

On a hot summer afternoon, what could be better than a family trip out for ice cream?  Here at Barstow’s, we are very proud to serve up a local, premium scoop of homemade ice cream.  But it isn’t made at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery.  We’ve got our hands full … Read more

New England Farm Energy Collaborative Summer Gathering

July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 By Megan Denardo and Renee Stearns, Program Specialists Center for EcoTechnology The anaerobic digestor at Barstow’s Longview Farm in South Hadley turns farm waste like manure into energy the farm can use. On June 27th, members of New England Farm Energy Collaborative (NEFEC) met for their annual … Read more

The Fresh Pastries at Thirsty Mind

July 7, 2017

Thirsty Mind Coffee and Wine Bar in South Hadley is a supporter of coffee, books, live music, and local businesses. Whether you’re enjoying it with a cup of coffee or with homework, the pastries that you select at Thirsty Mind are freshly baked at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery.  Just … Read more

Real Pickles Products

June 10, 2017

Real Pickles® is a small, worker-owned co-operative producing pickled products that are raw, vinegar-free, 100% organic, and rich in probiotics. Their products are made using the traditional natural fermentation process that has been used for centuries all over the world.  In support of a regional food system, they buy all … Read more

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