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American Biogas Council 2016 Agricultural Project of the Year Awarded to Barstow’s Longview Farm, Vanguard Renewables and Eversource Renewable Energy Partnership

November 2, 2016

Eversource Energy November 2, 2016 The renewable energy strategic partnership between Barstow’s Longview Farm, Vanguard Renewables and Eversource was awarded the 2016 American Biogas Council Agricultural Project of the Year. The Farm Powered anaerobic digester at Barstow’s combines farm waste and recycled food waste to produce more than 7,000 MWh … Read more

How to Thaw

November 1, 2016

All of Barstow’s Farm Raised Beef is frozen in vacuum sealed plastic packaging.  This makes shipping and storing easier for the Barstow family and our staff – but what about for our customers!?  Keeping our beef frozen guarantees you will receive the freshest cut of meat!  Frozen beef also means … Read more

How long can I keep my beef?

November 1, 2016

This is an important question!  As storage time increases, beef quality tends to diminish.  Luckily, Barstow’s Farm Raised Beef is frozen fresh and only thawed when you decide it’s time for dinner! We have a few tips on how long to keep frozen beef and thawed beef too.  This information … Read more

Bulk Ordering Beef

November 1, 2016

For the time being, order forms are only available in store at Barstow’s.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Barstow’s Farm Raised meat comes packaged in vacuum sealed plastic with our Absolutely Local Beef labels. Individual package weights will not be found on the packages.  The order comes in heavy duty … Read more

Barstow Beef Cooking Tips

November 1, 2016

If you’re a pro griller, you already know your stuff.  But if you’re like me, you don’t know the first thing to do with a fresh cut of meat – except maybe call Dad….  Denise here with some info I found around the inter-webs and from the grill masters in … Read more

A New England dairy is banking its future on manure processing through an anaerobic digester

September 30, 2016

Manure Manager September 30, 2016 By Tony Kryzanowski Dairy farms depend on the price of milk, but milk prices can fluctuate wildly. At present, milk prices in the New England area are about half of what they were two years ago. Sometimes, production costs can even exceed revenue. To weather … Read more

Meet the 2016 Massachusetts Dairy Farm of the Year

September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016 By Kiley Putnam Must be the Milk Every year, one farm in each of our New England states wins the prestigious Green Pastures Award. The winning dairy farms are recognized and selected for their production records; herd, pasture, and crop management; environmental practices; contributions to agriculture and … Read more

Real Farm Power’ Wins Award for Mass. Dairy

June 17, 2016

Leon Thompson Vermont Correspondent Lancaster Farming Jun 17, 2016 HADLEY, Mass. — A Massachusetts farm family is sharing a major award with Cabot Creamery Cooperative for taking a closed-loop approach to recycling cow manure and food scraps. During a May ceremony in Chicago, representatives from Cabot and Barstow’s Longview Farm … Read more

2016 Massachusetts Outstanding Dairy Farm

June 16, 2016

UMass Amherst, The Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment The University of Massachusetts Crops, Dairy, Livestock, and Equine team would like to congratulate Barstow’s Longview Farm for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Dairy Farm Award. Barstow’s Longview Farm has been a working dairy farm since the early 1800s situated in … Read more

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