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

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 word: loud. “It isn’t a … Read more

Barstow’s Longview Farm’s Turtle Cheesecake

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 farm fresh eggs 1 egg … Read more

Burger Night and Barstow’s Beef

Country Folks By Laura Rodley At Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA they serve their own beef as hamburgers on their special Burger Night at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery from May through September. The meat contains no antibiotics, steroids or hormones. The farm store is the only place anyone can buy the beef that … Read more

Dairy farm round table

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

Valley dairy farmers air innovations, challenges with state officials

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 who has provided that milk … Read more

Legislators get tour of area farms

By Richie Davis, Recorder Staff Thursday, September 28, 2017 With two reporters and two state legislators in tow, the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation organized a “down on the farm” tour to touch on some of the key agricultural issues like locally grown hops for the region’s craft beers, pollinator health and the health of local … Read more

Farmers get help planting cover crops with a helicopter

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 to plant winter grass and … Read more

New England Farm Energy Collaborative Summer Gathering

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 gathering. Those in attendance included … Read more

Local Traditions are Made in the Kitchen: Hadley’s Asparagus Supper

May 26, 2017 Story by Mary Reilly, Photography by Elaine Papa Edible pioneer valley Hadley grass is responsible for one of my springtime traditions: nearly getting rear-ended as I see a farm stand and brake for the first bunch of the season. A more longstanding local asparagus-based tradition is the First Congregational Church of Hadley’s … Read more

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