Free Anniversary Farm Tours

In honor of Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery’s 10 Year Anniversary, celebrate with us all of 2018 on the 10th of every month! We’ve put together a series of mini events and giveaways throughout the year to thank our customers, regulars, supporters, friends, and family! Join us for free walking farm tours on Thursday, May 10 of … Read more

Every Day is Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day on a dairy farm! Like most dairy farmers in this country, we live in the place that we work.  That means each morning we greet our day, walking from our back step, into our dairy barns.  We care for our animals and land, providing wholesome, nutritious, safe, and sustainable food … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

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 recycled heat to our homes … 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

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

Taking the Longview: Anaerobic Digester Keeps MA Dairy Cost-Effective

Emily Gaylord   April 28, 2017 Recycling Works In the face of a changing dairy market, Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm in Hadley, MA capitalized on another product from their cows: manure. Manure Manager reports that Vanguard Renewables invested in the construction of an anaerobic digester that allows the farm to repurpose the manure as both fuel … Read more

For dairy farmers, every day is Earth Day

Concord Monitor April 20, 2017 Millions of people around the world will soon celebrate Earth Day, but for hundreds of New England’s dairy farmers, every day is Earth Day. We’re talking about farmers like the Erb family. The Erbs own and operate Springvale Farms and Landaff Creamery in Landaff. This was one of three pilot … Read more

Holy High-Tech Cow

Written by Domenic D. Mercurio, Jr. Photography by Scott Erb, Donna Dufault Foodies of New England Spring 2017 Got milk? Well if you’re planning on visiting Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts in the near future, you’ll surely get your share – and then some. The Barstow family set up shop in Hadley over 200 … Read more

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

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 of renewable energy per year … Read more

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

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 milk price fluctuations like this, … Read more

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