2016 Massachusetts Outstanding Dairy Farm

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 a small picturesque hamlet called … Read more

Anaerobic Digestion Solves Food Waste and Energy Challenges

May 24, 2016 BY ECONEWSNETWORK Lots of talk in Massachusetts and around the country about wind, hydro, and solar being the answer to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, but what about anaerobic digestion (AD)? With the United States’ first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by … Read more

The secrets to next-gen dairy sustainability!

Award-winning New York and Massachusetts dairy farms model community-based futures of dairy sustainability. Pennsylvania closes ‘fresh milk gap’ John Vogel | May 14, 2016 American Agriculturalist Two Northeast dairy farms were recently feted at the fifth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards in Chicago for two different, yet similar sound business approaches with duplication potential. One … Read more

Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley helps Cabot win environmental award

May 14, 2016 By Jim Kinney Mass Live HADLEY — Cabot Creamery Cooperative has won the 2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability in part through the efforts of Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley and the Agri-Mark plant in West Springfield. Cabot, owned by the Agri-Mark dairy cooperative, won the … Read more

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Receives National U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Real Farm Power™ Program

Effort to Reduce Food Waste and Energy Use Has Cows Providing Cream and Electricity for Cabot Butter By Laura Hardie, New England Dairy & Food Council and New England Dairy Promotion Board Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been recognized with a 2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability. The cooperative was … Read more

Building Green: Radiant Heat

We make many efforts to keep our energy use as low as possible. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery was built with many features that help it to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We have radiant heating through our floors in Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. Heating … Read more

Andover, Massachusetts: Whole Foods Market Diverts To AD / BioCycle Magazine

Grind2Energy News, BioCycle Magazine April 8, 2015 Whole Foods Market has 37 grocery stores in its North Atlantic Region; 29 of those are in Massachusetts. “All but two of our Massachusetts stores are on a commercial organics diversion program, primarily to composting” said Karen Franczyk, Green Mission Coordinator for the North Atlantic Region on September 22, … Read more

Could Massachusetts food waste ban be a road map for the rest of the country?

By Jacob Axelrad, The Christian Monitor November 19, 2014 BOSTON — On a Monday morning in the Boston University food court, students toss plates of food in bins with multicolored labels: green for recycling, black for landfill, and yellow for compostables. “We capture as much food waste and organic material as we can,” says Sabrina … Read more

Cabots Farmer Friday: Barstow’s Longview Farm

Cabot Creamery Cooperative November, 2014 What is your favorite thing about being a dairy farm family? I think the best part about being a dairy farm family is that we aren’t just a family we’re a team.  House after house in our small rural neighborhood is a Barstow home and you can always count on … Read more

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