The “Off” Season

We put a lot of value on farming here in the Pioneer Valley, it’s a part of our heritage.  Eating local protects open spaces, keeps dollars in the Valley, uses less fossil fuel, and supports your neighbors who have been here for generations, the farmers. Lots of farm stands remain open throughout the winter but … Read more

12 Holiday Baking Necessities

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will have extra pies available Sunday afternoon, boxed and ready for pick up.  But for those of you who will be doing all the baking for your family this Christmas, stop by Barstow’s for local ingredients! 12 Holiday Baking Necessities from Barstow’s Premium steaks and roasts raised right here on … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “V”

Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm everybody has a personality so everybody has a name. Calves born around the same time have names that begin with the same letter.  These calves were born in the second half of November. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Vierna by Kathy Rivet Vanessa by April Schilling Velvet by … Read more

When Santa stopped by

Everyone at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, kids and adults alike, were thrilled to see Santa and Mrs. Claus walk through the bakery this afternoon! Santa checked in with every table before enjoying the cookies and milk prepared for him by the Barstow’s bakers and cows. Santa, Mrs. Claus, two elves, and Hadley Fire Chief Mike … Read more

National Poinsettia Day

Happy National Poinsettia Day! Don’t believe us, just Google it! December 12 marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US Minister of Mexico, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States in 1825.  By an Act of Congress, December 12 was set aside as National Poinsettia Day. The … Read more

First Snow

Yesterday was our first snow of the season! Big flakes filled the window and blanketed the fields outside.  Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery closed at 1pm early for the weather. But life on the farm was business as usual.  There’s no coming home early. The farmers make sure all of the dry cows on pasture … Read more

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