Winter Survey

Spring, summer, fall, and then the holidays keep us busy and bustling at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. But in the winter we see a significant drop off of customers. We choose to keep our farm stand open year round for the financial security of our staff and family, and because we don’t think we … Read more

Happy Winter Solstice

Happy Winter Solstice and Merry Christmas from the Barstow’s! There is still plenty of winter ahead of us, but today marks the year’s most hours of darkness. And despite the dark and the rain today, it feels oh so cheery on the farm! Bakers Shannon, Crystal, and Kim have been busy filling a record number … 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 last half of November. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Vanna by Arin Freilisher Velveeta by Mark Illingworth You … Read more

The Red Ear of Corn

On Monday, December 10, twenty one engaged neighbors gathered at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery for our Dinner & a Speaker event.  This dinner marked our twelfth and final event of our 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on the 10s.  We hosted mini events and giveaways all year to celebrate 10 whole and wonderful years in … Read more

Holiday Traditions, Dairy Farm Style!

The holiday season is upon us! As family and friends gather to celebrate wonderful traditions over the next month, we would like to share with you a peak into holiday time on the dairy farm. TraditionsDenise Barstow of Barstow’s Longview Farm reminds us that traditions are important as they build strong family relationships between generations. … Read more

Eat the Season | December

Eating what is in season throughout the year can better connect you to your home and community.  When you eat what is being harvested locally, your food is travelling fewer miles, you are supporting your neighborhood farmers, and you are enjoying nutritious and varied foods throughout the seasons. #EatTheSeason and enjoy the season at Barstow’s … Read more

14 Local Stocking Stuffers

This holiday season, stuff your stockings with local products that support local farmers and artisans in Western Massachusetts!  You can pick up all of these great stocking stuffers and more at your neighborhood dairy farm – yep you guessed it – Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery! 14 Local Stocking Stuffers A Barstow’s ceramic mug for … Read more

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