June 2019: news roundup

Six things to know about Barstow’s farm JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH IN MASSACHUSETTS. THAT’S WHY I JOINED CONSTITUENTS AND DENISE BARSTOW FOR A TOUR OF HER FAMILY’S DIARY FARM IN HADLEY. Denise is an 7th generation farmer. That means that her family has cared for the land they’ve farmed for over 210 years. I met … Read more

Six things to know about Barstow’s farm

By Jo Comerford Posted June 24, 2019 In The People’s Blog JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH IN MASSACHUSETTS. THAT’S WHY I JOINED CONSTITUENTS AND DENISE BARSTOW FOR A TOUR OF HER FAMILY’S DIARY FARM IN HADLEY. Denise is an 7th generation farmer. That means that her family has cared for the land they’ve farmed for over … Read more

July 2019 Burger Night Menu

Here on Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 500 animals for dairy. But we also raise 20 steers each year for our Barstow’s Farm Raised Beef! The beef – ground, patties, steaks, and roasts, is exclusively sold at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and can be found in our freezer section.  Burgers are not on … Read more

Gratitude Journal: the Dairy Month Lecture Series

As we wrap up Dairy Month, the 2019 Dairy Month Lecture Series is also coming to a close. The Dairy Month Lecture Series has been my pet project for the last three years. I have basically become a professional eavesdropper, listening for any mention of milk, cheese, butter, and dairy farms – taking mental notes … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “J”

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 May. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Jalapeno by Travis Carter Juno by Vanessa Smith Jedi … Read more

No-Till? No Problem!

Acres of No-Till Corn: 240 acres  Decrease in Fuel Usage (for Planting): 67% Farmer Hours Saved: 120 hours Tons of Carbon Sequestered: 72 metric tons In 2019, Barstow’s Longview Farm went 100% no-till. We transitioned to no-till over the course of four years and moving away from tillage: a strategy this farm and many have … Read more

“I” Name the Calf Contest

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 first half of May. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Iris by Tali Indi-Violet by Olivia Pych Inez by … Read more

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