July 2019: news roundup

US agriculture needs a 21st-century New Deal If the concept of parity sounds quaint, that’s because it is. Farmers first achieved something like parity in 1910-1914, just before America entered World War I. During the war U.S. agriculture prospered, financing flowed and land speculation was rampant. Those bubbles burst with the end of the war. … Read more

Dairy Crawl – A passport to promote dairy farmers & farms

Country Folks Magazine | July 31, 2019 By Laura Rodley During June six farms in Western Massachusetts created a way for customers and the public to be more involved in their farms and to increase business. They created a postcard-like passport that could be stamped at each business. After all the businesses had been visited, … Read more

Massachusetts Eat Local Month

August is Massachusetts Eat Local Month, a great excuse to enjoy lunch at Barstow’s with friends, stock up on Barstow beef, Cabot cheese, McCray’s milk, or Maple Valley ice cream, and to indulge on Hadley sweet corn, zucchini, summer squash, blueberries, potatoes, and soon – local juicy peaches! Massachusetts Eat Local Month is focused on … Read more

Gratitude Journal: YC Farm Tour

The AgriMark Cabot Creamery Cooperative holds the Young Cooperators (YC) Leadership Conference for the next generation annually. The conference is meant to build leaders in the Cooperative, grow connection to our amazing brand, and network with fellow farmers. It’s one of my favorite weeks of the summer! This year, the conference was hosted right here … Read more

Let’s Dance

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is excited to host three terrific local bands for live music on the porch on Saturday, July 20 for Burger Fest 2019! Old Country Road kicks off the event, playing bluegrass-country on the porch from 11am-1pm. Between 2pm-4pm, James Jewell takes the stage…. errr porch! Then get ready to party … Read more

Burger Fest Farm Tours

It’s important to us to be an educational and recreational resource for our community. Agriculture is a part of nearly everyone’s roots, and while we sense that connection is beginning to be lost, we want to keep the line of communication and experience wide open! Our farm tour is a great opportunity to see a … Read more

August 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 our … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “L”

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 June. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners!   Lydia by Deborah Curtiss Laurel by Riley Bardwell … Read more

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