Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2020

June is Dairy Month! A time to celebrate local dairy: milk, cheese, ice cream and more! ‘Celebrating’, however, looks a bit different in the age of COVID-19. With incredibly low milk prices, lost markets with the closure of restaurants, schools, and institutions, and the added stress of social distancing, new farm training protocols, and so.much.sanitizing, … Read more

Valley Bounty: Amid challenges, Barstow’s farm still taking the long view

By NOAH BAUSTIN For the Gazette Published: 5/23/2020 Pasture Day is Denise Barstow’s favorite time on the farm. The event is an annual celebration of spring at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. In a normal year, hundreds of people gather on the farm to watch the heifers celebrate their first taste of fresh grass in … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Thank you to the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation!

In line with our commitment to producing the highest quality milk, Barstow’s Longview Farm recently received a generous Local Farmer Award from the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation to purchase the Lely MQC-C2. The Lely MQC-C2 is an add-on piece of equipment to a Lely Robot Milker. The equipment tests milk fat, protein, milk conductivity, temperature, … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest – “I” Calves

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about 100 heifer calves born each … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “H”

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 April. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Harriet by Carolyn Cave Honey by Katrina Farnham Hope … Read more

Who let the cows out? Pandemic doesn’t stop dairy farm’s Pasture Day event

By SCOTT MERZBACH Daily Hampshire Gazette  Published: 5/12/2020 HADLEY — Taking tentative and seemingly nervous steps, six heifers had a new experience awaiting them Tuesday morning as they jumped from a trailer into the pasture where they will be spending the next few months. Only moments after their hooves hit the grass, though, the young … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest – “H” Calves

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about 100 heifer calves born each … Read more

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