Gratitude Journal: the Farmstand Order

Cabot Connection “I thought Cabot was in Vermont?” It’s a frequent question we get from visitors at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery as they point to the grocery section, the sign at the peak of the store, or the branding on the back of our tour wagon. But this farm is, indeed, a Cabot farm! … Read more

When Waste is not Wasted: Dairy Farmers Leading the Way on Responsible Manure Management

This article comes from the NOFA/Massachusetts 2020 June Issue Newsletter By Christy Bassett, Northeast Organic Farming Association / Mass Dairy Program Coordinator At Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA, Denise Barstow and family have taken a slightly higher tech approach to manure management. With 350 cows and heifers in their dairy herd, they have a … Read more

Barstow’s Remote Name the Calf Contest – “K” 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 “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 first half of May. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Joelle by Ericka Van Duzer Judy by Jeffrey Dutton … Read more

Checking in with the Barstows of Hadley

By FRANCIE LIN For the Gazette Published: 6/12/2020 3:25:20 PM Interview with Steven Barstow II, dairy farmer Who lives in the same house as you? Caroline Barstow (large animal veterinarian), Nelson Barstow (19 months), OVH (cat), Moose (the farm dog) How are you juggling all your responsibilities during this time? Although much has been turned upside down in … Read more

Barstow’s Phase 2

We know many of you are wondering when Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will be open for in-store shopping and dining again. For now, Barstow’s will continue to offer drive thru service only, daily until 4pm. We believe our current system is the best way to keep Barstow’s customers and staff safe. In the meantime, … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest – “J” Names

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 “I”

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!   Isa by Helen Imelda by Pam Juengling Isabelle … Read more

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