Building a Stronger Community On and Off the Farm

Kestrel Land Trust | Blog Denise Barstow just completed her year-long service year as Kestrel’s Community Engagement and Regional Conservation Coordinator through the TerraCorps AmeriCorps program. She also works at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, owned by her family for 7 generations. In 2014, when my dad and uncle called a family meeting to discuss … Read more

National Drive Thru Day

Happy National Drive Thru Window Day! (yes it’s a thing!) When we opened up Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in 2008, we left many scratching their heads…. a drive thru window at a farmstand? We wanted to best serve our community: commuters, dog owners, parents with kiddos in car seats, and all. The drive thru … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest “M” 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 “L” Winners

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! Lucinda by Darlene Keene Loretta by Lydia Red Twins: … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest “L” 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 “K”

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 June. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners!   Kimi by Kimi Dunne Kindness by Danny Hartman … Read more

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