National Carrot Cake Day: Where to get the best carrot cake in western Massachusetts

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Saturday is National Carrot Cake Day, which is one of America’s favorite cake flavors. According to the National Day Calender, this cake closely resembles a quick bread from its preparation to its final consistency, as it is a mix of wet and dry ingredients that are made separately before combining. Creamy frosting, … Read more

NEPM: Barstow’s Longview Farm – Fabulous 413

Listen to the interview on CISA’s Website HERE.  Denise Barstow Manz of Barstow’s Longview Farm, Diary Store, and Bakery in Hadley joins Phil, Monte, and Kaliis to talk about their farm and the significance of this moment for local farms around the region. Barstow’s has your last minute holiday gift and goodie needs covered! See their bakery … Read more

Happy holidays, from our family to yours!

We are so honored to be a part of this community; producing milk that ends up in our local grocery stores, baking cakes to celebrate birthdays, graduations, and other milestones, and preparing desserts for your holiday table. This December, as you order holiday party platters, stock up on Cabot products for baking, or pick out … Read more

Christmas 2023

The holidays are a time for family and for excellent food! Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery offers custom baked goods, pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and desserts for the holiday season. Christmas orders are due by Monday, December 18 by 4pm. All orders placed after that time will need baker approval, we may not be able to honor … Read more

Vanguard Renewables: A Farm-Driven Circular Solution

Vanguard Renewables partners with leading food and beverage companies to recycle food and beverage waste on multi-generational dairy farms across the country to make renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Vanguard has a long-standing partnership with Barstow’s Longview Farm, a seventh-generation family farm and member-owner of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, to host one of Vanguard’s Farm … Read more

On front lines of climate change: Farmers work to mitigate their climate impacts and become more resilient

November 18, 2023 Posted in: Climate Change and Farming Blog, CISA News, Press Room Published November 18, 2023 in the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Greenfield Recorder By Jacob Nelson It’s hard to throw water on a burning house while trying to rebuild it at the same time, but that’s exactly what addressing climate change requires. … Read more

Thanksgiving 2023

Thanksgiving is a time for family and for excellent food! Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery offers custom baked goods, pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and desserts for the holiday season. Thanksgiving orders are due by Thursday, November 16 by 4pm. All orders placed after that time will need baker approval, we may not be able to honor late … Read more

Amherst Chamber’s 43rd annual A+ awards to focus on agriculture

Daily Hampshire Gazette By SCOTT MERZBACH Staff Writer Published: 10/23/2023 2:10:34 PM Modified: 10/23/2023 2:09:12 PM AMHERST — Amherst’s last dairy farm, which lost the stable for its 50 milking cows and their milk house to a fire in June, and a Hadley dairy farm that uses technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve … Read more

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