Coronavirus spring: Farms, gardens figure out how to get vegetables to consumers in the age of social distancing

By Jim Kinney | April 7, 2020 MassLive At the 100-acre Calabrese fruit and vegetable farm in Southwick, the sweet corn is planted. Normally not a remarkable occurrence on a farm in April. But with the coronavirus and efforts to stop its spread disrupting nearly every aspect of every life, it’s remarkable that this one … Read more

Coronavirus disruption hurting dairy farms; ‘It’s not pretty now for the farmer’

By Jim Kinney | April 5, 2020 The Republican Dairy cattle naturally produce more milk in April than at other times of the year, a phenomenon called the “spring flush” that harkens back to the natural reproductive cycle. “It’s life as usual on the farm,” said Denise Barstow, a seventh-generation farmer and education and marketing … Read more

10 Ways to Support Barstow’s During COVID19

As we all adjust to the evolving Covid-19 situation, our priority is the health and safety of our Barstow’s community: customers, staff members, and family. At this time, Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is operating with Drive Thru service only. We are able to accommodate to-go breakfast, lunch, bakery, ice cream, grocery, and prepared foods purchases … Read more

Barstow’s is Drive Thru Service ONLY

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Barstow’s will remain open to provide prepared foods, local grocery items, and a small taste of normal life for our community. However, in an effort to best protect the health and safety of our team and customers, Barstow’s will be offering Drive Thru Service ONLY until further notice. … Read more

Gratitude Journal: To our Staff during COVID-19

The Barstow family would like to take a moment to acknowledge our staff during these last two, very strange weeks. Despite these stressful and uncertain times, the Barstow’s team has truly risen to the challenge. Our business has fundamentally changed during this pandemic. Instead of just customers at the counter, they are also at the … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Remote Submissions

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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