Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery celebrates our 10th Anniversary in 2018!
Amidst a crashing milk market and a struggling economy in the early 2000s, the Barstow’s were faced with a choice, get out of agriculture, or diversify. And with that challenge laid out in front of us, we sat down as a family to discuss our future.
The motto of the family business is “Looking forward since 1806.”
It had been Shannon Barstow’s dream to open a bakery having spent many hours as a child and teen in Grandma Barstow’s kitchen watching, tasting, and learning. Her talents and passion inspired the Barstow’s to move forward on Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery.
The family spent late nights building models of the store out of cereal boxes and scribbling menu ideas on scrap paper. With an open date in March, and then early June…. and then late June, the farming family opened a restaurant and bakery on June 30, 2008.
The journey has been rewarding, stressful, challenging, terrifically fun, and often comedic.
We are so unbelievably grateful to our all of our customers for an adventurous and unforgettable 10 years in the restaurant business!
Please join us for an exciting year of celebrating, gratitude, learning, reflecting, and growth with specials, events, and more! On the 10th of each month this year we will be hosting a series of mini events in celebration! Keep an eye on our event calendar and on our Facebook page for more fun events throughout 2018!