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East meets west: State officials get first-hand account of the struggles Valley farmers face

September 20, 2021

By AIDAN POOLE For the Gazette September 19, 2021 HADLEY — State lawmakers toured four farms in Hampshire and Franklin counties on Friday to better understand the challenges facing farming communities in western Massachusetts. The tour included stops at Simple Gifts Farm in Amherst and Reed Farm in Sunderland, as … Read more

Massachusetts lawmakers tour Pioneer Valley farms as agriculture bill awaits hearings

September 18, 2021

MassLive By Jim Kinney | jkinney@repub.com September 17, 2021 HADLEY — Denise Barstow, a seventh-generation farmer, enlivened a tour Friday for state lawmakers, their staff, and advocates for the network of farms and retailers that make up the local food system by answering a question children typically ask. “What does … Read more

Labor Day Week Updates

August 31, 2021

There’s a staffing shortage in our community – heck, in the nation! And Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is not immune. Please note the following special hours as a result of short staffing: Tomorrow, WED. 9/1 Barstow’s will be open 6am-4pm for Drive Thru service ONLY. We do not have … Read more

Name the Calf “N” Winners

August 16, 2021

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 July. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Norah by Norah Lavalee … Read more

Price Adjustments at Barstow’s

August 5, 2021

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery provides top quality products made with high quality, local ingredients. In an effort to maintain that commitment in a ‘covid economy’, beginning Friday, August 6, 2021, prices at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will increase. We thank you for your patience and support as we … Read more

Eat Local Month: Barstow’s Beef

August 1, 2021

August… …the last month to cram in those summer activities you haven’t gotten to yet; a picnic lunch at the J.A. Skinner State Park Summit House, husking corn for the heifers at Barstow’s before dinner, ice cream on the porch, farm fresh burgers and steaks on the grill…. Barstow’s beef … Read more

Name the Calf “M” Winners

August 1, 2021

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 July. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners!   May by Maegan … Read more

Name the Calf “L” Winners

July 16, 2021

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! Laila by Siri Panday … Read more

Connecting Point: Barstow’s Longview Farm Carries on 215-Year Dairy Farming Tradition

July 10, 2021

Connecting Point NEPM July 9, 2021 New England is home to over 1,000 dairy farms, and you can find them throughout the Berkshires, Pioneer Valley, and southern Vermont.   National Dairy Month, a campaign that happens every June, was initially created in 1937 to promote drinking milk and has now developed … Read more

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