Barstow’s Blog

Off the Menu

June 13, 2021

Off the Menu: OpenTable produces its Top 10 list for Western Mass Posted Jun 12, 2021 By Hugh Robert | Special to The Republican Best restaurant around? It’s a question the answer to which will vary widely depending on of whom it is asked. There was a time when such … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Dairy Month

June 6, 2021

Happy Dairy Month! (and Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈) If you know anything about dairy, you already know that dairy farmers celebrate dairy 24/7/365 – farming isn’t just a profession, it’s a lifestyle! Dairy is always on our mind, and for this beautiful month, we hope you’ll take a moment to … Read more

Gratitude Journal: 520 Gallons of Milk

June 2, 2021

Last spring, in the height of the pandemic, we were worried. Thanks to our drive thru window and dedicated team, Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery was handling more business than we’d ever seen. But spring on the dairy farm side of the business held a lot more heartbreak. With restaurants, schools, … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2021

May 24, 2021

June is Dairy Month! Local farmstands in Hadley, South Hadley, and Sunderland are celebrating with the Dairy Month Dairy Crawl! Visit the participating farmstands; Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, McCray’s Country Creamery, Flayvors of Cook Farm, Maple Valley’s Hadley Scoop, North Hadley Sugar Shack and Market, and Smiarowski’s Farmstand and Creamery; and purchase an ice cream … Read more

Nurturing Your Foundation Builds Stronger Farms and Communities

May 23, 2021

I was offered the rewarding experience to write and deliver a talk for the TEDx Amherst stage. COVID may have turned this event into a virtual show, but it was a real pleasure to share my idea with my community. Grateful for the opportunity and for the sustaining foundation I … Read more

Barstow’s CLOSED on Mondays

April 16, 2021

Like many many restaurants in the Valley right now, our family farmstand is currently understaffed and eager to find new team members to join our herd! We’re in search of a Cook/Baker, weekday Dishwasher, and Customer Service staff with availability on weekdays and weekends. More details and application available on … Read more

“F” Name the Calf Contest

April 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 last half of March. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Finlay by Finlay Doubleday … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Spring Cleaning

March 28, 2021

That taste of Spring is here! You know what I mean? That earthy smell when your boots hit the mud, the bird song, alive with the dawn and awake with the farmers, the hint of color on the tip of every branch. Nothing tastes quite better than winter into spring … Read more

“E” Name the Calf Contest

March 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 first half of March. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Eloise by Steve Barstow … Read more

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