Barstow’s Blog

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

April 7, 2020

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, … Read more

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

April 5, 2020

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 … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest – “F” Calves

April 3, 2020

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 … Read more

10 Ways to Support Barstow’s During COVID19

April 3, 2020

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 … Read more

April Outhouse News

April 1, 2020

It’s been recommended that keeping routines during this global pandemic keeps us grounded. Barstow’s is currently offering drive thru service only, but in an effort to stick to our routines, we’ve still updated our monthly Outhouse Newsletter for the restroom. In case you wanted to post the April Outhouse in … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “E”

April 1, 2020

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!   Erin by Olivia … Read more

Barstow’s is Drive Thru Service ONLY

March 27, 2020

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 … Read more

Gratitude Journal: To our Staff during COVID-19

March 25, 2020

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, … Read more

National Ag Week AGtivities

March 24, 2020

This week is National Ag Week. It feels appropriate and uplifting for American agriculture to be deemed “essential” this week by the federal government amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. In honor of National Ag Week – (and in honor of being trapped inside homeschooling / working from the living room), … Read more

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