Barstow’s Blog

Can Biodigesters Save America’s Small Dairy Farms?

May 16, 2022

MAY 16, 2022 Modern Farmer Anne N. Connor The sustainable technology presents an opportunity to turn cow manure and food waste into renewable energy and added income. But biodigesters are not always easy to operate, and they can be costly to replace. Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts contracts with … Read more

Pasture Day is a Week Away!

April 30, 2022

Springtime on the Farm The leaves are just starting to unfurl to reveal that bright green new growth (my favorite color), you can almost taste the promise of asparagus and strawberry rhubarb pie, and Pasture Day is on the calendar for May 7! The bakery board is PACKED with orders … Read more

Easter in the Air

April 8, 2022

Edit: The Easter Bunny will not be able to make it tomorrow, 4/9 due to the forecast. Even with this unexpected Bunny absence, we do hope you come visit us for breakfast, lunch, Easter sugar cookie decorating kits, coconut cheesecake, Carrot Ginger Soup, and to place your Easter Sunday orders! … Read more

We are Hiring!

April 3, 2022

Shift Supervisor Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is looking for a shift supervisor to join our team. The right fit is a warm, upbeat, self starter who can lead by example and has reliable transportation. Experience in fast paced food service and cash handling is preferred but we will train. … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “E”

April 1, 2022

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! Elvira by Nancy Nash … Read more

Rain Again?

March 31, 2022

Rain again? Well it looks like another rainy Saturday here in the Pioneer Valley. But don’t let a little weather stop you from enjoying your weekend! Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is open today (and tomorrow) 8am-3pm for breakfast, lunch, baked goods, prepared foods, and local art. This is your … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “D”

March 16, 2022

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 February. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Diamond by Chrissy Brown … Read more

A Big Step for our Littlest Ones

March 6, 2022

Have you ever heard the phrase ‘take care of your pennies, and your dollars will take care of themselves’? This same parable works for a herd. Making sure our calves get the right start yields healthy, calm, top quality dairy cows. Yes, animal care is good business. And even though … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “C”

March 1, 2022

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 February. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Cammie by Cam Cournoyer … Read more

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