Barstow’s Blog

Undeniably Dairy: The Facts Behind Dairy Nutrition

June 18, 2018

Farm visitors joined Sue Mazrolle, Register Dietitian for Big Y for a discussion about dairy nutrition and dairy in a healthy diet for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 17! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Dairy foods are recommended to help meet calcium and … Read more

Cow Power: From Waste to Watts

June 18, 2018

Farm visitors joined Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Longview Farm on a tour of the Anaerobic Digester facility for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 17! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Barstow’s Anaerobic Digester takes the energy potential in food waste and cow manure and … Read more

Happy Father’s Day

June 17, 2018

2018 marks Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery’s 10 Year Anniversary! Steven and David Barstow, brothers, partners, and the 6th generation on Barstow’s Longview Farm are the owners of Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery.  When the family moved forward with Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in order to diversify the farm and … Read more

Free Heat

June 15, 2018

There are a couple downsides to living on a dairy farm.  First of all, the neighbors are early risers – and they drive big trucks or tractors.  So by 5:30am, you’re probably wide awake.  Secondly, when the cows get out they might enjoy a tramp through your garden before they … Read more

Looking for Burger Fest Bands

June 12, 2018

Barstow’s Burger Fest is the biggest farm event of the year!  On Saturday, July 21 from 11am-8pm, join us for farm raised beef burgers, local flavors, farm tours, games, and live music on the porch. This community event is not to be missed! We are looking for bands to play … Read more

Catapulting the farm forward

June 12, 2018

Dairy Star by Maria Bichler June 11, 2018 HADLEY, Mass. – Passing the farm on to the next generation of family members is often a goal of family owned and operated agricultural enterprises. For the Barstow family of Hadley, Mass., the baton of farming is now being carried to the … Read more

Conserving Farmland in the Pioneer Valley

June 11, 2018

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery visitors and land conservationist Lee Halasz of the Kestrel Land Trust enjoyed a educational stroll down through conserved farmland for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 10! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: The Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program … Read more

Safe Milk Begins on the Farm

June 11, 2018

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery visitors and large animal veterinarian Dr. Caroline Barstow of Hess McWilliams Veterinary Services enjoyed a great morning tour through Barstow’s Longview Farm for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 10! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Healthy and happy … Read more

From Field to Food

June 4, 2018

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and soil agronomist Cathy Shugg of Crop Production Services enjoyed a great afternoon in the corn field for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 3 at Barstow’s Longview Farm. In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Dairy farmers steward 10% of … Read more

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