Barstow’s Blog

The Gentle Hands of a Dairy Farmer

June 6, 2019

“Gentle, gentle” a mother tells her 3 year old as he grabs handfuls of chocolate brown hair off of Moose the farmdog, who has ambled onto the Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery porch in search of crumbs and attention. I smile and reassure her that Moose is great with kids, … Read more

“I” Name the Calf Contest

June 2, 2019

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 May. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Iris by Tali Indi-Violet … Read more

May 2019: news roundup

May 31, 2019

Here are a few articles the Barstow family was reading this month: Robotic Milking 101 | Cabot Creamery Cooperative  On robotic milking farms, cows set their own schedule and milking is more efficient, which means cows have more time to rest, and our farmers have more time to care for … Read more

June 2019 Burger Night Menu

May 29, 2019

Here on Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 550 animals for dairy. But we also raise 20 steers each year for our Barstow’s Farm Raised Beef! The beef – ground, patties, steaks, and roasts, is exclusively sold at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and can be found in our freezer section.  … Read more

“H” Name the Calf Winners

May 16, 2019

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 April. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Hortense by Jeff Carson … Read more

“G” Name the Calf Winners

May 1, 2019

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 April. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Gratitude by Cheryl Stevens … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2019

April 30, 2019

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

Dairy Month Lecture Series 2019

April 30, 2019

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview … Read more

May is National Salad Month

April 30, 2019

May is National Salad Month and we are excited to feature our delicious homemade salads! Of course we offer salads year round here at Barstow’s.  You can find Green Salad, Chef Salad, and Craisin Salad on our lunch menu. Our most popular lunch salad is our Taco Salad topped with … Read more

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