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Name the Calf Contest “B”

February 15, 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 December. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Blossom by Iris Ciecko … Read more

WTCC 90.7 #FarmLove Interview

February 12, 2020

Happy Valentines Day! The focus was #FarmLove for this interview on WTCC Springfield 90.7FM radio on Wednesday, February 12. Interview with Denise Barstow starts at ~2:17:00 Listen Here.

Saying Goodbye to the Farmhouse Maple

February 2, 2020

Age and disease have taken their toll on the large sugar maples of Barstow Lane. We have made the difficult decision to take them down before they fall and cause damage to our homes – or worse, to family members, farm visitors, or farm pets. Cutting down a tree – … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “A”

February 2, 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 December. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners!   Axl-Rose by Cheryl … Read more

6th Graders ask a Dairy Farmer

January 28, 2020

The sixth grade class from Foote Elementary School in New Haven, CT asked Denise Barstow some questions about Barstow’s Longview Farm. Check out their great questions and Denise’s answers! *note, names have been changed* Read all about this farm to school connection here!  (Joseph) What is the approximate ratio of … Read more

Dairy Decimals, and Udder Math Problems

January 24, 2020

Cindy Raymond recently discovered that dairy farming is packed with great math lessons—and she’s milking it for all it’s worth. Last summer, Cindy, who teaches Middle School math, visited her daughter Anli (Foote Class of 2015) at Mt. Holyoke College. They stopped by Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts for lunch and … Read more

“Y & Z” Name the Calf

January 15, 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 December. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Yvette by Becca Conway … Read more

“W” & “X” Name the Calf

January 2, 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 December. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Wisteria by Randall Bausor … Read more

Barstow’s Price Increases 2020

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! Happy Moo Year! What a decade it’s been here on the farm. We’ve had some challenges, important milestones, and made many terrific memories. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery has become a gathering space for our family, our neighborhood, and our greater community. It’s amazing to reflect on … Read more

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