Barstow’s Blog

Name the Calf Contest Winners “E”

April 4, 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 March. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Enid by Colleen Byrnes … Read more

Love Your Land Trust Membership Drive

April 2, 2019

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm are proud supporters of Kestrel Land Trust, a local nonprofit that protects and cares for land in the Pioneer Valley. Kestrel Land Trust has just launched their Spring Membership Drive! A gift of any amount makes you a Kestrel Land Trust … Read more

We fixed our Contact Form!

March 29, 2019

Hello neighbors! It has come to our attention that the contact form on the Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery website was broken – which means we haven’t been receiving your emails, questions, orders, comments, and feedback! We are very sorry if your email to our family business has gone unanswered! … Read more

Our Latest Local Artist

March 29, 2019

I am a watercolorist currently, with a varied past of working in oils, printmaking, stained glass and relief printing.  I enjoy depicting my local environment of flowers, fields and fruits of the farmer’s labors.  What could be nicer than to celebrate Hadley with a day outside painting crows picking over a cut … Read more

March 2019: news roundup

March 25, 2019

Here are a few articles the Barstow family was reading this month: Fresh Talk: It’s hard to be a dairy farmer. But it’s worth it. But every farm has some important similarities. We all take the best care possible of our cows, and we do everything in our power to … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “D”

March 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 February. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Dixie by Ashley Wynaronski … Read more

An Open Letter to Our Staff

March 1, 2019

Dear wonderful people! It is with such gratitude and joy that we write this letter to our farmhands at Barstow’s Longview Farm and our Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery staff, past and present! We trust you to not only handle cash, prepare food, and be welcoming to our customers – … Read more

NYT, what about dairy?

February 21, 2019

Ooof this one hurt. I subscribe to the New York Times Climate Forward Newsletter and also their Daily Email Newsletter. I love them, I learn a lot, and it’s a great addition to my day. On Wednesday afternoon I was scrambling to catch up on emails before feeding the calves … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “C”

February 17, 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 February. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Celeste by Laurel Stewart … Read more

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