Barstow’s Blog

MassAppeal: The business of modern day farming in the Pioneer Valley

August 3, 2022

Mass Appeal Aug 3, 2022 / 01:46 PM EDT (Mass Appeal) – For centuries, since the first settlers came to the Pioneer Valley, this has been farm land. Unfortunately, farming isn’t what it once was and there are very few family farms left in our area. We were fortunate enough … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “M”

August 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 July. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Margarita by Travis Carter … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “L”

July 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 June. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Limbo by Halle Fink … Read more

July 2022 Burger Night Menu

July 7, 2022

Here on Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 600 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

Name the Calf Contest “K” Winners

July 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 June. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Kapow by Susan Guilmette … Read more

Pioneer Valley Dairy Crawl celebrates dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time

June 29, 2022

By Gillian Follett | Special to The Republican Denise Barstow Manz is hoping to increase awareness of the Pioneer Valley’s dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time. Since 1806, generations of her family have been operating Barstow’s Longview Farm. Today, its farm store supplies fresh dairy, meat, baked … Read more

Connecting Springfield Students with Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm

June 23, 2022

Karly Dunn, Home Grown Springfield| View Author Bio Visiting Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm and Bakery transformed my perspective on what “local” really means, not only as a former Springfield Public Schools student, but now as a student advocate and proponent of healthy, happy animals. Growing Up in the City Dairy is a timely … Read more

Making a difference on the sustainability front

June 22, 2022

Dairy Foods June 21, 2022 Kathie Canning Turning waste into energy For many dairy companies, manufacturing waste is an unfortunate reality — it is simply discarded, adding to the collective wastewater or landfill burden. Waitsfield, Vt.-based Cabot Creamery, however, knew it could do better. So the cooperative partnered with Vanguard … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “J”

June 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 May. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Juana by Travis Carter … Read more

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