Barstow’s Blog

Enter the “N” Name the Calf Contest

August 2, 2020

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, Barstow’s is operating with drive-thru service daily and limited indoor service (when staffing allows). In-store amenities like dine-in or the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our … Read more

Name the Calf “M” Winners

August 1, 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 July. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Mallory by Jeanne Hough … Read more

Gratitude Journal: A Year of Service

August 1, 2020

Last week I finished up my TerraCorps (AmeriCorps) year of service at Kestrel Land Trust. It was a year full of accomplishments and learning as I worked with underserved populations in the Valley, conducted programming to promote the preservation of open space, and helped with a project that will ultimately … Read more

Limited Indoor Service at Barstow’s

July 31, 2020

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Barstow’s will remain OPEN to provide prepared foods, local grocery items, and a small taste of normal life for our community. Our drive thru window has been open for business and will remain that way – you can find our open hours on … Read more

Building a Stronger Community On and Off the Farm

July 29, 2020

Kestrel Land Trust | Blog Denise Barstow just completed her year-long service year as Kestrel’s Community Engagement and Regional Conservation Coordinator through the TerraCorps AmeriCorps program. She also works at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, owned by her family for 7 generations. In 2014, when my dad and uncle called … Read more

National Drive Thru Day

July 24, 2020

Happy National Drive Thru Window Day! (yes it’s a thing!) When we opened up Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in 2008, we left many scratching their heads…. a drive thru window at a farmstand? We wanted to best serve our community: commuters, dog owners, parents with kiddos in car seats, … Read more

Best Ice Cream Spots in the Pioneer Valley

July 20, 2020

The Daily Voice by Cecilia Levine 7.19.2020 Craving a sweet treat to cool you down on a hot summer day? Here are several ice cream shops you can try today in and around Northampton. The spots you see on this list were top-rated on several user-generated review sites, featured in … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest “M” Calves

July 17, 2020

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about … Read more

Name the Calf “L” Winners

July 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 last half of June. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Lucinda by Darlene Keene … Read more

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