Barstow’s Blog

“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

Barstow’s Winter 2020 Soup CSA

January 1, 2020

Sign up for 10 weeks of homemade soups!  Dinner has never been easier! Couple CSA: $112 | 1 quart per week (total of 10 quarts) Family CSA: $224 | 2 quarts per week (total of 20 quarts) Each quart comes with two small items ie: corn bread, slices of garlic … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “V”

December 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 last half of November. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Valerie by Wendy Osterman … Read more

How these Massachusetts farmers are turning manure and food waste into power

November 29, 2019

PBS News Hour November 29, 2019 Watch: How these Massachusetts farmers are turning manure and food waste into power Transcript Judy Woodruff: In the final episode of our special series this week on food waste, we look at some innovative solutions being developed to deal with the growing problem of … Read more

Baker-Polito Administration Declares November 29, 2019 as “Green Friday”

November 29, 2019

The Baker-Polito Administration has declared Friday, November 29, 2019 as “Green Friday” to encourage people across the Commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs. “The period following Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for Massachusetts families to shop local and purchase … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “U”

November 21, 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 November. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Unity by Emily Chartier … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “T”

November 15, 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 October. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Tonia by Aiyanna Tahini … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Where I find Community

November 6, 2019

When we opened Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in 2008, it was strictly to save the farm. The milk market was crashing and we needed a way to diversify the family business – or else. Hurried, stressed, but frankly, pretty excited, the Barstow family flung open the doors of the … Read more

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