Barstow’s Blog

Today is Mountain Day!

October 16, 2018

Mountain Day is a celebrated tradition at the oldest women’s college in the country, right down the street from the farm! On Mountain Day, classes and other obligations are cancelled. In a nod to Mary Lyon, students are invited to balance their intellectual pursuits with outdoor activities. The date of … Read more

Happy National Farmers Day!

October 12, 2018

National Farmers Day is observed every October 12. It is a day to reconnect with your agricultural roots, be thoughtful about your consumption, and thank your local farmers! The cotton undershirt on your back, the wool socks on your feet, and the meal on your plate – are all thanks … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “Q”

October 4, 2018

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 September. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Quirky by Oliver DuPont … Read more

Eat the Season | October

September 27, 2018

Eating what is in season throughout the year can better connect you to your home and community.  When you eat what is being harvested locally, your food is travelling fewer miles, you are supporting your neighborhood farmers, and you are enjoying nutritious and varied foods throughout the seasons. #EatTheSeason and … Read more

Blight Fest

September 27, 2018

2018 is not a great year for New England pumpkins. Downy Mildew was detected in New England fields starting in early August. Downy Mildew occurs worldwide and where conditions of temperature and humidity allow its establishment and can result in major losses to cucumber, melon, squash, pumpkin, watermelon, and other … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “P”

September 19, 2018

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 second half of August. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Phoenix by Snyane Carr … Read more

What’s the Buzz about?

September 12, 2018

September is National Honey Month. Eating local honey sustains local beekeepers who care for our crop of buzzing bees. Bees are super pollinators, transferring pollen from plant to plant, thus fertilizing the plants and enabling them to bear fruit. In fact, about one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “O”

September 6, 2018

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 August. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Opal by Bev Collins … Read more

Eat the Season | September

September 6, 2018

Eating what is in season throughout the year can better connect you to your home and community.  When you eat what is being harvested locally, your food is travelling fewer miles, you are supporting your neighborhood farmers, and you are enjoying nutritious and varied foods throughout the seasons. #EatTheSeason and … Read more

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