Barstow’s Blog

The “Off” Season

December 28, 2017

We put a lot of value on farming here in the Pioneer Valley, it’s a part of our heritage.  Eating local protects open spaces, keeps dollars in the Valley, uses less fossil fuel, and supports your neighbors who have been here for generations, the farmers. Lots of farm stands remain … Read more

Holiday Local

December 22, 2017

Orders have kept us busy all week for holiday parties, office get togethers, and staff appreciation treats!   Today is the last day to order holiday desserts and side dishes for Christmas Eve pick up without baker approval.   This is such a special time of year in the bakery!  … Read more

12 Holiday Baking Necessities

December 20, 2017

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will have extra pies available Sunday afternoon, boxed and ready for pick up.  But for those of you who will be doing all the baking for your family this Christmas, stop by Barstow’s for local ingredients! 12 Holiday Baking Necessities from Barstow’s Premium steaks and … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “V”

December 19, 2017

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 November. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Vierna by Kathy Rivet Vanessa … Read more

Order your New Year’s Eve Cakes

December 18, 2017

We’ll leave the champagne to you – but you can leave the food, the appetizers, the desserts to Barstow’s! Contact us for all of your rowdy (or low key) NYE Party needs!  Cheese and cracker, veggie, or fruit platters are a classic party favorite in 12″ or 18″ sizes.  Order … Read more

Birds in Color

December 16, 2017

This post is written by our current Featured Artist Nancy B. Baker.  You can read Baker’s artist biography on our Featured Artist page.  Last spring I happened to be reading the paper and noticed a request for artists to exhibit at Barstow’s. This caught my eye as I have spent … Read more

When Santa stopped by

December 16, 2017

Everyone at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, kids and adults alike, were thrilled to see Santa and Mrs. Claus walk through the bakery this afternoon! Santa checked in with every table before enjoying the cookies and milk prepared for him by the Barstow’s bakers and cows. Santa, Mrs. Claus, two … Read more

National Poinsettia Day

December 12, 2017

Happy National Poinsettia Day! Don’t believe us, just Google it! December 12 marks the death of Joel Roberts Poinsett, the first US Minister of Mexico, who is credited with introducing the native Mexican plant to the United States in 1825.  By an Act of Congress, December 12 was set aside … Read more

First Snow

December 10, 2017

Yesterday was our first snow of the season! Big flakes filled the window and blanketed the fields outside.  Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery closed at 1pm early for the weather. But life on the farm was business as usual.  There’s no coming home early. The farmers make sure all of … Read more

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