Barstow’s Blog

Name the Calf “S”

November 3, 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 October. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Siri by Patrick Frazier … Read more

Name the Calf “R”

October 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 September. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Riley by Kelly Reliant … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Open Farm Sunday

October 11, 2019

On a chilly October Sunday, we hitched up the tour wagon, placed out some bakery samples alongside the Cabot cheese, and unlocked the gates, while tunes of vintage country bluegrass carried on the breeze. On October 6th, the Barstow family, and 22 other farm families, celebrated Open Farm Sunday in … Read more

Name the Calf “Q”

October 2, 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 September. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Quila “the one who … Read more

Barstow’s Autumn Soup CSA

September 28, 2019

Sign up for 7 weeks of homemade soups!  Dinner has never been easier! *Full Soup CSA sign ups are closed, but you can still sign up for Single Soup CSA pick ups! More info at the bottom of this post and online sign up form.* Couple CSA: $77 | 1 … Read more

Gratitude Journal: My Local Air Reserve Base

September 27, 2019

VRAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM! A wall of sound exploded into the barn without warning. And, gracelessly, the cows moved as far and fast from the noise as possible – huddling in the back of the barn. That many cows moving that quickly can be a dangerous thing – dangerous for the animals and … Read more

Raising green beef: How cattle, dairy farmers are becoming environmentally friendly

September 21, 2019

Daily Hampshire Gazette By LUIS FIELDMAN Staff Writer Published: 9/21/2019  Methane, a greenhouse gas, gets turned into electricity at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. Enough electricity is generated from cow manure and food waste to power over 1,000 homes. The gas traps heat in the atmosphere and cows produce methane … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “P”

September 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 August. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Portia by Diana Peelle … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “O”

August 30, 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 August. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Omelet by Pat Michalski … Read more

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