Barstow’s Blog

Amherst Chamber’s 43rd annual A+ awards to focus on agriculture

October 24, 2023

Daily Hampshire Gazette By SCOTT MERZBACH Staff Writer Published: 10/23/2023 2:10:34 PM Modified: 10/23/2023 2:09:12 PM AMHERST — Amherst’s last dairy farm, which lost the stable for its 50 milking cows and their milk house to a fire in June, and a Hadley dairy farm that uses technology to reduce … Read more

Hitchcock Heroes Sustainable Business Award: Barstow’s Longview Farm

September 25, 2023

Hitchcock Harvest Feast and Celebration Sunday, October 1st, 2023 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM The Hitchcock Center has been sowing seeds of change and educating for a healthy planet in the Valley for more than 60 years. In October 2023, we celebrated the harvest with local friends and businesses and … Read more

So long, silo

September 9, 2023

A Modified Skyline The silhouette of our family farm has recently changed. In late July, we said goodbye to our trusty tower silo which has stood empty for the last several years. And while it is a little sad to lose this mammoth feature on the landscape, in its footprint … Read more

August on the Farm

August 19, 2023

We’re hosting another summer Burger Night this Tuesday, August 22 and we sure hope to see you there! Old Country Road will be playing country bluegrass on the porch and on the menu will be seasonal specials: the Teriyaki Peach Burger, the Southwest Burger, and the SassSquash amongst other Burger … Read more

The 30 Essential Restaurants in the Pioneer Valley, Home of the Five College Consortium

August 9, 2023

Where to find peak-season veggie melts, hand-pulled biang biang noodles, Moroccan beef hash, Cap’n Crunch-battered chicken tenders, miso apple cake, and more by Nat Belkov Aug 8, 2023, 9:00am EDT EATER There’s an urban legend surrounding the Five College Consortium that each school — Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, and Hampshire … Read more

Surprise siblings: Barstow’s Longview Farm cow has rare triplet calves, all who survived birth

August 7, 2023

Daily Hampshire Gazette By SCOTT MERZBACH Staff Writer Published: 8/6/2023 10:40:01 AM Modified: 8/6/2023 10:39:48 AM HADLEY — Each weighing just 35 pounds or less at birth, but getting bigger each day, Nichelino, Naples and Novara are among the newest heifer calves at Barstow’s Longview Farm. While numerous calves are … Read more

August 2023 Burger Night Menu

August 4, 2023

Here on Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 600 animals for dairy. But we also raise ~20 steers each year for our Barstow’s Farm Raised Beef! The beef – ground, patties, steaks, and roasts, is exclusively sold at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and can be found in our freezer section. … Read more

HOLY COW! Rare Triplets Born At Barstow’s Longview Farm

August 2, 2023

HADLEY, Mass. (WBZNewsRadio) – It’s incredibly rare with roughly one out of every 105,000 pregnant cows giving birth to triplets, but those odds have arrived at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. The farm said they’ve only seen the incredibly rare triple-birth just once before and sadly not all the calves … Read more

National Cheesecake Day: Where to get the best cheesecake in western Massachusetts

July 30, 2023

Sunday is National Cheesecake Day! National Cheesecake Day offers a slice of one of America’s favorite desserts, according to the National Day Calendar. A form of the dessert comes up as a recipe served to athletes in ancient Greece. It has been found that the earliest mention of a cheesecake … Read more

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