Barstow’s Blog

Thanksgiving 2017 Numbers

November 1, 2018

Last year we were thrilled to receive so many Thanksgiving orders from our community!  We use last year’s numbers to help us plan for the holiday ahead. It’s fun to look at what people enjoyed last year for Thanksgiving Day with their loved ones.  So much fun we thought we’d … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “R”

October 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 last half of September. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Ranger by Laura Vachula … Read more

Growing all Winter

October 19, 2018

While brush is turning brown and the trees stand bare, check a dairy farmer’s field for a green carpet of new growth. New growth in the winter? Yes farmers are growing cover crops in the winter time, despite our region’s negative temperatures and snowfalls!  Farmers have revolutionized sustainable farming in … Read more

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

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