Barstow’s Blog

April 2019: news roundup

April 29, 2019

Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution | Must be the Milk According to the EPA, U.S. agriculture contributes 9% of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Half comes from animal production, the other half from crop farming. If we did away with animal agriculture, there would be only a 2.6% … Read more

May 2019 Burger Night Menu

April 23, 2019

Here on Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 550 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

Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

April 22, 2019

Must be the Milk April 22, 2019 Climate change has challenged our society to adopt practices and technologies to cut fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and live more sustainably. With razor thin margins, farmers are being further tested. Our livelihood directly depends on a healthy economy, a healthy community, and a … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “F”

April 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 March.   Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Froyo by Megan … Read more

Gratitude Journal: dinner & a speaker event

April 10, 2019

Last night was Barstow’s second ever Dinner & a Speaker event titled Rural Prosperity: how we lost it and how we get it back. A huge thank you to Dr. Holly Hanson, history professor at Mount Holyoke College, for her fascinating lecture! Dr. Hanson outlined four relationships that contribute to … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “E”

April 4, 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 March. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Enid by Colleen Byrnes … Read more

Love Your Land Trust Membership Drive

April 2, 2019

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm are proud supporters of Kestrel Land Trust, a local nonprofit that protects and cares for land in the Pioneer Valley. Kestrel Land Trust has just launched their Spring Membership Drive! A gift of any amount makes you a Kestrel Land Trust … Read more

We fixed our Contact Form!

March 29, 2019

Hello neighbors! It has come to our attention that the contact form on the Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery website was broken – which means we haven’t been receiving your emails, questions, orders, comments, and feedback! We are very sorry if your email to our family business has gone unanswered! … Read more

Our Latest Local Artist

March 29, 2019

I am a watercolorist currently, with a varied past of working in oils, printmaking, stained glass and relief printing.  I enjoy depicting my local environment of flowers, fields and fruits of the farmer’s labors.  What could be nicer than to celebrate Hadley with a day outside painting crows picking over a cut … Read more

Signup for Barstow's monthly newsletter