Barstow’s Blog

Bulk Ordering Beef

November 1, 2016

For the time being, order forms are only available in store at Barstow’s.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Barstow’s Farm Raised meat comes packaged in vacuum sealed plastic with our Absolutely Local Beef labels. Individual package weights will not be found on the packages.  The order comes in heavy duty … Read more

Barstow Beef Cooking Tips

November 1, 2016

If you’re a pro griller, you already know your stuff.  But if you’re like me, you don’t know the first thing to do with a fresh cut of meat – except maybe call Dad….  Denise here with some info I found around the inter-webs and from the grill masters in … Read more

A New England dairy is banking its future on manure processing through an anaerobic digester

September 30, 2016

Manure Manager September 30, 2016 By Tony Kryzanowski Dairy farms depend on the price of milk, but milk prices can fluctuate wildly. At present, milk prices in the New England area are about half of what they were two years ago. Sometimes, production costs can even exceed revenue. To weather … Read more

Meet the 2016 Massachusetts Dairy Farm of the Year

September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016 By Kiley Putnam Must be the Milk Every year, one farm in each of our New England states wins the prestigious Green Pastures Award. The winning dairy farms are recognized and selected for their production records; herd, pasture, and crop management; environmental practices; contributions to agriculture and … Read more

Real Farm Power’ Wins Award for Mass. Dairy

June 17, 2016

Leon Thompson Vermont Correspondent Lancaster Farming Jun 17, 2016 HADLEY, Mass. — A Massachusetts farm family is sharing a major award with Cabot Creamery Cooperative for taking a closed-loop approach to recycling cow manure and food scraps. During a May ceremony in Chicago, representatives from Cabot and Barstow’s Longview Farm … Read more

2016 Massachusetts Outstanding Dairy Farm

June 16, 2016

UMass Amherst, The Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment The University of Massachusetts Crops, Dairy, Livestock, and Equine team would like to congratulate Barstow’s Longview Farm for receiving the 2016 Outstanding Dairy Farm Award. Barstow’s Longview Farm has been a working dairy farm since the early 1800s situated in … Read more

Anaerobic Digestion Solves Food Waste and Energy Challenges

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016 BY ECONEWSNETWORK Lots of talk in Massachusetts and around the country about wind, hydro, and solar being the answer to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and dependence on fossil fuels, but what about anaerobic digestion (AD)? With the United States’ first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling … Read more

The secrets to next-gen dairy sustainability!

May 14, 2016

Award-winning New York and Massachusetts dairy farms model community-based futures of dairy sustainability. Pennsylvania closes ‘fresh milk gap’ John Vogel | May 14, 2016 American Agriculturalist Two Northeast dairy farms were recently feted at the fifth annual U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards in Chicago for two different, yet similar sound business … Read more

Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley helps Cabot win environmental award

May 14, 2016

May 14, 2016 By Jim Kinney Mass Live HADLEY — Cabot Creamery Cooperative has won the 2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability in part through the efforts of Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley and the Agri-Mark plant in West Springfield. Cabot, owned by the … Read more

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