Barstow’s Blog

6th Graders ask a Dairy Farmer

January 28, 2020

The sixth grade class from Foote Elementary School in New Haven, CT asked Denise Barstow some questions about Barstow’s Longview Farm. Check out their great questions and Denise’s answers! *note, names have been changed* Read all about this farm to school connection here!  (Joseph) What is the approximate ratio of … Read more

Dairy Decimals, and Udder Math Problems

January 24, 2020

Cindy Raymond recently discovered that dairy farming is packed with great math lessons—and she’s milking it for all it’s worth. Last summer, Cindy, who teaches Middle School math, visited her daughter Anli (Foote Class of 2015) at Mt. Holyoke College. They stopped by Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts for lunch and … Read more

“Y & Z” Name the Calf

January 15, 2020

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 December. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Yvette by Becca Conway … Read more

“W” & “X” Name the Calf

January 2, 2020

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 December. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Wisteria by Randall Bausor … Read more

Barstow’s 2020 Hours

January 1, 2020

Listed below are the regular hours for Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. Please note that special events and private events will impact these hours. You can keep up with event hours on our event page here. The best place to keep up with all of our hours: The Barstow’s Google … Read more

Barstow’s Price Increases 2020

January 1, 2020

Happy New Year! Happy Moo Year! What a decade it’s been here on the farm. We’ve had some challenges, important milestones, and made many terrific memories. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery has become a gathering space for our family, our neighborhood, and our greater community. It’s amazing to reflect on … Read more

Barstow’s Winter 2020 Soup CSA

January 1, 2020

Sign up for 10 weeks of homemade soups!  Dinner has never been easier! Couple CSA: $112 | 1 quart per week (total of 10 quarts) Family CSA: $224 | 2 quarts per week (total of 20 quarts) Each quart comes with two small items ie: corn bread, slices of garlic … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “V”

December 1, 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 November. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Valerie by Wendy Osterman … Read more

How these Massachusetts farmers are turning manure and food waste into power

November 29, 2019

PBS News Hour November 29, 2019 Watch: How these Massachusetts farmers are turning manure and food waste into power Transcript Judy Woodruff: In the final episode of our special series this week on food waste, we look at some innovative solutions being developed to deal with the growing problem of … Read more

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