Barstow’s Blog

Weathering a dry spell: Drought hits farmers, hurts crops

September 19, 2020

By JACQUELYN VOGHEL Staff Writer Daily Hampshire Gazette Published: 9/18/2020 3:35:25 PM Modified: 9/18/2020 3:35:11 PM GRANBY — At Red Fire Farm, there are often years when workers “barely get the irrigation equipment out,” said co-owner Ryan Voiland. But this year, with much of the state and nearly all of … Read more

Gratitude Journal: V-One Vodka & Sunraise Printing

September 17, 2020

We have a truly amazing community! A few weeks ago, we unlocked the doors, placed out the OPEN flag, and noticed two of our brand new signs had been stolen in the night. The signs were meant to welcome new folks to the area and bring in some more business … Read more

Enter the Name the Calf Contest “Q” Calves

September 16, 2020

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, we have temporarily removed the Name the Calf Contest from the bulletin board at the store to discourage gathering. Barstow’s is open for drive thru service and limited indoor … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “P” Winners

September 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 last half of August. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Posey by Danielle Aston … Read more

Big E helps Agri-Mark distribute Cabot dairy products to small farm stands

September 9, 2020

MassLive By Jim Kinney | jkinney@repub.com WEST SPRINGFIELD — Farm stands like Barstow’s Longview Dairy Store and Bakery in Hadley used to be able to pick up Cabot Creamery-brand cheese and other dairy products at Agri-Mark’s butter and dry nonfat milk manufacturing plant on Riverdale Street in West Springfield. But … Read more

Tour the Barstow’s Dairy Farm & Robot Milkers

September 5, 2020

Join Kestrel Land Trust for a mini-tour of Barstow’s Dairy Farm with Denise Barstow to learn how they care for their cows and for the land. The latest in our “Learning with the Land” series!

Enter the Name the Calf Contest – “P” Calves

September 2, 2020

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, we have temporarily removed the Name the Calf Contest from the bulletin board at the store to discourage gathering. Barstow’s is open for drive thru service and limited indoor … Read more

Name the Calf Contest “O” Winners

September 1, 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 August. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners!   Omaria by Carlos … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Welcome, rain!

August 29, 2020

Welcome, rain! We’ve so needed and missed you! The cows are glad for the reprieve of summer heat and have noticeably spent more time this week snoozing in the barn or out on pasture in the mild temps. We are thrilled to see our girls so comfortable and happy. It … Read more

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