Barstow’s Blog

When Waste is not Wasted: Dairy Farmers Leading the Way on Responsible Manure Management

June 19, 2020

This article comes from the NOFA/Massachusetts 2020 June Issue Newsletter By Christy Bassett, Northeast Organic Farming Association / Mass Dairy Program Coordinator At Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA, Denise Barstow and family have taken a slightly higher tech approach to manure management. With 350 cows and heifers in their … Read more

Barstow’s Remote Name the Calf Contest – “K” Calves

June 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, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “J”

June 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 May. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Joelle by Ericka Van … Read more

Checking in with the Barstows of Hadley

June 13, 2020

By FRANCIE LIN For the Gazette Published: 6/12/2020 3:25:20 PM Interview with Steven Barstow II, dairy farmer Who lives in the same house as you? Caroline Barstow (large animal veterinarian), Nelson Barstow (19 months), OVH (cat), Moose (the farm dog) How are you juggling all your responsibilities during this time? Although much has … Read more

Barstow’s Phase 2

June 8, 2020

We know many of you are wondering when Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will be open for in-store shopping and dining again. For now, Barstow’s will continue to offer drive thru service only, daily until 4pm. We believe our current system is the best way to keep Barstow’s customers and … Read more

Remote Name the Calf Contest – “J” Names

June 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, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “I”

June 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 May. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners!   Isa by Helen … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2020

May 28, 2020

June is Dairy Month! A time to celebrate local dairy: milk, cheese, ice cream and more! ‘Celebrating’, however, looks a bit different in the age of COVID-19. With incredibly low milk prices, lost markets with the closure of restaurants, schools, and institutions, and the added stress of social distancing, new … Read more

Dairy Month Lecture Series 2020

May 27, 2020

June is Dairy Month!  A great time to learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. This annual series, usually involving farm tours and experts in the field of dairy, will take a different … Read more

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