Barstow’s Blog

Catapulting the farm forward

June 12, 2018

Dairy Star by Maria Bichler June 11, 2018 HADLEY, Mass. – Passing the farm on to the next generation of family members is often a goal of family owned and operated agricultural enterprises. For the Barstow family of Hadley, Mass., the baton of farming is now being carried to the … Read more

Conserving Farmland in the Pioneer Valley

June 11, 2018

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery visitors and land conservationist Lee Halasz of the Kestrel Land Trust enjoyed a educational stroll down through conserved farmland for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 10! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: The Agricultural Preservation Restriction (APR) program … Read more

Safe Milk Begins on the Farm

June 11, 2018

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery visitors and large animal veterinarian Dr. Caroline Barstow of Hess McWilliams Veterinary Services enjoyed a great morning tour through Barstow’s Longview Farm for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 10! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Healthy and happy … Read more

From Field to Food

June 4, 2018

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and soil agronomist Cathy Shugg of Crop Production Services enjoyed a great afternoon in the corn field for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 3 at Barstow’s Longview Farm. In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Dairy farmers steward 10% of … Read more

Dairy and the Local Food Movement

June 4, 2018

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, kicked off the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 3 at Barstow’s Longview Farm. In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: While many consumers are eager to support local agriculture, many dairy … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “I”

June 1, 2018

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! Ivanka by Caio Portes … Read more

World Milk Day

June 1, 2018

Today is World Milk Day. For our family, milk is more than an item on the grocery list or a staple in the refrigerator. Milk is LIFE! We want to give a shout out to the dairy farmers of the world who work 365 days a year to provide wholesome, … Read more

Eat the Season | June

June 1, 2018

Eating what is in season throughout the year can better connect you to your home and community.  When you eat what is being harvested locally, your food is travelling fewer miles, you are supporting your neighborhood farmers, and you are enjoying nutritious and varied foods throughout the seasons. #EatTheSeason and … Read more

Anniversary Burger Night Menu

May 31, 2018

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

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