Barstow’s Blog

What’s the Buzz about?

September 12, 2018

September is National Honey Month. Eating local honey sustains local beekeepers who care for our crop of buzzing bees. Bees are super pollinators, transferring pollen from plant to plant, thus fertilizing the plants and enabling them to bear fruit. In fact, about one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “O”

September 6, 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 August. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Opal by Bev Collins … Read more

Eat the Season | September

September 6, 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

Fork it over for Food

August 30, 2018

Each September, during Hunger Action Month, regional restaurants come together to support hunger–prevention work during Fork it Over For Food, a campaign that raises funds to provide meals to neighbors in need. Fork it Over for Food proves that you can do more than simply feed people for a day — … Read more

Farm to Fridge

August 29, 2018

While many foods might be difficult to harvest during the winter months in New England, that doesn’t stop dairy farmers! 365 days a year, New England dairy farm families are hard at work producing a wholesome, nutritious product that goes from the farm to your glass in as little as … Read more

That’s a-MAIZE-ing!

August 28, 2018

Many New England dairy farmers grow their own forage, or cow food, for their herd. That means our cows eat local – and we know everything about our crops from seed to silo. At Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 25o acres of corn and 200 acres of hay and … Read more

Hay there!

August 28, 2018

Many New England dairy farmers grow their own forage, or cow food, for their herd. That means our cows eat local – and we know everything about our crops from seed to silo. At Barstow’s Longview Farm, we raise about 250 acres of corn and 200 acres of hay and … Read more

Just Got Back From: the Hidden Side of Western Massachusetts

August 27, 2018

The Thrifty New England Traveler By Eric Hurwitz August 26, 2018 Local farm market in a beautiful setting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery at Longview Farm on 172 Hockanum Rd. in Hadley (Hampshire County) offers a rural setting that feels simultaneously idyllic and relaxing with its expansive farm land, cows … Read more

Swaz Potato Farms

August 19, 2018

At Barstow’s, you can enjoy baked potatoes, our potato breakfast burrito, and a variety of potato cheddar soups, changing with the seasons. Our produce section always contains Swaz Potatoes, locally grown or sourced. Swaz Potato Farms has been a friend and farmland neighbor to the Barstow’s for generations.  Our fields … Read more

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