Barstow’s Blog

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Receives National U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Real Farm Power™ Program

May 2, 2016

Effort to Reduce Food Waste and Energy Use Has Cows Providing Cream and Electricity for Cabot Butter By Laura Hardie, New England Dairy & Food Council and New England Dairy Promotion Board Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been recognized with a 2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing & … Read more

Building Green: Radiant Heat

December 6, 2015

We make many efforts to keep our energy use as low as possible. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery was built with many features that help it to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We have radiant heating through our floors in Barstow’s … Read more

Hockanum

October 19, 2015

The Hockanum Rural Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, is a rural community encompassing a classically famous landscape along the Connecticut River in Hadley, Massachusetts.  The fertile farmland and quiet village is home to families that have been here for generations. The Hockanum Village … Read more

Your Time: Barstow’s Burger Fest, Hadley

July 31, 2015

By Dan Little, gazettenet.com and Hampshire Life July 31, 2015 Nestled in between the Connecticut River and Skinner State Park rests Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery at Longview Farm. On Saturday afternoon, if you happened to be driving along the historic scenic byway in Hadley, you could hear sounds of … Read more

Conservationists celebrate preservation of 1,000 acres on Mount Holyoke Range

July 14, 2015

July 14, 2015, MassLive By Diane Lederman Forever Farmland On July 14, 2015, state officials, the Kestrel Land Trust, donors, supporters, and some Barstow’s gathered at the Skinner State Park Summit House to celebrate the preservation of 1,000 acres of land on the Mount Holyoke Range over the last two … Read more

J.A. Skinner State Park

May 29, 2015

Joseph Allen Skinner State Park is a state-owned, public recreation area located in the towns of Hadley and South Hadley. The state park surrounds Mount Holyoke, the westernmost peak of the Mount Holyoke Range. At the summit is the historic Prospect House, an old hotel first opened in 1851 by … Read more

Cows Jump Over the Moon

May 4, 2015

By Jennifer Lee Shea May 4th, 2015 Must be the Milk Just like us New Englanders, cows love the transition from winter to spring. The sunny skies, the warmer weather, the lush green grass – who wouldn’t be excited? Just as more joggers line the roads and people are out … Read more

Andover, Massachusetts: Whole Foods Market Diverts To AD / BioCycle Magazine

April 8, 2015

Grind2Energy News, BioCycle Magazine April 8, 2015 Whole Foods Market has 37 grocery stores in its North Atlantic Region; 29 of those are in Massachusetts. “All but two of our Massachusetts stores are on a commercial organics diversion program, primarily to composting” said Karen Franczyk, Green Mission Coordinator for the North … Read more

But what else can it do?

April 2, 2015

Yeah, yeah, we can see your eyes rolling!  You’ve heard it all before!  The anaerobic digester on Barstow’s Longview Farm creates green electricity for 250 homes, yawn.  It sources free heat to the dairy barns and local homes, cool, whatever.  And yes, you know that the farm uses the fluid … Read more

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