Barstow’s Blog

The little engine that could: Barstow’s Longview Farm

July 1, 2014

Country Folks Magazine, by Laura Rodley Cows have always been considered unusual due to their unique style of digestion: their stomach has four chambers. Now Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA will be known for having a unique stomach of its own — a BGreen Energy’s Anaerobic Digester that converts … Read more

A Dairy Good Clean Energy Source

June 20, 2014

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center June 20, 2014 More than 200 years ago, the Barstow family built a dairy farm on a plot of land in Hadley. Earlier this month, the family celebrated another milestone on their sixth-generation farm – the start-up of their new anaerobic digester. I was excited to … Read more

Building Farm and Food Scrap Digesters

June 1, 2014

By Nora Goldstein, BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 58 A steady stream of anaerobic digestion facilities are coming on line, most equipped to process food waste. This first of a two-part series profiles several farm digesters. In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon … Read more

Farmer Friday: Barstow’s Longview Farm

April 2, 2014

Cabot Creamery Cooperative by Ann Hoogenboom Sustainability is all about cycles. It asks us to question what we throw away – challenging the standard practice of produce, use and dispose. Whether we think about repurposing, as in the case of the Freund Family and their Cow Pots made from manure, … Read more

Your Local Farmers | Barstow’s Longview Farm

September 11, 2012

“Treat the cows with patience and respect because they pay for everything.” This simple mantra from Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts underscores the vital importance of caring for the animals. David Barstow shares his story and the importance of local farms. Go to Must be the Milk

America’s Best Drive Thru’s

March 10, 2012

Drive-Thru Farm-Fresh Meat and Eggs: Barstow’s Longview Farm At family-owned and operated Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Mass., the motto is “Absolutely local, absolutely delicious.” Thanks to the farm’s drive-through window, discerning carnivores needn’t leave the car when stocking up for their next BBQ. But don’t forget about Fido: Dog … Read more

Building Green: Presby Enviro-Septic

November 3, 2008

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. The Presby enviro-septic protects the environment by purifying waste … Read more

Building Green: LED Lighting

November 3, 2008

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. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is equipped with LED … Read more

Building Green: Insulation

November 3, 2008

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. Barstow’s Dairy has super insulated extra thick walls, eighteen … Read more

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