Barstow’s Blog

Spring on the Farm

March 20, 2018

Today might be the First Day of Spring – but it still feels an awful lot like winter on the farm. With snow still in the forecast, wind-cutting tarps are on the barns and coats are on our calves.  Our priority is the health and comfort of our animals.  Learn … Read more

National Ag Day

March 20, 2018

Today, March 20, 2018 is National Agriculture Day.  National Ag Day falls during National Ag Week, March 18-24, 2018. Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm, every day is Ag Day.  Agriculture isn’t only our livelihood, it is a way of life.  Today we invite you to consider how agriculture impacts your … Read more

Lil’ Steve’s Eggs

March 19, 2018

Barstow’s has a lot of loyal followers.  And some of those dutiful followers are oddly specific to one item or another sold in the store. There are the die-hard pierogi fans, the Barstow’s famous chili worshipers, the cinnamon swirl fanatics, the chicken salad fundamentalists, and the Barstow’s ground beef zealots. … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “D”

March 16, 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 last half of February. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Dolly by Sophie S … Read more

Rain or shine, Pioneer Valley in Western Mass. is great for a quick getaway

March 16, 2018

The Boston Globe By Jon Gorey March 16, 2018 From the Montague Bookmill to scenic views of the Mount Holyoke Range to maple syrup on tap, the Pioneer Valley makes for a fun trip in fickle spring. WHEN SPRING ARRIVES in New England, some of us kind of lose our … Read more

They Give a Chip

March 14, 2018

Everyone likes a good potato chip! At Barstow’s we serve Deep River Snacks.  They pair nicely with a sandwich and a pickle – and if Grandma Barstow were around, she’d tell you they go best ON the sandwich! Deep River Snacks is based in Deep River, Connecticut – 76 miles … Read more

A “Thank You” you can eat

March 10, 2018

Enjoy a free cookie from Barstow’s today, March 10! 2018 is our 10 Year Anniversary in the restaurant business! And we are offering one cookie per customer today to say THANK YOU! Thank you for what you might ask? Well where do we begin?! We opened Barstow’s Dairy Store and … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “C”

March 2, 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 February. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Clover by D. Serotkin … Read more

An Open Letter to Our Staff

March 2, 2018

Dear wonderful people! It is with such gratitude and joy that we write this letter to our Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery staff, past and present!  2018 we celebrate our 10th year in the restaurant business.  We surely would not have reached this milestone without you! We trust you to … Read more

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