Barstow’s Blog

Easter Treats

February 27, 2018

Easter is a time for family. Whether you’re hosting a gathering, bringing a dish to a family pot luck, or want to surprise your community at church, Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery has easy, affordable, homemade, and delicious options for every occasion. Easy Easter Bites Cheese and Cracker Platter Fruit … Read more

Top 5 St. Patrick’s Day Picks

February 27, 2018

The Barstow family may not have much Irish in their heritage, but the Ahearn side certainly does!  Shannon and Kelly Barstow, sisters and managers at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, have that Irish blood and look forward to this time of year!  Kelly reminisces about boiled dinner at her grandparent’s … Read more

March is National Frozen Foods Month

February 27, 2018

(We couldn’t make this stuff up if we tried!) Browse our own frozen, homemade, prepared foods section at Barstow’s to find goodies like: homemade soup and chili chicken pot pies homemade meatballs chicken tenders handmade pierogi Barstow’s farm raised beef Maple Valley Creamery ice cream Read more about our grocery … Read more

Columnist Claire Morenon: Farmers work all year long

February 27, 2018

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 26, 2018 Claire Morenon Farming is, of course, a seasonal occupation — but really, there’s no off season. While the landscape may appear still and empty during these late winter months, local farmers of all stripes are working hard caring for animals, boiling sap and … Read more

Signature Pinch | Barstow’s Pierogi

February 26, 2018

The most popular grocery item we have at  Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is our handmade pierogi. Homemade in enormous batches, it takes an army to make the dough, prepare the filling, hand-pinch each pierogi, boil in butter, and bag to be frozen and sold. The amount of labor and … Read more

Name the Calf Contest Winners “B”

February 21, 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 January. Congratulations to our Name the Calf Contest winners! Brier by Dan Scott … Read more

A Day on the Farm

February 20, 2018

Dairy farming is not seasonal.  As farmers, we are responsible for the land we farm, our equipment and barn maintenance, and most importantly, our herd of 550 LIVES. Our dairy cows, young stock, and beef steers are our top priority, our co-workers, our livelihood, and our family. There isn’t a … Read more

CISA celebrates 25 years!

February 15, 2018

Congratulations to Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA) on 25 years of building local resilience by strengthening connections between local farms and community. Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery are proud to be two of CISA’s 426 Local Heroes! CISA has continued to be an advocate for … Read more

Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk?

February 11, 2018

Today, February 11, is National Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day. Most would consider this as a day to stay positive, to look on the bright side, and to not let the little things get you down! However, for New England dairy farmers, their outlook isn’t so sunny.  Amid appallingly … Read more

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