Barstow’s Farm In Hadley Takes The Long View

Business West By George O’Brien  January 5, 2023 While she grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Hadley and enjoyed that lifestyle, Denise Barstow Manz had no intention of making the 200-year-old operation a career. “The farm was a place that was fun, and I had a really good time playing with my cousins, being around … Read more

Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner: Denise Barstow Manz of Hadley

This dangerously delicious delight — mocha cappuccino cheesecake — is exactly what we want to be eating right now, curled up with a cozy blanket and a cup of something steaming. The photo was taken at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in Hadley by Denise Barstow Manz. How to enter: Snap a pic of something … Read more

13 Farms in 2 Days

This week, I traveled throughout the Second District during my 12th annual district-wide farm tour. I visited 13 farms in 2 days to talk to farmers about the challenges they face and how I can continue to help them succeed. I’m always so impressed by the fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, flowers, livestock and more that … Read more

Illinois farmers impressed with variety of Bay State agriculture

By TAMMIE SLOUP FarmWeek Standing on a cranberry bog, a group of Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders felt the earth ripple as a peer jumped up and down. “Whoa, the ground is moving,” one nervously announced. Bogs are a type of wetland, characterized by a spongy, mat-like substance on the water’s surface, making it possible … Read more

Pioneer Valley Dairy Crawl celebrates dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time

By Gillian Follett | Special to The Republican Denise Barstow Manz is hoping to increase awareness of the Pioneer Valley’s dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time. Since 1806, generations of her family have been operating Barstow’s Longview Farm. Today, its farm store supplies fresh dairy, meat, baked goods and other products. Still, … Read more

Connecting Springfield Students with Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm

Karly Dunn, Home Grown Springfield| View Author Bio Visiting Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm and Bakery transformed my perspective on what “local” really means, not only as a former Springfield Public Schools student, but now as a student advocate and proponent of healthy, happy animals. Growing Up in the City Dairy is a timely topic on the minds of … Read more

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