New England Dairy Farm Tour: Barstow’s Longview Farm

May 1, 2018 Juggling with Julia by Julia Robarts I had the chance to attend a dairy farm tour recently, at Barstow’s Longview Farm, a 7th generation family farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. If you’ve never done a farm tour before, I highly recommend it! Much like my recent tour of The Country Hen, I learned so much about … Read more

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

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 minds. Can you blame us? … Read more

Columnist Claire Morenon: Farmers work all year long

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 planning for another bountiful summer … Read more

From chocolate to cheddar, branch out this holiday season with these 5 desserts

The Boston Globe By Lucy M. Casale| November 20, 2017 Go homemade for the holidays with favorite dessert recipes from friends and family of the Cabot Creamery Co-operative. Turtle Cheesecake Serves 12 Cabot farmer Denise Barstow of Longview Farm in Hadley, Mass. describes the holidays in her house with one word: loud. “It isn’t a … Read more

Barstow’s Longview Farm’s Turtle Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust ingredients: 2 sleeves of Oreos, crushed ¼ cup Cabot Salted Butter, melted 1 teaspoon cinnamon Filling ingredients: 2¼ pounds Cabot Cream Cheese (4½ -8 ounce packages) softened 1 cup light brown sugar ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon corn syrup ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon corn starch 1 tablespoon vanilla 3 whole farm fresh eggs 1 egg … Read more

Burger Night and Barstow’s Beef

Country Folks By Laura Rodley At Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA they serve their own beef as hamburgers on their special Burger Night at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery from May through September. The meat contains no antibiotics, steroids or hormones. The farm store is the only place anyone can buy the beef that … Read more

Dairy farm round table

September 2017 by Laura Rodley, Country Folks Three dairy farmers, District Representative John Scibak and Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) representatives Katelyn Parsons and Brad Mitchell, gathered at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA late September to discuss dairy farming. The farmers were Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Longview Farm, Hatfield’s Daryl Williams of Luther Belden … Read more

Valley dairy farmers air innovations, challenges with state officials

Written by David Mclellan, Daily Hampshire Gazette September 28, 2017 HADLEY — Pick up a gallon of milk at a New England grocery store, and its contents are pretty much guaranteed to be locally made. Whether the label advertises a big company’s name or a family-owned farm, the dairy farmer who has provided that milk … Read more

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