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Conserving Farmland in the Pioneer Valley

June 9 @ 11:00 am

Free

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley.

Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. Tours are free and begin and end at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery.

Conserving Farmland in the Pioneer Valley

Presenter: Lee Halasz – TerraCorps-AmeriCorps Regional Conservation Coordinator, Kestrel Land Trust. Lee has worked on various aspects of natural resource management with a variety of organizations (mostly in Australia), and is currently working to forward farmland conservation in the Pioneer Valley through Kestrel Land Trust and the Forever Farmland Initiative.

The number of people that call the Pioneer Valley home is growing, but for many reasons it is critical to keep farmland in our community. Come and hear about how much farmland we have, how much is already conserved, and ways to conserve more farmland.

Free wagon ride farm tour begins at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and will take approximately 1 hour. Please note that we cannot accommodate late arrivals.

Details

Date:
June 9
Time:
11:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery
Phone:
4135862142
Website:
www.barstowslongviewfarm.com

Venue

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery
172 Hockanum Road
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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Phone:
4135862142
Website:
www.barstowslongviewfarm.com

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm is owned and operated by sixth and seventh generation Barstow’s. Nestled at the base of Skinner State Park and right alongside the Connecticut River, the dairy farm has been a part of the landscape since 1806.

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery offers homemade baked goods and pies, lunch from local ingredients, farm fresh produce, farm raised beef, ice cream, and scenic views of protected farmland from the porch and dining room. This family friendly store is open daily year round. Come meet your neighborhood dairy farmer!

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