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Farm, Factory, or Family: Food Safety is Common Sense!

June 23, 2019 @ 11:00 am


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.

Farm, Factory, or Family; Food Safety is Common Sense!

Presenter: Julie Knodler, Agri-Mark Supplier Quality Auditor and Department Operations Administrator. Julie has worked at local dairy processing facility, Agri-Mark, for 25 years, first in the Central Lab, then as Quality Assurance Manager, and now as Corporate Supplier Quality Auditor. She works with all of the Agri-Mark/Cabot plants and suppliers to make sure all ingredients and packaging are high quality and food safe.

When I train people at our plant about food safety, I like to bring them back to the basics. Food safety is the same thing you implement in your own kitchen, just on another scale. At a dairy farm, it’s a different venue, but the same principles! Today we relate topics from the kitchen, to what I see in factories, and what we see on the farm.

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.


June 23, 2019
11:00 am
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Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery
172 Hockanum Road
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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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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