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Harvest for All
August 10 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
In Massachusetts alone, 652,760 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 167,450 are children.
To help battle these daunting statistics, Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF’s) Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) committee has undertaken a ‘Harvest For All’ drive – and one of their locations will be Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley on Saturday, August 10. The goal of this drive is to collect donations, including locally grown food, to be donated to local food banks.
At the end of this drive at Barstow’s, all proceeds and food donations will be donated to the Food Bank of Western Massachusetts in Hatfield.
How can you help?
- Stop by Barstow’s on August 10 and purchase an extra item – or two – to donate at MFBF’s YF&R table in the store.
- Stop by Barstow’s store on August 10 and donate cash at MFBF’s YF&R table in the store. Only cash or checks can be accepted.
- If you can’t make it to the store on Aug. 10, please contact Katelyn Parsons, MFBF Director of Marketing and Communications, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you can still contribute to this cause.
Combat local hunger and support local agriculture at the same time.
Harvest for All is a nationwide campaign, and in past years has donated a total of 28.9 million pounds of food, spent almost 10,000 hours volunteering and donated $1.1 million to local food banks. That’s just in one year! For 15 years, this campaign has been growing and MFBF’s YF&R would like to see it expand into Massachusetts.
We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, August 10!
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!