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Live Virtual Farm Tour at Barstow’s Longview Farm
October 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 amFree
Length: 30 minutes (10-10:30 a.m. Eastern)
Recommended Audience: Grades 3-5
Using video chat technology, students will get a behind the scenes look into life on a New England dairy farm.
Students will join dairy farmer Denise Barstow for a tour of her family’s farm and learn how dairy farmers take care of their cows from the time they’re born to when they join the milking herd. Students will meet the calves, tour through the barns, and will get an up-close look at milking robots.
Denise Barstow is a 7th generation family member at Barstow’s Longview Farm. The Barstow family has farmed on their land in Hadley, MA since 1806 and remains committed to caring for their community, land, animals, and the planet. Today the dairy farm has milking robots, an anaerobic digester that converts cow manure into an energy source, and a dairy store and bakery for their community. Barstow’s is a member of the Cabot Cheese Cooperative where they turn milk into award winning cheeses and dairy products.
Attend the tour and be entered to win one of 100 Cabot Cheese prize packs from our friends at Cabot Creamery Cooperative.
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!