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Milk Matters | at Odyssey Bookshop
August 21 @ 6:30 pmFree
Visit Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30pm for Milk Matters, a presentation of dairy farms, food, and all things bovine with Lucille Benoit, author of Come, Bos, and Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery.
Journalist and dairymaid Lucille Benoit speaks about the current crisis for small dairy farms and the importance of public awareness, consumer knowledge and constructive debate for the survival of dairy farms, cows and sustainable local food production.
- The contribution of the cow to man’s prosperity.
- Milk and honey and the benefits to reduce allergies.
- If there is too much milk, how come I can’t find any cows nearby?
- Feed America first, can we separate domestic and international supplies?
- California – land of almond milk, wildfire and drought.
- Industrial food production – Walmart cows.
- Loss of local dairy processing plants.
About the Presenter
Lucille Benoit is the author of the novel, Come, Bos, the story of one small farm’s struggle to survive. Joining her for the presentation is Denise Barstow, Marketing and Education Manager and a seventh generation dairy farmer at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA speaking on the farm’s motto “Looking Forward Since 1806”. The family is constantly striving to offer the best care for their herd and land, serve their community, and preserve their innovative, sustainable dairy farm for generations to come.
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!