In the News

Raising green beef: How cattle, dairy farmers are becoming environmentally friendly

September 21, 2019

Daily Hampshire Gazette By LUIS FIELDMAN Staff Writer Published: 9/21/2019  Methane, a greenhouse gas, gets turned into electricity at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. Enough electricity is generated from cow manure and food waste to power over 1,000 homes. The gas traps heat in the atmosphere and cows produce methane through belches, farts and their … Read more

Dairy Crawl – A passport to promote dairy farmers & farms

July 31, 2019

Country Folks Magazine | July 31, 2019 By Laura Rodley During June six farms in Western Massachusetts created a way for customers and the public to be more involved in their farms and to increase business. They created a postcard-like passport that could be stamped at each business. After all the businesses had been visited, … Read more

Six things to know about Barstow’s farm

June 27, 2019

By Jo Comerford Posted June 24, 2019 In The People’s Blog JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH IN MASSACHUSETTS. THAT’S WHY I JOINED CONSTITUENTS AND DENISE BARSTOW FOR A TOUR OF HER FAMILY’S DIARY FARM IN HADLEY. Denise is an 7th generation farmer. That means that her family has cared for the land they’ve farmed for over … Read more

Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

April 22, 2019

Must be the Milk April 22, 2019 Climate change has challenged our society to adopt practices and technologies to cut fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and live more sustainably. With razor thin margins, farmers are being further tested. Our livelihood directly depends on a healthy economy, a healthy community, and a healthy planet. Here are a … Read more

Holiday Traditions, Dairy Farm Style!

December 6, 2018

The holiday season is upon us! As family and friends gather to celebrate wonderful traditions over the next month, we would like to share with you a peak into holiday time on the dairy farm. TraditionsDenise Barstow of Barstow’s Longview Farm reminds us that traditions are important as they build strong family relationships between generations. … Read more

Just Got Back From: the Hidden Side of Western Massachusetts

August 27, 2018

The Thrifty New England Traveler By Eric Hurwitz August 26, 2018 Local farm market in a beautiful setting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery at Longview Farm on 172 Hockanum Rd. in Hadley (Hampshire County) offers a rural setting that feels simultaneously idyllic and relaxing with its expansive farm land, cows in the field, scenic hills … Read more

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