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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

Catapulting the farm forward

June 12, 2018

Dairy Star by Maria Bichler June 11, 2018 HADLEY, Mass. – Passing the farm on to the next generation of family members is often a goal of family owned and operated agricultural enterprises. For the Barstow family of Hadley, Mass., the baton of farming is now being carried to the sixth and seventh generation with … Read more

New England Dairy Farm Tour: Barstow’s Longview Farm

May 3, 2018

May 1, 2018 Juggling with Julia by Julia Robarts I had the chance to attend a dairy farm tour recently, at Barstow’s Longview Farm, a 7th generation family farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. If you’ve never done a farm tour before, I highly recommend it! Much like my recent tour of The Country Hen, I learned so much about … Read more

Rain or shine, Pioneer Valley in Western Mass. is great for a quick getaway

March 16, 2018

The Boston Globe By Jon Gorey March 16, 2018 From the Montague Bookmill to scenic views of the Mount Holyoke Range to maple syrup on tap, the Pioneer Valley makes for a fun trip in fickle spring. WHEN SPRING ARRIVES in New England, some of us kind of lose our minds. Can you blame us? … Read more

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