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Valley Bounty: Amid challenges, Barstow’s farm still taking the long view

May 24, 2020

By NOAH BAUSTIN For the Gazette Published: 5/23/2020 Pasture Day is Denise Barstow’s favorite time on the farm. The event is an annual celebration of spring at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. In a normal year, hundreds of people gather on the farm to watch the heifers celebrate their first taste of fresh grass in … Read more

Who let the cows out? Pandemic doesn’t stop dairy farm’s Pasture Day event

May 13, 2020

By SCOTT MERZBACH Daily Hampshire Gazette  Published: 5/12/2020 HADLEY — Taking tentative and seemingly nervous steps, six heifers had a new experience awaiting them Tuesday morning as they jumped from a trailer into the pasture where they will be spending the next few months. Only moments after their hooves hit the grass, though, the young … Read more

Coronavirus spring: Farms, gardens figure out how to get vegetables to consumers in the age of social distancing

April 7, 2020

By Jim Kinney | April 7, 2020 MassLive At the 100-acre Calabrese fruit and vegetable farm in Southwick, the sweet corn is planted. Normally not a remarkable occurrence on a farm in April. But with the coronavirus and efforts to stop its spread disrupting nearly every aspect of every life, it’s remarkable that this one … Read more

Coronavirus disruption hurting dairy farms; ‘It’s not pretty now for the farmer’

April 5, 2020

By Jim Kinney | April 5, 2020 The Republican Dairy cattle naturally produce more milk in April than at other times of the year, a phenomenon called the “spring flush” that harkens back to the natural reproductive cycle. “It’s life as usual on the farm,” said Denise Barstow, a seventh-generation farmer and education and marketing … Read more

Announcing the Winners of the Sustainable Business of the Year Awards 2020

February 21, 2020

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts has selected its Annual Sustainable Business of the Year Award winners. There were many nominations received and it is clear that Massachusetts is blessed with a large number of extraordinary businesses that merit recognition and have earned this honor. The Awards will be given at the annual Sustainable Business … Read more

WTCC 90.7 #FarmLove Interview

February 12, 2020

Happy Valentines Day! The focus was #FarmLove for this interview on WTCC Springfield 90.7FM radio on Wednesday, February 12. Interview with Denise Barstow starts at ~2:17:00 Listen Here.

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