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Barstow’s Farm In Hadley Takes The Long View

January 5, 2023

Business West By George O’Brien  January 5, 2023 While she grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Hadley and enjoyed that lifestyle, Denise Barstow Manz had no intention of making the 200-year-old operation a career. “The farm was a place that was fun, and I had a really good time playing with my cousins, being around … Read more

Sustainable Agriculture: How Dairy Farms Play an Important Role

December 13, 2022

posted by ALEX ALDEBORGH on DEC 13, 2022 Read this blog post on Alex’s website: DaisyBeet Thank you New England Dairy for sponsoring this post! I’m grateful to partner with brands I love, and all opinions are my own. About a month ago, I had the opportunity to visit Barstow’s Longview Farm, a dairy farm in western Massachusetts. … Read more

Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner: Denise Barstow Manz of Hadley

September 30, 2022

This dangerously delicious delight — mocha cappuccino cheesecake — is exactly what we want to be eating right now, curled up with a cozy blanket and a cup of something steaming. The photo was taken at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in Hadley by Denise Barstow Manz. How to enter: Snap a pic of something … Read more

Afternoon Buzz 9.29.22 – Denise Barstow Manz of Barstow’s Longview Farm & Evan Arntzen​ of Eh La Bas

September 30, 2022

Catch Denise on the Afternoon Buzz with Buzz and Brian Adams: listen to the podcast recording.

13 Farms in 2 Days

August 19, 2022

This week, I traveled throughout the Second District during my 12th annual district-wide farm tour. I visited 13 farms in 2 days to talk to farmers about the challenges they face and how I can continue to help them succeed. I’m always so impressed by the fresh fruits, vegetables, dairy, flowers, livestock and more that … Read more

Illinois farmers impressed with variety of Bay State agriculture

August 8, 2022

By TAMMIE SLOUP FarmWeek Standing on a cranberry bog, a group of Illinois Farm Bureau Young Leaders felt the earth ripple as a peer jumped up and down. “Whoa, the ground is moving,” one nervously announced. Bogs are a type of wetland, characterized by a spongy, mat-like substance on the water’s surface, making it possible … Read more

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