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MassAppeal: The business of modern day farming in the Pioneer Valley

August 3, 2022

Mass Appeal Aug 3, 2022 / 01:46 PM EDT (Mass Appeal) – For centuries, since the first settlers came to the Pioneer Valley, this has been farm land. Unfortunately, farming isn’t what it once was and there are very few family farms left in our area. We were fortunate enough to visit the Barstow family … Read more

Pioneer Valley Dairy Crawl celebrates dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time

June 29, 2022

By Gillian Follett | Special to The Republican Denise Barstow Manz is hoping to increase awareness of the Pioneer Valley’s dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time. Since 1806, generations of her family have been operating Barstow’s Longview Farm. Today, its farm store supplies fresh dairy, meat, baked goods and other products. Still, … Read more

Connecting Springfield Students with Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm

June 23, 2022

Karly Dunn, Home Grown Springfield| View Author Bio Visiting Barstow’s Longview Dairy Farm and Bakery transformed my perspective on what “local” really means, not only as a former Springfield Public Schools student, but now as a student advocate and proponent of healthy, happy animals. Growing Up in the City Dairy is a timely topic on the minds of … Read more

Making a difference on the sustainability front

June 22, 2022

Dairy Foods June 21, 2022 Kathie Canning Turning waste into energy For many dairy companies, manufacturing waste is an unfortunate reality — it is simply discarded, adding to the collective wastewater or landfill burden. Waitsfield, Vt.-based Cabot Creamery, however, knew it could do better. So the cooperative partnered with Vanguard Renewables, Wellesley, MA, about a … Read more

The Gazette: A Look Back on June 11

June 11, 2022

A Look Back: June 11 By JIM BRIDGMAN For the Gazette Published: 6/10/2022 7:05:26 PM 200 Years Ago ■Eliphalet Williams and H. T. Hooker have entered into co-partnership and will transact business under the firm of Williams & Hooker. They have taken the brick store belonging to Judge Lyman, next door to Warner’s tavern, and … Read more

Longing for connection: In her debut novel, author with Valley ties explores the inner worlds of caretakers

May 27, 2022

By STEVE PFARRER Daily Hampshire Gazette Published: 5/27/2022 5:09:10 PM ‘I love Paris in the springtime,” Ella Fitzgerald once sang, and why not? A glass of wine in a cafe, flowers and budding trees along the Seine, the Eiffel Tower before the summer crowds take over — and perhaps the prospect of love itself, especially … Read more

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