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Mass To Make Big Food Wasters Lose The Landfill

August 6, 2014

NPR’s “The Salt”, by Katherine Perry August 6, 2014 Sure, there’s plenty you can do with leftovers: foist them on your office mates or turn them into casserole. But if you’re a big food waste generator like a hospital or a supermarket, your scraps usually go to the landfill to rot. In Massachusetts, that’s about … Read more

The little engine that could: Barstow’s Longview Farm

July 1, 2014

Country Folks Magazine, by Laura Rodley Cows have always been considered unusual due to their unique style of digestion: their stomach has four chambers. Now Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA will be known for having a unique stomach of its own — a BGreen Energy’s Anaerobic Digester that converts manure and food scraps into … Read more

A Dairy Good Clean Energy Source

June 20, 2014

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center June 20, 2014 More than 200 years ago, the Barstow family built a dairy farm on a plot of land in Hadley. Earlier this month, the family celebrated another milestone on their sixth-generation farm – the start-up of their new anaerobic digester. I was excited to travel to Hadley with MassCEC … Read more

Building Farm and Food Scrap Digesters

June 1, 2014

By Nora Goldstein, BioCycle June 2014, Vol. 55, No. 5, p. 58 A steady stream of anaerobic digestion facilities are coming on line, most equipped to process food waste. This first of a two-part series profiles several farm digesters. In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based … Read more

Farmer Friday: Barstow’s Longview Farm

April 2, 2014

Cabot Creamery Cooperative by Ann Hoogenboom Sustainability is all about cycles. It asks us to question what we throw away – challenging the standard practice of produce, use and dispose. Whether we think about repurposing, as in the case of the Freund Family and their Cow Pots made from manure, or reuse, as Cabot farm … Read more

Your Local Farmers | Barstow’s Longview Farm

September 11, 2012

“Treat the cows with patience and respect because they pay for everything.” This simple mantra from Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts underscores the vital importance of caring for the animals. David Barstow shares his story and the importance of local farms. Go to Must be the Milk

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