Just Got Back From: the Hidden Side of Western Massachusetts

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 and quietness –the latter that reminds us how noisy and city and suburbs can be in comparison.

Barstow’s sells dairy products, local meats and produce, breakfast sandwiches, lunches, soups, salads and homemade baked goods with seating inside and one of the most pleasant outside dining areas you’ll ever see…

Barstow’s relies on sourcing locally whenever possible and turning out food that tastes fresh — a stark contrast to the artificial junk we consume at local fast food chains and so many other places that take short cuts…

The folks at Barstow’s work very hard to make this a special, family-oriented place, but the cows also possess tremendous work ethic…

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