May 6, 2016
By Elizabeth Lafond-Coppez, Special to The Republican, MassLive
HADLEY – The next time you enjoy a glass of fresh milk or allow a bite of sharp cheddar cheese to complement your full bodied, red wine, give a toast to dairy cows and their farmers, near and far.
Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley deserves a toast as they began their traditions in 1806. Today, sixth- and seventh-generation family members manage the dairy farm and their store and bakery, with a heavy dose of forward thinking entrepreneurship.
“Our family has been here for over 200 years,” said Kelly Barstow, a seventh-generation Barstow and manager of the dairy store and bakery. “It’s nice to keep the family working together towards the common goal of keeping the farm running and moving into the future.”