Cow Power: From Waste to Watts

Farm visitors joined Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Longview Farm on a tour of the Anaerobic Digester facility for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 17! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Barstow’s Anaerobic Digester takes the energy potential in food waste and cow manure and turns it into enough renewable … Read more

Cow Power: From Waste to Watts

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy … Read more

Free Anniversary Farm Tours

In honor of Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery’s 10 Year Anniversary, celebrate with us all of 2018 on the 10th of every month! We’ve put together a series of mini events and giveaways throughout the year to thank our customers, regulars, supporters, friends, and family! Join us for free walking farm tours on Thursday, May 10 of … Read more

New England Dairy Farm Tour: Barstow’s Longview Farm

May 1, 2018 Juggling with Julia by Julia Robarts I had the chance to attend a dairy farm tour recently, at Barstow’s Longview Farm, a 7th generation family farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. If you’ve never done a farm tour before, I highly recommend it! Much like my recent tour of The Country Hen, I learned so much about … Read more

What’s that Smell?

Barstow’s Longview Farm’s anaerobic digester receives more than 14,000 tons of food waste annually from food manufacturers, processors, and users such as Cabot Creamery, Geissler’s Supermarkets, HP Hood, Wind River, Cains, Garelick, Amenico, and McDonalds.  Add in the 9,000 annual tons of cow manure from the farm and we’re in business! The zero-waste, closed-loop Farm … Read more

Every Day is Earth Day

Every day is Earth Day on a dairy farm! Like most dairy farmers in this country, we live in the place that we work.  That means each morning we greet our day, walking from our back step, into our dairy barns.  We care for our animals and land, providing wholesome, nutritious, safe, and sustainable food … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! 2017 brought a lot to be thankful for!  Like a good crop year and a drought free summer.  We are thankful for our healthy and productive herd of 557.  We are thankful for the new anaerobic digester engine, bringing more green energy to the grid and soon more recycled heat to our homes … Read more

Burger Night and Barstow’s Beef

Country Folks By Laura Rodley At Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA they serve their own beef as hamburgers on their special Burger Night at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery from May through September. The meat contains no antibiotics, steroids or hormones. The farm store is the only place anyone can buy the beef that … Read more

New England Farm Energy Collaborative Summer Gathering

July 12, 2017 By Megan Denardo and Renee Stearns, Program Specialists Center for EcoTechnology The anaerobic digestor at Barstow’s Longview Farm in South Hadley turns farm waste like manure into energy the farm can use. On June 27th, members of New England Farm Energy Collaborative (NEFEC) met for their annual gathering. Those in attendance included … Read more

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