Green Night: Recycling Food Waste via Farm Powered Anaerobic Digestion

In the United States, more than 40 percent of all food produced ends up being discarded. With seven FarmPowered anaerobic digesters in New England, Vanguard Renewables is the largest organics recycler in the Northeast. While waste reduction strategies can help minimize this waste, currently much of this inedible food is still sent to landfills or incinerators, but … Read more

Announcing the Winners of the Sustainable Business of the Year Awards 2020

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts has selected its Annual Sustainable Business of the Year Award winners. There were many nominations received and it is clear that Massachusetts is blessed with a large number of extraordinary businesses that merit recognition and have earned this honor. The Awards will be given at the annual Sustainable Business … Read more

WTCC 90.7 #FarmLove Interview

Happy Valentines Day! The focus was #FarmLove for this interview on WTCC Springfield 90.7FM radio on Wednesday, February 12. Interview with Denise Barstow starts at ~2:17:00 Listen Here.

Six things to know about Barstow’s farm

By Jo Comerford Posted June 24, 2019 In The People’s Blog JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH IN MASSACHUSETTS. THAT’S WHY I JOINED CONSTITUENTS AND DENISE BARSTOW FOR A TOUR OF HER FAMILY’S DIARY FARM IN HADLEY. Denise is an 7th generation farmer. That means that her family has cared for the land they’ve farmed for over … Read more

Cow Power: from Waste to Watts

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, 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 Store and Bakery. … Read more

Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

Must be the Milk April 22, 2019 Climate change has challenged our society to adopt practices and technologies to cut fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and live more sustainably. With razor thin margins, farmers are being further tested. Our livelihood directly depends on a healthy economy, a healthy community, and a healthy planet. Here are a … Read more

Free Earth Day Farm Tour

At Barstow’s Longview Farm, every day is Earth Day! Tour our facility and experience how animal care, technology, and the engagement of the next farming generation play a role in farm sustainability. Learn how Barstow’s Longview Farm turns food waste and cow manure into enough electricity for 1,600 homes with an anaerobic digester.  The system … Read more

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