Vanguard Renewables: A Farm-Driven Circular Solution

Vanguard Renewables partners with leading food and beverage companies to recycle food and beverage waste on multi-generational dairy farms across the country to make renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Vanguard has a long-standing partnership with Barstow’s Longview Farm, a seventh-generation family farm and member-owner of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, to host one of Vanguard’s Farm … Read more

Dairy Farms Tap Into Anaerobic Digestion to Carve a Greener and More Financially Secure Path

Arlene Karidis | Jun 07, 2023 The dairy industry is shooting to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality by 2050. Denise Barstow Manz, a seventh-generation family member at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Massachusetts, tells Waste360 how dairy farms are working toward this goal. And hear why anaerobic digestion (AD) has been a big part of Barstow’s sustainability story over the past decade. Waste360: … Read more

Earth Day 2023

Happy Earth Day Local dairy farmers maintain, protect, and enhance thousands of acres of open space throughout New England. Every dairy farm has practices in place to make sure they are caring for their soil. Soil is a natural resource that sustains our herd’s nutrition, our next generations to come, and our business’ financial health. … Read more

How Dairy Farmers Are Turning Manure Into Money

Smithsonian Magazine, April/May 2023 These New Englanders have found a way to help the planet and convert more than 9,000 tons of cow waste annually into electricity Dairy farms like this one run by the Barstow family in Hadley, Massachusetts, make smart use of a substance cows produce in abundance. David Degner By Rachael Moeller Gorman Photographs … Read more

Seventh Generation Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change With Robots And A Giant Mechanical Stomach

Erik Kobayashi-Solomon, Contributor Forbes Working in the start-up community for a while, I have become irritated with all the psychopathic man-children founders sporting carefully cultivated “brilliant entrepreneur” personas (Exhibits A, B, and C: Sam Bankman-Fried, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk). How refreshing I found it to speak with Denise Barstow Manz, the engaging scion of … Read more

How one Mass. farm is transforming waste into energy

By Hannah Nguyen Globe Correspondent, Updated February 19, 2023 The Boston Globe A digester at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley takes methane from cow manure and food waste and turns it into enough electricity to power 1,600 homes. Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley is working to help businesses by taking their food waste and turning … Read more

5 Love Languages on the Farm

The 5 Love Languages In honor of the upcoming V-Day holiday, this newsletter is dedicated to the 5 Love Languages that you might find in a healthy relationship, or on a multi-generational dairy farm like ours! Love Language #1 – Words of Affirmation We have the special opportunity to work with our family members daily … Read more

Cabot’s Farmer Pen Pal Program

The farm families of Cabot want to bring life on a dairy farm to kids at home and in their classrooms. Our Pen Pal Program is designed to give a first-hand account about life on a dairy farm, the journey from cow to cheese, and all things farming. What better way to connect kids to the food they enjoy! Meet … Read more

Barstow’s Farm In Hadley Takes The Long View

Business West By George O’Brien  January 5, 2023 While she grew up on her family’s dairy farm in Hadley and enjoyed that lifestyle, Denise Barstow Manz had no intention of making the 200-year-old operation a career. “The farm was a place that was fun, and I had a really good time playing with my cousins, being around … Read more

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