Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley helps Cabot win environmental award

May 14, 2016 By Jim Kinney Mass Live HADLEY — Cabot Creamery Cooperative has won the 2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability in part through the efforts of Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley and the Agri-Mark plant in West Springfield. Cabot, owned by the Agri-Mark dairy cooperative, won the … Read more

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Receives National U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Real Farm Power™ Program

Effort to Reduce Food Waste and Energy Use Has Cows Providing Cream and Electricity for Cabot Butter By Laura Hardie, New England Dairy & Food Council and New England Dairy Promotion Board Cabot Creamery Cooperative has been recognized with a 2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability. The cooperative was … Read more

Building Green: Radiant Heat

We make many efforts to keep our energy use as low as possible. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery was built with many features that help it to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We have radiant heating through our floors in Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. Heating … Read more

Andover, Massachusetts: Whole Foods Market Diverts To AD / BioCycle Magazine

Grind2Energy News, BioCycle Magazine April 8, 2015 Whole Foods Market has 37 grocery stores in its North Atlantic Region; 29 of those are in Massachusetts. “All but two of our Massachusetts stores are on a commercial organics diversion program, primarily to composting” said Karen Franczyk, Green Mission Coordinator for the North Atlantic Region on September 22, … Read more

Could Massachusetts food waste ban be a road map for the rest of the country?

By Jacob Axelrad, The Christian Monitor November 19, 2014 BOSTON — On a Monday morning in the Boston University food court, students toss plates of food in bins with multicolored labels: green for recycling, black for landfill, and yellow for compostables. “We capture as much food waste and organic material as we can,” says Sabrina … Read more

Cabots Farmer Friday: Barstow’s Longview Farm

Cabot Creamery Cooperative November, 2014 What is your favorite thing about being a dairy farm family? I think the best part about being a dairy farm family is that we aren’t just a family we’re a team.  House after house in our small rural neighborhood is a Barstow home and you can always count on … Read more

Massachusetts food disposal ban celebrated at Barstow Farm in Hadley, where cows produce biogas

MassLive by Mary Serreze, Special to The Republican October 3, 2014 Massachusetts officials brought their “Food Waste Ban Full Harvest Tour” to Hadley on Friday with a visit to Barstow’s Longview Farm, the site of an innovative waste-to-energy project. The farm’s anaerobic digester takes manure and food waste and converts it into methane gas, which … Read more

Methane Digesters are Reducing Cows’ Carbon Hoofprints

By Corinna Clendenen, Civil Eats August 25, 2014 How much would you pay to convert manure to electricity? What if you could power your home and workplace, make fertilizer, keep organic waste out of the landfill, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and sell excess energy to the local grid? To transform guilt into virtue, is $3.1 … Read more

Butter Power

Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cow Poop & Food Scraps…Organic Materials In, Electricity Out Barstow’s Longview Farm has a herd of 450 animals. 250 are milking cows and the remaining are young replacement stock and steers. The barn housing the milk cows has pipes hooked up to the anaerobic digester. This manure, with the help of gravity and pumps, is … Read more

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