National Carrot Cake Day: Where to get the best carrot cake in western Massachusetts

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Saturday is National Carrot Cake Day, which is one of America’s favorite cake flavors. According to the National Day Calender, this cake closely resembles a quick bread from its preparation to its final consistency, as it is a mix of wet and dry ingredients that are made separately before combining. Creamy frosting, … Read more

Christmas 2023

The holidays are a time for family and for excellent food! Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery offers custom baked goods, pies, cakes, cheesecakes, and desserts for the holiday season. Christmas orders are due by Monday, December 18 by 4pm. All orders placed after that time will need baker approval, we may not be able to honor … Read more

Barstow’s 15 Year Anniversary

Friday, June 30 marks our 15 Year Anniversary at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery! To celebrate, we are offering one cookie per customer today to say THANK YOU! Thank you for what you might ask? Well where do we begin?! We opened Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in 2008 because the milk market was crashing … Read more

Pi Day 2023

Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th, or 3.14. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant — the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter — which is approximately 3.14159. At Barstow’s, we celebrate with something else that is round and constant. Constantly delicious that … Read more


Brrrr! Pass the…Ice Cream! 🍨 Today, of all days, bitterly cold and wind blown, is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! But don’t let the weather keep you away from this obscure/delicious holiday! We’re celebrating at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery 8am-noon with Quakes (a milkshake but with iced coffee) and Coffee Floats (iced coffee … 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

Barstow’s Closed for January Break: Jan 1 – Jan 8

Happy Moo Years Eve! Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is open today between 8am and 2pm. Between January 1 and January 8, Barstow’s will be CLOSED for cleaning, scheduled maintenance, and a chance for our team to recharge. We will reopen Monday, January 9, 6am-3pm and look forward to serving you throughout 2023! So today … Read more

Weekly Food Photo Contest: This week’s winner: Denise Barstow Manz of Hadley

This dangerously delicious delight — mocha cappuccino cheesecake — is exactly what we want to be eating right now, curled up with a cozy blanket and a cup of something steaming. The photo was taken at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in Hadley by Denise Barstow Manz. How to enter: Snap a pic of something … Read more

National White Chocolate Day

National White Chocolate Day is celebrated on September 22. And here at Barstow’s, we celebrate white chocolate nearly every day of the year. There are a few of our favorite white chocolate treats: Moo Moo Cookies (chocolate cookies with white chocolate chips) White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies (just as delicious as they sound) Oatmeal Craisin … Read more

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