Eat the Season | December

Eating what is in season throughout the year can better connect you to your home and community.  When you eat what is being harvested locally, your food is travelling fewer miles, you are supporting your neighborhood farmers, and you are enjoying nutritious and varied foods throughout the seasons. #EatTheSeason and enjoy the season at Barstow’s … Read more

Hadley Celebration of Lights

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is very excited to be a part of the first annual Hadley Celebration of Lights! The event takes place on Saturday, December 9 at 6:00pm at the Hopkins Academy Gazebo in Hadley, MA. This event is hosted by the Edward Hopkins Educational Foundation, a nonprofit that seeks to enrich the educational … Read more

6 Stellar Gifts this Holiday

Gift local this holiday season with these 6 great picks from Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery! A Barstow’s gift certificate for the Barstow’s addict A Barstow’s ceramic mug for the coffee drinker A Barstow’s T-shirt for the Barstow’s lover A Cabot Creamery Cookbook for the baker A scheduled half of a Barstow’s cow for the … 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

From chocolate to cheddar, branch out this holiday season with these 5 desserts

The Boston Globe By Lucy M. Casale| November 20, 2017 Go homemade for the holidays with favorite dessert recipes from friends and family of the Cabot Creamery Co-operative. Turtle Cheesecake Serves 12 Cabot farmer Denise Barstow of Longview Farm in Hadley, Mass. describes the holidays in her house with one word: loud. “It isn’t a … Read more

Barstow’s Longview Farm’s Turtle Cheesecake

Ingredients Crust ingredients: 2 sleeves of Oreos, crushed ¼ cup Cabot Salted Butter, melted 1 teaspoon cinnamon Filling ingredients: 2¼ pounds Cabot Cream Cheese (4½ -8 ounce packages) softened 1 cup light brown sugar ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon corn syrup ¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon corn starch 1 tablespoon vanilla 3 whole farm fresh eggs 1 egg … Read more

The Barstows’ Favorite Thanksgiving Pies

Thanksgiving is only days away and farmers and bakers alike are looking forward to spending time together…..not at work.  We may see each other every day, but in that time we are making business decisions, baking cookies, feeding cows, discussing what needs to be done next.  And yes the farmers still work on Thanksgiving Day, … Read more

Shannon’s Dream

While the rest of her tow-headed siblings and cousins were following around the farmers, you could find Shannon in the Farmhouse.  And more specifically, you could find her in the kitchen with her Grandmother. Generation 7 know her as Grandma, but you might know her as Marjorie Shipman Barstow.  Grandma baked for therapy and cooked … Read more

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