Eat Local Month: Barstow’s Beef

August… …the last month to cram in those summer activities you haven’t gotten to yet; a picnic lunch at the J.A. Skinner State Park Summit House, husking corn for the heifers at Barstow’s before dinner, ice cream on the porch, farm fresh burgers and steaks on the grill…. Barstow’s beef is raised here on our … Read more

National Chili Day

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery has a staple item that’s become really apparent over the last 13 years of being open: our homemade Barstow’s chili! Barstow’s chili seems to be popular in all forms; hot or frozen quarts; and in all seasons, winter to blistering summer. We celebrate chili every day, but National Chili Day … Read more

Bulk Ordering Beef

Beef Bulk Ordering Menu PDF Barstow’s meat comes packaged in vacuum sealed plastic with our Absolutely Local Beef labels. The individual package weights will not be found on the packages.  The order comes in heavy duty plastic bags for moving easily. A $100.00 nonrefundable deposit must be put down at the time of the order … Read more

October Steak Dinner

Visit your neighborhood dairy farm on October 22 for an Absolutely local, absolutely delicious farm raised steak dinner. Each steak dinner includes a Barstow’s farm raised rib eye steak, grilled to your liking, a baked potato, green beans, and for dessert, a brownie sundae with local ice cream. Enjoy your supper at Barstow’s or order … Read more

Raising green beef: How cattle, dairy farmers are becoming environmentally friendly

Daily Hampshire Gazette By LUIS FIELDMAN Staff Writer Published: 9/21/2019  Methane, a greenhouse gas, gets turned into electricity at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. Enough electricity is generated from cow manure and food waste to power over 1,000 homes. The gas traps heat in the atmosphere and cows produce methane through belches, farts and their … Read more

Massachusetts Eat Local Month

August is Massachusetts Eat Local Month, a great excuse to enjoy lunch at Barstow’s with friends, stock up on Barstow beef, Cabot cheese, McCray’s milk, or Maple Valley ice cream, and to indulge on Hadley sweet corn, zucchini, summer squash, blueberries, potatoes, and soon – local juicy peaches! Massachusetts Eat Local Month is focused on … Read more

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