ESE provides location for distribution of products to local Cabot farmers

Sept. 24, 2020 | Sarah Heinonen sarah@thereminder.com WEST SPRINGFIELD – At farm stands and small on-site stores, farmers sell a fair amount of products that they help to produce. Dairy farms around Western Massachusetts and parts of Connecticut ship their milk to the Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery Cooperative facility in West Springfield to be turned into cheese, … Read more

Big E helps Agri-Mark distribute Cabot dairy products to small farm stands

MassLive By Jim Kinney | jkinney@repub.com WEST SPRINGFIELD — Farm stands like Barstow’s Longview Dairy Store and Bakery in Hadley used to be able to pick up Cabot Creamery-brand cheese and other dairy products at Agri-Mark’s butter and dry nonfat milk manufacturing plant on Riverdale Street in West Springfield. But that was before coronavirus restrictions … Read more

When Waste is not Wasted: Dairy Farmers Leading the Way on Responsible Manure Management

This article comes from the NOFA/Massachusetts 2020 June Issue Newsletter By Christy Bassett, Northeast Organic Farming Association / Mass Dairy Program Coordinator At Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA, Denise Barstow and family have taken a slightly higher tech approach to manure management. With 350 cows and heifers in their dairy herd, they have a … Read more

Who let the cows out? Pandemic doesn’t stop dairy farm’s Pasture Day event

By SCOTT MERZBACH Daily Hampshire Gazette  Published: 5/12/2020 HADLEY — Taking tentative and seemingly nervous steps, six heifers had a new experience awaiting them Tuesday morning as they jumped from a trailer into the pasture where they will be spending the next few months. Only moments after their hooves hit the grass, though, the young … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Open Farm Sunday

On a chilly October Sunday, we hitched up the tour wagon, placed out some bakery samples alongside the Cabot cheese, and unlocked the gates, while tunes of vintage country bluegrass carried on the breeze. On October 6th, the Barstow family, and 22 other farm families, celebrated Open Farm Sunday in honor of Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s … 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

Gratitude Journal: YC Farm Tour

The AgriMark Cabot Creamery Cooperative holds the Young Cooperators (YC) Leadership Conference for the next generation annually. The conference is meant to build leaders in the Cooperative, grow connection to our amazing brand, and network with fellow farmers. It’s one of my favorite weeks of the summer! This year, the conference was hosted right here … Read more

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