Vanguard Renewables: A Farm-Driven Circular Solution

Vanguard Renewables partners with leading food and beverage companies to recycle food and beverage waste on multi-generational dairy farms across the country to make renewable energy via anaerobic digestion. Vanguard has a long-standing partnership with Barstow’s Longview Farm, a seventh-generation family farm and member-owner of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, to host one of Vanguard’s Farm … Read more

Seventh Generation Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change With Robots And A Giant Mechanical Stomach

Erik Kobayashi-Solomon, Contributor Forbes Working in the start-up community for a while, I have become irritated with all the psychopathic man-children founders sporting carefully cultivated “brilliant entrepreneur” personas (Exhibits A, B, and C: Sam Bankman-Fried, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk). How refreshing I found it to speak with Denise Barstow Manz, the engaging scion of … Read more

How one Mass. farm is transforming waste into energy

By Hannah Nguyen Globe Correspondent, Updated February 19, 2023 The Boston Globe A digester at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley takes methane from cow manure and food waste and turns it into enough electricity to power 1,600 homes. Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley is working to help businesses by taking their food waste and turning … Read more

Making a difference on the sustainability front

Dairy Foods June 21, 2022 Kathie Canning Turning waste into energy For many dairy companies, manufacturing waste is an unfortunate reality — it is simply discarded, adding to the collective wastewater or landfill burden. Waitsfield, Vt.-based Cabot Creamery, however, knew it could do better. So the cooperative partnered with Vanguard Renewables, Wellesley, MA, about a … Read more

Cheese the Day

Celebrate ‘Cheese the Day’ on June 4! Visit us at your neighborhood dairy farm to enjoy delicious FREE grilled cheese sandwiches from 11am–3pm (or until we run out) in honor of National Cheese Day. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will be open 8am-4pm. We are one of six Cabot family farmstands participating in this delicious … Read more

Dairy Takes a Leadership Role in Impacting Climate Change as Stonyfield Organic and Cabot Creamery Cooperative Join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

Business Wire November 4, 2021 BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Stonyfield Organic and Cabot are joining forces alongside the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance (FPSA) and Dairy Farmers of America to place dairy as a leader in forging a circular pathway to decarbonization and climate change mitigation. The Alliance, founded in 2020 by Vanguard Renewables, Unilever, Starbucks, and Dairy Farmers … Read more

12 Holiday Baking Necessities

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will have extra pies available on Wednesday afternoon, boxed and ready for pick up.  But for those of you who will be doing all the baking for your family this holiday season, stop by Barstow’s for local ingredients!  Here are 12 holiday necessities that you will find at Barstow’s! 12 … Read more

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

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