Cow Power: From Waste to Watts

Farm visitors joined Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Longview Farm on a tour of the Anaerobic Digester facility for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 17! In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Barstow’s Anaerobic Digester takes the energy potential in food waste and cow manure and turns it into enough renewable … Read more

Undeniably Dairy: The Facts Behind Dairy Nutrition

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy … Read more

Cow Power: From Waste to Watts

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy … Read more

Safe Milk Begins on the Farm

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and … Read more

Dairy and the Local Food Movement

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and CISA, Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture, kicked off the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 3 at Barstow’s Longview Farm. In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: While many consumers are eager to support local agriculture, many dairy farms are largely left out … Read more

What’s that Smell?

Barstow’s Longview Farm’s anaerobic digester receives more than 14,000 tons of food waste annually from food manufacturers, processors, and users such as Cabot Creamery, Geissler’s Supermarkets, HP Hood, Wind River, Cains, Garelick, Amenico, and McDonalds.  Add in the 9,000 annual tons of cow manure from the farm and we’re in business! The zero-waste, closed-loop Farm … Read more

Eat the Season | April

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

Grow the Goodwin

10% of your purchase on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Barstow’s goes to Grow the Goodwin, Hadley’s Public Library! In 2017 the Trustees of the Goodwin Memorial Library applied for and received a highly competitive state grant for $3.9 million to build an expanded, fully accessible library.  $3.8 million in additional funding was approved by … Read more

Rain or shine, Pioneer Valley in Western Mass. is great for a quick getaway

The Boston Globe By Jon Gorey March 16, 2018 From the Montague Bookmill to scenic views of the Mount Holyoke Range to maple syrup on tap, the Pioneer Valley makes for a fun trip in fickle spring. WHEN SPRING ARRIVES in New England, some of us kind of lose our minds. Can you blame us? … Read more

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