Pioneer Valley Regional Agricultural Conference

2020 Pioneer Valley Regional Agricultural Conference on January 18th from 9am to noon at the Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. This is a free event. Doors open at 8:30am. The snow date is on January 25th at the same time and place. Farmers, foresters, landowners, landscapers and others will have the opportunity … 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

Open Farm Sunday | Barstow’s Longview Farm

This fall, Cabot’s farm family owners are opening their farms to thank YOU for your support. Cabot Creamery Cooperative has over 800 farmer owners; but for this event, Open Farm Sunday will be celebrated at 21 farms in New England and New York: Freund’s Farm (CT), Fletcher Farm (MA), Fort Hill Farms (CT), Thorncrest Farm … Read more

Hockanum Day 2019

The Hockanum Rural Historic District, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993, is a rural community encompassing a classically famous landscape along the Connecticut River in Hadley, Massachusetts.  The fertile farmland and quiet village is home to families that have been here for generations. On Hockanum Day, meet, discuss, and learn about … Read more

TEDxAmherstSalon: Roots

This TEDx event, ROOTS, will focus on the agriculture and sustainability scenes in and around Amherst. At AmherstWorks, a modern coworking space in the heart of downtown Amherst, we will spend two action-packed hours learning about what the agricultural and sustainable scenes the Pioneer Valley has to offer. There will be finger food catered by … Read more

Harvest for All

In Massachusetts alone, 652,760 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 167,450 are children. To help battle these daunting statistics, Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF’s) Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) committee has undertaken a ‘Harvest For All’ drive – and one of their locations will be Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery at Barstow’s Longview Farm in … Read more

Dairy Crawl – A passport to promote dairy farmers & farms

Country Folks Magazine | July 31, 2019 By Laura Rodley During June six farms in Western Massachusetts created a way for customers and the public to be more involved in their farms and to increase business. They created a postcard-like passport that could be stamped at each business. After all the businesses had been visited, … Read more

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