Massachusetts lawmakers tour Pioneer Valley farms as agriculture bill awaits hearings

MassLive By Jim Kinney | September 17, 2021 HADLEY — Denise Barstow, a seventh-generation farmer, enlivened a tour Friday for state lawmakers, their staff, and advocates for the network of farms and retailers that make up the local food system by answering a question children typically ask. “What does a cow say?” Barstow, the … Read more

Labor Day Week Updates

There’s a staffing shortage in our community – heck, in the nation! And Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is not immune. Please note the following special hours as a result of short staffing: Tomorrow, WED. 9/1 Barstow’s will be open 6am-4pm for Drive Thru service ONLY. We do not have enough staff to offer indoor … Read more

Price Adjustments at Barstow’s

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery provides top quality products made with high quality, local ingredients. In an effort to maintain that commitment in a ‘covid economy’, beginning Friday, August 6, 2021, prices at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will increase. We thank you for your patience and support as we make this necessary change for … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Dairy Month

Happy Dairy Month! (and Happy Pride Month! 🏳️‍🌈) If you know anything about dairy, you already know that dairy farmers celebrate dairy 24/7/365 – farming isn’t just a profession, it’s a lifestyle! Dairy is always on our mind, and for this beautiful month, we hope you’ll take a moment to reflect on this amazing food … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Merry and Bright

We need a little Christmas! From driving around town, it looks like world agrees; we need a little Christmas, right this very minute! Lights are up, trees are strapped to the roofs of cars, and our locally sourced kissing balls and wreaths are flying off the porch – be sure to pick yours up this … Read more

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