Pasture Day 2021

Today is Pasture Day! Surprise! This fairly last minute decision is consciously made to limit gathering and sustain our commitment to our community’s health and safety. In 2019, our Pasture Day event gathered well over 250 people. And while relaxed restrictions are here or on the horizon, we are not yet ready for this to … Read more

Barstow’s CLOSED on Mondays

Like many many restaurants in the Valley right now, our family farmstand is currently understaffed and eager to find new team members to join our herd! We’re in search of a Cook/Baker, weekday Dishwasher, and Customer Service staff with availability on weekdays and weekends. More details and application available on our website here. For the … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Spring Cleaning

That taste of Spring is here! You know what I mean? That earthy smell when your boots hit the mud, the bird song, alive with the dawn and awake with the farmers, the hint of color on the tip of every branch. Nothing tastes quite better than winter into spring – except maybe Shannon’s carrot … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Farm Love

We’ve been offering the Name the Calf Contest online since March and if you pull together all of the beautiful, generous, kind comments from the entry form section, it makes this word cloud. Now that’s a lot of love! Thank you! See all the comments that generated this warm fuzzy graphic below! You guys ROCK! … Read more

Happy Moo Year!

I never want to feel how I felt on March 13, 2020, again. Trying to fall asleep that night, thoughts were racing through my mind – What if Barstow’s is mandated to shut down? How will we support our team financially? What if our staff members get sick? What if we become a point of … 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

Thanksgiving Pick Up Protocol

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is open 6am-5pm on Wednesday, November 25. Because we bake all of our pies fresh for pick up, the first few hours we are open (and the first few hours before we open!) we are getting organized. We ask that, unless you’ve arranged for an earlier pick up at the … Read more

Happy Halloween!

We have some scary good treats (hold the tricks!) in the bakery case to celebrate today! Visit us, 8am-5pm, for Halloween cupcakes, pumpkin whoopie pies, apple pie bars, apple crumb pie, pumpkin cheesecake bars, pumpkin raisin cookies, pumpkin muffins, and more in the bakery. For lunch, enjoy our homemade pumpkin corn soup with a sandwich … Read more

Mountain Day 2020

Mountain Day is a celebrated tradition at the oldest women’s college in the country, right down the street from the farm! On Mountain Day, classes and other obligations are cancelled. In a nod to Mary Lyon, students are invited to balance their intellectual pursuits with outdoor activities. The date of Mountain Day is kept secret … Read more

ESE provides location for distribution of products to local Cabot farmers

Sept. 24, 2020 | Sarah Heinonen 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

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