National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day is apparently celebrated on October 21… which is great news because we LOVE pumpkin cheesecake! Pre-orders are required. Order a whole cheesecake ($34.00ea) or by the slice ($4.95ea) by Sunday, October 18 before 5pm. Please call 413-586-2142, email info@barstowslongviewfarm.com, or stop by at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery to place your … Read more

Eat the Season: Apple Crisp

There are many good reasons to eat local, in season food: Local food is fresh and nutritious! It connects us with nature’s cycles and with the place we call home. Local food travels fewer miles from the fields to your kitchen table which means lower emissions, energy, and fuel usage. The purchase of local food … Read more

Barstow’s Longview Farm Virtual Tour

On Tuesday, October 13, a rainy morning, New England Dairy, a regional nonprofit, filmed a LIVE virtural tour with Denise Barstow at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, MA. The target audience for this video is students in grads 3-5 – but we think everyone will enjoy it! Check it out: Using video chat technology, students … Read more

Live Virtual Farm Tour at Barstow’s Longview Farm

Length: 30 minutes (10-10:30 a.m. Eastern) Recommended Audience: Grades 3-5 Using video chat technology, students will get a behind the scenes look into life on a New England dairy farm. Students will join dairy farmer Denise Barstow for a tour of her family’s farm and learn how dairy farmers take care of their cows from … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Travelling More Deeply

Backyard Tourist The summer of canceled vacations and postponed plans has officially (dare we say, finally) come to an end. Reflecting on backyard Barstow burgers with local sweet corn, hours in the pool, milkshakes on the porch at Barstow’s, campfires in the pasture, hey, maybe this summer wasn’t so bad after all? Here at Barstow’s … Read more

National Homemade Cookies Day

We celebrate homemade cookies daily at here Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, but National Homemade Cookies Day is officially on October 1. In honor of this delightful day, we invite you to pre-order or drop by for a dozen (or more!) cookies from your neighborhood dairy farm. You can always pre-order or pick up cookies … 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

Eat the Season: Strawberry Shortcake

There are many good reasons to eat local, in season food: Local food is fresh and nutritious! It connects us with nature’s cycles and with the place we call home. Local food travels fewer miles from the fields to your kitchen table which means lower emissions, energy, and fuel usage. The purchase of local food … Read more

Who let the cows out? Pandemic doesn’t stop dairy farm’s Pasture Day event

By SCOTT MERZBACH Daily Hampshire Gazette  Published: 5/12/2020 HADLEY — Taking tentative and seemingly nervous steps, six heifers had a new experience awaiting them Tuesday morning as they jumped from a trailer into the pasture where they will be spending the next few months. Only moments after their hooves hit the grass, though, the young … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Pasture Day 2020

Pasture Day is personally my favorite event of the year. It marks the start of spring and is a true community event in my neighborhood. Usually Pasture Day is the first Saturday in May. Visitors enjoy frolicking cows, live music, farm tours, loads of ice cream, and maybe a few grass stains from playing/rolling on … Read more

Signup for Barstow's monthly newsletter

Barstow's is open. Call ahead for grocery availability / to place orders: (413) 586-2142(click to view hours)