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

VIRTUAL Pasture Day 2020 (Date TBD)

Due to the ongoing health emergency, the Barstow family has decided to postpone Pasture Day and make it a virtual event. Pasture Day is one of our most popular events, and we suspect that even with social distancing guidelines in play, the advanced announcement of a rescheduled event will inevitably contribute to gathering. In an … Read more

Old County Road Concert

Old Country Road brings together five musicians who grew-up with traditional or vintage country music as a part of their lives. You may have caught them at one of Barstow’s Burger Nights or other summer events. But we can’t wait for summer, we miss our bluegrass friends! This event is free and open to the public! Join … Read more

Ice Cream for Breakfast

Happy National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! Yes you read that right!  This event is celebrated the first Saturday in February! Join us for Maple Valley Creamery ice cream atop homemade waffles, cinnamon swirls, or a slice of pie!  Or enjoy a classic hot fudge sundae with your morning joe! Barstow’s serves breakfast until noon today – … Read more

October Steak Dinner

Visit your neighborhood dairy farm on October 22 for an Absolutely local, absolutely delicious farm raised steak dinner. Each steak dinner includes a Barstow’s farm raised rib eye steak, grilled to your liking, a baked potato, green beans, and for dessert, a brownie sundae with local ice cream. Enjoy your supper at Barstow’s or order … 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

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