Dairy Month Dairy Crawl

June is Dairy Month! A time to celebrate local dairy: milk, cheese, ice cream and more! ‘Celebrating’, however, looks a bit different in the age of COVID-19. With incredibly low milk prices, lost markets with the closure of restaurants, schools, and institutions, and the added stress of social distancing, new farm training protocols, and so.much.sanitizing, … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2020

June is Dairy Month! A time to celebrate local dairy: milk, cheese, ice cream and more! ‘Celebrating’, however, looks a bit different in the age of COVID-19. With incredibly low milk prices, lost markets with the closure of restaurants, schools, and institutions, and the added stress of social distancing, new farm training protocols, and so.much.sanitizing, … 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

Pasture Day 2020 Facebook LIVE Event

Today is Pasture Day! And like the spring this year, it’s coming a little late. Pasture Day, an annual community event typically the first Saturday in May, has been rescheduled and reworked to meet best practices for safe social distancing in the time of COVID19. Barstow’s Longview Farm will release several cows onto pasture in … 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

Name the Calf Contest Remote Submissions

The Name the Calf Contest is a beloved staple of visiting Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. However, with the COVID-19 situation, Barstow’s is operating as a drive-thru service only farmstand. In-store amenities like the name the calf contest is temporarily unavailable. But our new girls need names! There are about 100 heifer calves born each … 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

Dairy Decimals, and Udder Math Problems

Cindy Raymond recently discovered that dairy farming is packed with great math lessons—and she’s milking it for all it’s worth. Last summer, Cindy, who teaches Middle School math, visited her daughter Anli (Foote Class of 2015) at Mt. Holyoke College. They stopped by Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts for lunch and ice cream at the dairy … Read more

Santa at the Farm

The Hadley Fire Department and Hadley Parks and Recreation Department are bringing us a special visitor again this year!  En route to their gathering at Hadley Elementary, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by Barstow’s via firetruck on Saturday, December 14 around noon. Take photos, check out the fire truck and say hello!  We … Read more

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