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

Dairy Crawl – A passport to promote dairy farmers & farms

Country Folks Magazine | July 31, 2019 By Laura Rodley During June six farms in Western Massachusetts created a way for customers and the public to be more involved in their farms and to increase business. They created a postcard-like passport that could be stamped at each business. After all the businesses had been visited, … Read more

Burger Fest 2019

*** Due to the EXTREME heat, Burger Fest will be wrapping up by 5pm today. We apologize for the inconvenience. Stay safe, stay cool! *** Burger Fest is the biggest event on the farm! Burger Fest is one of the few days that we sell our Barstow’s Farm Raised Beef burgers made to order. We will be grilling … Read more

Barstow’s 11th Anniversary

On June 30, 2019, we celebrate our 11th year in the restaurant business! We owe our success to our family members, our dedicated staff, and of course, to YOU! We would not be here today without the incredible support and generosity of our community! Join us for our 11th Anniversary party from noon to 2pm … Read more

Six things to know about Barstow’s farm

By Jo Comerford Posted June 24, 2019 In The People’s Blog JUNE IS DAIRY MONTH IN MASSACHUSETTS. THAT’S WHY I JOINED CONSTITUENTS AND DENISE BARSTOW FOR A TOUR OF HER FAMILY’S DIARY FARM IN HADLEY. Denise is an 7th generation farmer. That means that her family has cared for the land they’ve farmed for over … Read more

Gratitude Journal: the Dairy Month Lecture Series

As we wrap up Dairy Month, the 2019 Dairy Month Lecture Series is also coming to a close. The Dairy Month Lecture Series has been my pet project for the last three years. I have basically become a professional eavesdropper, listening for any mention of milk, cheese, butter, and dairy farms – taking mental notes … Read more

Farm Tour with your Senator

June is Dairy Month!  Each Sunday and June, we’ll learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, land use, and how dairy farming connects us with our Pioneer Valley heritage. This free walking farm tour will be led by seventh generation farmer Denise Barstow and her guest, Massachusetts State Senator, Jo Comerford. Jo … Read more

Farm, Factory, or Family: Food Safety is Common Sense!

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. … Read more

Cow Power: from Waste to Watts

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. … Read more

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