Safe Milk Begins on the Farm

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

Pasture Day 2019

Pasture Day is a farm favorite! After inspecting and repairing fence, the farmers are ready to let the girls out of the barn and into the field. Spring is here! And with winter months in the barn behind them, the cows will be frolicking their way into the green green grass! This event is not … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2019

June is Dairy Month! Local farmstands in Hadley, South Hadley, and Sunderland are celebrating with the Dairy Month Dairy Crawl! Visit the participating farmstands; Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, McCray’s Country Creamery, Flayvors of Cook Farm, Maple Valley’s Hadley Scoop, North Hadley Sugar Shack and Market, and Smiarowski’s Farmstand and Creamery; and purchase an ice cream to get your Dairy Crawl … Read more

Dairy Farms: Part of the Climate Solution

Must be the Milk April 22, 2019 Climate change has challenged our society to adopt practices and technologies to cut fossil fuels, reduce emissions, and live more sustainably. With razor thin margins, farmers are being further tested. Our livelihood directly depends on a healthy economy, a healthy community, and a healthy planet. Here are a … Read more

Free Earth Day Farm Tour

At Barstow’s Longview Farm, every day is Earth Day! Tour our facility and experience how animal care, technology, and the engagement of the next farming generation play a role in farm sustainability. Learn how Barstow’s Longview Farm turns food waste and cow manure into enough electricity for 1,600 homes with an anaerobic digester.  The system … Read more

Gratitude Journal: dinner & a speaker event

Last night was Barstow’s second ever Dinner & a Speaker event titled Rural Prosperity: how we lost it and how we get it back. A huge thank you to Dr. Holly Hanson, history professor at Mount Holyoke College, for her fascinating lecture! Dr. Hanson outlined four relationships that contribute to rural prosperity: Farmer and Nature … Read more

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