What’s that Smell?

Barstow’s Longview Farm’s anaerobic digester receives more than 14,000 tons of food waste annually from food manufacturers, processors, and users such as Cabot Creamery, Geissler’s Supermarkets, HP Hood, Wind River, Cains, Garelick, Amenico, and McDonalds.  Add in the 9,000 annual tons of cow manure from the farm and we’re in business! The zero-waste, closed-loop Farm … Read more

The Dairy Month Lecture Series 2018

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our 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 … Read more

National Ag Day

Today, March 20, 2018 is National Agriculture Day.  National Ag Day falls during National Ag Week, March 18-24, 2018. Here at Barstow’s Longview Farm, every day is Ag Day.  Agriculture isn’t only our livelihood, it is a way of life.  Today we invite you to consider how agriculture impacts your life.  Farmers raise fruits, veggies, … Read more

Lil’ Steve’s Eggs

Barstow’s has a lot of loyal followers.  And some of those dutiful followers are oddly specific to one item or another sold in the store. There are the die-hard pierogi fans, the Barstow’s famous chili worshipers, the cinnamon swirl fanatics, the chicken salad fundamentalists, and the Barstow’s ground beef zealots. But no group is more … Read more

Columnist Claire Morenon: Farmers work all year long

The Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 26, 2018 Claire Morenon Farming is, of course, a seasonal occupation — but really, there’s no off season. While the landscape may appear still and empty during these late winter months, local farmers of all stripes are working hard caring for animals, boiling sap and planning for another bountiful summer … Read more

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