Baker-Polito Administration Declares November 29, 2019 as “Green Friday”

The Baker-Polito Administration has declared Friday, November 29, 2019 as “Green Friday” to encourage people across the Commonwealth to visit their local farms and nurseries for Christmas trees, holiday plants, and holiday decorating needs. “The period following Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for Massachusetts families to shop local and purchase their Christmas trees and holiday … Read more

Love Your Land Trust Membership Drive

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm are proud supporters of Kestrel Land Trust, a local nonprofit that protects and cares for land in the Pioneer Valley. Kestrel Land Trust has just launched their Spring Membership Drive! A gift of any amount makes you a Kestrel Land Trust member for one year. You … Read more

14 Local Stocking Stuffers

This holiday season, stuff your stockings with local products that support local farmers and artisans in Western Massachusetts!  You can pick up all of these great stocking stuffers and more at your neighborhood dairy farm – yep you guessed it – Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery! 14 Local Stocking Stuffers A Barstow’s ceramic mug for … Read more

Holiday Greenery

Stop by Barstow’s to select your perfect holiday wreath, kissing ball, or porch decoration to brighten your home and get in the spirit! Our wreaths, kissing balls, log boxes, and holiday pots are grown and designed at Silvery Moon Farm in Bernardston, MA.  Silvery Moon Farm is a small family business.  Their family collects only the … Read more

What’s the Buzz about?

September is National Honey Month. Eating local honey sustains local beekeepers who care for our crop of buzzing bees. Bees are super pollinators, transferring pollen from plant to plant, thus fertilizing the plants and enabling them to bear fruit. In fact, about one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honey bees … Read more

6 Gifts for Dads and Grads

This June we are celebrating the awesome grads and the terrific dads in the Valley! Here are 6 gifts from Barstow’s that would work great to say both, “Happy Father’s Day” and “Congratulations!” Nothing says CELEBRATION better then a homemade custom cake! Order picnic salads, party platters, and side dishes for your Graduate Party or … Read more

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