Gratitude Journal: Open Farm Sunday

On a chilly October Sunday, we hitched up the tour wagon, placed out some bakery samples alongside the Cabot cheese, and unlocked the gates, while tunes of vintage country bluegrass carried on the breeze. On October 6th, the Barstow family, and 22 other farm families, celebrated Open Farm Sunday in honor of Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s … Read more

Gratitude Journal: YC Farm Tour

The AgriMark Cabot Creamery Cooperative holds the Young Cooperators (YC) Leadership Conference for the next generation annually. The conference is meant to build leaders in the Cooperative, grow connection to our amazing brand, and network with fellow farmers. It’s one of my favorite weeks of the summer! This year, the conference was hosted right here … 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

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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