Gratitude Journal: The Rainbow Scarab Beetle

Barstow’s Longview Farm recently received an email from an entomologist looking to traipse around the cow pasture in search of a rare beetle. “Sure!” we replied back. So he scheduled a time to visit, and ordered four pies from Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery for pick up that same day.  The subject of the visit? … Read more

Gratitude Journal: A Year of Service

Last week I finished up my TerraCorps (AmeriCorps) year of service at Kestrel Land Trust. It was a year full of accomplishments and learning as I worked with underserved populations in the Valley, conducted programming to promote the preservation of open space, and helped with a project that will ultimately protect more farmland and farms … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Thank you to the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation!

In line with our commitment to producing the highest quality milk, Barstow’s Longview Farm recently received a generous Local Farmer Award from the Harold Grinspoon Charitable Foundation to purchase the Lely MQC-C2. The Lely MQC-C2 is an add-on piece of equipment to a Lely Robot Milker. The equipment tests milk fat, protein, milk conductivity, temperature, … Read more

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

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