ESE provides location for distribution of products to local Cabot farmers

Sept. 24, 2020 | Sarah Heinonen sarah@thereminder.com WEST SPRINGFIELD – At farm stands and small on-site stores, farmers sell a fair amount of products that they help to produce. Dairy farms around Western Massachusetts and parts of Connecticut ship their milk to the Agri-Mark/Cabot Creamery Cooperative facility in West Springfield to be turned into cheese, … Read more

Big E helps Agri-Mark distribute Cabot dairy products to small farm stands

MassLive By Jim Kinney | jkinney@repub.com WEST SPRINGFIELD — Farm stands like Barstow’s Longview Dairy Store and Bakery in Hadley used to be able to pick up Cabot Creamery-brand cheese and other dairy products at Agri-Mark’s butter and dry nonfat milk manufacturing plant on Riverdale Street in West Springfield. But that was before coronavirus restrictions … Read more

Valley Bounty: Amid challenges, Barstow’s farm still taking the long view

By NOAH BAUSTIN For the Gazette Published: 5/23/2020 Pasture Day is Denise Barstow’s favorite time on the farm. The event is an annual celebration of spring at Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley. In a normal year, hundreds of people gather on the farm to watch the heifers celebrate their first taste of fresh grass in … Read more

Coronavirus spring: Farms, gardens figure out how to get vegetables to consumers in the age of social distancing

By Jim Kinney | April 7, 2020 MassLive At the 100-acre Calabrese fruit and vegetable farm in Southwick, the sweet corn is planted. Normally not a remarkable occurrence on a farm in April. But with the coronavirus and efforts to stop its spread disrupting nearly every aspect of every life, it’s remarkable that this one … Read more

Coronavirus disruption hurting dairy farms; ‘It’s not pretty now for the farmer’

By Jim Kinney | April 5, 2020 The Republican Dairy cattle naturally produce more milk in April than at other times of the year, a phenomenon called the “spring flush” that harkens back to the natural reproductive cycle. “It’s life as usual on the farm,” said Denise Barstow, a seventh-generation farmer and education and marketing … Read more

10 Ways to Support Barstow’s During COVID19

As we all adjust to the evolving Covid-19 situation, our priority is the health and safety of our Barstow’s community: customers, staff members, and family. At this time, Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery is operating with Drive Thru service only. We are able to accommodate to-go breakfast, lunch, bakery, ice cream, grocery, and prepared foods purchases … Read more

Barstow’s is Drive Thru Service ONLY

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Barstow’s will remain open to provide prepared foods, local grocery items, and a small taste of normal life for our community. However, in an effort to best protect the health and safety of our team and customers, Barstow’s will be offering Drive Thru Service ONLY until further notice. … Read more

Harvest for All

In Massachusetts alone, 652,760 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 167,450 are children. To help battle these daunting statistics, Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF’s) Young Farmer and Rancher (YF&R) committee has undertaken a ‘Harvest For All’ drive – and one of their locations will be Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery at Barstow’s Longview Farm in … Read more

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