Pioneer Valley Dairy Crawl celebrates dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time

By Gillian Follett | Special to The Republican Denise Barstow Manz is hoping to increase awareness of the Pioneer Valley’s dairy farms one scoop of ice cream at a time. Since 1806, generations of her family have been operating Barstow’s Longview Farm. Today, its farm store supplies fresh dairy, meat, baked goods and other products. Still, … Read more

Off the Menu

Off the Menu: OpenTable produces its Top 10 list for Western Mass Posted Jun 12, 2021 By Hugh Robert | Special to The Republican Best restaurant around? It’s a question the answer to which will vary widely depending on of whom it is asked. There was a time when such pronouncements were the prerogative of … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2021

June is Dairy Month! Local farmstands in Hadley, South Hadley, and Sunderland are celebrating with the Dairy Month Dairy Crawl! Visit the participating farmstands; Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, McCray’s Country Creamery, Flayvors of Cook Farm, Maple Valley’s Hadley Scoop, North Hadley Sugar Shack and Market, and Smiarowski’s Farmstand and Creamery; and purchase an ice cream to get your Dairy Crawl … Read more

12 Holiday Baking Necessities

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will have extra pies available on Wednesday afternoon, boxed and ready for pick up.  But for those of you who will be doing all the baking for your family this holiday season, stop by Barstow’s for local ingredients!  Here are 12 holiday necessities that you will find at Barstow’s! 12 … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2020

June is Dairy Month! A time to celebrate local dairy: milk, cheese, ice cream and more! ‘Celebrating’, however, looks a bit different in the age of COVID-19. With incredibly low milk prices, lost markets with the closure of restaurants, schools, and institutions, and the added stress of social distancing, new farm training protocols, and so.much.sanitizing, … Read more

Dairy Crawl – A passport to promote dairy farmers & farms

Country Folks Magazine | July 31, 2019 By Laura Rodley During June six farms in Western Massachusetts created a way for customers and the public to be more involved in their farms and to increase business. They created a postcard-like passport that could be stamped at each business. After all the businesses had been visited, … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl 2019

June is Dairy Month! Local farmstands in Hadley, South Hadley, and Sunderland are celebrating with the Dairy Month Dairy Crawl! Visit the participating farmstands; Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, McCray’s Country Creamery, Flayvors of Cook Farm, Maple Valley’s Hadley Scoop, North Hadley Sugar Shack and Market, and Smiarowski’s Farmstand and Creamery; and purchase an ice cream to get your Dairy Crawl … Read more

Eat the Season | January

Eating what is in season throughout the year can better connect you to your home and community.  When you eat what is being harvested locally, your food is travelling fewer miles, you are supporting your neighborhood farmers, and you are enjoying nutritious and varied foods throughout the seasons. #EatTheSeason and enjoy the season at Barstow’s … Read more

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