Eat the Season: Strawberry Shortcake

There are many good reasons to eat local, in season food: Local food is fresh and nutritious! It connects us with nature’s cycles and with the place we call home. Local food travels fewer miles from the fields to your kitchen table which means lower emissions, energy, and fuel usage. The purchase of local food … Read more

Checking in with the Barstows of Hadley

By FRANCIE LIN For the Gazette Published: 6/12/2020 3:25:20 PM Interview with Steven Barstow II, dairy farmer Who lives in the same house as you? Caroline Barstow (large animal veterinarian), Nelson Barstow (19 months), OVH (cat), Moose (the farm dog) How are you juggling all your responsibilities during this time? Although much has been turned upside down in … Read more

Dairy Month Dairy Crawl

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 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

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

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

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