Eat the Season: Peach 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

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

At Barstow’s, every day is Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! We celebrate year round…. But National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day is celebrated on August 4! Shannon, head baker and seventh generation Barstow, prepares chocolate chip cookies at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, daily, using Grandma Barstow’s recipe. Shannon spent hours in the kitchen with Grandma while … 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

Eat the Season: Blueberry Bread Pudding

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

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

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