Some Like it Hot

Corn General consensus on the farm: this heat wave has got to chill… But some like it hot! Corn originated as a tropical grass and can tolerate exposures to adverse temperatures as high as 112degreesF for brief periods. Corn’s ideal daytime temperatures typically range between 77degreesF and 91degrees! However, growth decreases when temperatures exceed 95degreesF, … Read more

National Drive Thru Day

Happy National Drive Thru Window Day! (yes it’s a thing!) When we opened up Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery in 2008, we left many scratching their heads…. a drive thru window at a farmstand? We wanted to best serve our community: commuters, dog owners, parents with kiddos in car seats, and all. The drive thru … Read more

Massachusetts Eat Local Month

August is Massachusetts Eat Local Month, a great excuse to enjoy lunch at Barstow’s with friends, stock up on Barstow beef, Cabot cheese, McCray’s milk, or Maple Valley ice cream, and to indulge on Hadley sweet corn, zucchini, summer squash, blueberries, potatoes, and soon – local juicy peaches! Massachusetts Eat Local Month is focused on … Read more

May is National Salad Month

May is National Salad Month and we are excited to feature our delicious homemade salads! Of course we offer salads year round here at Barstow’s.  You can find Green Salad, Chef Salad, and Craisin Salad on our lunch menu. Our most popular lunch salad is our Taco Salad topped with Barstow’s farm raised ground beef. … Read more

Fork it over for Food

Each September, during Hunger Action Month, regional restaurants come together to support hunger–prevention work during Fork it Over For Food, a campaign that raises funds to provide meals to neighbors in need. Fork it Over for Food proves that you can do more than simply feed people for a day — you can help end local … Read more

Support the Leverett Fire Department

Join us at Barstow’s on Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8am-5pm to support the Leverett Massachusetts Fire Department! 10% of all proceeds go to the Leverett Firefighters Association to purchase a Lucas CPR Device. This device is safe, effective, and simple to use.  A tool that will support the first responders in our community and their … Read more

Grow the Goodwin

10% of your purchase on Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Barstow’s goes to Grow the Goodwin, Hadley’s Public Library! In 2017 the Trustees of the Goodwin Memorial Library applied for and received a highly competitive state grant for $3.9 million to build an expanded, fully accessible library.  $3.8 million in additional funding was approved by … Read more

They Give a Chip

Everyone likes a good potato chip! At Barstow’s we serve Deep River Snacks.  They pair nicely with a sandwich and a pickle – and if Grandma Barstow were around, she’d tell you they go best ON the sandwich! Deep River Snacks is based in Deep River, Connecticut – 76 miles from Barstow’s Dairy Store and … Read more

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