Pasture Day 2023

Pasture Day is a farm favorite! After inspecting and repairing fence, the farmers are ready to let the girls out of the barn and into the field. Spring is here! And with winter months in the barn behind them, the cows will be prancing their way into the green green grass! This event is not … Read more


Brrrr! Pass the…Ice Cream! 🍨 Today, of all days, bitterly cold and wind blown, is National Ice Cream for Breakfast Day! But don’t let the weather keep you away from this obscure/delicious holiday! We’re celebrating at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery 8am-noon with Quakes (a milkshake but with iced coffee) and Coffee Floats (iced coffee … Read more

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 Sandwich Day

National Sandwich Day is celebrated on November 3… but at Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery, we celebrate sandwiches every day! Stop by Barstow’s on Tuesday, November 3, 6am-4pm, for a breakfast sandwich, one of our specialty sandwiches, a BLT, a cheese griller sandwich, or an ice cream sandwich! View our entire lunch menu here – … 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

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

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