Coronavirus disruption hurting dairy farms; ‘It’s not pretty now for the farmer’

By Jim Kinney | April 5, 2020 The Republican Dairy cattle naturally produce more milk in April than at other times of the year, a phenomenon called the “spring flush” that harkens back to the natural reproductive cycle. “It’s life as usual on the farm,” said Denise Barstow, a seventh-generation farmer and education and marketing … Read more

Dairy Decimals, and Udder Math Problems

Cindy Raymond recently discovered that dairy farming is packed with great math lessons—and she’s milking it for all it’s worth. Last summer, Cindy, who teaches Middle School math, visited her daughter Anli (Foote Class of 2015) at Mt. Holyoke College. They stopped by Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts for lunch and ice cream at the dairy … Read more

National Chocolate Milkshake Day

National Chocolate Milkshake is celebrated on September 12. And here at Barstow’s, we celebrate milkshakes of all flavors nearly every day of the year. But in honor of this day, it’s time to enjoy a cold, thick, CHOCOLATE milkshake at your neighborhood dairy farm! Made with super premium chocolate Maple Valley Creamery ice cream and … Read more

Milk Matters | at Odyssey Bookshop

Visit Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley on Wednesday, August 21 at 6:30pm for Milk Matters, a presentation of dairy farms, food, and all things bovine with Lucille Benoit, author of Come, Bos, and Denise Barstow of Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. Journalist and dairymaid Lucille Benoit speaks about the current crisis for small dairy farms … Read more

Safe Milk Begins on the Farm

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. … Read more

Undeniably Dairy: The Facts Behind Dairy Nutrition

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, planet, diet, land use, and how dairy farming connects us with heritage in the Pioneer Valley. Join the conversation with experts across all fields of dairy (get it?!).  The Dairy Month Lecture Series is hosted by Barstow’s Longview Farm and Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. … 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

Santa visits the Farm

The Hadley Fire Department and the Hadley Parks and Recreation Department are bringing us a special visitor again this year!  En route to their gathering at Hadley Elementary, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping by Barstow’s via firetruck on Saturday, December 15 around noon. Take photos, check out the fire truck and say hello!  … Read more

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