Pasture Day 2021

Today is Pasture Day! Surprise! This fairly last minute decision is consciously made to limit gathering and sustain our commitment to our community’s health and safety. In 2019, our Pasture Day event gathered well over 250 people. And while relaxed restrictions are here or on the horizon, we are not yet ready for this to … Read more

Who let the cows out? Pandemic doesn’t stop dairy farm’s Pasture Day event

By SCOTT MERZBACH Daily Hampshire Gazette  Published: 5/12/2020 HADLEY — Taking tentative and seemingly nervous steps, six heifers had a new experience awaiting them Tuesday morning as they jumped from a trailer into the pasture where they will be spending the next few months. Only moments after their hooves hit the grass, though, the young … Read more

Gratitude Journal: Pasture Day 2020

Pasture Day is personally my favorite event of the year. It marks the start of spring and is a true community event in my neighborhood. Usually Pasture Day is the first Saturday in May. Visitors enjoy frolicking cows, live music, farm tours, loads of ice cream, and maybe a few grass stains from playing/rolling on … Read more

Pasture Day 2020 Facebook LIVE Event

Today is Pasture Day! And like the spring this year, it’s coming a little late. Pasture Day, an annual community event typically the first Saturday in May, has been rescheduled and reworked to meet best practices for safe social distancing in the time of COVID19. Barstow’s Longview Farm will release several cows onto pasture in … Read more

Pasture Day

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

Barstow’s May Newsletter 2018

Barstow’s May Newsletter 2018 Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm are located in the historic Hockanum Village in Hadley, MA. Our motto is “Looking Forward Since 1806” and we’ve been taking great care of our dairy herd and of the 450 acres of land we farm for 212 years. Farm and Store … Read more

Spring on the Farm

Today might be the First Day of Spring – but it still feels an awful lot like winter on the farm. With snow still in the forecast, wind-cutting tarps are on the barns and coats are on our calves.  Our priority is the health and comfort of our animals.  Learn more about how we keep … Read more

Pasture Day welcomes visitors to Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley

May 6, 2016 By Elizabeth Lafond-Coppez, Special to The Republican, MassLive HADLEY – The next time you enjoy a glass of fresh milk or allow a bite of sharp cheddar cheese to complement your full bodied, red wine, give a toast to dairy cows and their farmers, near and far. Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley … Read more

Cows Jump Over the Moon

By Jennifer Lee Shea May 4th, 2015 Must be the Milk Just like us New Englanders, cows love the transition from winter to spring. The sunny skies, the warmer weather, the lush green grass – who wouldn’t be excited? Just as more joggers line the roads and people are out walking their dogs when spring … Read more

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