Robot Farmers: The Latest and Greatest in Milk Production

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery visitors and Lely robot expert, Dave Patteson, of Lely North America, enjoyed a tour of the  milking barn and robotic milkers for the Dairy Month Lecture Series on Sunday, June 24 at Barstow’s Longview Farm. In case you missed it, we have this short recap for you: Technology in the dairy barn, … Read more

Robot Farmers: the Latest and Greatest in Milk Production

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our 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 … Read more

Free Anniversary Farm Tours

In honor of Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery’s 10 Year Anniversary, celebrate with us all of 2018 on the 10th of every month! We’ve put together a series of mini events and giveaways throughout the year to thank our customers, regulars, supporters, friends, and family! Join us for free walking farm tours on Thursday, May 10 of … Read more

The Dairy Month Lecture Series 2018

June is Dairy Month!  Learn more about how dairy impacts our economy, our planet, our diet, our 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 … Read more

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! 2017 brought a lot to be thankful for!  Like a good crop year and a drought free summer.  We are thankful for our healthy and productive herd of 557.  We are thankful for the new anaerobic digester engine, bringing more green energy to the grid and soon more recycled heat to our homes … Read more

Valley dairy farmers air innovations, challenges with state officials

Written by David Mclellan, Daily Hampshire Gazette September 28, 2017 HADLEY — Pick up a gallon of milk at a New England grocery store, and its contents are pretty much guaranteed to be locally made. Whether the label advertises a big company’s name or a family-owned farm, the dairy farmer who has provided that milk … Read more

The Financial Benefits of an APR: Barstow’s Longview Farm

Kestrel Land Trust Blog February 10, 2017 After receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars to preserve their seventh generation family farm, the Barstows are using the money to populate it with robots. While negotiating the sale of the Agricultural Preservation Restriction rights on 123 acres of their dairy farm, the Barstows have installed four Astronaut … Read more

Building Green: Radiant Heat

We make many efforts to keep our energy use as low as possible. Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery was built with many features that help it to be energy efficient and environmentally friendly in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint. We have radiant heating through our floors in Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery. Heating … Read more

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