Barstow’s Phase 2

We know many of you are wondering when Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery will be open for in-store shopping and dining again. For now, Barstow’s will continue to offer drive thru service only, daily until 4pm. We believe our current system is the best way to keep Barstow’s customers and staff safe. In the meantime, … Read more

Love Your Land Trust Membership Drive

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery and Barstow’s Longview Farm are proud supporters of Kestrel Land Trust, a local nonprofit that protects and cares for land in the Pioneer Valley. Kestrel Land Trust has just launched their Spring Membership Drive! A gift of any amount makes you a Kestrel Land Trust member for one year. You … Read more

National Trails Day

National Trails Day is observed each year on the first Saturday in June. Celebrate by exploring your local trails at Skinner State Park! The park protects 843 acres of forest and farmland – and most notably, the historic Prospect House.  The Prospect House, or Summit House, is an old hotel that was first opened in … Read more

Rain or shine, Pioneer Valley in Western Mass. is great for a quick getaway

The Boston Globe By Jon Gorey March 16, 2018 From the Montague Bookmill to scenic views of the Mount Holyoke Range to maple syrup on tap, the Pioneer Valley makes for a fun trip in fickle spring. WHEN SPRING ARRIVES in New England, some of us kind of lose our minds. Can you blame us? … Read more

National Bird Day | the Northern Cardinal

In honor of National Bird Day, we are highlighting one of our favorite winter birds that frequents the farm. They don’t need much highlighting, the Northern Cardinal stands out on his own against the white, gray, and brown of a New England winter! Cardinals are year round residents in Massachusetts.  Their powerful beaks crack open … Read more

First Snow

Yesterday was our first snow of the season! Big flakes filled the window and blanketed the fields outside.  Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery closed at 1pm early for the weather. But life on the farm was business as usual.  There’s no coming home early. The farmers make sure all of the dry cows on pasture … Read more

Art in Hockanum

Barstow’s Dairy Store and Bakery hosts a Featured Artist on our walls to give us new and lovely perspectives on the beautiful Pioneer Valley we call home. But art has been part of this area’s history. The spectacular views of the Connecticut River valley from Mount Holyoke, the mountain located just behind Barstow’s Longview Farm, … Read more

Hockanum Flood Sign

Hockanum Village is in a 100-year flood-plain. While this contributes to fertile soil, it also means this area has gone through some very extreme flooding.  During heavy, extensive rain and during rapid snow melt in the north, the Connecticut River floods and the fields and sometimes even roads are inundated. You can visit the Hockanum … Read more

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