Barstow’s Longview Farm’s anaerobic digester receives more than 14,000 tons of food waste annually from food manufacturers, processors, and users such as Cabot Creamery, Geissler’s Supermarkets, HP Hood, Wind River, Cains, Garelick, Amenico, and McDonalds. Add in the 9,000 annual tons of cow manure from the farm and we’re in business!
The zero-waste, closed-loop Farm Powered anaerobic digester at the farm converts the energy potential in farm and food waste into electricity, heat, and fertilizer.
Food waste and manure break down into a super nutrient rich and completely chemical free fertilizer that we can spread on our land as a natural soil amendment.
A member of the Cabot Creamery Cooperative, we supply Cabot with milk; Cabot supplies the farm with the organic by-products from butter and milk production; the farm sends power back to the Cabot plant; and the chemical-free fertilizer grows more hay and corn so there is more milk to go back to Cabot for butter production – and that is the closed loop supply chain.