Local Family Farm Celebrates Grand Opening of Dairy Store and Bakery

HADLEY-HOCKANUM VILLAGE: The bond of ‘family' could not mean more to the Hockanum Village Barstow's. And when granddaughter, daughter, niece, sister, cousin, and aunt; Shannon Barstow, expressed her dream of having a bakery, her family joined right along side her to help make her dream a reality. Just as the pies, cheesecakes and cookies in the bakery, the store was build from scratch. Every Barstow did their share to make the store some thing special and the family could not be more pleased with the dream that they have built together from the ground up.

The new addition to the 202 year old Barstow's Longview Farm now invites you to come celebrate with day-long Grand Opening party and free concert Saturday, September 13. The dairy store and bakery is located at 172 Hockanum Road, Route 47 between the Summit House road and the South Hadley town line.

The schedule for the day:

2 for 1 ice cream cones all day long

A representative from Cabot Cheese, makers of the World's Best Cheddar Cheese, will be present from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. to provide a variety of samples of their award winning cheeses.

9:00 - 11:00: Hadley Fire Department will visit with their ladder truck and public safety information. Stickers and hats for the kids.

10 a.m. - 12 noon: 93.9 The River radio station will give away a basket of local farm products and a pair of tickets to Farm Aid. This will be the last time to enter to win tickets; the winner will be drawn at noon and must be present to win.

1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: The Primate Fiasco band, of Northampton: Picture a jam session with the Grateful Dead, Blood Sweat & Tears, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Louis Armstrong. Stir in humorous lyrics like "You can blame it on your tailpipe/but I've been global warming on that girl."

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.: Easthampton-based James Delnero and Lost Mountain play traditional bluegrass music, complete with that classic High Lonesome sound made famous by the likes of Bill Monroe and Flat & Scruggs.

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.: Dan Daniels and Your No Good Buddies. Daniels can walk to the store; he lives just over the line in South Hadley. His self-styled "Geezer Rock." Citing influences from Willie Nelson to Credence Clearwater Revival and the Beatles, this trio's been playing down-home roots rock at clubs all over southern New England for six years.

Barstow's Dairy Store & Bakery welcomes you with Absolutely Local home-baked pastries and pies, locally sourced coffee (organic), ice cream, breads, produce, milk, cheese, sandwiches and gifts-and spectacular views of this 202-year-old working family farm and the Mount Holyoke Range. Parking is free.

The store is open 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekends. For a full list of products, please visit: www.barstowslongviewfarm.com

For Release: 8/27/08
Contact: Paula Barstow, 413-586-2142, paula@barstowslongviewfarm.com