Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley helps Cabot win environmental award


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Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley uses a Vanguard Renewables Farm Powered anaerobic digester to harvest energy from food waste. Shown here are Steven Barstow, Kelly Barstow, Shannon Barstow, Steve Barstow II, Denise Barstow, Dave Barstow and Marjorie Barstow in front.


By Jim Kinney | jkinney@repub.com
May 14, 2016

Cabot Creamery Cooperative has won the 2016 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Award for Outstanding Dairy Processing & Manufacturing Sustainability in part through the efforts of Barstow’s Longview Farm in Hadley and the Agri-Mark plant in West Springfield.

Cabot, owned by the Agri-Mark dairy cooperative, won the award for its Real Farm Power program, which includes Barstow’s and its Vanguard Renewables Farm Powered anaerobic digester, which turns farm manure and organic food waste into electricity. The renewable energy produced by the Vanguard Renewables Farm Powered anaerobic digester at Barstow’s Longview Farm is sent in the form of energy credits to Agri-Mark’s Cabot plant in West Springfield, where the farm’s milk is processed. This offsets all of the energy needed to make Cabot butter.
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