Welcome to The P.A. Bowen Farmstead!

Here at P.A. Bowen Farmstead we are dedicated to raising grass-based livestock and producing fine artisan raw cheese. Situated in the gentle hills of Maryland’s Prince Georges County, our diverse multi-species farm seeks to mimic the patterns of nature using old-fashioned grazing techniques coupled with modern technologies. The different animal species work symbiotically to heal and build our soil, and to produce high-quality foods that heal and nourish our bodies. Hormones, growth-enhancers, pesticides and herbicides are never used on the P.A. Bowen Farmstead. We use antibiotics only in extreme situations, never routinely.

Farm owners Geoffrey Morell and Sally Fallon Morell co-founded the Weston A. Price Foundation in 1999, a non-profit nutrition education foundation that disseminates the research findings of Dr. Weston A. Price. In his studies of healthy, nonindustrialized peoples, Dr. Price discovered the importance of meat, fat, organ meats and milk products from animals consuming green pasture, as sources of the all-important fat-soluble vitamins. Later in 2009 the Morells purchased the ninety-five-acre Maryland property with the goal of creating an integrated farm that not only supplies high-quality, pasture-fed products, but also will act as an engine for the economic revitalization of the whole region.

At P.A. Bowen Farmstead, we emphasize rotational grazing for all farm species. All animals are provided with a habitat that allows them to thrive: pigs root through the forests; broilers in their chicken tractors and hens roaming freely work over the pastures recently grazed on by our dairy herd; and our beautiful Jersey cows, milked just once a day, are given new pasture daily. The grain mix fed to our pigs and poultry (and in very small amounts to our cows) is non-GMO and soy-free, and mostly locally grown.

All products are sold in our old-fashioned on-farm store and at select local farmers markets. We offer:

Artisan raw milk cheeses
Pastured beef and veal
Pastured chicken and eggs
Pastured seasonal turkey
Free-roaming pork, including old-fashioned bacon and ham
Crafts by Maryland artisans
Books and educational materials

We encourage people to visit our farm to learn more about our operation with our fascinating guided farm tours and classes. The farm is also available for events such as fund-raisers, corporate picnics and weddings.

Our Jersey cows graze on lush green pasture
State-of-the-art cheese production facility (building on left), milking parlor (rear of building on right) and country store (front section of building on right)

We are proud members of the Weston A Price Foundation and the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund.

Latest News

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Our Blue Wins 3rd Place!

We just received word that our 2014 Prince George’s Blue Cheese won THIRD PLACE in the American Cheese Society annual competition!

We are especially thrilled, because there is a lot of competition in the rinded blue vein cheese category. Our creamy signature natural-rinded blue cheese is rich in character without the bite that is typical of most blue cheeses. We use Penicilium roqueforti mold culture, animal rennet and Celtic sea salt. Each batch is aged for over 60 days.

If you haven’t tried our award-winning Prince George’s Blue, now is the perfect time!

 

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Internship Opportunity!

Are you interested in learning about integrated, pasture-based farming? Would you like to work with dairy cows, pigs and poultry, and perhaps learn cheese-making?

We are looking for a couple of interns who can commit to 50 hours a week (includes weekends) and are comfortable with doing farms chores. Some store (and perhaps farmers market) experience is included. We have a greenhouse for our own produce, which is a potential intern project. Possibility of housing provided.

If you are interested, please email us at info@PABowenFarmstead.com and include “INTERN” in the subject line. In the message, please provide a description of yourself and any experience you might have.

Note: Farming experience is not required – just a positive attitude and a willingness to work!

We look forward to hearing from you!

Thanks from the P.A. Bowen Farmstead Team

 

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New Healthy and Sustainable Protein Bars

We are so excited to offer these healthy, tasty protein bars! The EXO protein bar is made with a highly nutritious and sustainable protein source that might surprise you: cricket flour! (Did you know that about 80% of the world’s population consumes insects?) These cashew ginger bars are gluten-free and sweetened with apricots and honey…and they are delicious!

We also have a pemmican bar called EPIC, made with grass-fed bison and uncured bacon. Pemmican is a concentrated mixture of fat and protein invented by the native peoples of North America, and is similar in flavor to jerky, but with a soft, chewy texture. Rich and satisfying, these bars have EPIC taste!

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