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.

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Our Grass Fed Ground Beef

If you have not yet tried our 100% grass-fed ground beef, this is a great time to get some! Ground beef is 20% Off this week at our Farm Store.

Our delectable pasture-raised beef comes from Glen Mary Grassfed, a family farm in St. Mary’s County. We also have Jersey beef from our steers raised here on the farm.

Here is a recipe for Beef Picadillo that Chef Brian made last week for the farm staff. We LOVED it!

2 lbs. pastured ground beef
1 med white onion, finely chopped
3-4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 cup sherry
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
2 cloves, smashed
28-oz. can of tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp maple sugar (or syrup)
1/4 cup raw apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup almonds, chopped
1/2 cup green olives, sliced

Brown the ground beef and onion together over medium heat. Add garlic and sherry, boil down until liquid is mostly gone.

Add cinnamon, cumin, clove, and salt & black pepper to taste; mix well. Add tomatoes, maple sugar and vinegar – cook over medium heat until tomatoes have reduced into a thick sauce. Stir in cilantro, almonds and olives.

Use as filling for tacos, tostadas, empanadas – or in a bowl with a spoon. Serves 4-6 people.

Enjoy!

 

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Drop Off Service Has Begun

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Drop-Off Service! We are partnering with FarmMatch.com, an online ordering site that connects consumers with local farms.

Here is how it works: pick a drop-off location near you; place an order for that location by selecting the products you would like and completing your purchase with a credit card, then pick up your order at the location on the date/time specified. It’s that easy!

To participate, you will need to sign up for a FarmMatch account – this is a monthly subscription service, so a minimal fee will be charged based on the profile you select when creating your account. For example, one profile is $3.95/month for unlimited ordering.

Two locations are now available:

Anne Arundel County Farmers Market
275 Harry S. Truman Pkwy
Annapolis, MD 21401

301 Strong
4540 Graphics Drive
White Plains, MD 20695

If these locations are not in your area, don’t despair! We are just getting started, and will add more locations soon.

If you are interested in hosting a drop-off location (Maryland only), please let us know by calling (301) 579-2727.

Thank you for your support!

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Fresh Chicken Now Available

Our season of FRESH chicken has begun!

You can buy our delicious pasture-raised whole chickens at the farm store, and the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market (Saturday), fresh every week, now through the end of October.

And don’t forget: We also have livers, hearts, gizzards, heads, and feet available.

Always corn/soy/GMO-free – and oh-so-tasty!

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