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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Holiday Hours and Gift Ideas

We will be open Christmas and New Year’s weekends during our normal business hours, Thursday through Saturday, 10-6. However, we will close at 4 p.m. on New Year’s Eve (Saturday, Dec. 31). We will be offering our public tour on Saturdays at 11 a.m. (reservations required).

Looking for some ideas for unique, locally made gifts? We have plenty!

Here are just a few:

Blankets, Scarves, and Socks by our neighbor, Villa de Alpaca (Aquasco)

Handmade Wood Bowls, Cutting Boards & Salt Wells by Aaron Grebeldinger(Clinton)

Baby Blankets & Pillow Covers by Whispering Tree Textiles (Brandywine)

Hand-crafted Soaps by Barclay (La Plata)

Hand-sewn Cloth Wine Coasters by Joyfully Sewn (La Plata)

Raw Honey from Keep ‘em Buzzin’ (La Plata)

Home Fermenting Kits from Fermentation Creation

All-Natural With Love Deodorants and LaGet Scalp Oil (Waldorf)

Organic Olive Oils from Chaffin Family Orchards and Berkeley Olive Grove 1913

Acrylic & Oil Paintings, Prints & Cards by David Zippi (Waldorf)

Watercolor Paintings, Cards & Books by Christina Allen (Lexington Park)

My Whole World Grows – Kids’ Music CD by Nicolo-Whimsey (Brandywine)

Nanushka: A Russian Children’s Story – Narrative & Music CD with Coloring Book (Baltimore)

Bestselling Books by Sally Fallon Morell: Nourishing Traditions, Nourishing Broth, The Nourishing Traditions Book of Baby & Child Care, and The Nourishing Traditions Cookbook for Children. Always great gifts!

We can also put together custom, nonperishable GIFT BAGS, which could include Brenda’s Best Homemade Jam, Dr. Linda’s Nuts, Yeany’s Maple Cream, Gunpowder Bison Jerky, Habanera Farm Herbal Teas, and more!

Don’t know what to get? We also offer GIFT CERTIFICATES, which can be used for anything in the store, including our award-winning raw milk artisan cheeses and our pasture-raised corn/soy/GMO-free meats!

We wish you a PEACEFUL and HEALTHFUL holiday season!
We are so grateful for your support.

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Beat the Winter Blues with Chicken Broth

Although we have finished our season of fresh chicken, our pasture-raised, corn/soy/GMO-free birds are available frozen through the winter.

Looking for chicken broth? We carry quarts of organic, pasture-raised chicken broth – a nourishing, healing balm for winter colds and other maladies. It soothes a sore throat, aids in clearing congestion, and warms the soul.

Did you know that broth is a great way to start your day? Broth for breakfast increases energy, is easy on the digestion, and will promote a stable mood throughout the day.

Our chicken stock comes from Oasis, a small family farm in Pennsylvania, and is $9 per quart.

 

 

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Introducing: The Nourishing Traditions Blog

We are pleased to announce the launch of Sally’s very own blog!

Nourishing Traditions: The Blog That Challenges Politically Correct Nutrition and the Diet Dictocrats

Sally will be exploring her favorite subject – healthy food – posting updates on the science of nutrition, traditional diets, raw milk, and meal planning, as well as sharing interesting recipes. She will be discussing the need for healthy animal fats in the diet, which help with cellular energy, protection against cancer, maintaining an upbeat, happy mood, and more.

Her new blog also gives her the opportunity to write about other subjects she is passionate about, like farming and gardening, children, science, music, language and literature (especially Shakespeare!).

Check it out today!

nourishingtraditions.com

 

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