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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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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Our Cheeses Win Los Angeles International Dairy Competition

2016 LA Int'l Dairy CompetitionWe are thrilled to share that all four of our cheeses won awards at the 2016 Los Angeles International Dairy Competition!

Here is how we placed:

Chesapeake CheddarGold Medal (Bandaged Cheddar, Aged)

Aquasco JackGold Medal (Open Class Hard Cheeses)

Prince George’s BlueGold Medal(Blue Veined, Exterior Molding)

Dreamy CreamySilver Medal(Open Class Hard Cheeses)

All four winners are available in our farm store.

 

 

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RAW PET MILK NOW AVAILABLE AT P. A. BOWEN FARMSTEAD!

Our cats LOVE it!!

Yes, you heard that right. We now have a permit to sell unpasteurized milk for your dogs and cats. This will be the first raw cow’s milk to be legally sold in the state of Maryland for many decades.

Rest assured, we follow the same strict sanitary procedures for our raw milk as we do for our raw cheese. Every batch is tested for coliform levels (which are always very low for our milk). This full-fat, corn/soy/GMO-free milk from our grass-fed cows is available in quart and half-gallon size containers: $6 for a half gallon, $3.50 for a quart. Since this is pet milk, we must charge sales tax.

The milk is available at our farm store on a first-come, first-serve basis, starting Thursday morning, October 15th. Our hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p,m. Thursday through Saturday. One gallon limit per family.

Don’t forget our other wonderful products while you are here–award-winning artisan cheese, woodlands pork, pastured eggs and chicken (including livers, hearts, gizzards, heads and feet), pastured beef, and many other items that appeal to the health-conscious consumer.

See you soon!

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