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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Beginner’s Beekeeping Workshop

Did you know that bees, one of our primary pollinators responsible for about one-third of our food supply, are now listed on the endangered species list?

Find out how to help support the bee population and/or how to become a beekeeper at our Beginner’s Beekeeping Workshop here at the farm store on Sunday, February 19th, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $65/person, or $80/couple (or parent/child). Bring a bag lunch for the break.

Local beekeeper Lyle Bradford (La Plata, MD), who has worked with bees for over 30 years, will tell you everything you need to know to get started as a beekeeper, and share ways to help support the declining bee population in your area. He recommends purchasing The Beekeepers Handbook before the class – a great resource for getting started (available on Amazon).

Registration deadline is Thursday, February 16th. Only a few slots left! You can register by calling us at (301) 579-2727, or stop by the store Thursday through Saturday from 10-6.

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Sourdough Class This Sunday

Due to popular demand, we are excited to offer a two-hour class on how to make a long-ferment, no-knead sourdough bread this Sunday, January 29th, from 1-3 p.m. right here on the farm – in Sally’s kitchen!

Brian Wort, farm manager and resident bread baker, will show you how he makes his famous, delicious sourdough bread sold in our farm store. The class will include how to make and maintain a sourdough starter, and how to use excess starter for things like pancakes and crackers.

You will have the opportunity to sample sourdough pancakes, and, of course, fresh-baked bread with plenty of butter! You will also get to take home your own sourdough starter and recipes.

Cost is $45/per person, and space is very limited. To register, please call us at (301) 579-2727, or stop by the store during our normal business hours (10-6 Thursday through Saturday).



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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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