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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New Products Update

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering grass-fed butter from Oasis at Bird in Hand! This newly formed collective of Lancaster County farmers uses chemical free and certified-organic growing techniques. The butter is made on the premises from grass-fed milk. We have 1lb rolls available in salted (sea salt) and unsalted.

We’d like to welcome our neighbor and textile artist Allison Petherick, whose beautiful blankets, pillowcases, and loveys are now featured in our store! Allison started sewing loveys after her daughter lost hers as a young child, and that led to making blankets for the family – which quickly became a passion for this creative Southern Maryland artist. Her Whispering Tree Textiles are available in a range of colors and textures. Stop by to check them out – and please touch!

The Maple Sugar and Maple Cream from Yeany’s Maple have been selling so well, we have now added Maple Syrup! Yeany’s is a family-owned business in Marienville, PA, offering a great alternative to cane sugar: maple sugar is low on the glycemic index, and is the source of nine different minerals, including. Riboflavin, Thiamin, Manganese, Zinc, Magnesium, Calcium, Iron, Selenium, and Potassium. The maple cream is amazing! Delicious in plain yogurt, smoothies, or mixed in homemade porridge.

For a limited time only, we have Extra Virgin Olive Oil available in bulk from Chaffin Family Orchards! One gallon containers of this late harvest oil are $90 each – a great value! Made from Mission olives grown in a sustainable, family-owned 100-year-old orchard in Northern California.

Southern Maryland artist David Zippi recently added more landscape paintings to his beautiful collection here at the store, including reproductions and notecards. A western PA native, David has had a strong interest in art since he was a young child, and was a high school art teacher for 34 years. He calls himself a “contemporary realist,” and mostly paints landscapes because he loves the tranquil effect such outdoor scenes have on the viewer. Come by and check them out!

Fans of Dr. Linda’s Wild Kelp Pecans will love Dr. Linda’s Sweet Crispy Kelp Almonds, which are selling very well.  These organically grown nuts are soaked overnight with raw Himalayan crystal salt and wild Maine kelp, then dehydrated at a low temperature. This process creates a naturally sweet and magnesium-rich food that is great in salads, casseroles, sauteed vegetables, baked goods, or as a crunchy, healthy snack. We love them!

Hope to see you soon!

 

 

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Farmers Market News

While our Winter Drop-Off Service has ended, you can see us this Sunday, March 29th, at the Anne Arundel Sunday Market from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The Anne Arundel County Farmers Market begins on Saturday, April 4th, from 7 a.m. to noon, at Harry Truman Parkway in Annapolis. We will be there every Saturday!

We will also be returning to the College Park Farmers Market on Sunday, April 12th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be there on the first Sunday of the month thereafter. The market is located at 4500 Knox Road, College Park.

If you have any questions or requests, feel free to give us a call at 301-579-2727 or send us an email at: info@pabowenfarmstead.com.

 

 Thank you for all your support!

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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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