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.

Latest News

Posted by | Be the first to comment

Holiday Party & Book Signing

Join us Saturday, December 20th for a special Holiday Party and Book Signing at the P.A. Bowen Farmstead farm store!

In addition to our 11 a.m. tour (call 301-579-2727 to make a reservation), we will provide samples of our award-winning raw milk cheeses and other tasty treats, as well as gift ideas for those special people on your list, including gift baskets and locally made artisan products.

We will also be having a one-day 50% off SALE on our delicious PORK CHOPS! Food always makes a great and satisfying gift!

Another very special and lasting gift idea is an autographed copy of Nourishing Broth. Sally will be signing copies of her new book from 1-2 p.m. Everyone can benefit from the healing properties of broths, soups and stews!

Hope to see you here!

 

 

 

Posted by | Be the first to comment

New Winter Drop-Off Service

We are very excited to announce our NEW Winter Drop-off Service! We will offer drop-off delivery twice a month, on Sundays.

Our first drop-off will be this Sunday, December 14, from 8:30 – 9:30am at the College Park Farmers Market location, 4500 Knox Road, College Park. Please note that we will only be there for an hour, so make sure you can be there to pick up your order during that time frame.

We accept cash or credit (Visa or Mastercard) and require a $25 minimum order. If you would like us to send you an order form, please email us at
info@pabowenfarmstead.com
.

Orders must be submitted to sales@pabowenfarmstead.com by this Thursday, December 11, to ensure that we can fulfill your request. If there is something specific you are looking for that is not listed on the order form, please let us know in your email, and we will do our best to provide the item if it’s available. Due to low production during the short days of winter, pastured eggs will not be available until spring.

If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 301-579-2727. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 Thank you for all your support!

Posted by | Comments Off

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!

 

  • RSS
  • Facebook
  • YouTube