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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Thanksgiving Week Hours

We will be open this Wednesday, November 25, from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

We are closed Thanksgiving Day, but will reopen for our normal business hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

We are grateful for all your support!

Happy Thanksgiving!!


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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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A Delightful and Personal New Book by Sally Fallon Morell

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in Paris? How about raising a family there?

In her appealing new book, An American Family in Paris, Sally Fallon Morell recounts her adventures raising a family in
the 7th arrondissement, the heart of Paris, from 1983 to 1985. Insightful and amusing, Sally’s book highlights the details of her family’s daily life – apartment hunting, childbirth, school days, grocery shopping, challenging French elevators, music and dance lessons, emergency room visits, the subtleties of speaking French, and more. Delightful illustrations by artist and designer Richard Morris, author of A Life Unburdened, are featured throughout.

An American Family in Paris is on sale now for $18.95 at the farm store.

C’est magnifique!


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