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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Beginning Beekeeping Class

ONLY 4 SLOTS LEFT!

In case you missed the first one, we are offering another one-day Beginner’s Beekeeping Workshop on Sunday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the farm store. If you would like to get started as a beekeeper, or want to learn how to support our bee population, this is a great class for you!

Instructor Lyle Bradford, based in La Plata, has been working with bees for 30 years. We have been carrying his delicious raw honey in our store since we opened. Lyle recommends purchasing a copy of The Beekeeper’s Handbook by Diana Sammataro as a companion to the class.

The cost is $65 per person, $80 per couple, or $100 for a family of 3 or 4.

Please bring a bag lunch.

Space is limited!

 

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Nourishing Fats

Nourishing Fats by Sally Fallon MorellSally has recently added a new title to her list of bestselling books!

In “Nourishing Fats: Why We Need Animal Fats for Health and Happiness,” Sally supports and expands upon the growing scientific consensus that a diet rich in good fats is the key to optimum health, and the basis of a sustainable, long-term diet. Drawing upon extensive research, she sets the record straight on saturated fat and its role in healthy brain, heart, kidney, lung, and hormone function.

You will learn how animal fats are not villains – they are vital for fighting infertility and inflammation, improving mood, relieving chronic disease and allergies – and how to add these essential fats back into your diet.

And, like all of her books, “Nourishing Fats” Includes delicious recipes!

 

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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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