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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Introducing the Tobacco Barn

The Ideal Setting for Rustic Farm Weddings and Events in Southern Maryland!

We are thrilled to announce our latest offering: The Tobacco Barn. Perfect for rustic weddings, corporate events, reunions, farm-to-table dinners, anniversary celebrations, fundraisers, conferences, birthday parties, and retreats. It features romantic lighting, all wood interior, a prep kitchen, and huge wrap-around deck.

The Tobacco Barn is available rain or shine, summer or winter. On-site deluxe restroom trailer included in the package. For events up to 150 people.

Treat your guests to a Woodlands Pig Roast and our Award-winning Artisan Cheese!

For more information, click here.


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We are thrilled to announce that our Chesapeake Cheddar Reserve won 3rd place at the American Cheese Society’s annual competition!

This is the second award from the ACS for this cheese. What makes it different from our regular Chesapeake Cheddar? For each batch, we set aside one truckle (tall wheel) to age for over a year. We sell the rest at about 4-6 months. Longer time in the aging room allows the cultures to add complexity in taste and more moisture to evaporate, resulting in deeper flavor and a more crumbly texture. Whereas the younger cheddar is soft and buttery, Chesapeake Cheddar Reserve has notes of buttered toast and salted caramel.

Need we say more??

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New Drop Off Locations

We are so excited to share that we have added two new drop-off locationsI One is at Pilates Plus Wellness Center in Upper Marlboro, and the other is at Honey’s Harvest Farm in Lothian.

Here is how the service works: pick a drop-off location near you; place an order for that location by selecting the products you would like and complete your purchase with a credit card, then pick up your order at the location on the date/time specified. It’s that easy!

There are two ways to participate: you can pay a flat service fee of $2.95 per order without any sign-up commitment, or you can sign up with FarmMatch to pay a monthly fee of only $3.95 for unlimited orders.

Four locations are now available:

Pilates Plus Wellness Center
14400 Old Mill Rd, Ste 201

Upper Marlboro, MD

Honey’s Harvest Farm
5801 Brooks Woods Road

Lothian, MD

Anne Arundel County Farmers Market
275 Harry S. Truman Pkwy
Annapolis, MD


301 Strong
4540 Graphics Drive
White Plains, MD

We are looking to add a location in Maryland that is close to D.C./Alexandria – perhaps in the National Harbor area. If you, or someone you know, is interested in hosting a drop-off location in that area, please let us know by calling (301) 579-2727.

We appreciate your support!


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Fresh Chicken Now Available

Our season of FRESH chicken has begun!

You can buy our delicious pasture-raised whole chickens at the farm store, and the Anne Arundel County Farmers Market (Saturday), fresh every week, now through the end of October.

And don’t forget: We also have livers, hearts, gizzards, heads, and feet available.

Always corn/soy/GMO-free – and oh-so-tasty!

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