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

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New Products Update

We have Gunpowder Bison Jerky and Amish Roll Butter back in stock!

We are pleased to be featuring southern Maryland artist David Zippi’s beautiful landscape paintings, 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 we now have available in our farm store.  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!

Have you tried Maple Sugar and Maple Cream from Yeany’s Maple? This family-owned business in Marienville, PA, offers 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.

In addition to Gold Medal Award-Winning Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, we now carry Berkeley Olive Grove 1913‘s Blood Orange Olive Oil. Organic blood oranges are milled with the olives (not merely infused) creating a heavenly, aromatic oil that is wonderful on salads, mixed with rice, tossed with sauteed vegetables, or simply poured over vanilla ice cream (fantastic!). The high polyphenol oils are made from Mission olives grown in a sustainable, dry-farmed, 100-year-old orchard in Northern California. Olive oils high in antioxidants are thought to have a protective effect from cardiovascular disease, diabetes, certain cancers, and even Alzheimer’s disease.

Our naturally fermented Ketchup and BBQ Sauce from Hidden Pond Farm are selling fast. The fermented ketchup is a tangy, kid-friendly probiotic condiment, and a great way to introduce ferments into a young person’s diet. Lactic-acid fermentation is not only great for your gut health, it creates nutrients, including B vitamins, active enzymes, Omega-fatty acids, and antioxidants. Unlike commercial brands, Hidden Pond Farm Ketchup and BBQ sauce are lower in sugar – sweetened with honey and molasses. Both are made with organic ingredients.

Hope to see you soon!

 

 

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Next Winter Drop-Off Service

Can’t make it to our farm store? Try our Winter Drop-off Service! We are offering drop-off delivery once a month, on Sundays.

Our next drop-off will be Sunday, March 8th, 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
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Orders must be submitted to sales@pabowenfarmstead.com by Thursday, March 5th 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!

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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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