Tours & Classes

Farm Tour Summary
We offer a walking farm tour every Saturday at 11:00 AM and by appointment. You will see the dairy operation and learn about the artisan cheese-making process, from start to finish. You will also learn how we naturally raise our pigs, cows, laying hens and meat birds using pasture-based practices. A fun and informative tour for everyone interested in food raised the natural way. The tour takes about one-and-a-half hours. (Be sure to wear good walking shoes!)
Reservations are required.

To make a reservation, please call: 301-579-2727


Saturday Farm Tour ( offered year round )
To make a reservation, please call: 301-579-2727

Rates

  • $15.00 for adults
  • $5.00 for children ages 10-18
  • Free for children under the age of 10

Farm Tour by Appointment
To schedule an appointment for a farm tour, please call: 301-579-2727

Group Rates

  • Adult Farm Tour fee $10.00 per person minimum group size 10 people or $100.00
  • Children’s Farm Tour $8.00 per child (under the age of 18) minimum group size 10 children or $80.00 (For every group of 10 children, two adult chaperones are included for free)
  • Family Farm Tour fee $25.00 per family minimum four families or $100.00

 

What people have said after taking our farm tour:

“Great tour today. Wow! Integrated farming is amazing. Use the pigs to prep an area for planting hay, later graze the milking cows on that same land, then bring over the chicken tractor so the chickens can spread the fertilizer. Soak the soy-free grain mix in whey, a by-product of the dairy, for added nutrition. Don’t forget to tap the sugar maple trees for maple water.” Quote By Our Local Bounty May 19th 2012

“I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful tour last weekend with Sally. I was so impressed by your operation and the attention to detail, and I was excited to see progressive farming techniques that I had previously only read about. I roasted one of your chickens for dinner, and my wife and I agreed it was by far the best pastured chicken we have ever eaten.” Sam B 5-1-13

Farm Address: 15701 Doctor Bowen Road, Brandywine, Maryland 20613

 

Upcoming Events & Classes

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Classes

 

Poultry Processing Class

How to kill, scald, pluck, and butcher a small flock.
Date:
See events calendar for upcoming classes.
Time: 2-6pm
Fee: $85 per person (includes one fresh chicken)
Where: 15701 Doctor Bowen Road Brandywine, Maryland
The goal of this class is to teach farmers, homesteaders, or anyone else interested in the process of butchering a small flock. The class offers both a perspective on where your food comes from and the skills necessary for processing birds. Our teaching method is very hands-on, as we believe that to be the best method for learning to handle and butcher animals. Attendees will be offered and highly encouraged to participate in every aspect of processing: facility preparation, collecting of birds, killing, scalding, plucking, butchering, bagging, and cleaning. We will include how to cut up a processed bird. Each attendee will process his or her own bird and take it home.
Have questions? Please call 301-579-2727

 

Artisan Raw Cheese

How to make artisan cheese with Sally Fallon Morell. Fee: $500 per person
This is an exclusive class with P. A. Bowen Farmstead cheesemaker Sally Fallon Morell. Individuals will experience a day of cheesemaking in our state-of-the-art facility with private instruction. The class begins in the parlor where we milk our herd of Jersey cows and ends in the aging room with a sampling of cheese! This is an intensive course for anyone serious about raw milk cheese. Inquire for more details.