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P.A. Bowen Farmstead, Brandywine

4.7
#816 of 1,180 in Things to do in Maryland
Farm · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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 George's County, our diverse multi-species farm seeks to mimic the patterns of nature with old-fashioned grazing techniques coupled with modern technologies. The different animal species work symbiotically with each other to heal and build our soil, and to produce high-quality foods that heal and nourish our bodies. Hormones, growth-enhancers, antibiotics, pesticides and herbicides are never used on P.A. Bowen Farmstead.

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; our beautiful Jersey cows, milked just once a day, are given new pasture twice daily. The grain mix fed to our pigs and poultry (and in very small amounts to our cows) is non-GMO and corn/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.
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  • Sally and Geoffrey have given us a great place to visit. Wonderful cheese and other products. Brian, Amy and family do a great job with the store and cheese-making. Take the tour - enjoy the...  more »
  • If you are a dairy and meat eater this is one of the few places in dc/maryland where you can get great products from animals that are treated with respect and kindness and raised in a way that is not....  more »
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  • Happy plants and animals make healthy food; the monks will eat only food prepared by their prodigies as only meals made with love will nourish. This farm puts love into every item you consume. If I must pay a bit more for this service, so be it! I’ve been an aficionado of Sally Fallon and Dr. Mary Enig’s Nourishing Traditions for decades. In the east, food is treated as medicine; if only we in the US could adopt a fraction of this adoration!
  • This was my first visit although I have driven past it many times. Any Farm in southern Maryland that makes chorizo is automatically going to get four stars from me! I haven't tried it yet and I also purchased three different kinds of cheeses made on the farm and a basket of tomatoes.

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