Prince George’s County is home to P.A. Bowen Farmstead, the county’s first dairy. Situated in the gentle rolling hills of Prince George’s County, the owners, Geoffrey Morell and Sally Fallon Morell, are dedicated to raising grass-based livestock and producing fine artisan raw cheese.
While the County hopes to attract additional dairy operations, we are lucky to have P.A. Bowen Farmstead, a robust operation with award-winning products. Check them out below.
P.A. Bowen Farmstead
P.A. Bowen Farmstead is a small multi-species farm that uses animals to work and improve the land by harnessing the unique talents of each: the heritage-breed pigs clear wooded areas of the farm to create silvopasture for the dairy cows; the cows are rotationally-grazed each day and provide milk to make award-winning artisan cheeses; and chickens come behind to clean up after everyone by scattering the patties and eating the fly larvae.
This traditional method of farming requires no external inputs of chemicals or fertilizer, retards growth of pathogenic organisms, and vastly improves the soil. The leftover whey from cheese making is fed to the pigs and chickens, which adds amazing flavor to the meat. We use no soy, corn or other GMOs in our own mix of locally-sourced organic grains that we grind here on the farm. Our animals are exceptionally healthy and happy because they are allowed to be and act as they are meant to. Be sure to check out our website for farm tour info and classes.