P. A. Bowen Farmstead

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15701 Doctor Bowen Rd., Brandywine, MD 20613 15701 Doctor Bowen Rd., Brandywine Directions
+13015792727
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When you're ready to switch up your regular weekend routine, head to Brandywine Maryland's P. A. Bowen Farmstead. This place is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.

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Report | 4 days ago
Exceptional and educational farm tour. The whole family enjoyed the trip and the farm store goodies. Worth a repeat trip.
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Report | a month ago
Took the hubs and my 10 year old daughter and the tour was as informative as it was fun. The farm has pigs, Jersey milking cows, chickens galore and a funny and obnoxiously loud goose. We were told and shown how the cows are milked and cheese is made. These folks take good care of their animals and I love their old school and environmentally friendly way of rotating pastures and methodically rotating the animals on those pastures to enhance root development and fertilization. You're provided cheese samples at the end of your tour and can buy not only cheese but fresh free range eggs, grass fed beef and pork. I love their blue cheese, it's not nearly as tangy as what you'd find in the grocery store, it's much smoother and creamier. They don't feed their animals gmo grains and they are given plenty of room to roam, no confined animal feeding operation going on here and it brings great pleasure to see animals treated as well hey should be. Highly recommended! Wear your muck boots cause you might just step in a cow pie!
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Report | 4 months ago
Me and my wife loved the experience we toured the facility as well as the grounds and saw the chickens pigs cows etcetera. Very informative and the Country Store has plenty of healthy products
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Report | 5 months ago
Nice farm! We went during the week and the tours are only Saturdays. It was fun to see the pigs -mommy pigs in the mud and the baby pigs! And the calves!
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Report | 5 months ago
Sally, the owner gave our small group a tour. Excellent walking tour describing why having a multi-from animal makes more sense than one animal farm. From cows to turkey to chicken and pigs.. Let's not forget the sole Goose that guard the hen house.. It would be better to have to feed lot closer to the fence area for the clientele to see more of the animals. A great place to visit anytime.. Rolly
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Report | 5 months ago
The tour was wonderful! Really enjoyed hearing about the farm and how the animals are treated.
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Report | 6 months ago
Very interesting, and the visit was conducted with great care and warmth
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Report | 7 months ago
It was a great tour, with tons of information on modern and ancient farming, dairy, nutrition and more.
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Report | 7 months ago
great tour. the tour guide is very informative and it is obvious how much she cares about the farm. I recommend it .
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Report | 7 months ago
Great Tour! Very informative. Sally was great. The farm store had a good selection without feeling like it was all about selling you anything and everything. The cheese is fabulous, you will be hard pressed to buy just one variety.
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All of the Jersey cows at P. A. Bowen Farmstead are named after famed opera characters and singers. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that they're also treated like stars: They're milked each morning and then transferred to a wide-open, protected pasture twice each day, just like real opera singers. For owners Geoffrey Morell and Sally Fallon Morell, founding a farm was the next step after creating a nonprofit nutrition-education foundation—and their focus on raising healthy animals and food is evident across each of the property's 95 rolling acres.

Here, they care for a menagerie of livestock using rotational grazing techniques and modern farm technology—eschewing chemicals in favor of organic, bio-dynamic plant and animal care. Pigs root in the nearby forest, hens roam freely or settle into heated tractors in colder weather, and the bull sleeps at the foot of the owners' bed each night.

The farm's real specialty, though, is its dairy processing facility—regulated by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene—which churns out several raw artisan cheeses. Saturday walking tours across the farm unveil the inner workings of the cheese-making process. Further revealing their processes, their regular classes educate guests on topics ranging from processing chickens to animal husbandry.

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