"Table to Farm" Experience with P.A. Bowen Farmstead
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About The Event
Spring is coming! Daylight hours are expanding... Join Mixolo's adventurous solos - and early risers - with or without a plus-one as we take a cue from an episode of "Portlandia" and go on a Table to Farm excursion to consume and trace our organic and responsibly raised food products right to their farm of origin. We'll start with a rise-and-shine breakfast at P.A. Bowen Farmstead, a hop, skip and a jump from DC, Virginia and Baltimore (respectively). Then we'll meet the cows responsible for their award-winning cheeses, among other notable contributors to our meal. Our tour will include a sneak peek at the farm's award winning cheese making operation. So good!! No meat on this menu. We can avoid that "too soon?" feeling...
While Brandywine, Maryland, an hour or more from most major cities in the region might be most often frequented for, coincidentally, wine, another destination deserves a closer look. Mixolo wants you to escape the metro to retro farm, PA Bowen Farmstead, arguably the region's most ambitious and conscientious multi-species family farm on the east coast.
The P A Bowen Farmstead, “pasture-esque” Southern Maryland. is a mixed-species pasture-based farm incorporating, organic and bio-dynamic methods. The farm is a study in contrast to the monoculture farms that have replaced many of America's family farms and currently reign over our food supply. Owners Geoffrey Morell, a medical intuitive and generational farmer with New Zealand origins, and Sally Fallon Morell, a leading author on nutritional science and advocate for nutrient-dense foods, are deftly modeling a return to naturally raised foods with a healthy respect for the impact of farming (and grazing) methods on the land and environment, not to mention the health and wellbeing of nature's two-legged animals.
The near self-sustainment of the farm is no small feat, but the Morrells and their devoted “farm family” have a little help from nature's gifts. We'll meet Harrison the goose, (named after a former super-intern at the farm) who guards the farm against foxes and other predators. The pigs clear the woods for grazing for the cows; the cows provide fertilizer and the farm's superior quality eggs, raw milk and eggs.
Our tour may have you re-examining the current societal backlash against meat and dairy products. Is it the animal or the process? We are not looking to convert those souls that can't eat anything with a mother, but, rest assured, the animals are treated with great care.
What's included in my ticket price?
You’ll l enjoy a hearty breakfast with fresh ingredients sourced mainly from the farm’s food supply in a PA Bowens event space and barn with the farm’s founder and management team. We’ll have a guided tour (for Mixolo members only) of the entire farm operations.
Coffee, hot tea, juices, fresh milk from the farm and water will be served. One featured breakfast cocktail will be available. This is an early morning tour that will involve a considerable drive for most participants. We’ll wrap up our morning with a tasting of PA Bowen’s award-winning cheeses.
Please email us at email@example.com if you would like to extend your time and join other Mixolo adventurers for a couple of winery stops after the event - while we are in Brandywine.
Is this event restricted to Mixolo early adopter members and interested event hosts?
Yes, in order to attend this event, we ask that you register with Mixolo in mind as a social network that you will consider joining. We are a network of solo adults pursuing the things we love to do and sharing enriching experiences with other like-minded adults.
Tours of the farm are open to the public as well. To find out more, visit the PA Bowen Farmstead website http://pabowenfarmstead.com/
How do I become a member and attend this event with Mixolo?
Membership is free. Mixolo will soon debut a multi-platform app. We do not yet have a formal login and profile option on our current pre-app Web/Mobile site. When you register for this event, we will ask for basic identifying information that will automatically qualify you as an early adopter member and subscriber.
For more information about Mixolo, please visit mixolo.io
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
The minimum age for this event will be 18. ID will be required, as alcoholic beverages will be offered.
Please be prepared to present your state ID or driver’s license upon request.
What are my parking options?
When you arrive at PA Bowen please proceed to the grocery store on site for ample parking.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
How will cancellations be handled?
Mixolo will be required to make advance payments for this type of event. Cancellations may be made for a full refund only until Sunday, January 28, 2017.
Is there a dress code?
No formal dress code, however, we ask that you dress comfortably for the farm tour as there may be uneven terrain to traverse.
Photos may be taken for promotional purposes for our web, social media and marketing materials. Mixolo is a real-life social network; we want to minimize the use of stock photos and reflect the true essence of our MIxolo community. Your registration and attendance will imply your willingness to participate and your release of all photos for use in marketing and promotions for Mixolo, Inc.
- Admission: Table to Farm - PAB$55$55Sold Out