A Calvert County landmark, Bowen's Grocery is one of the last independent, family-owned country stores in the County.
Opened in 1929, Bowen's Grocery is now operated by the third generation of Bowens.
They're celebrating 80 years of the family owned store on Sunday, May 3rd, 11 a.m. 3 p.m. with food, door prizes, children's activities.
The original store has gone through renovations, and Route 4 now bypasses
the store, but that has not deterred the stores loyal customers.
Bowen's gets its meat from a local distributor and sells only choice or prime beef.
There's no longer sawdust on the floor behind the meat counter, and the original butcher's block has been replaced by a newer one.
If you have a freezer, you can also order 1/4 of a cow, cut to order for storage at a price much less expensive than a grocery store.
Bowen's is crowded at noon with truck drivers, construction workers, delivery men for take out lunch. Made to order sandwiches, homemade potato salad or cole slaw, and soup are popular.
Fresh eggs, oysters, tomatoes, apples, peaches
Bowen's traditions include a visit from Santa (a Huntingtown volunteer firefighter) on every Christmas Eve.
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