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Bowman Cherry Orchard Bigfork Montana

A Montana Cherry Orchard

Celebrating 100 years!


Bowman Orchards

For five generations, the Bowman name has been synonymous with cherries on Flathead Lake’s east shore.

Over the decades, the family business has grown from a single acre of trees to the two-state operation it is today. As Bowman Orchards celebrates 100 years of operation in 2020, the family looks back at a century of ups and downs..

Our family-owned orchards are located in the northwest corner of Montana, in the beautiful Flathead Valley. We specialize in fresh sweet cherries, selling wholesale and retail through our warehouse located 10 miles south of BigforkOther products that we sell are canned cherries, jams, gifts and a variety of fruit wine.

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Fresh cherries are available late June to early September from our orchards in Montana and Washington.


We grow several different varieties of sweet cherries including Bing, Tieton, Lambert (similar to Bing), Lapin (a later cherry), and Rainier (light yellow with red blush). We also grow a limited amount of pie cherries (sour). Our sweet cherries are sold by the pound or twenty pound box. 

As a complement to our fresh cherries we offer a selection of delicious products made with cherries grown from our orchards as well as locally hand-crafted gifts

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The History

The Bowman family has been growing famous Flathead sweet cherries since the 1920’s when two brothers, Adam and Eby Bowman, planted the original family orchards on the East Shore of Flathead Lake. They cleared the timbered land with the teams of horses, dynamited large rocks and cultivated the ground (with horses) in preparation for growing fruit trees.


Q: When are Flathead Cherries available?
A:  Depending on the weather, Flathead Cherries are available late July through early September.  We also have cherries available from our Washington orchard in late June.

Q:  Do you ship cherries?
A:  No, we do not ship fresh cherries.

Bigfork Montana Cherry Wine

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LATE JUNE THROUGH early september


9AM - 6PM

Located 10 miles south of Bigfork, MT on Hwy 35 at mile marker 21.5 on the mountain (east) side of the road.

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At Bowman Orchards of Bigfork Montana,
we strive to grow cherries that we are proud of and you will enjoy!