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bowman cherry orchards flathead lake montana

A Montana Cherry Orchard

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 Bigfork. Other products that we sell are canned cherries, jams, dried cherries, cherry chocolate fudge, cherry cider, and a variety of wine.

bowman cherry orchards flathead lake montana
bowman cherry orchards flathead lake montana
bowman cherry orchards flathead lake montana

Fresh cherries are available in July and August from our orchards located in both Washington and Montana.

OUR CHERRIES

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 cherries are sold by the pound or in 20lb boxes.

As a complement to our fresh cherries, we offer a selection of delicious, homemade-quality products made with cherries
grown from our orchards.

bowman cherry orchards flathead lake montana
bowman cherry orchards flathead lake montana

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.

CHERRY Q&A

Q: When are Flathead Cherries Ripe?
A: Depending on the weather, we usually start picking about July 20th and harvest runs through August.

Q: Do you ship cherries?
A: No we do not ship fresh cherries. But we will package your order and you can ship them at
the Bigfork UPS or the post office.

bowman cherry orchards flathead lake montana

Visit US!

LATE JUNE THROUGH AUGUST

7 DAYS A WEEK

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.

Contact

Address

19944 MT-35
Bigfork, MT 59911

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