Frequently asked questions
Is Bowman Orchards Pet Friendly?
Yes! We love your furry friends just as much as we love ours! We do ask that you & your pet follow a few rules while visiting:
1. All pets MUST be on a leash at ALL TIMES.
2. No pets are allowed inside buildings/stores.
3. Please do not bring your pet in the You-Pick Fields or where fruit grows close to ground.
4. Please pickup after your pet! We have waste stations all over the farm for your convenience.
5. If your pet is caught destroying property, unleashed or being a hazard to other, you will be asked to leave.
6. Please don't leave your pet in the hot car!
Failure to follows these rules could lead to pets being banned from the orchards!
What is Bowman Carriages?
Step into a world of relaxation, gorgeous sights, and the bright sound of horse’s hooves as they pound the pavement of quiet country roads. Whether you are looking for that romantic carriage ride with your special someone, or you just want to get out and have a good time, Bowman Carriages are here for the individual needs of each and every one of our customers!
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Will Lunch Be Provided for Birthday Parties?
Other than our delicious cider, please bring your own food and beverages. Please, no alcohol onto the property.
Do I Need to Reschedule the Birthday Party if it Rains?
Rain or shine, the party will go on! We have a pavilion which can be used for games and refreshment time, as well as the coloring wall! However, if the weather is too dangerous, another time will be arranged.
Is Bowman Orchards organic?
No, we are not organic. The fruit at Bowman Orchards is planted and nurtured with you & the environment in mind! Our fruit is sustainably grown on an Integrated Pest Management Program. This means our farm uses minimal amounts of sprays designated to target fruit devouring pest at a specific point in their lifecycle. Beneficial insects such as ladybugs, lace wings, honeybees & bumble bees are left alone. Bowman Orchards is our home & we strive to take care of this land for generations to come!
The Bowman Family!
What Perks do Loyalty Members Get?
First, thank you! You appreciate your loyalty to our family orchard!
As a Loyalty Member you get first picking of special fruit varieties the Wednesday before everyone else! You will get an email with a secret word/phrase. This is IMPORTANT becuase this is how out staff member at the ticket booth knows which picking area to direct you to.
Also, once you earn 6 points in entrance fees get one individual Entrance fee FREE!
How do the you-picking seasons work?
ARRIVAL: Upon entering the farm, you'll first stop at the check-in booth to pick up your prepaid picking container and the information packet. The map tells you where to find everything, and the information packet gives you Prices, rules, location, and more. If you arrive with any produce from another farm inside your vehicle, please inform us before entering our orchard. We will make note of that on your check in packet in order to avoid charging you for it upon checkout.
DRIVING: You will drive your own vehicle into the orchard, but the roads can be bumpy, muddy and uneven. Park near your desired picking area and walk into fields. Please use common sense to avoid driving and walking over living plants. We have signs throughout the orchard pointing you in the right direction for each item currently available for picking, as well as exit signs. Speed limit is 10 mph. Farm vehicles and pedestrians always have the right of way.
PICKING: We ask that you please only pick what you intend to pay for, and please do not pick anything NOT listed on the map, as those items still need time to grow. Anything picked that is not listed will be charged up to $10/lb.
CHECK OUT: You'll stop at the check-out booth before exiting. After, you may browse our store! You'll find additional produce and farm treats for sale in our store, including apple cider donuts, produce & more! All cars will be manually inspected before leaving.
What you should know before arriving to pick!
The last entrance to the picking fields will be at 3:30.
All fields must be cleared and guests checked out by 4pm.
All produce is currently priced per container due to COVID-19. Prices may fluctuate throughout the season.
Stay hydrated! We recommend bringing water, or you can purchase it in our store, as well as homemade apple cider and other beverages.
All bags will be searched & all vehicles will be inspected upon checkout. (This is why). Unfortunately, produce theft is a major issue.
You will be charged for any produce you pick that is not listed as available on the orchard Info packet OR produce that is not brought out of your vehicle to be weighed.
Are professional photographers allowed at Bowman Orchards?
Unfortunately, professional photographers/ photo shoots are not allowed at Bowman Orchards. However, we encourage our customers to take as many pictures as they want of their loved ones! All we ask is that you stay in the designated picking area & reframe from visiting restricted areas of the orchard! Thank you for your understanding!