There are three different ways to make sure you are apple picking in the right area!

1. Look for the signs! The signs will let you know which apple variety is available in that area.

2. On the day of picking you will receive a picking sheet.  Listed next to the available apple variety you will find row numbers that match the row numbers in our orchard!

3. Listed next to the row numbers on the same picking sheet you will find ribbon colors that match the ribbons tied on trees in the proper picking areas in our orchard! 


Due to COVID-19, we've adjusted a few of our you-pick rules. The safety of our guests and staff is our top priority which is why we will be following the social distancing guidelines. Please, read over the rules before arriving to the orchard.

From all of us here at Bowman Orchards, thank you for your support & understanding as we navigate through this season!

  • Cars will enter via the main entrance - they will check in at the booth and pay their entry fees.

  • They will then proceed into the orchard where they will find a spot to park, and (Weekends ONLY) proceed to the INFO booth or register booth by the cemetery to purchase their picking bags. 

  • ALL parties/groups in the orchard MUST have a Bowman Orchards prepaid picking bag or they will be asked to leave  or to purchase one!

  • Please only handle produce with love, care & clean hands.

  • Please keep our fields clean of any trash. For your convenience we have garbage containers throughout the orchard. 

  • Please ONLY pick in the assigned rows (white sheet) and where there are signs & ribbons on trees. (Any items picked that are not on the daily picking sheet will be charged upwards of $10 per pound).

  • All vehicles subject to inspection.

  • The Orchard Entrance closes at 4:30pm, all visitors must be out by 5.

  • Please. do not enter barns, greenhouses, houses or sheds.

  • Please, no alcohol anywhere on our property, including the parking lot. 

  • To ensure everyone gets the best quality fruit, please pick only in designated rows.

  • We love your four legged family & they are always allowed at to visit Bowman Orchards but, please keep all pets on a leash at all times, & out of the wagons & berry fields. Any guests with a pet left in the vehicle will be asked to leave. 

  • Any produce you pick requires purchase. ALL apples picked must fit in the prepaid bags and be able to close! (Loose apples found or being carried will be charged for the nearest bag size). 

  • Please keep all strollers out of the berry rows. 

  • No backpacks, large bags or containers from home are allowed, (diaper bags for little ones are allowed). 

  • The safety of our guests is very important to us. Therefore, please only allow a responsible adult to use the ladders. If you need assistance, we are here (& love) to help!

  • Due to Produce safety Standards we cannot allow any eating in our fields, including sampling of produce while picking. We know this is especially hard for kids, but it is for the safety of everyone who visits, so please keep an eye on your little ones.


Anyone unwilling to follow the above rules will be escorted off our farm immediately.

For more information about our 2020 you-pick seasons, click the button below!