Randy and Carol Bowerman own and operate Bowerman Blueberries along with their children.
The blueberry farm began in 1954, when William and Winifred Bowerman bought blueberry nursery stock. They dug up the plants, and moved them to the farm, covering approximately 23 acres that first year. Since blueberries take 7-10 years to maturity, they also raised corn, and worked in real estate.
William's youngest son, Randy, worked on the farm after school until he was an adult, and left the farm for a short while. After marrying Carol, Randy began working on the farm evenings, weekends, and during the harvest, but the farm was not large enough to support two families. In 1976, when Randy started working full time, he and his dad started their own greenhouse to grow the blueberry bushes. They also chopped over 65 cords of firewood by hand, finally purchasing a front loader to help clear the land and neighboring farms.
Eventually, the blueberries began producing sizable quantities of delicious blueberries. In 1982, Randy bought the farm from his parents. He began to expand the sales toward more sale of fresh berries (instead of processed, frozen berries), and today, nearly 75% of all the blueberries are sold fresh.
The farm now has more than 90 acres of blueberries and an on-site bakery and farm store.
Working on the farm with Randy and Carol are their children. Tom Parker, Amy's husband, is responsible for farm operations. He directly oversees all of the picking and harvesting activities and pruning on the farm. Andrew VanTil, Kendra’s husband, works is responsible for packinghouse operations. Andrew is also our resident IT specialist and manages our online store as well as equipment maintenance and pest control. Kassie (Bowerman) Grasmanis manages the payroll, accounts receivable and payable, is responsible for food safety, and oversees the farm market bakery. Karl Grasmanis, Kassie's husband, is responsible for off-site farmer's markets, field maintenance and special projects.
Time to stock up on Halloween treats-pretzels, granola, chocolate covered berries and honey crisp apples on sale this week.
Our delicious cinnamon bread is on sale for Thursday hubs! It is packed with blue crop berries and rolled in cinnamon and sugar with icing!
Enjoy our honey crisp apples... just a few more weeks of these delicious crispy fruit!Apple cinnamon donuts and cinnamon bread on sale too.
Our delicious blueberry filled cinnamon bread is on sale this week! Customers check your in box for our fall updates and pre-order info
Apple donuts, blueberry syrup, and blueberry cinnamon bread on sale this week!
Thursday hubs Pumpkin Muffins are on sale this week along with our honey crisp apples, whole bean coffee and blackberry jam. Fall flavors!!
Honey Crisp apples on sale this week along with blackberry jams, pumpkin spice muffins, and whole bean coffee!! Pre-orders have started too.
This week's sales include our original whole bean coffee, blackberry jam, honey crisp apples and our delicious pumpkin spice muffins!
Pumpkin donuts rolled in cinnamon and sugar on sale this week. Perfect for a fall treat. Check out our caramel apple sale too!
Beautiful dipped caramel apples and pumpkin donuts on sale. Try our tasty apple crisp mix you can make at home on sale and mango lime salsa.
Fresh honey crisp apples dipped in caramel on sale this week! Fall pumpkin donuts rolled in cinnamon and sugar on sale too! Fall is here!
Great sales this week off our pumpkin donuts, mango lime salsa, caramel apples (YUM!!), and apple dry mix. Fresh fruit -Honey Crisp
Last call delicious RASPBERRIES on sale!! Also blueberry donuts, Half apple pie, black bean salsa, Gluten Free blueberry donuts too!
Try are newer Caramel Apple Pie in HALF size on sale this week. Last chance for raspberries on sale too. Blueberry donuts/Gluten free sale!
Our famous blueberry donuts are on sale this week AND GLUTEN FREE blueberry donuts too. First sale ever for GF! We are excited to offer that
RASPBERRIES!! Last week for these beautiful precious gems on sale too!!
Lots of sales this week: blueberry donuts, black bean salsa, Gluten free blueberry donuts, Half Apple Pie, and last week for Raspberries!
Blueberry Coffee Cake on sale at select markets and delicious pears, apples and last chance for blueberries. Raspberries 1 week left!
Beautiful crisp premier Honey Crisp Apples on Sale this week! Crunchy, tart and delicious freshly picked within days of delivery. Yum!!
Last chance to enjoy these beautiful blueberries! Pints on sale this week.