In 1954, when William and Winifred Bowerman established their blueberry farm, little did they know it would grow to be a such a big local favorite! Now owned (since 1982) by their son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Carol Bowerman, the Holland-based farm and market provide West Michigan with fresh, homegrown blueberries, raspberries and hydroponic strawberries as well as locally grown vegetables. But that’s not all! The market offers incredibly delicious blueberry donuts, refreshing smoothies and ice cream, mouthwatering fudge, homemade preserves, uniquely flavored pickles and salsas, and much more.
The first open-air farm market at the Bowerman farm was held in 1993, and in 2010, Randy and Carol opened a retail store. With the market business growing steadily in popularity throughout the year, the expanded bakery and retail space this year is a welcome addition. After all, it’s the only place in Holland you can get fresh, hydroponically grown strawberries all summer long AND in the fall. All you have to do is get to the market early. The strawberries go fast!
A visit to the Bowerman Blueberries Farm Market is a wonderful treat for all ages. They take great pride in their family-friendly atmosphere, quality products, attentive service, and cleanliness. In fact, from time to time, you’ll see Winifred Bowerman, now 93, driving her golf cart around the farm just to keep an eye on things.
Everyone who works at Bowerman’s loves the customers, the community, and the farm – and it shows! The beautiful farm and market, the fabulous berries and baked goods, and the personable employees all contribute to its charm.
Offering U-pick blueberries, donuts, and even ice cream, it’s a perfect family adventure on a summer day. Best yet, Bowerman’s is local and just a short drive away. Open Monday-Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Located 4 miles west of US 31 on James Street.
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