Tuesday, July 10, 2012

USA - Connecticut - Bishop's Orchards Farm Market

Since 1871, five generations of Bishops have been serving the shoreline area with fresh farm products. Located in historic Guilford, one-half mile off I-95, our farm market has grown from a roadside stand of the 1910's to a simple yet bustling market, handling a full line of quality fruits and vegetables, baked goods, dairy products, honey, maple syrup and preserves. Open year round, we feature one or more of our own crops available every one of the 12 months.

Sent by Patricia, a postcrosser from Connecticut, USA.

This is from Wikipedia : Bishop's Orchards is an agricultural operation in Guilford, Connecticut, that serves as a farm, retail market, tourist attraction and winery.
Bishop's Orchards began operating as a family farm in 1871. Over the years, Bishop's Orchards expanded to a 313-acre (1.27 km2) farm, with the Bishop family members maintaining control of all duties ranging from corporate decision-making to retail operations to crop maintenance. In 2007, the Bishop family members created a 10-year stock purchase and loan program to ensure a continuation of family ownership.
Bishop's Orchards has attracted tourism via its retail market and seasonal apple- and pumpkin-picking programs; visits by local school groups are also coordinated.
The Bishop's Orchards Winery sells fruit wines made from the apples, peaches, pears and raspberries grown at the farm. It is on the Eastern Connecticut Wine Trail.
The Shoreline Wine Festival has been held annually at Bishop's Orchards since August 2006. The festival features wineries from the Connecticut Wine Trail as well as any Connecticut producers.

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