Bishop's Orchards is 320 acres of crops that are available for customers to pick from June (strawberries) to late autumn (apples). If you don't want to pick your own, the Orchard has a great big indoor market where you can select not only strawberries and apples, but lovely pears, blueberries, peaches, raspberries, and pumpkins that are grown on the family farm. The market is open year-around, and boasts that one or more of its grown-here crops is always available. Apples star, starting in August, and cider is available shortly after that.
We love the homegrown fruit and vegetables you can buy, but we are equally fond of the baked goods. Bishop's makes wicked-good pies, loaf cakes, muffins, breads, and cookies; in the morning, the smell of baking apple pie makes a visit here an olfactory joy ride. Soups and entrees also are available for those who want a complete take-home meal.
The pick-your-own seasons are as follows:
Mid-June to early July: strawberries
Mid July to early September: blueberries
Mid August to mid-October: raspberries
Mid August to mid-September: peaches
Late August to mid-September: pears
Early September to late October: apples
Mid September to Halloween: pumpkins