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Groceries, Baked goods
Market

Hours
Mon–Sat 8:00am–7:00pm
Sun 9:00am–6:00pm

Features Kid-friendly, outdoor dining, veg-friendly
Bar Wine
Credit cards Visa, MC

www.bishopsorchards.com

Guilford
1355 Boston Post Rd.
Guilford, CT
(203) 453-2338
Bishop’s Orchards
A lovely market that sells specialty groceries and even (don’t tell) Connecticut wine on Sundays

This long-established farmer’s market has expanded to selling gourmet foods and local wine. The choo-choo train running around the ceiling will delight kids, and families still arrive by the vanload during the growing season to pick their own produce (apples, peaches, blueberries, and strawberries are favorites).

There’s also an impressive collection of specialty groceries. D’Artagnan products make up a quarter of the meat case, and you can find several varieties of Connecticut-produced Nodine’s bacon there as well. There are also well-chosen artisanal cheeses from local, domestic, and international cheese farms; breads from Judy’s and Chabaso bakeries, and—most striking of all—a good selection of Connecticut wines, including the farm’s own fruit wines. (Bonus! Because it’s technically and legally a farm, Bishop’s is able to circumvent Connecticut’s outdated blue laws prohibiting the sale of alcohol on Sundays.) Try one of their own fruit wine blends (honey peach melba wine, anyone?), farm-made hard ciders, or a bottle of wine from one of about a dozen other Connecticut producers. So shop local—after all, where else are you going to see a sign at the megamart reading “Our Own Macoun Apples”? Bishop’s is the kind of place that makes us proud to be New Englanders.

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