Keith Bishop

Here We Go Again

We spend our winters on the farm preparing for the next growing season. We prune trees, fix equipment and order seeds, plants and material to be as prepared as we can be, but ultimately it is Mother Nature that determines when “Spring” starts on the farm. So far, this season (as measured by the trees… Read more »

When I Grow Up

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys Don’t let ’em pick guitars and drive them old trucks Make ’em be doctors and lawyers and such (Ed Bruce, 1975) When I was growing up if you asked an elementary school-aged kid what they wanted to be when they grew up, Cowboy was pretty… Read more »

Vision for Generations

I recently had my annual eye exam.  Yes, I’m getting older and my vision has continued to change since my first pair of glasses at age 20. Very gradual changes, yet my progressive lens prescription gets tweaked to compensate based upon my eye exam.  Surprise! this time my change was to decrease the strength by… Read more »

Winter On The Farm

“So, what do you do in the winter?” is a question I often get asked. Quite a lot, actually. Winter is the time when we prep and repair equipment for the coming spring. We still have apples and pears in the cold storage to pack and sell.  We also try to save a few “inside”… Read more »

New Year, Farm Fresh Beginning

Beginning a new year is a good time to make resolutions and set goals. In farming we begin each new year with the hope that mother nature will be kind to us in the coming year and resolve to make positive changes, always striving to learn from, grow and improve from our past successes and… Read more »

FROM THE TRACTOR SEAT… Grateful

By Farmer KeithBee I love farming, and our family’s passion to growing healthy fruits and vegetables for your table, our neighbors and beyond. I’m grateful that our family continues to be stewards of over 300 acres, to use it for God’s purposes of sustaining health and life. As we plow forward, each day provides opportunities… Read more »

FROM the TRACTOR SEAT… Loyalty

by Farmer KeithBee Covenant and Stewardship… 2 key words that drive me each day. Stewardship: using the resources of our family land transferred from generation to generation to do good for others, then pass it on in the same if not better state then when received. Covenant: a deep commitment to do good. So it… Read more »

A Letter From The Co-CEO

Technology Upgrades Continue at Bishops Orchards! We are excited to report that an upgrade in our Bishops Rewards Program has been implemented! We have completed Phase I of installing new checkout registers, and the supporting infrastructure. As you have shopped, you will have experienced a new cash register that enhances our ability to serve you better… Read more »