As the song says, dust off the sun and moon and sing a song of cheer, because this season, the best days of summer fun start and end at Bishop’s Orchards!
With our Ice Cream Stand now open, there is no better place to beat the summer heat than on the shoreline, and no better way to complete the experience than with what we have to offer.
You can start the day before the temperature is at its highest point with a trip to our main orchard to Pick Your Own blueberries – which are entering peak season. Later this summer, peaches and raspberries will also be available for picking. Hours and locations differ daily, but typically include half days on weekdays and longer hours on weekends, weather and crowds permitting. Before heading out, please call 203-458-PICK for updates. Pick a little for snacking or take some home to freeze or make homemade jams or sorbet! It doesn’t get any fresher than straight from the farm, so add a Pick Your Own trip to your summer itinerary.
After an early morning trip to our orchard, you can head to a local beach, like Jacob’s Beach in Guilford or Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, to cool off. Remember, no picnic lunch on the sand and by the sea would be complete without a little lunch or snacks gathered from our Farm Market on the way. When your time at the beach comes to a close, head downtown to enjoy a farm-to-table meal or other unique culinary experience at one of our popular local eateries, such as Bufalina – offering wood-fired pizza – South Lane Bistro, or Ballou’s Restaurant and Wine Bar.
End your day where it began, and let the Scoop Crew at Bishop’s help you figure out what flavor will be the perfect cherry on top of your summertime outing.
As promised, our Ice Cream Stand is now open daily in Guilford off the side of our Farm Market at 1355 Boston Post Road in Guilford. We have a brand new large patio with umbrellas for shade, ready to accommodate plenty of families looking for a sweet treat.
The Ice Cream Stand is open Sunday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. We offer 25 flavors including soft serve and hard serve ice creams in cups or cones. Sundaes, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches and our specialty, the Bishop’s Blitz, are all delightful dessert options!
Try some of our most popular flavors – such as Maine Wild Blueberry, Moose Tracks or Unicorn Delight – or perhaps select a low-fat frozen yogurt or non-dairy flavor. We’re prepared to accommodate dietary needs so just ask a Scoop Crew member for assistance. Our varieties change day to day.
While summertime is a great time to cool off with an ice cream cone, the Bishop’s Orchards Ice Cream Stand is open all year round. Since you’re already coming to the Farm Market for your grocery needs, why not add a scoop or two into the equation?
For now, with summer in full swing, every concert on the green or outdoor expo can be part of an agenda that starts and ends at Bishop’s Orchards and is full of flavor and summertime sweetness courtesy of our creamery! Roll out those lazy, hazy crazy days of summer at Bishop’s and you certainly will wish that summer could always be here.