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Cranberry Pumpkin Bread

Combine the flavors of the tart cranberries to the subtle pumpkin in this tasty bread that is excellent served warm with either butter or honey.

Cranberry Relish with Apple Cider

For those of you who are not savvy in the kitchen, listen up, because this is the dish for you — the easiest apple cider cranberry sauce.

Apple Cranberry Crisp

This apple cranberry crisp has a mixture of sweet apples and tart cranberries that make for a festive holiday dessert option or cool summer treat.

Holiday Traditions Baked Here!

It’s that time of year again when the holidays are quickly approaching and our lives become more chaotic each day! We are gearing up for Thanksgiving here at Bishop’s Orchards and that means delicious and freshly baked pies! Make Bishop’s a part of your holiday traditions with local flavor! We strive to make the holidays as convenient as possible by providing Grab N’ Go pie orders. No prep work or baking needed, simply order anything you want from fruit and nut pies, to cream and no sugar added pies.

Stay traditional with Apple, Pumpkin and Pecan pies, and then pack a punch with Crumb Pies and berry blends like our Fruits of the Farm! Cream pies are easy as well, and kids always love the custard/cream fillings. We have Key Lime, Chocolate Cream, Lemon Meringue and Banana Cream. Take them out to thaw an hour before you serve and scoop some Bishop’s own ice cream alongside! Also in the freezers are a few of our frozen fruit pies. Keep them in the freezer until the day of when you can bake it fresh and have the smell wafting through your home! No sugar added pies are available in a few of our popular flavors like Apple, Fruits of the Farm and Peach. Indulge during the holidays while refraining from non natural sugars.

New side dishes will be coming out from Chef Michael. These will include diced butternut squash, stuffing and cranberry sauce made from BISHOP’S OWN CRANBERRIES

from the bog in Killingworth. Seasonal flavors can be brought straight to your table without any work on your part!

All pies and side dishes are baked fresh daily thanks to our 24 hour Bakery Department. Planning for special holidays or events can be made simple by submitting your order online or by giving us a call at 203-453-2338!! Let us know your pick-up date/time so we can guarantee your items! As with every year, we look forward to being a part of your festival spreads with friends and family!

Pink Cooler

Tone down the sweetness of a Moscato with this recipe simply by adding fresh cranberry juice cocktail.

How to Make Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers









Making meals the week after a holiday can seem pretty dreadful. But the good thing is you have all those Thanksgiving leftovers in your refrigerator that are just begging for you to use them! Now if I told you it was possible to make breakfast, lunch, and dinner out of them – would you believe me? Well you better believe it because with a little creativity you can make the three most important meals of the day with everything you have left in your refrigerator. Still not convinced? We put together four recipes that you and the kids are sure to enjoy. Take a look!

  1. Thanksgiving Brunch
    Turkey for breakfast? I know it sounds weird, but if you like chicken and waffles, this gives a brunch favorite a Thanksgiving twist!

4 ½ Cups Leftover Stuffing
¼ Cup Chopped Parsley
2 Large Eggs, beaten
Vegetable Oil, for brushing waffle iron
Sliced Leftover Turkey, Gravy and Cranberry Sauce

Preheat waffle iron to medium-high. Combine the stuffing, parsley and eggs. Brush the top and bottom of the waffle iron with oil. Evenly pack each section of the waffle iron with the stuffing mixture. Cook until golden brown (4-6 minutes).

Heat the gravy in a small pan. Once the waffles are ready, top each with as much turkey as you’d like and close the waffle iron. Cook until the turkey is warm (2-3 minutes). Transfer the waffles to plates and top each with gravy and cranberry sauce.

2. Turkey Sandwich
This one is a classic. There’s nothing better than making a warm turkey sandwich with all the sides piled on! It even makes for a fun lunch for the kids!

2 Slices Turkey
Lettuce (optional)
½ Cup Mashed Potatoes
½ Cup Stuffing
½ Cup Cranberry SauceDirections
Layer all of the ingredients between two pieces of bread and enjoy!

3. Turkey Soup
This soup is not only easy to make, but you can freeze it and eat it later on too! This is sure to be a crowd favorite one the temperature drops and you need something warm to eat in the winter.

Leftover Turkey
1 ½ Cups Leftover Stuffing
2 Celery Stalks, chopped
2 Carrots, peeled and sliced
1 Onion, peeled and diced
2 Bay Leaves
1 Tablespoon Poultry Seasoning
1 Teaspoon Ground Sage
1 ½ Quarts Chicken Broth
Garlic Salt to taste
Ground Black Pepper to taste
2 Cups (uncooked) long-grain White Rice (can also use pasta)
1 (16 oz) package Frozen Green Peas

Place the turkey in a large, deep pot, and add in the stuffing, celery, carrots, onion, bay leaves, poultry seasoning, sage and chicken broth. If needed, add additional water. Bring all ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium once boiling and simmer for about 1 hour (skim off any foam). Season to taste with garlic salt and pepper then stir in the rice (or pasta) and return to a boil over (medium-high) heat. Lower heat to medium and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir in the peas and continue to simmer until rice or pasta is tender (about 10 minutes). Adjust seasonings to taste and serve.

4. Turkey and Cranberry Quesadilla
Who would have thought you could make a quesadilla out of Thanksgiving dishes? This recipe is quick and easy to make and is sure to be a new family favorite.

½ Cup Turkey
1 Parsley
¼ Cup Cranberry Sauce
2 Flour Tortillas
1 tbsp Butter
½ Cup Swiss Cheese

Grate the swiss cheese and sprinkle over one side of a tortilla. Pull apart the turkey so it’s somewhat shredded and add it on top of the cheese, and add another layer of cheese on top. Next, spread the cranberry sauce over those layers and add one more layer of cheese. Put the other tortilla on top. Over medium heat, melt butter in a skillet. Once melted, add the quesadilla and fry until golden brown. Flip and repeat. Once both sides are golden, allow to rest on a cutting board for a minute or two and cut into wedges.

Killingworth Cranberries


Diversification in Agriculture continues by the Bishop family, as cranberries are now a new crop taken on by Keith Bishop, taking the reins from the Evert family’s century old bog.

The Evarts family has continually grown cranberries in their Killingworth, Ct. Pond Meadow bog since Cyrus Evarts purchased it in 1896.  His son Sydney followed by grandson Kenneth continued the annual care, production and harvest on a 4.5 acre section of the original 30+ acre bog.  The Killingworth Land Trust purchased a portion of the bog in 2000, and was donated additional land as part of a subdivision open space plan.  The KLT stewardship has maintained limited wild production of cranberries.

One of the largest retail market purchasers from 1970 on of Killingworth Cranberries from the Evarts was Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford. Like the Evarts, the Bishop family roots are deep. John Bishop signed the Guilford Covenant in 1639 with Henry Whitfield et al. The land the Bishop farmstead now occupies was purchased in 1871 by Burton Walter Bishop when he moved his family back to Guilford from Orange, Ct.

Kenneth utilized assistance from Bishop’s Orchards multiple times to weed and care for the bog. Needing help again in 2011, he talked with Keith Bishop about options, and discussion turned to long term production renewal, ways to increase production yields, quality and then marketing options.  Both realized they had common agricultural goals, family traditions and the desire to continue cranberry production. Kenneth and Sandy Evarts’ children and grandchildren grew up with the fall cranberry harvest ritual. They all have other jobs and interests that precluded them from active involvement in the work to keep the bog productive and keep ownership in the family.

5th generation Keith Bishop dug in to research cranberry production, growing techniques and knowledge that is needed to commercially grow cranberries. Keith’s involvement in numerous Northeast agricultural groups and contacts through the College of Agriculture at his alma mater Cornell, helped him connect to cranberry growers and suppliers in New Jersey and Mass. Keith, his father Al, and his son Ryan,  (Cornell 2012, Plant Science) visited with Cape Cod Cranberry Growers and a business plan evolved, with experts consulted to evaluate soils, growing conditions, water management and renovation requirements. In January 2012 the bog renovation plan was accepted as meeting the Agricultural requirements by the Killingworth Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Commission, and Killingworth Cranberries took on a new life.

The 4.5 acre property on Pond Meadow Rd was bought by Killingworth Cranberries LLC  in June and the renovation started.  A new hybrid variety of cranberries, Scarlet Knight, developed by the Rutgers University breeding program was selected for planting in July of 2016 and  2.5 acres of Scarlet Knight cranberries were planted.  Only 3 acres of this new variety were in production worldwide in 2011, with 21 acres being planted in 2012.  Scarlet Knight produces a large size, dark red, long keeping berry, well suited for retail fresh fruit sales from late Sept. through the winter. Bishop and his children look forward to bringing the bog to full production capabilities and herald Killingworth as Connecticut’s Cranberry Capital once again.  Bishop’s well known expertise in agriculture and dedication to the preservation of farmland and production of local crops will now provide an abundant local source of cranberries when full production is reached in 2019, 3 years after replanting. Like most other fruits (blueberries, raspberries, grapes, apples, peaches and pears) plant development takes several years before substantial fruit is produced, and cash flow starts to repay the capital investment. Keith is optimistic that the family stewardship, dedication and farming knowledge will combine with community support to produce plentiful crops of cranberries for decades to come while protecting and respecting the bog environment and its history.


The Killingworth Cranberries brand is now available at Bishop’s Orchards


Wine Listing

**Wine and hard cider tastings will be OPEN from 12-5pm on Saturdays & Sundays. For further information, please call 203-458-PICK. Our complete selection of our wines, hard ciders and other CT Farm Wines are available for in market purchase or curbside pickup.


Currant State of Mind – NEW RELEASE December 2019!

A blend of apple and black currant wines – This wine blends the apple fruitiness of our Celebration wine and adds the zest of Cassis. Subtle hints of black cherry, pomegranate & blackberry are released on the nose and the palette. The black currants come from CT’s Maple Lane Farm. Serve chilled. 3% RS

Symphonic Medley – Carbonated Wine – NEW RELEASE December 2019!

This blend of strawberry, apple & raspberry wines, with its sensational tiny bubbles like champagne, releases delicious flavors of the luscious berries grown on our farm, but hints of apple, pear and citrus. Serve chilled. 6% RS

Stone House White

This refreshing apple wine is a harmonious balance of fruit and floral notes. With flavors of Bishop’s signature apple cider combined with a hint of oak, lilac and orange blossoms, this light-bodied dry wine reminds one of a crisp and clean Chardonnay. Try this lively wine with fish, chicken, pork or pasta dishes. .7% RS

Whitfield’s Pearadox

Made from Bishop’s own Bartlett Pears, this wine has a brilliant character and bouquet of honey, pear blossoms and a hint of toffee. Medium-bodied and full of delicious pears, Whitfield’s Pearadox has a clean, dramatic finish which leaves the taste buds refreshed and invigorated. This artisan wine pairs well with pork dishes, Brie and crackers and Bishop’s Own Apple Cider Donuts. 1% RS


This Perry-style wine is made from Bishop’s Own Bosc Pears. Harvested at the peak of ripeness, golden brown from the sun, these luscious pears produce a wine that is semi-dry and elegant, with notes of raisins, apricots and dried mango. A robust yet smooth finish, this elegant wine “pears” excellently with cheese, fresh green salads and white fish. Try it with a freshly made Bishop’s salad! 1% RS


Apples abound! This all-apple wine is made from a combination of sweet and tart apples from Bishop’s Orchards, which blend together into a light and crisp, semi-sweet wine, reminiscent of a Pinot Grigio. A year-round top-seller, this wine perfectly compliments chicken, fish and pasta dishes or a delicious slice of Bishop’s fresh Apple Pie or famous Apple Cider Donuts! 3% RS

Happley Impeared

As the name implies, this charming and playful wine is a 50/50 blend of Bishop’s pear and apple ciders, which are fermented together and aged into this bright and energetic, semi-dry wine. A robust apple taste transitions smoothly with the first sip into a perfectly pear finish. This blended wine is delicious with pork, chicken or fish dishes. Another favorite of Bishop’s is to try it with a slice of our own delicious quiche! 1.5% RS

Faulkner’s Spiced Apple

We began with Bishop’s popular Stone House White wine, added a blend of special spices, mulled them together and created the festive and brilliant Faulkner’s Spiced Apple wine. This delicately-spiced wine is smooth and balanced, light and lively. While it is delicious year round, it makes an excellent holiday beverage! Faulkner’s Spiced Apple wine pairs well with Brie, smoked and cheddar cheeses and may be served chilled in the summer or gently warmed up on a cold fall or winter’s night. .7% RS

Honey Peach Melba

By incorporating the “nectar of the gods” into our signature apple wine, we have created one of our top sellers in the form of Honey Peach Melba. The addition of sweet, local Connecticut honey makes this complex apple wine unlike any other perfectly-complimented flavors of peach, raspberry and apple. Honey Peach Melba is a standout favorite wine at Bishop’s and makes a delicious aperitif. It may also be enjoyed with fish, chicken and pork dishes. This wine also makes stunning sangria! 3% RS

Apple Raspberry Blush

The peace and beauty of our raspberry fields are perfectly encapsulated in our Apple Raspberry Blush wine. The complex raspberry flavors blend harmoniously with sweet apples in this semi-sweet, delicately pink wine. Pair with fresh salads, beef, chicken, pork and pasta dishes. This wine is especially delicious with Bishop’s own freshly-baked Lemon Cake! For a unique look, try adding a few freshly frozen raspberries to your glass! 2% RS

Blushing Beauty

A challenging wine to make, yet worth the effort! This rewarding pure peach wine yields delicate peach flavors that give way to subtle sweetness and tang. Sipping this gorgeous and flavorful wine is just like enjoying a fresh, juicy Bishop’s Orchard’s peach at its peak of ripeness. This golden-colored wine is delicious drizzled over a freshly baked Bishop’s Peach Pie with vanilla ice cream or served with our Blueberry Crumb Cake! 5.5% RS

Amazing Grace

Our only cranberry-apple combination wine, Amazing Grace is a medley of fruity and floral flavors balanced out by sweetness perfected by sun-ripened fruit. This delicate wine is a year-round favorite and pairs well with roasted turkey, pork, seafood and hearty salads. This wine is a must around the holidays! Enjoy with turkey and ham or a delicate slice of Bishop’s Angel Food Cake. 4% RS

Adam’s Apple – SOLD OUT – next production date is unknown

An ice-style wine, the apple cider base was by frozen cyro-extraction to concentrate the amazing apple flavors. This extract was used to make one of most elegant and sophisticated wines. Adam’s Apple is rich and complex, bursting with apple flavors and sweetness. This delicate wine pairs beautifully with one of Bishop’s freshly baked pies, cheesecakes or our special Cinnamon Coffee Cake! 6% RS

Strawberry Delight

Harvested at the peak of the ripeness, our strawberries are transformed into a succulent, aromatic, medium-bodied wine. The full flavor of strawberries is encapsulated in every bottle and dance upon the palate. A bottle of Strawberry Delight is a delicious treat and may be enjoyed as an aperitif or after dinner as a dessert wine drizzled over strawberry shortcake and vanilla bean ice cream! This wine also pairs well with Bishop’s own Applesauce Cake or dark chocolate! 5% RS

Hyland Red

Rich, robust raspberry! Our pure Hyland Red raspberry wine is a dynamic and flavorful wine, filled with aromas and flavors of delicious farm fresh raspberries. Tangy, yet subtle, this elegant wine is colorful and packed with flavor and character. Hyland Red pairs excellently with dark chocolate. 6% RS

Rubus Nightfall – Sparkling Raspberry Wine

Our newest Sparkling Wine released in November 2013! Unbelievable flavor and vibrant red color. Scintillating, sparkling stars, close friends and petite bubbles combine for a perfect evening of sharing. This culinary concert begins with our own succulent raspberrries grown with tender care, harvested at the peak of ripeness in September, filled with shoreline sunshine and flavor. An excellent alternative to champagne, this unique wine is wonderful to the very last sip. Enjoy year round; it’s “sparkle” time any time! 7% RS. Serve chilled. Gold Medal at 2013 Grand Harvest Awards

Sachem’s Twilight – Sparkling Peach Wine – SOLD OUT – next production date is unknown

Harvested at the peak of ripeness in August, sweet, juicy peaches are used to create this masterpiece of bubbles and flavor. This sparkling wine has a delightfully sweet and light bouquet full of peach and summer flavors. An excellent alternative to champagne, this unique wine is wonderful to the very last sip. Enjoy year round; it’s “sparkle” time any time! 7% RS

Abby Road – SOLD OUT – next production date is unknown

Named after a member of the Bishop’s 7th generation, this unique blackberry wine has deep rich berry and spice aromas, which give way to a medium-bodied, sweet wine full of flavor and character. Delicious by itself, after dinner or paired with beef, pork, duck, or chicken dishes. A Double Gold winner! 6% RS

Berry Best Friends

An inspired blend of blueberry, blackberry and apples! The fruits in Berry Best Friends are blended together prior to fermentation, allowing the flavors to meld together to create new and complex aromas, which delight the nose and thrill the taste buds. Sweet yet lively, this wine is excellent with chocolate and drizzled on ice cream or on top of one of Bishop’s fruit pies! 6% RS. Serve chilled.

Leete’s Island Blues

Who knew the Blues could be so cheerful! This pure blueberry wine, made from berries sourced right here on the farm, is reminiscent to a delicate red wine. Deep flavors abound with an aroma, which will bring to mind images of plump blueberries, bursting with juice and flavor. This rich yet subtle dessert wine pairs well with pound cake, chocolate and drizzled over ice cream. For extra fun, add a few blueberries to your glass! Serve chilled. 6% RS

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