Want that wholesome, happy feeling that you get from the farmer's market? Look no further than Bishop's Orchards. The family-owned and operated establishment has been in business for 141 years, and shows no signs of slowing down. Much of the marketplace's produce is grown on the premises, and Sara Bishop Bella Ventura says: “We've always pushed Connecticut produce before we go elsewhere. Being farmers ourselves, we've always had a lot of pride in what we do.” Bishop's standards when it comes to quality and freshness are exacting, to say the least. In addition to fresh produce and juices (Bishop's makes a killer apple cider in the fall), visitors can also pick their own fruit in season, and true locavores can sign up for the farm's CSA. Don't forget to pick up a pie while you're there, too.
Winner of Best Place to Buy Fresh Produce in the New Haven Advocate Best Of Readers' Poll 2012.