CBIA’s BizCast team speaks with Keith Bishop, a fifth-generation owner and CEO of Bishop’s Orchards in Guilford. 

Bishop’s family started the farm in 1871, growing vegetables and producing dairy products.

It has since grown into a destination. The farm offers everything from apple and pumpkin picking, to wine tasting, and other entertainment.

Bishop and his three children work full-time to help run the family business. 

“I’m very proud of the family and where we have come,” Bishop said. 

He said they have been adapting to the times, including the lingering pandemic challenges. 

Overall, he said farming in Connecticut is more costly than other areas of the country, especially with the regulations. 

“There are a lot of good sound policies, but carrying them out as individual businesses costs money,” Bishop said. 

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