Master’s Touch Plants and Produce

November 17, 2019

Mark Bishop, owner of Master’s Touch Plants and Produce, likes growing unconventional products. His plants and produce are “international, exotic and rare.” 

“I got bored with the same old, same old, so I wanted to experiment,” Bishop said. “We got more bizarre as time went on.”

Bishop started his business 15 years ago, after his son graduated from high school. He had always gardened, but it wasn’t until his son helped him that he turned his hobby into a business. Now, his son is married and has moved away but still helps out at the farm once a week.

Bishop’s products range from grow-your-own turmeric plants to four different varieties of hot peppers, all grown in hand-constructed greenhouses. He sells at three different farmers markets each week, with Bethesda being the largest.

For Bishop, experimenting with what he grows makes his job more interesting. 

“We like the weird stuff,” he said, “I think other people do too.”

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