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Come out and get the best tasting peaches in the area at Moore's Orchard in Perry Hall


Fresh Fruit/Vegetables

published: 08/12/10

Get Your Peaches at Moores Orchard

- Article & photo by Ben Boehl -

If you love the great taste of peaches but dont want to travel to Georgia, you can find the same high quality at Moores Orchard in Perry Hall at Peach Blossom Avenue right off the 5200-block of E. Joppa Road. Wendy Sauter said she has never eaten a Georgia peach, but her customers tell her that her peaches taste as good as the ones from down South. Most of the customers tell me that our peaches are the best in the area, and they keep coming back, Sauter said. The Moore family has been in business since 1850. The farm originally tried to grow potatoes in the 1920s, but the ground was too hard. That led the Moore family to start growing peaches and apples. The family tradition continued as Sauters father traveled down to Baltimore City to sell produce after World War II. Today Sauter runs the business with her uncle Jack Moore and her friend Mary Lehnhoff. She also got help from Tracey Deitz, who helped with the tough job of spinning the peaches. I guess I fell into the business, Sauter explained. Ive been doing this for the past 15-20 years. The Moore family owned many acres of land in the Perry Hall area before selling it to the community. The Moores Meadows housing development was named after the family, the new homes on Peach Blossom Avenue and a portion of I-95 were all part of the Moore property. Moores Orchard sells different types of produce from tomatoes, cucumbers, corn and other items that they receive from local farmers, but the peaches and plums are grown on-site. Moores Orchard is open during peach season from July until September. Sauter said despite the lack of rain this summer, this has been a great peach season. The dry weather hasnt hurt the peaches at all this summer. Peaches love the dry weather, Sauter added. It takes about a week to 10 days for a peach to grow and Sauter usually picks anywhere from six to 30 crates of peaches. She grows 30 different varieties of peaches. This weekend Moores Orchard has a sale - buy two peaches and get the third peach free. We pick them when they are ripe. We try not to rush things because we want the peaches at their best when you buy them, she said. Moores Orchard is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The store is closed on Mondays. For more information, call Gus at 410-256-5982.


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