Baugher's Orchard has been a working fruit and vegetable farm since 1904. Edward and Romaine Baugher purchased 60 acres of land from Edward’s parent’s farm from his siblings when they passed away in the 1930’s. They expanded the farming efforts, developed improved methods of operating and survived the Great Depression because of their frugalness and business savvy. Edward lived to 71 years old and died in 1984. Romaine lived to 94 years old and died in 2006.
What started out as a 60 acre piece of land, has become a 600 acre operation, and one of the largest orchards in Maryland. Now a bustling business enterprise in two locations in Westminster, Maryland, Baughers is still family-owned and operated. The children of Edward and Romaine are Allan, Dan, Miriam, and Dottie. They all worked the farm when they grew up, but Allan had the most interest in the orchard business. He began expanding and improving the farming and orchard business in the 1950’s through today.
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