Area residents might know the Marthasville Thierbach family by the taste of their farm-grown peaches, their pick-your-own apple and berry orchards and market in Marthasville, or from the Washington …
Thierbach Orchards Market now open in Washington
By Karen Butterfield, Record Staff Writer
Area residents might know the Marthasville Thierbach family by the taste of their farm-grown peaches, their pick-your-own apple and berry orchards and market in Marthasville, or from the Washington Farmers’ Market where they sell their farm produce.Thierbach Orchards and Berry Farm owners Susie and Otto Thierbach also have operated a roadside peach stand in Washington for more than 20 years, and now have a permanent storefront here.Thierbach Orchards Market at Fifth and Locust is located at 301 E. Fifth St., at the corner of Fifth and Locust streets. The shop offers jams, jellies, apple cider, produce, snacks, honey, select teas, baskets from Africa and a variety of other items.Susie Otto said people have asked for a larger variety in Washington and the shop has been well received so far.“We like having a permanent location so we can offer more of the items people were looking for,” she said.Otto Thierbach said the couple plans to feature much of its own fruits as they’re in season. The market opened late this summer.Susie Otto said the store will stay open at least through Christmas, but she’s unsure if it will stay open through the winter months or not.If the market closes for the winter, it will reopen for peach season. The roadside stand also will be open during peach season.The Thierbachs planted peaches in 1992 on land that has been in Otto Thierbach’s family for generations. They purchased the market in approximately 1998 and have expanded with a market, pick your own orchards, mazes and activities for families and children.They also participate in the Farmers’ Market in Washington through peach season, which they plan to continue. The market stand is primarily run by the couple’s daughter, Elise, who is a student at Washington High School.Their son Wesley, a Washington Middle School student, also helps on the farm.“We really want to thank all of our customers who have been loyal to us through the years,” Otto said.Store hours currently are Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Otto and Susie Thierbach recently opened “Thierbach Orchards Market at Fifth and Locust” at 301 E. Fifth St. in Washington. The couple also own Thierbach Orchards and Berry Farm in Marthasville and sell peaches at the Washington Farmers’ Market. They have had a peach stand in Washington for more than 20 years. The shop offers a variety of produce and other items. Record photo.