At the NC Visitor Center, we are always on the lookout for ways to promote independent businesses and to support local farmers. We are very pleased to be able to do both in introducing P.R. Moore’s Produce to our readers. Phillip and Roberta Moore have sold the best in fresh, local produce at P.R. Moore's for over 22 years.
P.R. Moore’s Produce, located at 2427 W Main Hwy, Biscoe, NC 27209, is one of the best places in North Carolina to buy quality produce. They also carry jams, jellies, relishes, chow chows, cured pork, hoop cheese, grits, peanuts, old fashioned candies, live ornamental plants, garden ornaments and antiques. P.R. Moore’s is part produce stand, part old country store, part nursery and part… well just a little bit of everything good. They also carry hard to find sodas in the bottle, like Blenheim Ginger Ale from Dillon County, SC. (http://blenheimshrine.com/) Be sure to try the fried pies, homemade by their daughter Karen, using a 100 year old recipe.
What really sets P.R. Moore’s Produce apart from grocery stores is two fold. The first, and most obvious, are the prices. You’ll save money shopping at P.R. Moore’s. However, that is not the most important reason. The main reason to visit P.R. Moore’s is the selection and quality of the produce. Depending on the season, you’ll find dozens of varieties of peas and beans, corn, all sorts of both hot and sweet peppers, greens, cucumbers in all sizes, squash, apples, peaches, tomatoes, etc., etc. P.R. Moore’s takes the time to do things that commercial chains cannot or will not do. For instance, they don’t receive shipment after shipment of unripe peaches and sell them to the public. When peaches are in season, they go out to the orchards and hand-pick only the best peaches at the perfect stage of ripeness.
If we haven’t convinced you by now to shop at P.R. Moore’s for your produce, take this challenge: It will soon be tomato season; when it is, go buy a grocery store tomato and then go buy a tomato from P.R. Moore’s – any variety. Compare the two. The one from the grocery store will be pale, pinkish, sickly and bland, chemically ripened. The P.R. Moore tomato will be deeply colored, sun ripened and taste so much better than the grocery store tomato that you will wonder if they are both really the same fruit. You’ll have the overwhelming urge to grab some white bread and mayonnaise and fix a tomato sandwich, on the spot!