Mercier Orchards, the largest apple orchard in the southeast, is known as Southern Living Magazine's "favorite roadside apple market," but it is much, much more. For over 75 years, the Mercier family has been welcoming visitors to taste the fruits of the mountains, and the yummy fried pies, apple cider, apple butter and fritters that come from the fruit!
U-Pick Your own Fruit - Pick your own strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, and apples in season, and take the kids on a tractor tour of the orchard during your visit. The orchard grows over 50 varieties of apples, along with strawberries, peaches, blueberries, and blackberries.
Mercier's Bakery and Deli - Mercier's bakery makes the most famous fried apple pies in the mountains - including peach, blueberry, chocolate, and coconut, among others. The Bakery also makes, apple cider donuts, muffins, fritters as well as breads. Stop in on the weekends for the Market Cafe Breakfast Buffet.
Candy Kitchen - A Treat for everyone in the family made right in their Candy Kitchen! Variety of Caramel Apples, Fudge, Gelato, Sorbet, brittle and glazed nuts as well as Apple Cider Slushies.
Sample Counter - Here is your chance to sample items. Taste the fruits in season, Apple Cider, Apple Butter as well as select jellies, sauces, salsas, and select local honey that are available in the market. There is always something fresh from the bakery to try as well.
Farm Winery and Tasting Room - Mercier's makes Georgia's first Hard Apple Cider from farm-grown apples. Wine is also made from the fruits they harvest including Strawberry, Blueberry, Blackberry, and Apple. Visit their tasting room and sample the cider and local and regional wines.