Agritourism Attractions: Mercier Orchards
Visit the largest apple orchard in the southeast!
8660 Blue Ridge Drive (Highway 5), Blue Ridge
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 75 years, the Mercier family has been welcoming visitors to taste the fruits of the mountains, and the yummy fried pies and fritters that come from the fruit!
U-Pick Your own Fruit - Pick your own strawberries, blueberries and apples in season, and take the kids on a tractor tour of the orchard during your visit. The orchard grows 20 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 -- also peach, blueberry, chocolate and coconut, among others. Have a country breakfast or sandwich in the deli.
Farm Winery and Tasting Room - Mercier's makes Georgia's first Hard Apple Cider from farm grown apples. Visit their tasting room and sample the cider and local and regional wines.
The Blue Ridge Farmer's Market
Don't miss the local farmer's market each Saturday in Downtown Blue Ridge City Park beginning in early June. Take home some heirloom tomatoes, fresh eggs, bread, flowers, handmade pottery, crafts and lots more.