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 - Mercier's bakery makes the most famous fried apple pies in the mountains -- also peach, blueberry, chocolate and coconut, among others.
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.
Deep Roots Orchard
2984 Mobile Road, McCaysville
This peaceful family owned and operated orchard offers the beautiful scenery of the Appalachian Mountains within an authentic small farm orchard setting. You can stroll through the rows of apple trees and pick some of the perfectly ripe crop. The homemade fried pies are a customer favorite that will surely give the autumn-inspired flavor you're looking for. Tucked away in McCaysville Georgia, Deep Roots Orchards is one of the best kept secrets in Fannin County, with seasonal wagon rides, fresh pressed cider, and U-Pick seasons with over 20 varieties of apples.
Country Store - Choose from an assortment of items from the mercantile and herbiary. Pick your own apples or buy pre-picked in the store all season and also peaches while in season.
Daffodil Hill Farm & Carriage
Daffodil Hill Farm & Carriage offers private tours of the mini farm where you can meet fainting goats, the miniature donkey, pheasants, chickens and horses. Enjoy the hundreds of flowers and surrounding mountain views.
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.