Agritourism Attractions including Mercier Orchards
Farms & Orchards
Visit orchards, farmer's markets, farms and vineyards in the area.
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.
Cider House Orchards
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, pick some of the perfectly ripe crop, and visit the rustic Cider House Cafe for a home-cooked southern meal. 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, Cider House 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 homemade butters, jams and jellies and other gifts. Pick your own apples or buy pre-picked in the store all season and also peaches while in season.
Cider House Cafe - Don't forget to grab a quick lunch in the cozy Cider House Cafe. Now serving lunch Thursday through Sunday from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Cider House located on The Cider House Orchards Property.
Cider House Orchards is open July-December 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Hours extended for the months of Harvest September-November.
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.
The North Georgia Farm Trail
The North Georgia Farm Trail links the communities on Hwy 515 from Jasper to Hiawassee. Discover farms, farmer's markets, orchards, vineyards and more by following this link North Georgia Farm Trail.