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 80 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.