Mercier Apple Orchards
Open ALL YEAR LONG!
Monday-Saturday 8-6 & Sunday 10-6
8660 Blue Ridge Dr Blue Ridge, GA 30513 - (706) 632-3411
Mercier Orchards is the largest apple orchard in Georgia (200 acres!), and it’s also Southern Living magazine’s favorite “roadside apple market,” according to a 2002 article. Whatever you do, you have to indulge in these North Georgian fried pies. They are the best, hands down! Mercier's is also MUCH more than an Apple Orchard, offering a wonderful specialty shop featuring unique North Georgia gifts and merchandise.
The Mercier Family has a 60-year tradition of growing apples in the mountains of North Georgia. Bill Mercier started the apple house with his wife, Adele, in 1943, when they bought several acres of apple trees from Dr. C. G. Lloyd, a local pharmacist. Bill and Adele managed to struggle through raising a family and managing over 100 acres of apple trees. They continued to grow the business by adopting new ideas and practicing new ways of growing apple trees. They were the first to grow many of the varieties of apples that are popular today. Even today, Bill and Adele are always helping out around the North Georgia orchard. Bill still drives the rows of the trees everyday inspecting the crop and the trees. Adele can be found back at the sample table slicing apples, or behind the register in the middle of all the excitement during peak season. It's a real family affair with four generations of family still pursuing Bill and Adele's dream.
Your trip to Blue Ridge just isn’t complete without a visit to Mercier’s for one of their scrumptious fried apple pies. They open at 8:00 a.m., and there’s just no better way to start your day than with one (or two!) of their pies and fresh apple cider. Mercier also lets you pick your own apples on those North Georgia weekends in September, complete with a wagon ride to and from the orchards -- a fun activity for the whole family.
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BOXED LUNCHES PROVIDED! Whatever your excursion for the day includes, Mercier Orchards can make a fabulous boxed lunch for you to pick up.
During the month of September, enjoy picking apples - a fun thing to do with the kids! Every Saturday and Sunday in September offers great North Georgia apple-pickin' fun. Don't forget your sunscreen, bug spray, and picnic lunch!