Our Roots

Nestled in the picturesque town of Blue Ridge, Georgia, our 4th generation family farm, Mercier Orchards, is a hometown success story. We are proud to have our roots in this community and preserve both history and values for future generations to come.

Our History

In 1941, Bill Mercier moved to Blue Ridge and worked as the county agricultural agent. In 1943, Bill & Adele Mercier struck a deal with a local pharmacist and purchased a 27-acre orchard along with the original apple house that you can still see from the parking lot today. Back in the old days, Adele would sit in the apple house and sell apples to all who passed by while Bill worked as the southeast property manager for the Tennessee Copper Company. As our trees grew bigger, so did our family. 

Fast forward 80 years and 4 generations later, we have grown from a modest apple orchard and roadside apple stand into the most popular agritourism destination in North Georgia.

From apple picking and tractor rides to hard cider tastings and a world-famous bakery, we offer a wide range of products and activities that bring people together in a shared appreciation for the simple joys of life. It’s a place where the generations can connect and where everyone can experience the magic of the harvest season.

Whether you live in Blue Ridge or are just passing through the area, our nearly century-old family farm is a destination for families and friends to create lasting memories. It’s a joy to see our little piece of Americana continue to flourish, reminding us of the enduring impact of hometown values and hard work.