Shopping in Georgia: Mercier Orchards
Bill Mercier, an agricultural agent, knew that the sunshine, rainfall, cold nights, and good soil of the Georgia mountains would produce sweet, tart, juicy apples. Armed with that knowledge, he and his wife, Adele, started Mercier Orchards back in 1943 in the North Georgia Mountains of Fannin County.
Today, the family owned and operated business celebrates decades of fruitful harvests. Mercier Orchards sells bushels of apples, fresh from the surrounding orchards as well as fresh cider, jams, jellies and other gourmet treats. You can stop by the bakery and try a famous fried apple pie or at the deli and sample the home made pecan chicken salad. Mercier Orchards also offers a unique variety of farm toys, pet items, kitchen paraphernalia, home decor and a meat and cheese shop.
Started in 1943 by Bill and Adele Mercier, Mercier Orchards is a family owned and operated apple orchard in the North Georgia Mountains.