Eating locally grown produce is a great way to support local farms—even better than leaving baskets of money in front of their doors once a month. Support your community with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $8 for a strawberry-picking outing for two, valid Tuesday–Friday (a $16 value)
- $8 for a strawberry-picking outing for two, valid Saturday (a $16 value)
- $8 for a strawberry-picking outing for two, valid Sunday (a $16 value)
After touring the farm on a tractor, guests head to the strawberry fields to fill their basket with freshly picked berries.
Tim Mercier grew up beneath the shade of apple trees at Mercier Orchards, helping his father tend the fertile mountain soil while snacking on juicy winesaps plucked straight from the branch. To this day, Tim continues to run his family's 50-year-old farm, where he harvests apples by hand, wears John Appleseed’s cooking pot hat, and manages the market alongside his wife, children, and grandchildren. At the 200-acre farm, tree branches sprout dozens of kinds of apples, including sweet ambrosias, tart dandee reds, and crisp pink ladies. Beyond the apple groves lie stretches of cherry trees, peach trees, and blueberry bushes, as well as strawberry fields blossoming with chandler, camerosa, and sweet charlie varieties.
The Mercier family opens their farm to visitors year-round, inviting guests to stroll the verdant grounds and pick their own berries and apples. Afterwards, guests pop into Mercier Orchards’ rustic shop to survey jugs of fresh cider, colorful jams, and caramel-coated candy apples. In the bakery, they sample apple cider donuts, pecan breads, and the farm's famous fried pies, which can now be found on the shelves of local Whole Foods.
The employees all had a very friendly and helpful attitude--- amazingGaryG33418, TripAdvisor, 1/13/13
The U-pick is a great family outing that lets you show your kids where their food comes fromPatrick Davis, Google+ Local
8660 Blue Ridge Drive
Blue Ridge, Georgia 30513