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Apple Picking and Lunch in Blue Ridge, GA

Let’s head up to Blue Ridge for some apple picking, a guided tractor tour, lunch and shopping (optional).

• Leave at 9:00 a.m.

• Arrive at Mercier Orchards around 10:30 a.m.

• Head over to Harvest at Main around 12:30 for lunch (Menu: http://www.harvestonmain.com/menu.php?id=1)

• Explore/shop downtown Blue Ridge (Christmas is around the corner)

• Head back to Atlanta (work out departure time with your carpool)

Mercier Orchards is a 4th generation family owned and operated apple orchard. Bill & Adele Mercier started it in 1943 and now Mercier Orchards is celebrating 70 years of fruitful harvests. Mercier Orchard sells a variety of products including ciders, fried pies, muffins, breads, jellies, preserves and much more. $10 gets you one peck sized bag (a quarter of a bushel) to fill with freshly picked apples and a guided tractor tour. If you’re not interested in picking, but want to go on the tour, the cost is $2 per person.

Getting to Mercier Orchards from Sandy Springs is 80.28 miles and will take 1 hour, 39 minutes. Harvest on Main is 2.25 miles from the orchard. If carpooling, be courteous to your driver and chip in for gas.

Harvest on Main

576 E. Main St.

Blue Ridge, GA 30513















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  • A former member
    A former member

    We will definitely be doing this again next year. I think it's safe to say that everyone enjoyed their BBQ sandwiches and burgers at Harvest on Main. Now, what to do with all the apples I picked? :)

    1 · October 7, 2013

    • Bill

      How about one of the apple pie recipes Jeani posted. Maybe you can have it ready for Jeani, Robin and I Thursday night for dessert :)

      1 · October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You keep dreaming about that apple pie, Bill. :)

      2 · October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Exactly. What to do with all those apples. I will make some sort of apple crisp tonight. But also giving some to friends...we each got 10lbs of apples. And I got the fried apple pies n apple butter. Yummy. Thanks again Kim

    October 7, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Good idea, Kathy. I always loved my grandmother's apple crisp. I think I am going to use this recipe: http://www.inspiredta...­.

      October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Even with our later arrival, it was an enjoyable day....Thanks

    1 · October 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I hope you and Elissa got some goodies.

      October 7, 2013

  • Frances

    I have come down with strep throat and a cold. I am so bummed that I can't go.

    October 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Frances, you missed a good time but there's always next year. Get well!

      October 7, 2013

  • Bill

    What a wonderful day with such great weather...happy to spend it with some terrific tastebud members enjoying the area.

    October 6, 2013

  • Ronda

    Soooo sorry guys, last minute change. I can't make the trip. Hoping for next time :-) Y'all have fun!!

    October 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :-(. In that case, you'll just have to come to my place to have some delectible foodie I will make from the apples.

      October 2, 2013

  • masood

    Frances, are you going to take G400? if so I'd like to ride with you, I can meet you at the Mansell Marta park & ride which is exit 8, please let me know.

    October 1, 2013

  • Frances

    I live in Sandy Springs at 285 and Roswell Road. I am happy to carpool. I live in a condo with secure parking and it is an easy place to meet. I plan to stay all day.

    October 1, 2013

  • Ronda

    TWC and 11Alive (WXIA) have both updated their forecasts and are now saying there is a 60% chance of rain on Sunday...

    October 1, 2013

    • Bill

      Forecasts can change. It is still early in the week. The one I am looking at says only a 10% chance in the morning when we will be at the orchard. Besides what's a little rain...

      1 · October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Kathy, You are more than welcome to ride with me but depending on the time, I may head back to Atlanta right after lunch.

    September 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok Elissa, that great. Where are you? I'm in Dunwoody. And right after lunch is fine with me. Thanks

      October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    FYI everyone: this is one of those types of events where it is okay if you cancel the day of. The restaurant does not take reservations but said I could call the morning of the same day so if you are going to cancel, please try to do so by 9:00 a.m. Thanks! Also, I know there is a chance of rain so we might have to see if the weather holds but if there are some adventurous folks out there, I have about 4 rain slickers. :)

    September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Kim, I thought I asked to carpool with you, but I don't see my post. Please let me know if that's ok. And I'll gladly contribute for gas. Thanks Kathy

    September 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Kathy, I don't see a post from you about carpooling either. I think my car is full - I'm just waiting for final confirmation from Ronda. I have a Nissan Versa hatchback and I think it could fit 3 people in the back but it would be a tight fit. Do you want to check with Elissa who also lives in Sandy Springs or Masood, who wants to meet at the Mansell Park and Ride off exit 8?

      September 30, 2013

  • Mary A.

    Depends on the weather. Assuming it isn't raining, does anyone want to carpool from midtown area?

    September 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    September 25, 2013

    • Bill

      So can we have a meetup at your house to bake some of them? I am easy to please...any one of them will do :)

      1 · September 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure, I'd love that

      1 · September 25, 2013

  • Ronda

    Hey Kim - if y'all are driving up through Marietta/Kennesaw, will you pick me up? I had such fun carpooling with you last weekend!! Otherwise I'll drive myself and meet y'all there.

    September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ronda, we won't be driving through either of those cities but I think we can meet up with you at either Roswell or Canton. Canton might be the best bet based on what I see on the map. Send me your address/phone number so I can do some figuring this weekend and I'll give you a call.**If we can agree on a meeting spot, my car will have reached capacity. :)

      September 20, 2013

  • Bill

    I am riding with Kim

    September 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I'd like to ride with you too, Kim. And I'll chip in for gas for this time & last, when I forgot (sorry).

      September 20, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Okay, Jeanie.

      September 20, 2013

  • masood

    Is anyone interested in carpooling from Mansell/ Marta park & ride (400, exit 8)?

    September 19, 2013

  • Frances

    You read my mind! I am so excited to go apple eating.

    1 · September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live in Sandy Springs and can take three others in my car. Everyone should wear layers and comfy shoes.

    1 · September 19, 2013

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