U Pick Apples Is Here!!! – Mercier Orchards

The Mountain Life Team Blogger August 12, 2013

apples-merciersWell, it’s that fun time of year again when the family can head out and pick apples at Blue Ridge’s famous Mercier Orchards!  The season kicks off on August 17th and 18th from 10 to 4.

The U-Pick apple season will run every Saturday and Sunday through October.  For $10 you get to fill a bag full of delicious apples.  There are a variety of kinds and you have to check with Mercier’s to see when your favorite may be ready to be picked.  What I love about this is the tractor ride that comes with it.  You also have the choice to ride through the beautiful orchards for just $2 if you are not interested in picking.  Children 2 and under are free.

So, go ahead now and plan a weekend to head up and enjoy this fun outdoor family time together.  So many great things to do in Blue Ridge!  After you visit the orchards, take the time to come to the awesome downtown area and eat at one of the many great restaurants including one of our newest, called Cantaberry’s. (there is a new Blue Ridge location) Enjoy some amazing shops such as Posh (which I will be writing about very soon!)  and an overall fabulous time.