Top U-Pick Farms in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Are you visiting or live in the Blue Ridge Mountains and love farm fresh fruits and vegetables?    Maybe you're looking to fix something fresh at your cabin, while camping, or even at your home.   We love visiting "pick it yourself" or "u-pick" farms, as you not only get fresh produce, but you get to enjoy the adventure and experience as well.

Most farms allow u-pick of Apples and berries, and other produce is only available for purchase in their stores.   A few also have u-pick peaches as well.

We've selected our top picks for "pick it yourself" farms in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.   These are all farms that are fun to visit, provide high quality produce, and have other amenities for you to enjoy while you're there.   They are in no particular order in this article.

Let's go, pick our own!


Mercier Orchards

Mercier Orchards Blue Ridge GA

Mercier Orchard is located in Blue Ridge, Georgia and is a wonderful place to take your family for apple picking.  The orchard has been family owned and operated since 1943 and is on our "must visit" list when visiting Blue Ridge Georgia.   When visiting, you can pick:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Apples

Availability is seasonal.  They also have a large store where you can pick-up some delicious fruit, fresh baked goods, cider, hard cider, and specialty items from the market when you visit.  They also have a full cafe, and tractor rides!

7-18-2021 - "U-Pick" is currently not available, but we hope they will open it up again very soon.  The Orchard is still very much worth a visit!

>> Learn more on their website!

BJ Reece Orchards

This family owned and operated orchard, located in Eilljay GA is home to u-pick Apple orchards, a country bakery, pony rides, petting zoo, and more!   They are rated as one of Georgia's  top “fun get-a-way” destinations.

They have a variety of fruits to pick from, such as peaches, blueberries, muscadine, and various vegetables.  U-pick is available for Apples in the Fall.   Did we mention they have fried pies too?

>> Learn more on their website!

North Carolina

Jeter Mountain

Jeter Mountain Farm Orchard

Jeter Mountain Farm is located in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and has been active farm since 1813.  When visiting, you can enjoy wagon rides out to our u-pick orchards, where you can fill your baskets with berries, peaches, pumpkins, grapes and over 20 varieties of apples.   They also have cider, apple cider donuts, a kids play area, and a market.

Their orchard is a good place to get outdoors, enjoy some family time, and to bring home some fresh u-picked fruits, donuts and cider. 

>> Learn more on their website!

Sky Top Orchard

Sky Top Orchard

Sky Top Orchard in Flat Rock NC not only offers u-pick Apples, but scenic mountain views, ponds with duck and geese, goats, chickens, turkeys, peacocks and more, a bamboo forest to explore, playground for kids, lots of picnic areas, and tractor rides as well.  

They have apples, cider, pumpkins, and baked cider donuts as well!

>> Learn more on their website

Orchard at Altapass, Blue Ridge Parkway

Orchard at Altapass

Probably one of the most well known and visited orchards in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and directly off the Blue Ridge Parkway, is historic Orchard at Altapass.  

The Orchard features beautiful scenery, u-pick apples, a general store, music, dancing, a grill, walking trails, and more.  This is a great place to stop when traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or makes for a great destination by itself!

>> Learn more on their website


Dickie Bros Orchard

DIckie Bros Orchard

The Dickie Bros Orchard is located in Roseland, Virginia, with apples, peaches, plums, and blackberries available. Their family has been working the farm since the mid 1700s.   During Apple season, they offer U-Pick Apples from their orchard.   You can also visit their farm store which has lots of  fresh fruit from the farm, as well as  local artists' designs and creations...  pottery, paintings, crafts and more.

A visit to Dickie Bros Orchard is a great way to spend the day, and you get to come home with some delicious fruit to enjoy as well

>> Learn more on their website

Johnson’s Orchard

Johnson's Orchards Peaks of Otter

If you’re near Bedford, Virginia and the famous Peaks of Otter, you’re in luck.   Johnson’s Orchard is a family owned an operated farm and is a place for families of all ages.  The farm has more than 200 acres and 7500 apple trees. 

With apples to pick, and a winery as well, the whole family can have something to do and enjoy.

>> Learn more on their website


Buffalo Trail Orchard

Buffalo Trail Orchard

The Buffalo Trail Orchard, located in Greenville, Tennessee, is an Orchard where you can pick a large variety of fruits, such as berries, nectarines, plums, apples, squash, peaches, and pumpkins. More information is found on their Facebook page, including the hours.

>> Learn more on their website

Mountain Mist Farms

Mountain Mist Farms is a you-pick berry farm in the summer, and a winery year round. They provide u-pick options for Blackberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Red & Black Currants, Gooseberries, and Elderberries.  They also have Apple and Cherry Trees.  Their you-pick is some of the best Blackberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries in East Tennessee. 

Their Farm Winery is family owned for over 20 years, and 3 generations.  They even have their own bee hives and fresh honey!

>> Learn more on their website

About the author

Larry Deane is co-owner of Blue Ridge Mountain Life. He has spent more than 20 years exploring the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and has a deep passion for nature, history, storytelling, and adventure. Along with his wife Jenn, they combined these passions to create Blue Ridge Mountain Life, a travel guide to these stunning mountains they are fortunate to call home.

Larry has more than 20 years of experience as a writer and journalist, and has established himself as a leading voice and expert for Blue Ridge Mountains. He is also an avid hiker, photographer, and videographer. He loves sharing his mountain adventures and knowledge with more than 500,000 people per month on Blue Ridge Mountain Life.


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