The Futch family has been growing in Gilmer County since 1947. Together they opened a roadside market in 1972, and today the Apple House is open year-round for visitors looking to sample fresh, family recipes. R & A Orchards is located less than 5 miles east of Ellijay in the north Georgia mountains. Visitors can take a wagon tour through the property’s 60 acres of apple trees in the early fall. The orchards are open for U-pick on weekends in September.
Whether it is working in the kitchen and making pies and other goodies or working in the fields with fruits and vegetables, there is always something to do.” – R & A Orchards
HOURS: Apple House bakery and cafe is open 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. year-round. U-Pick is 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on weekends. Includes wagon tour.
ADMISSION: $5 for wagon tour for ages 3 and up. Every weekend in September.
PET FRIENDLINESS: NO pets allowed