Known as the Peach State, Georgia is filled with peachy things to do — including trying our homegrown peaches at a peach orchard on your next mountain vacation with family or friends. When visiting North Georgia peach orchards above Atlanta, you can expect more than just picking or buying peaches in peach season.
Our top 5 peacheries often feature a variety of other fruits (namely apples — consider visiting Mercier Orchards), vegetables, homemade jams and preserves, fried pies, fresh bread, local honey, chutneys, pickled peaches, ciders, and sometimes peach ice cream. And don’t be surprised if there’s a fun event at the peach orchards in North Georgia!
While May through September is prime time for fresh peaches, feel free to stop by the fruit farms throughout the year to check out what’s in season besides yummy varieties of peaches on your next Blue Ridge vacation.
1. R & A Orchards | Ellijay
With the first peach trees planted in 1947, R & A Orchards in Ellijay, GA, is a farm dipped in local history. Today, there are rolling fruit and vegetable fields plus a large kitchen where yummy pies and other treats are made from scratch.
There are 10 acres of peaches and nectarines, and you can even take a tractor-led farm tour by appointment every weekend in September. Our peach favorite at this North Georgia orchard has to be the jalapeno peach jelly!
R & A Orchards
5505 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA 30536
2. Hillside Orchard Farms | Lakemont
Family owned and operated for 30+ years, Hillside Orchard Farms in Lakemont, GA, is a farm and retail store in one. While their main fruits are apples and blackberries, Hillside partners with many local farmers to bring you the best produce — including peaches!
What else is there to do at this family farm in North Georgia? Feed the nanny goats, find treasures in the indoor gem mine, snack on fried apple pies, and take the kiddos to the playground. For fall, you can journey through the corn maze, hop on a hayride or train ride, and attend the Fall Harvest Festival on Halloween!
Hillside Orchard Farms
18 Sorghum Mill Drive
Lakemont, GA 30552
3. Jaemor Farms | Alto
Everything is peachy at Jaemor Farms in Alto, GA! This North Georgia peachery was established in 1912, practices sustainable agriculture today, and produces high-quality juicy peaches for YOU. This peach farm also produces sweet strawberries and half-runner beans for sale.
When visiting Jaemor Farms in the fall, be sure to check out their 6-acres corn maze! You can take a tour around the farm or even schedule a field trip for your homeschool pod. Jaemor also offers gift boxes that feature fresh fruits, breakfast mixes, peach cobbler syrup, peach preserves, peach salsa, pickled peaches, and our favorite — peach candy twists! Don’t forget to pick up some pecans while there, too.
5340 Cornelia Highway
Alto, GA 30510
4. Panorama Orchards & Farm Market | Ellijay
Nestled in Ellijay, GA, Panorama Orchards & Farm Market began selling homegrown apples in the 1920s. Today, they grow some of the best North Georgia peaches and fall vegetables, too! Not to mention, there is an on-site bakery that whips up flavorful breads and sweets.
When visiting Panorama Orchards, we recommend looking through the viewing window into the kitchen to see how their peach fried pies, apple cider donuts, seasonal pies, fruit cakes, and 12 flavors of fudge are made. You’ll also find jarred goods, candies, and fresh popcorn kernels at the market.
Panorama Orchards & Farm Market
63 Talona Mountain Road
Ellijay, GA 30536
5. Sugar Hill Berry Farm | Murrayville
Gardening started with Grandma at Sugar Hill Berry Farm in Murrayville, GA. This up-and-coming North Georgia peach orchard expanded in 2013 and plans to expand to a full U-pick farm in the future.
For now, Sugar Hill features a lovely peach orchard, a few acres of muscadines, 100s of blueberry bushes, and an expanded vegetable garden. Plus, they even harvest and sell local honey!
Sugar Hill Berry Farm
6645 Jake Kemp Road
Murrayville, GA 30564
U-pick Events Cancelled for 2021
Sadly, most of the farms in North Georgia had to cancel their U-pick events — where you can pick the fruits and vegetables you want right from the tree, vine, or bush — due to an unexpected frost earlier in 2021.
BUT the crops were still salvageable enough to pull a decent harvest for sale, so you can still purchase and try North Georgia peaches this year! Just give them a call ahead of time to check on the status of your favorite fruits and veggies.
Bonus tip: you can also shop for fresh local produce (including peaches when in season) at the weekly North Georgia Farmers Market in Blue Ridge.
Georgia Cabins for YOU
Making YOUR stay in the Blue Ridge Mountains peachy keen, Georgia Cabins for YOU offers cabins with all the conveniences of home plus entertaining amenities everyone can enjoy. After visiting a North Georgia peach orchard, return to your cozy log cabin in Blue Ridge with your haul of fresh fruits, veggies, and treats.
You can find recipes over the high speed Wi-Fi and cook up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen. Once you’ve enjoyed a fresh meal together, unwind in front of the crackling fire in the fireplace. Later, you can roast marshmallows around the firepit, slip into the steamy hot tub with a mountain view, shoot pool or play arcade games, watch a movie on the big screen TV, and turn in for sweet dreams in your king suite. It’s up to YOU!
Book your Blue Ridge vacation online or at 1.800.580.5524 and plan for a nice outing at a North Georgia peach orchard with family and friends.