Every year, my sister and I take a trip up to Ellijay in north Georgia to buy a heaping pile of apples and apple products. We went to the Georgia Apple Festival there for a couple of years, but we decided we’d rather miss the crowds and just visit a couple of apple-centric sellers instead: Panorama Farm Market and Penland’s Apple House.
We usually pick up a couple of varieties of apples, but our main focus is on the other products. We love apple fritters, apple cider (which we freeze for Thanksgiving), apple bread, apple slushies, apple butter… pretty much any kind of apple-y thing you can imagine. It’s a 3-hour round trip, and we’ll spend at least fifty bucks, but it will be worth every minute and penny.
As a bonus, we’ll stop in Jasper on the way home and have barbecue for lunch. If you’re ever in the area, hunt up Davis BBQ. Yum!