R and A Orchards

5505 Highway 52 East
Ellijay, GA 30536


About Us:

The biggest factor in the success of the orchard is hard work... whether it is pruning trees in the winter, continuing to care for them in the spring, or harvesting and selling in the late summer and fall. The Futch family has made the apple producing business a year-round family tradition.

R & A Orchard had its beginning in 1947 when Ann Futch's father and mother Leonard and Delia Payne planted their first trees in Gilmer County. Roger and Ann Futch joined the operation in 1969, making an addition to the orchard. In 1972, R & A Orchard opened its Roadside Market

Our Family hopes you will enjoy some of our favorite family recipes and extend a cordial welcome for you to visit with us again soon. For the convenience of our customers we have an online store, so they are able to order our products and keep up with events going on at our orchard. We appreciate each and every one of our customers.

Images provided by AmericanTowns.com, Ticketmaster
Please use "Flag This Place" to alert us about content that is inappropriate or needs immediate attention. Nothing you submit will be shared with other site visitors.

Upcoming AARP Events

View All AARP Events »

Find information about getting a COVID-19 vaccine in your state. CDC information is available at cdc.gov/coronavirus; additional AARP information and resources are at aarp.org/coronavirus. En español, visite aarp.org/elcoronavirus.

AARP Member Card

Join or Renew Today


  • Immediate access to your member benefits
  • Discounts on travel and everyday savings
  • Subscription to the award-winning AARP The Magazine
  • An ally on the issues that matter most to you in Ellijay
  • Free membership for your spouse or partner