Orchard Experts – Believe it or not, you don't even have to drive to an orchard to get fresh apples anymore! You can just buy one of our premium Apple Boxes, packed with locally-grown, juicy Honeycrisp apples, which are an “Apple of the Future” with exploding popularity. Kauffman Orchards is a family-owned small business in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, established back in 1915 with a vision to provide the local community with fresh, nutritious fruit that would enhance the quality of life for the American consumer. The business still follows that goal, and today, the orchard is managed by the 4th and 5th generations of Kauffmans.Snacking and Baking – Honeycrisp is an "explosively crisp" apple with a light, crunchy texture and excellent sweet flavor; it’s a great match for snacking, apple pies, and applesauce. “It snaps. The piece of Honeycrisp apple almost pops off into your mouth,” says University of Minnesota Horticulture Professor Jim Luby, one of Honeycrisp’s developers. This Apple Box contains premium, non-GMO, non-waxed Honeycrisp apples, and each apple has soft, high-density foam surrounding it to ensure protection during shipping. The 8-count box holds approximately 2.5-3 lb. of fresh apples; the 16-count box, approximately 5-6 lb. (about a peck by volume); the 48-count box, approximately 15-18 lb. (about 3/5 bushel). Shipping Information – We pack your Apple Box with fresh apples that are highest quality, and we use shipping methods that provide a quick 2-3 day delivery to most of the lower 48 United States. However, we have no control over distance to your address, nor over handling and temperature during transit. Since apples sometimes ripen quickly in hot temperatures during transit, we suggest that you consider choosing 2-Day or Next-Day delivery during checkout. Refrigerate your apples upon arrival.