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 our homegrown Smokehouse apples – an antique, heirloom variety that is ideal for cooking, baking, salads, and (especially!) making applesauce. Kauffman Orchards is a family-owned small business in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, established back in 1915 with a vision to grow fresh, nutritious fruit that enhances quality of life for the American consumer. Today, the orchard still follows that goal. Managed by the 4th and 5th generations of Kauffmans, Kauffman Orchards grows Nutrient-Dense fruit that has enhanced vitamins, minerals, and flavor. Baking & Sauce – Smokehouse originated around the year 1830 (no chance of GMO’s, right?) behind the smokehouse on William Gibbon's farm along what is today Gibbons Road, just 3 miles from our orchard outside the village of Bird-in-Hand. Smokehouse has green skin and tart flavor like Granny Smith, but ripens eight weeks earlier! This Apple Box contains premium, Nutrient-Dense, non-GMO, non-waxed Smokehouse 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.