Source for mail order apricots?
Does anyone know of a good source for apricots that can ship to Rancho Santa Fe, CA specifically?
My aunt was bemoaning the fact that she has not bothered to buy apricots for 20 plus years due to the poor quality available. I would love to be able to give her the (real!) taste of apricots again.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
I was just thinking -- these aren't mail-order, but if there's a Trader Joe's near either you or your aunt, they also sell excellent dried Blenheim apricots and they are much less expensive than Olson's. You could probably buy them there and ship them to your aunt yourself for a lot less than Olson's would charge you.
re: Brandon Nelson
Wow! Informative site. I'm not sure if shipping my aunt 25lbs of #4 grade apricots was exactly what I had in mind. ;-)
I figured Harry and David was an option; I was hoping for someplace local (norcal) and possibly organic. When making a request like this, I find it best to cast the net as wide as possible. Since I will be driving down to the southern regions of the state in a few weeks, I may just buy it at the farmers market and transport it myself.
I'll post info on what, where and the quality of the fruit, probably in about a month. Thanks for your post.
I'd recommend Knoll Organic Farms in Brentwood, their apricots are fabulous. Rick and Kristie farm 10 acres biodynamically and usually sell at Marin and Ferry Plaza Farmer's markets. They have a web site set up for mail order fruit. See link below.