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, juicy Earligold apples, which are renowned for making a smooth, light-colored applesauce. 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, raising nutrient-dense fruit that has enhanced vitamins, minerals, and flavor, and today, the orchard is managed by the 4th and 5th generations of Kauffmans. Earligold is an old-fashioned, tart green apple popular for making a delicious, smooth, light sauce with a wonderfully attractive light color. It’s a “cousin” of Yellow Transparent and is a favorite sauce apple among the Amish and Mennonites in Pennsylvania’s Dutch country. This Apple Box contains premium, nutrient-dense, non-GMO, non-waxed Earligold 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 pounds of fresh apples; the 16-count box contains approximately 5-6 pounds; the 48-count box contains approximately 15-18 pounds. We pack your Apple Box with fresh apples that are highest quality. Since apples sometimes ripen quickly in hot temperatures during transit, we may wait to ship your order until Monday or Tuesday to ensure they arrive at your door before the weekend. Refrigerate your apples upon arrival.