Orchard Experts – Believe it or not, you don't even have to drive to an orchard to get homegrown peaches anymore! You can just buy one of our Peach Boxes, packed with our homegrown, sun-ripened peaches, with superior flavor for fresh snacking. Kauffman Orchards is a family-owned small business in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, established back in 1915 with a vision to grow quality, 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. Early-Season Peaches For Snacking – These first-of-the-summer-harvest peaches are not freestone (“freestone” means that the peach pit pulls out easily, with little or no cutting needed) and therefore are not suited for canning or freezing. Early-season peaches are smaller and not as high-quality as regular-season peaches - some have an odd shape, and some have a split pit (which it typical of early season peaches and does not affect the flavor). However, Kauffman early-season peaches are Nutrient-Dense, with a high count of vitamins and minerals, so you can feel good about snacking on these peaches! Within the box, each peach has soft, high-density foam surrounding it to ensure protection during shipping. The 8-count box contains approximately 3.5 lb. of peaches (approximately 1/3 peck by volume), and the 16-count box contains approximately 7 lb. (about 2/3 peck by volume). Shipping Information – We hand-pack each peach box with the best quality peaches directly from our peach orchards, 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 peaches ripen quickly in hot temperatures during transit, we suggest that you consider choosing 2-Day or Next-Day delivery during checkout. Refrigerate your peaches upon arrival.