We live actually in an old orchard area...and the Kitchen's farm market is just around the corner from us. I needed some straw for our veggie garden. While there I noticed the just picked apricots. All my kids are huge fruit eaters and loved apricots in Ukraine and Russia that they probably stole from some family's yard to eat but boy were they happy when I brought these back along with the honey sticks. The farmer was moved by the number of kids we had and he went in the back and brought out a lg. bag of apricots for free for us....thank you Farmer Kitchens.