There is nothing like eating a fresh apricot! I love their pop-in-the-mouth size, vibrant color, lavender-honey perfume, and sweet-tart flavor. When I take a bite, I feel a deep nostalgia for having grown up surrounded by the fruit orchards of the Santa Clara Valley.
Fortunately, most of the fresh summer apricot crop is dried. In plentiful years, dried Blenheim apricots are available year round at the orchards listed below, through mail order, and at select markets. Please visit, enjoy, and support your local apricot orchard families!
Santa Clara and San Benito Counties:
LJB Farms, San Martin
Van Dyke Ranch, Gilroy
Fairhaven Orchards, Hollister
B&R Farms, Hollister