B&R Farms Dried Apricot Spread
All the bright, ripe flavor of a freshly picked apricot in a jar. B&R Farms makes this fruit spread using dried Blenheim apricots from California and lemon juice, giving it an intensely flavorful profile and natural sweetness. Brighten up breakfast by smearing it on toast or pairing it with Greek yogurt--try it on a Raincoast Fig and Olive Crisp with a bite of Fresh Robiola.
About the Maker
Since 1929, the family-owned and operated B&R farms has specialized in the production and harvesting of Blenheim Apricots.
The Hollister, California facility originally started as an orchard for a wide variety of fruits, and has since grown into a 40-acre stretch that grows Blenheim Apricots exclusively.
Jim and Mari Rossi, along with their son Brian and their dedicated staff, tend to the fruit.
The peak harvest time for Blenheim Apricots occurs in mid-summer and is known for its brevity—sometimes as short as ten days.
The Rossi family and their orchard team are tasked with the grading, sorting, packaging and cool storage of the apricots.
B&R Farms was started by Jim’s grandparents, Frank and Mary, and subsequently operated by his parents, Emil and Elsie, before he and his family took over operations.
Beyond dried Blenheims, they offer an array of apricot products including preserves, purees, and chocolates.