We get our USDA-certified organic maple direct from a family farm in Vermont, and ambient air-dried USDA-certified organic walnut halves from a family farm in California who grow and process themselves and ship refrigerated direct to us. We sprout the walnuts in small hand-batches in our farm commercial kitchen with filtered water and mineral-rich Redmond Sea Salt and low-temperature dry them below 105F to preserve vitamins and enzymes. Then we coat them in maple and low-temperature dry them again for a pure light tasting but rich treat we love. Peanut-free and gluten-free. No distributor warehouse time. Always Fresh. Kept in ideal conditions, shipped straight from us. Date bagged and best by on each bag. 1000's of happy customers. Please don't be an anonymous stranger. Contact us right away with any concerns or questions and we will resolve it with you.