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Grab those apricots while you still can

July 4, 2010 | 10:45 am

Tip of the week: One of the most beloved vendors of local apricots, K.B. Hall Ranch of Ojai, is back at the Ojai and Santa Barbara markets for the next couple weeks, with superb dry-farmed Blenheims, fresh and dried. This year, perhaps because the century-old trees received ample rain over the winter, there's a bumper crop, says Tom Hall, son of family patriarch K.B. Hall, who celebrated his 94th birthday Wednesday. Tom and his wife, Laura Young, also sell their 'cots at their gorgeous orchard, at 11999 Ojai-Santa Paula Road; (805) 525-5875. Read more at David Karp's weekly Market Watch report:

Photo: David Karp / For The Times