Shipping Chocolate/Perishable Items: Columbia Empire Farms ships all year. May 15th – Oct 15th we may have to upgrade shipping service to 3-Day Air. There is an extra charge of $8.88 per 4 cases of 4oz products and 2 cases of 8oz products, and 2 cases of Taffy. Product is packed with special insulation and gel ice. Columbia Empire Farms shipping rates and methods vary by time of year. We use UPS, Fed Ex, and truck. NOTE: We do not ship over the weekend to avoid chocolate sitting on a truck. Gift packs that contain chocolate are not able to ship May 15th - Oct 15th.