History

A Short Shout Out From Our President

Well hello there!

I’m so glad that you’re here. My team and I are passionate about all-things-apples, and we’re thrilled to share our love for this superfruit with you, too. I set out on this apple journey when I joined the family business after college. After years of wearing many hats, I took over when my stepfather stepped down. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of working with not only a world-class team but the most dedicated apple farmers in the country. They’re seasoned, smart, loyal, and do all they can to grow the best apples in the world. What’s more? They come from family farms and are teaching the next generation of farmers the importance of working with Mother Nature, not against her.

I also know what it’s like to want a snack (read: always hungry), so thankfully our farmers are growing apples that are juicy, delicious, and crispy– a great snack for me, my family, my team, and most importantly, for you!

At yesapples.com, you’ll find everything you need to learn about our apple varieties, health, and nutritional benefits (they are CHOCK FULL of them), amazing apple recipes that range from soups, salads, to snacks, and you’ll meet our incredible team!

Full orchards, full baskets, full hearts,
Kaari


Timeline of Events

  • 1919

    When it all began — the OG of apples. Local farmers starting plopping apples on our stands and we started selling ’em to the Menands Market in Albany, NY.

  • 1992

    After decades of working together as United Apple Sales, Inc., New York Apple Sales was born. We’ve been making juicy-sweet history ever since.

  • 1997

    Kaari Stannard joins New York Apple Sales. It was love at first bite.

  • 2000

    Kaari becomes owner and president of New York Apple Sales.

  • 2007

    Kaari gets mad props in the Produce Business 40 under 40.

  • 2008

    New York Apple Sales partners with Lake Ontario Fruit.

  • 2010

    New York Apple Sales becomes a pack-tastic partner with Pomona Packing.

  • 2012

    Kaari becomes the Treasurer of US Apple Export Council.

  • 2015

    New York Apple Sales gives the US market a taste of a new apple variety, KORU®.

  • 2017

    Kaari is included in the Packer 25, Profiles in Leadership, proving there’s nothing she can’t conquer.

  • 2019

    New York Apple Sales launches a sweet new brand, Yes! Apples–a consumer-friendly apple brand rooted in quality.

  • 2020

    Kaari is named The Packer’s 2020 Person of the Year. Each year The Packer recognizes exceptional leadership in the apple industry, and we’re proud to say that Kaari is the second woman ever to receive the honor.

  • Present

    If Kaari’s not in her office, you can find her traveling the globe—introducing people all over the world to the ripe deliciousness of NY apples.