Welcome to Our Orchard!
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!
Everything we do at Yes! Apples—from the growers we partner with to land we cultivate—is driven by our commitment to grow the highest-quality product for your family and our communities.
Family means everything to us. Whether it’s supporting family farms or our very own Yes! Apples family, our business is rooted in doing what’s best for the apples we’re sharing with your family.
We're groupies for our growers. Yes! Apples works with the best apple farmers in the business. Yes! Apples and our growers have a shared value—we work with Mother Nature, not against her.
In our efforts to build a lasting community that cares about our land and the future of farming, Yes! Apples partners with 1% for the Planet.
By saying Yes! to doing more for our people, process, and planet, we are able to sweeten life one apple at a time.
Our Apple Family Tree
Kaari StannardPresident & Owner
John CushingSenior Vice President
Michael HarwoodSales Representative
Debbie BradleyAccount Executive
Matt WellsVice President of Operations & Food Safety
Chelsea Van Acker GowanFood Safety & Grower Relations Manager
Tenley FitzgeraldVice President of Marketing
Francesca TrombettaAssistant Marketing Manager
Michael MesslerProduction & Logistics Manager
Lynda SenecalAccounting Specialist
Dan IngersollField Services
Our Journey to Saying "Yes!"
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.
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.
Kaari Stannard joins New York Apple Sales. It was love at first bite.
Kaari becomes owner and president of New York Apple Sales.
Kaari is honored in the Produce Business 40 under 40.
New York Apple Sales partners with Lake Ontario Fruit.
New York Apple Sales becomes a pack-tastic partner with Pomona Packing.
Kaari becomes the Treasurer of US Apple Export Council.
Kaari is included in the Packer 25, Profiles in Leadership, proving there’s nothing she can’t conquer.
New York Apple Sales launches a sweet new brand, Yes! Apples — a consumer-friendly apple brand rooted in quality.
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.
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.
Great Apples are Better When Shared
Check us out @yesapples!