Our Story

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!

xo, Kaari

Our Apple Family Tree

  • Kaari StannardPresident & Owner
  • John CushingSenior Vice President
  • Michael HarwoodSales Representative
  • Debbie BradleyAccount Executive
  • Max KeparutisAccount 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
  • Andrea GeorgeController
  • Lynda SenecalAccounting Specialist
  • Dan IngersollField Services

Our Journey to Saying "Yes!"

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 is honored 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.

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.

Our Pledge to the Planet & Future Generations

  • 1% for the Planet Member
  • The Giving Grove
  • National Young Farmers Coalition
  • Cornell Small Farms Program

Great Apples are Better When Shared

Check us out @yesapples!