Glenmont apple distributor goes online to bring new apple varieties to rest of country

Glenmont apple distributor goes online to bring new apple varieties to rest of country


New York-grown apples are becoming more available to consumers nationwide thanks to the Glenmont-based Yes! Apples. 

Yes! Apples, a woman-owned marketing company and apple distributor, has launched an online store to deliver over 20 varieties of apples to customers across the nation.

The company gets sustainably harvested fruit from about 75 farms in the state and sells them to chain stores, retailers and individuals. Apple lovers can find traditional flavors such as Honey Crisp and Macintosh or new-aged strains including the Snap Dragon and Sweet Tango. 

“We’re just trying to get consumers to really pick up an apple, it’s like the best snack out there,” Kaari Stannard, Yes! Apple’s president and owner said. “We thought to ourselves, we need to get our varieties into the consumers’ hands, they’re online, let’s meet them online.”

Customers can order their apples by box – each box comes with 9 apples –  and have it delivered to their doorsteps. 
Stannard said taking their business online was a “supplement” to their current arrangements with brick-and-mortar retailers. The virtual platform has allowed them to reach regions that would have otherwise been unavailable to them. 

The online store, while still fresh to e-commerce, has received orders in handful amounts. Many of those customers are “diehard New Yorkers” who moved out of state and are looking for a crisp taste of home, Stannard explained. 

“Yes! Apples continues to build its reach to consumers across the country as it brings New York-grown apples coast-to-coast,” she said. “We want to bring awareness of not only high-quality existing varieties but also new varieties.”



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