Purchase New York state apples this month to help fund local cancer research

Fishers, N.Y. – Fans of homegrown New York state apples can enjoy local apples and support local cancer research this month. Shoppers should watch for signs of pink ribbon-bedecked apples in retail stores and farm markets across the state. The fundraising promotion is sponsored by New York Apple Association on behalf of the state’s apple […]

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USA Weekend magazine, The Doctors highlight cholesterol-lowering benefits of New York’s top fruit

Fishers, N.Y. – Almost 50 million people learned about the cholesterol-lowering capabilities of New York’s top fruit, apples, on Feb. 17 from USA Weekend. The popular Sunday newspaper magazine partnered with the Emmy award-winning medical television show The Doctors to advise Americans on small steps to keep their cholesterol on track, including eating apples. “They’re […]

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2013 Crop Preview: What a Difference a Year Makes

Fishers, N.Y. – What a great difference a year makes for the New York state apple industry. By the end of April last year, the state’s crop had been devastated by frosts following an early spring that reduced the fall harvest to about half its usual size. But this tough-as-nails industry didn’t take that blow […]

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New York Apple Industry Lauds Sen. Charles Schumer’s Immigration Reform Leadership

Fishers, N.Y. – Following is a statement from New York Apple Association President Jim Allen in response to introduction this week in the U.S. Senate of immigration reform legislation, ““Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act” (S. 744). While many persons and organizations deserve recognition for their work to this point, NYAA would like […]

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New York growers vote by landslide to continue generic marketing program

Fishers, N.Y. – More than three quarters of voting New York apple growers have elected to continue the state’s marketing order, in a referendum conducted by the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets (NYSDAM). The vote also continues the work of the New York Apple Association Inc. (NYAA), which NYSDAM contracts to carry […]

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NYAA taps industry vet Julia Stewart to serve as spokesperson

Fishers, N.Y. – New York Apple Association (NYAA) has named apple and produce industry public relations veteran Julia Stewart as the association’s spokesperson. Stewart assumed spokesperson duties in March; she has been supporting NYAA’s public relations activities since May 2012. Stewart’s responsibilities include planning and executing media outreach activities to promote New York apples, representing […]

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NYAA taps local soccer star Abby Wambach to reach soccer moms, kids

Fishers, N.Y. – Proof that the apple really doesn’t fall far from the tree: U.S. soccer star and Rochester, N.Y., native Abby Wambach has signed on with New York Apple Association (NYAA) as celebrity ambassador for New York state apples. NYAA’s “Abby for Apples” campaign will feature Wambach in television, radio, print and online advertisements, […]

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New York state apple growers forecast “perfect storm” crop

Fishers, N.Y. – New York state apple growers are back, and they mean business – lots more business this year, that is, thanks to a bigger, better crop with more of the varieties consumers love. That’s the trade report from a conference call of leading apple growers from across the state that was held July […]

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2013 New York Apple Crop Forecast: The Good Buzz Continues

Fishers, N.Y. – Get ready, New Yorkers, New York state apples are roaring back this year – and they are going to be bigger and better. Bonus, you’ll also find more of the varieties you love. That’s the report from a conference call of leading apple growers from across the state that was held July […]

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Vintage New York apple harvest now underway statewide

Fishers, N.Y. – Apple harvest is now officially underway across the state of New York, from the lower Hudson Valley to the upper Champlain Valley – and growers are harvesting a vintage crop, New York Apple Association (NYAA) reports. The state’s nearly 700 apple growers are now expected to pick about 32 million bushels by […]

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World soccer star Abby Wambach promotes homegrown New York state apples

Fishers, N.Y. – Here’s a sight you don’t see every day: a dozen children dribbling soccer balls through a state apple orchard – with none other than New York native and international soccer star Abby Wambach leading the way. That was in fact the scene recently, when Wambach recorded television, radio and print advertisements promoting […]

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Cheers! New York state cider season is now in full swing

Fishers, N.Y. – McIntosh, Honey Crisp, Empire, Crispin… this time of year, there are about as many ways to get your apple a day in New York state as there are taste buds! And now you can add drinking your apple to that list, says Registered Dietitian Linda Quinn, because apple cider season is in […]

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New video highlights apple’s Hanukkah role, teaches sauce making

Fishers, N.Y. – No Hanukkah tradition is complete without potato latkes, and nothing goes better with this time-honored tradition than homemade applesauce made from fresh, delicious apples. A new video from the New York Apple Association (NYAA) explores applesauce’s role at Hanukkah, and offers a modern spin on traditional sauce making. “Latkes are one of […]

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Looking for last-minute Thanksgiving recipes? Linda Quinn is h-apple-y to help!

Fishers, N.Y. – With Thanksgiving now less than two weeks away, Registered Dietitian and foodie Linda Quinn knows exactly what’s happening in kitchens across the state. “Cooks across New York are scrambling for new and exciting recipes,” said Quinn, MS, RD. “Today this is no small task, with so many mouths to please – dishes […]

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Give Santa a healthy option: an apple to go with that cookie

Fishers, N.Y. – Santa deserves choices. That’s the message from the New York Apple Association (NYAA), which is calling on children across the state to leave a New York state apple for Santa along with those cookies this Christmas Eve. Serving Santa sugar cookies? Pair them with sweet-tart McIntosh or Empire, both in-state natives. Plating […]

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NYAA fundraiser collects $3,436 for West Webster firefighters

Fishers, N.Y. – New York state apple fans have donated a generous $3,436 to the West Webster Volunteer Firemen’s Association, through a fundraiser organized by New York Apple Association (NYAA). NYAA arranged the fundraiser for the firemen’s association as part of NYAA’s sponsorship of this year’s ING New York City Marathon. NYAA President Jim Allen, […]

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Tips for re-energizing your New Year’s weight loss resolution

Fishers, N.Y. – It’s February, how are your New Year’s resolutions going? “Statistics show that by February 1st, most of us have abandoned our plans for change,” says Registered Dietitian Linda Quinn. “And most of those resolutions were to lose weight!” If you are losing the battle of the bulge, Quinn has a plan that […]

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NYAA calls for U.S. “fast track” trade promotion authority renewal in Senate testimony

Fishers, N.Y. – New York Apple Association (NYAA) President Jim Allen urged Congress today to renew federal trade promotion authority (TPA) to help the Obama administration better negotiate trade agreements of importance to the U.S. apple industry. Allen’s comments came during a hearing held by the Senate Finance Committee, which is considering a bill to […]

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Donation brings apple industry’s local support for American Cancer Society to $118,999

Fishers, N.Y. – The New York state apple industry has donated $10,806 to the American Cancer Society®’s (ACS) Central New York Region to fight cancer, while raising awareness of apples’ cancer-fighting potential. The 2013 donation brings the industry’s total contributions to ACS’s local office to $118,999 since 2000. This year’s funds, presented by the New […]

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