NYAS teams up with retailer to help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey

The produce industry has a long-standing reputation for reaching out to people in need during times of natural or manmade disasters.

In the case of Glenmont, NY-based New York Apple Sales, the approximate 1,800-miles between upstate New York and Houston, TX, was not about to stop the company from offering its aid in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

On Aug. 29, Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for the leading Northeast apple grower and shipper, told The Produce News that the NYAS team wanted to do something for all the people who were affected by the storm and the catastrophic flooding that resulted in and around Houston.