New York’s Apple Group Launches Consumer Website
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
With start of the 2014 New York state apple harvest just weeks away, New York state apple fans have a great new source for apple information at their fingertips: NYAppleCountry.com. The updated website from New York Apple Association offers more of the information that consumers want, such as a variety guide, recipes and interactive maps to help find local suppliers of apples and cider. All that new information comes with a colorful, friendly new look and down-to-earth feel, with more pictures and videos. “Most of the visitors to our site want to learn more about New York state varieties, to get recipes and to find a local supplier – so we literally put that information front and center on the new site,” says Jim Allen, president of NYAA. “The updated site is also smartphone- and tablet-friendly, so you can access it wherever you are, however you want to.” Also front and center on the updated site is a “buy local” message, says Allen. “New York state is the country’s second largest apple-producing state, so New Yorkers don’t need to look any further than right here to find great apples.” The refreshed site features:
- profiles on 24 of New York state’s top apple varieties, including Honeycrisp, McIntosh and Gala;
- almost 100 recipes using apples or apple products (29 of which are desserts!);
- facts about the New York apple industry and apples in general, as well as frequently asked questions (yes, bagged apples are just as good as apples sold loose);
- a large Nutrition section, including apple Nutrition Facts, health and weight benefits of eating apples, and research updates from NYAA Consulting Dietitian Linda Quinn, MS, RD, CDN.