In April 2016 Stanley Orchards Sales Inc. entered into a strategic partnership with William H. Kopke Jr. Inc, becoming Stanley Orchards Sales, LLC. One of the largest fruit importers in the United States and also sharing similar multigenerational family-based origins, Kopke’s reputation stretches back generations and is widely recognized. This partnership has allowed Stanley Orchards to extend our global reach while also improving our pool of growers and suppliers. Stanley Orchards Sales LLC now has the ability to provide wholesalers, distributors, and retailers with not only fresh apples and pears, but also with top quality imported and domestically-grown grapes, citrus, cherries, stone fruit, and more. Our customers now have access to a “one stop shop” for all of their fruit purchasing needs that is more efficient and competitive than ever before.
Stanley Orchards Sales has a long and rich history in the produce industry. Over 85 years ago, Morris and Sadie Cohn fulfilled their lifelong dream by buying a farm in New York’s Hudson Valley. They, along with their 2 sons Lester and Stanley, arduously worked this dairy and fruit farm so that when the sons came of age, the farm had evolved into a major apple orchard and packing house, encompassing 1500 acres of orchards in 3 states.
As this second generation moved towards retirement, the company divested itself of the orchards and storage/packing facility. Marketing both imported and domestically grown fruit is now the focus of our business. With third and fourth generations of the Cohn family now managing the business in conjunction with their new partners, Stanley Orchards Sales, LLC has evolved to meet the ever-changing requirements of our customers.