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Our History:

Scott Stanley first went to work in a grocery store at the age of 14. He started his career in the grocery industry at Russ’s Farm Market in North Topeka. During college Scott decided to turn his part time job in the grocery industry into a full-time career. Months after Scott completed his degree in business administration at K-State University he was knee deep in plans for a new store in Countryside Square at Meriden. Stanley built the 20,000-square-foot store from the ground up in 1997. The store was a fulfillment of a dream that started with his early experiences at Russ’s Farm Market.

The store started by offering the IGA brand supplied by the Flemming Co. At the time it was the third largest wholesaler in the U.S. However, since then, the store has partnered with Associated Wholesale Grocers. The store is now known as the Country Harvest Apple Market and features quality brands such as Best Choice and Always Save. Today shoppers see images of apples on the walls and new items on the shelves at Meriden's only grocery store.

Scott’s goal is to ensure that every customer gets the service he would personally provide them. He says, “We want every customer to come back… and back… and back…” Scott goes on to say, “We are excited to be offering more quality products and better value for our shoppers."


Community Involvement:

“We have great support,” says Scott. “The community seems to realize the value of having a store here.” Scott Stanley has been an active member of the community. He shows his appreciation for continuing community support through his leadership as a business owner in the community. For instance, Scott Stanley has served as President and Vice President for the local Chamber of Commerce. Under his leadership the Chamber of Commerce installed new “welcome” signs along the roadside to welcome newcomers to the quaint town. Additionally, Country Harvest Apple Market was one of the grocers honored by the economic development commission with the honor of a Business Leadership Award


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