Square One Farms invests in equipment and communities
Changing global weather patterns and increased volatility are key factors in the Peruvian asparagus deal. Yet at Square One Farms in Miramar, FL, President Tim Ryan looks to positive prospects even in challenging times.
“We are on an aggressive growth plan and are enjoying much higher year-over-year production,” he said. “Increased volatility creates its own opportunities. Increasing supply from our perspective specifically creates greater promotional opportunities.”
Square One is aggressively investing in new equipment to expand its value-added offerings and farm production. “We believe success comes from producing high-quality reliable production to allow for greater promotional opportunities,” explained Ryan. “Despite the pressure from other producing regions, the Peruvian asparagus industry time and time again has proven its strategic value to the North American markets. We’re investing in furthering that.”
The company is founded on family business and deep roots in Peru, noted Ryan. “Building a family business with my three sons in key company roles carries forward our values and long-term commitment to all stakeholders in our business,” he said.
Beyond just growing the business, Square One is establishing the Square One Cares Foundation.
“We want to give something back to the communities that support our growth,” said Ryan. “We guarantee the high standards we hold will extend to our network of growers as well. This includes responsible labor practices like fair wages, worker protection and on-site medical attention. We support expanded educational programs and services, ensuring our product is one you can feel good about.”