Johnnie Squires

Markon Member Quality Assurance
“I got into the produce industry through my grandfather Johnnie Brown. He was a produce broker for Ben E. Keith in the 1930s. When I visited with my grandparents, he would take me to his office and the produce loading docks. I guess you would say it stayed in my blood because I’ve been doing this for over 40 years now. When you find something that you like to do, it sure makes life a lot better.”
“As a young child, my grandmother had a garden in our backyard and while she was cooking, she would ask me to go pick jalapenos, tomatoes, and squash. That garden made a big impression on me and my life. I believe that is where my passion for food and fellowship developed. On Sundays our family would gather at my grandparents’ home to eat and laugh. I believe that no matter what happens in life there is no better feeling than gathering around the dinner table with your family and friends.”