Mark Shaw

Markon VP of Operations
“Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to be a farmer. I wanted to work outside in nature and make things grow. Although I didn’t achieve my dream of being a farmer, I did find my way into agriculture another way…by working for Markon. My experience at Markon over the past 30 years has been very rewarding because I know I play a part in providing people with healthy fruits and vegetables. There’s something gratifying about eating fresh produce—it reminds you how we are all part of the bigger picture within Mother Nature and what she provides for us every day.”
“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.”