J&G Squires Onions is a family owned business that is in it’s third generation. Started By J. Edwin Squires in 1952 with a few acres of onions in Elba, NY. J. Edwin & Teresa had 5 children and three of them went into the family business with them. John, Greg and Jeff helped out of the farm with the other children, Barb and Bernard all during their youth.
John, Greg and Jeff remained on the farm after completing high school. The sons wanted to expand the business so in 1997 they purchased an additional farm in Prattsburgh, NY. For many years they worked both farms but in 2000 they sold the Elba Farm and started to expand the Prattsburgh Farm. In 2000 Greg’s son, Mark became a Sub-division of the farm known as Mark Squires Produce. Together they farm over 500 acres of “muck” land.
I am Sandra Squires, Greg is my husband of 40 years and I have lived the onion farm life for as long as we have been together. We have two children and my husband and son have worked together since Mark could walk and talk farm. Jeff Squires is Greg’s brother and all together they run the farm. Our daughter Cass went to college and has built an internet marketing company called Capra Strategy and in the fall of this year I joined her team. I have been an insurance agent for 25 years and this is my new career. What a better way to learn the business than to do a website. Please meet the family.