Tom Schuler

Inkafresh

Hi, my name is Tom Schuler and together with a talented team we grow, process and export a wide range of organic fruits, vegetables and herbs including these wonderful sweet potatoes. Thanks for buying our products.

Our product range consists of ginger, turmeric, lucuma, thyme, sweet potato, blueberries, oranges, quinoa, oregano and rosemary among others. We have two processing plants, one in the heart of the Peruvian rainforest in Satipo and one in Cañete where we find the ideal climate conditions for each of our product offerings. In each processing plant we carefully select and process our products to our client’s specifications. 

At Inka Fresh our philosophy is all about finding a constant sustainable balance between meeting the demands of our international customers and at the same time maintaining close relationships and constant communication with our farmers and suppliers.

Interview with Tom

N&M: When you founded the business back in 2004, why did you choose organic?
Tom: We are based in the heart of the Peruvian Selva (forests) one of the most beautiful places on this planet and therefore it just felt natural and the right thing to do to.  How could anyone introduce dangerous chemicals in such an environment?  On top of that, the decision to farm organic ensured that our farmers could earn more than if the farmed conventionally.

N&M: Did you always want to be involved in farming?
Tom: Absolutely! As a child I always had a passion for agriculture but it took a while to follow this dream. Before I founded Inka Fresh I was actually involved in the fishing industry.

N&M: Can you tell as something about the region where the sweet potatoes are grown?
Tom: Cañete is a special place near to the mighty Pacific ocean about 160 km to the south of Lima. Although it is a quite dry region, due to the Cañete river the area has a constant water supply.

 

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