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THE BIRTH OF A RIO ROSE

RIO PARTNER FARMS

  • FLOWER GROWERS

    Our partner farms are situated in the finest sub-tropical growing regions of Ecuador and Colombia.
    The Andean mountain range has premium climatic conditions, rich volcanic soil, and optimum
    light intensity, allowing our partner farms flower production to operate year-round.

  • DIVERSIFIED PRODUCTION

    Our partner farms focus on the most popular and in demand varieties and color assortments each
    year by conducting their own internal and external research. This provides our partner farms with
    future forecasted trends and up-to-date information to provide you with the most optimum new
    products and varieties available.

  • BREEDERS CUT

    Our partner farms utilize a “Breeders Cut” on all roses to encourage a more open and full bloom,
    more vibrant color, and to enhance the overall performance.

CHECK OUT OUR FARMS – Suesca, Colombia

We are very proud of our people and farms.

CONSISTENCY

Consistent Premium Product year-round

QUALITY CONTROL

Each flower we cut must meet exact grading standards.

RESPONSIBLE FARMING

Our partner farms promote a healthy, equitable workplace that supports farmers, workers, their families, and the community.

CUSTOMERS

At Rio, you are not just a customer, you’re family.

SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

WE STRONGLY BELIEVE IN FOLLOWING SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES FOR OUR PARTNER FARMS IN COLOMBIA AND ECUADOR.

  • Our practices actively protect our partner farms workers’ health and minimize agrochemical use to keep soil and waterways clean.
  • Our partner farm greenhouse designs enable us to harvest and utilize rainwater to irrigate our plants and treat our flowers.
  • Our partner farm drip irrigation systems have many benefits, such as being ecologically sound, promoting a healthier flower, and reducing pests, weeds, and harmful fungal growth.
  • It is estimated that 80% of the water our partner farms use for our flowers comes from rainwater reservoirs, minimizing the need to use water from rivers or wells.

TAKING CARE OF OUR PARTNERS

WE VIEW OUR PARTNER FARM EMPLOYEES AS OUR MOST VALUABLE ASSET

  • Rio’s partner farms employ over a thousand people.
  • Our partner farms provide nurseries to support single mothers, who account for 80% of the total workforce.
  • Through our partner farms, we provide programs such as family planning, education, drug abuse prevention, and chemical management.

“OUR PARTNER FARMS PROMOTE A HEALTHY, EQUITABLE WORKPLACE THAT SUPPORTS FARMERS, WORKERS, AND THE COMMUNITY.”