Why We Started Flavor Market
While we stayed extremely busy on the farm, typically producing over 20,000 pounds of certified organic vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers from over 70 crops, we struggled with the more-than-full-time workload on the farm and the marketing it took to sell everything we grew direct to our customers. We noticed we could either do a great job growing, a great job selling, or a mediocre job of doing both. When the farmer has to sell every bunch of radishes their farm produces- that takes a lot of time away from farming.
So we started to realize farmers needed supportive businesses willing and eager to sell what they grow. Most franchise grocery stores and restaurants only want to buy from 'the big guys'. They don't want to take time to purchase small amounts from small growers- so it is difficult to ever be anything but a mediocre small grower without this support. Our community is filled with farmers who are awesome at growing food- they just needed help with the marketing side of things.
We decided to be that support for our farmer friends. Our store is placed to help our community with a hand-up and to make a difference in the local economy. Getting great food from great farmers to your kitchen. We are also active board members of the Kansas City Food Hub, creating wholesale solutions for farmers throughout Kansas City.