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Many new farmers start with a dream and a willingness to work hard. However, transforming those dreams into a successful reality is often the challenge. Kari Parks is now the proud owner of Flourish Organic Farms, but like many of her fellow farmers, figuring out how to build a profitable, sustainable business has been a journey.
Kari Parks started Flourish Organic Farms in 2017 as a jump into agriculture on her five-acre property located west of Interstate 5 near Arlington. “We had this land. Why not try to utilize this for farming,” said Parks, who is growing and selling flowers from her home where she grew up.