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Our History

The FLAVOR 1st family roots run deep in the produce industry. The companyís origin dates back to 1798 when James Noble Johnson began farming in the fertile soils of Buncombe County, North Carolina. After 8 generations, his descendents continue to grow, pack and ship produce. Now, the business operates as FLAVOR 1st Growers & Packers. We maintain a commitment to providing the highest quality product on the market and have expanded our distribution network to everything east of the Mississippi River, with trucks running daily from South Florida to Boston and everywhere in between. Learn More...

Our Mission

We pride ourselves on our service and ability to stand behind our products and pricing with timely deliveries. At FLAVOR 1st, we are committed to doing everything possible to service our customerís needs and to never be without quality product.

Community Involvement

It is our privilege and honor to live, play and work in the produce farming community. Supporting local schools, churches, governments, charities, and a day with our family and yours excites us most.


Dedicated to Community Involvement
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Flavor 1st Growers and Packers, Inc
FLAVOR 1st Growers & Packers
331 Banner Farm Road
Mills River, North Carolina 28759
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