KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) – A new store opened Monday in Kansas City takes a new, green approach to selling groceries.
Pantry Goods Market at 910 W. 39th St. offers a variety of local products, none of which will ship with single-use plastics.
“All our packaging is either returnable or compostable,” explains Marcelle Clements, owner of the store.
The store shelves are stocked with jars and bottles that customers can rent for a small deposit, then return or reuse them when they return.
Other products will come in paper packaging, which is more difficult to produce and transport, but which decomposes in months instead of the years it takes for plastic bags to decompose.
“We also work with many local farmers for produce and meats,” she tells KCTV5, “one of the benefits of sourcing local food is that it reduces our carbon footprint”.
According to a government study, many fruits and vegetables that we eat travel hundreds or even thousands of kilometers before they finally reach our plates.
Clements tells us that the food and products of Pantry Goods are grown or created here in the greater Kansas City area.
“We work with small farmers because they use very good techniques to grow food,” she says, “we also believe that organic food is better for us and better for the planet by not using pesticides or herbicides.
Pantry Goods will be open Monday to Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
You can also order online for next day delivery within 35 miles of the store.