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Four Petal FarmFour Petal Farm is operated by Cathy and John Rehmeyer in Banner, Kentucky in Floyd County.  They grow Elder flowers and other botanicals that can be used to flavor simple syrups.  In addition to growing botanicals, the Rehmeyer’s grow salad greens, lettuces, broccoli, basil, radishes, beets and other root crops.  Their customers are local restaurants for bulk product and the University of Pikeville for pre-packaged salads.  The farm is working to being certified organic. With the $7,500 SOAR Farm loan, Four Petals Farm will renovate an existing building into a vegetable processing center with a triple basin sink, chest freezer, refrigerators and insulated storage room. 

The SOAR Small Production Loan Fund is a low-interest financing resource designed to assist small producers grow healthy, nutritional foods so that they can move into commercial production. The goal is to support and educate growers to develop a strong local food system in eastern and southern Kentucky that will be market-supported and result in a profit for the growers.


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