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Stephen CallahanStephen Callahan is a small vegetable grower in the Bledsoe community of Harlan County that raises a fairly wide variety of vegetables for sale on three acres.  While he sells directly from the farm, his primary outlet is the Pine Mountain Settlement School which will take everything he grows.  Mr. Callahan was one of the original participants in the Grow Appalachia program when it started in 2010 and remains active in the program.  With the $7,500 SOAR Farm loan, Mr. Callahan will purchase a tractor and attachments to expand production.


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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