Meridzo CenterMeridzo Center, (, founded by Lonnie and Belinda Riley in Lynch, Kentucky, is a faith-based community initiative which carries out its mission through a variety of programs.  For the past several years, the Meridzo Center has been researching the production of shitake mushrooms and other products as part of their business and community mission.  The products will be sold in local markets and grocery stores in Harlan, Letcher and adjacent counties.  The Meridzo Center has been working with Circle C Farms in Webster, Florida on developing a Controlled Environment Production System (CEPS).  The system provides for the production of shitake mushrooms on rotating logs; for hydroponic production of vegetables; and, for the production of fodder/feed for livestock.  The SOAR Farm Loan of $7,500 will be used to purchase materials, obtain logs, buy mushroom spores, purchase water tanks and for working capital.