Current Projects

DengelphotoPaul and Cortney Dengel - The Dengels have a 3-acre farm in Whitley County where they grow organic vegetables over three seasons in a 30’x72’high tunnel.  Produce includes tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, kale and carrots.  They are certified Organic Producers by the Kentucky Department of Agriculture as well as members of the Whitley County Farmers’ Market.  The SOAR Small Production Loan of $7,500 is being used to purchase additional equipment, including a PTO driven Rotary Tiller and a chisel plow.  In addition, they will air condition their Cool bot cold storage unit will and purchase a trailer to become a mobile cold storage unit.  

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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