PhotoMikesMike’s Produce – Larry and Amy Jackson, brother and sister, are the third generation to supply fresh produce to Bell County and surrounding communities.  Their grandfather founded the company in 1960, with the business being passed from generation to generation.  Larry took over the day-to-day operations of the company in 1996, and continues to manage the daily operations.  Amy provides the accounting and office management for the company.

Starting as a small rural market, the company has grown into a regional supplier of fresh produce and eggs to local schools, community markets and restaurants within a 125 mile radius of Bell County.  The $7,500 loan from the SOAR Small Production Loan Fund will be used by Mike’s Produce a used 1-Ton refrigerated box truck to expand the delivery of fresh produce to area consumers.  An additional short-term $5,000 loan was providing in late 2017 to help the company meet Christmas orders.