A loan of $10,000 helped purchase a box truck to sell produce and meats year round at markets and Fresh Stops in Louisville.

Andre''s story

I grew up on my family's farm in Hart County, Kentucky. We can trace our roots back to at least four generations on this land. My grandmother was a sharecropper who worked hard and saved enough money to purchase 150 acres total, and that is what we own today. I hope to one day save enough money to buy the rest of my relatives out and consolidate the family farm.

When I went off to college at Western Kentucky University, I thought I would never return to the farm. After university, I moved to the City (Louisville) and worked for a while in my uncle's dry cleaning business. Two years in the City was enough for me and I decided to move back to the farm. This is where I live and work today with my wife and two young daughters, who are all integral, along with my father and brothers, to the family business.

Two years ago, I started to feel the passion in me rise for produce farming, specifically to grow food for food insecure neighborhoods in the under-invested neighborhoods of Louisville. I really believed and still believe that eating local can change your life: you start to feel better and become happier and more productive.

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About Barbour Farms

Industry: Agriculture
Years in operation: 3 years - 5 years
Website: barboursfarm.com

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