ADM shells out $10Gs to fund west bank farmers’ market

By Staff Report
December 01, 2006 at 12:12 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

There’s a new German Coast Farmers’ Market coming to the west bank of the Mississippi River thanks to $10,000 in funding from the Archer Daniels Midland Company’s Community Grants Program.


The GC Farmers’ Market has been a tradition in Destrehan on the east bank. And ADM is confident the new west bank location will likewise serve as a community gathering place, tourist destination and market for farm-fresh produce, flowers and other agricultural products, which will support parish farms and businesses.

On hand for the ceremonial “giant check” handoff:  Herman Cortez - GCFM board member, Wayne Andrus - GCFM market coordinator, Rene' Schmit, county agent/GCFM board member, Bertha Barfield -GCFM board member, Joan Becnel - GCFM board secretary, Deirdre Faucheux- GCFM board member, Cynthia Portera - GCFM board vice-president, Ruth Sacra - office manager ADM, Scott Walsh - ADM, Trudy Deshotels - GCFM board president, Don Montgomery - GCFM board treasurer, Marilyn Richoux - GCFM board member, Joan Becnel - GCFM board secretary, Mirinda Rothrock - manager of community affairs -ADM corporate affairs, Wayne Andrus - GCFM market coordinator, Judge Edward Dufresne, Corey Faucheux - director of Economic Dev. & Tourism for St. Charles Parish, Dickie Duhe'- Councilman District 6, Rene' Schmit - county agent/board member, Parish President Albert Laque, Trudy Deshotels - GCFM board president, Ruth Sacra - office manager ADM, Scott Walsh - general superintendent ADM, Representative Gary Smith.

 

 




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