Market Coordinator, Blaine Greaud

GCFM's Westbank Grand Reopening
January 21, 2009
Parish President VJ St. Pierre cuts the ribbon opening the Westbank Market at its new location. Market President Marilyn Richoux and Market Board Member Rowena Mitchell assist in the ribbon cutting.
Parish President VJ St. Pierre rings in the opening the Westbank Market as others happily welcome the Market back to the Westbank.
Market President Marilyn Richoux & Parish President VJ St. Pierre marvel at Perriloux Farms' beautiful cabbage.
Farmer Timmy Perilloux of 
Perilloux Farms shows off his oversized turnip.
Just a sample of the incredible produce GCFM has to offer at its East and Westbank Markets!
T&T Plants displays its wonderful assortment of plants to either spruce up your garden or to aid you in growing your own vegetables.
2009 Arbor Day Celebration
St. Charles 4-H Jr. Leaders

(Left to Right) Top row: David Pichon (County Agent), Jintrell Tassara, Ebonie Cooper, Lani Maheu, Teri Linton, Cody Duhe, Jonas Augustine (America’s Wetland Conservation Corps Member), Victoria Caldarera, Kali Boudreaux (Assistant Extension 4-H Agent); 
Bottom row: Ashton Brown, Jasmine Tassara, Emmanuel Rodriguez, Julia Caro

GCFM would like to thank the St. Charles 4-H Jr. Leaders for celebrating Arbor Day with us! East and Westbank Market patrons were provided more than 1000 trees in honor of Arbor Day. 
GCFM was thrilled to be a part of this wonderful celebration.

Troop 232 from LaRose, LA, visits the Saturday Farmers' Market
2nd & 3rd grade students, pictured left to right, Hannah Raborn, Allee Crosby,Jolie Dardar, Grace Worley,Scout Leader Sprite Guidry, 
and Savanna Guidry

Congratulations to our 2010 Halloween Costume Contest Winners!
1st place Nicole Hue, 2nd place Angela Dufour, 
and 3rd place Sam Tamburello
St. Charles Parish Louisiana:  A Pictorial History
Local authors, Marilyn Mahall Richoux, Joan Weaver Becnel,and Suzanne Friloux sign their newly released book, St. Charles Parish Louisiana: A Pictorial History, in October 2010.  This bicentennial project of the St. Charles Museum and Historical Association features over 200 pages chronicling the evolution of our parish history.  The volume is dedicated to the late Fay Walker Louque, long-time avid geneologist and historian from Destrehan, whose research is also included in the book.  For more information on the book, click here.
Blanch Newsome wins 2nd Place in the National World War II Museum's 
five-week Stage Door Idol Singing Competition  (September 2010)

Congratulations to our own singing sensation, Blanch Newsome, who recently placed 2nd in the National World War II Museum's Stage Door Idol competition.  The five-week contest featured 100 contestants singing the greatest hits of the the 1930's and 1940's.  Blanch is a regular at the GCFM and will be entertaining at this Saturday's market.  Come out and hear him sing your favorites and a song he wrote specifically for the CGFM.  To read more about Blanch, click here for a feature story in the St. Charles Herald-Guide.  To purchase his first, recently recorded gospel CD or to book him for a private engagement, call 985.785.2057 or 504.358.9870.

1st place, Bessie-Mae       2nd place, Jackson        3rd place, Oreo

2011 St. Patty's Pet Pawrade
Easter Bunny Visit 2011

Image 1:  Amanda & Barrett Kaiser of Metairie. Barrett is the grandson of LIsa and Bruce Trigo of Destrehan.

Image 2:  Rhys Landry 7 months old, great-grandson of George & Beverly Borne of "Papa George's" from Hahnville, a loyal vendor at the GCFM
Image 3:  John Badgerow 4 months old, grandson of Cheryl Mahler of Hahnville

Congratulations to Doug Robicheaux, winner of the LSU AgCenter Home Vegetable Garden Contest, and a special thank you to Bon Ton Roula Wine & Gift Headquarters of Destrehan for their gift certificate donation.
8th Anniversary of the Market.  
Live music by accordionist, Julie Council.  Door prize winners were Roberta Guignard, Patricia Saltalamaccia, and Jonelle Foltz.  Prizes were sponsored by Bayou Pets and Plantation Décor of Destrehan, and The Basketry of Luling. 
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