The Louisiana Small Farm Survival Fund was established with Baton Rouge Area Foundation in 2005 to provide assistance to Louisiana’s small farm and seafood enterprises that have been affected by natural disasters. Following the unprecedented devastation of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, BREADA raised over $200,000 to provide immediate relief funds to small, family farmers across the state who suffered damage to crops, equipment, and their homes. The fund has since provided critical relief to farmers in the event of hurricanes, floods, and fires. The fund directly supports independent, local farmers and fishers that are often too small to receive grants or loans due to eligibility requirements of USDA. Donate now to support small farmers who experienced loss of crops and equipment due to the devastating storms of March 2016 and the Flood of August 2016.
I have been a citrus farmer since 1996, and I will tell you, selling at the Red Stick Farmers Market has kept us in business. The assistance we received from BREADA after we lost our home in Hurricane Isaac has helped us start over and return to the Market. Thank you and God bless.
—Lester L’Hoste,L’Hoste Citrus