Sainte Dorothée family fêted for farming excellence

By Robert Frank

Fabre’s representative in Quebec City took time last week to recognize a family that has tilled the Sainte Dorothée soil for more than 83 years.

“Madame Speaker, I rise today to congratulate Lise and Jean-Marc Lacroix and their son and daughter-in-law Gérald Lacroix and Linda Lacoste, who were awarded the Order of Agricultural merit, during a regional gala at the Sheraton Laval, Oct. 1,” Gilles Ouimet told fellow members of the National Assembly, Nov. 26. “Since 1890, the Order of Agricultural Merit has singled out the accomplishments of the women and men who have shaped Quebec’s bio-food sector.”

“The Lacroix family has deep roots in St. Antoine, the Sainte Dorothée district where, since 1929, they have operated a family farm in the heart of my riding,” he told provincial legislators. “Besides growing more than 50 varieties of vegetables there, they also cultivate more than 400 varieties of annual flowers. At the height of harvest times, their firm employs more than 30 people.”

“I’m very proud to express my appreciation for a family that has, for so many years, laboured to deliver quality produce to their fellow citizens,” Ouimet concluded. “I offer my sincere compliments to Mr. and Mrs. Lacroix and their family for their important contribution to the economic growth of our region.”

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