Many thanks to Mike Hale for the terrific article on El Pajaro CDC and their Commercial Kitchen. Carmen Herrera has worked tirelessly for many years to bring a dream to life. She has obtained support from individuals, businesses, foundations and government agencies who share her vision. The Women’s Fund of Monterey County was an early participant through the Women’s Business Education and Loan Fund project, enabling Carmen to expand her program from Santa Cruz County into Monterey County.
The products and businesses that have emerged from her initial idea are many. And the people producing them are an amazing testament to the knowledge, determination and work ethic our immigrant population bring with them into our communities.
Thank you for highlighting this amazing woman and her incredible work.
Karen D. Kadushin