“Louisiana’s entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well, and I am proud to see that our unique traditions are living on through new generations, as is evident by the Cajun Traditions venture launched by the Richard family. Lonnie Richard is not only preserving a valued tradition, but he is reinvesting in his community and creating new jobs in the process. We join him, his family, and the entire Cajun Traditions team in celebrating this major new step and the great new economic activity heading to Church Point.” - Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards .
Cajun Family Traditions is part of the original Richard family that settled in Pointe de L' Eglise. (Church Point, La.) To this day, they are still creating some of the best-smoked sausage and boudin in the area.
The Richard family's smoked sausage and boudin history date back many years. Members of the Richard family recall their parents and grandparents having a weekly boucherie with friends and neighbors to make sure everyone had enough food for the week. In the 1950s, 'Ma-Mom' Celina Richard opened her store, and the Richard roots grew from there.
Lonnie Richard started Richard's Cajun Foods in 1981 and sold the business in 1996. After breaking ties with Richard's Cajun Foods, the Richard family decided to keep their Cajun family tradition alive. Lonnie, his brother Todd, and Todd's son Benjamin created Cajun Family Traditions to share some of the family's best-kept secrets with everyone!
The Richard family carries on their ancestors' traditions, understanding the quality of products that every Cajun desires and the smoke flavor that every Cajun loves.
Cajun Family Traditions, Now Dat's Cajun!
“Our family has always taken great pride in the tradition of preparing and distributing sausage and boudin, which the people of Acadiana enjoy eating and sharing as part of our rich culture. Cajun Traditions gets back to the roots of sausage-making with the quality that today’s consumers have come to expect. We are proud to invest in our community, contribute to the local economy and add jobs to the local area, and we look forward to growing a sustainable company that will enrich our community and bring quality meat products to the marketplace.” - Lonnie Richard