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April 24, 2013

Fundraiser to aid Davis Ridge Farm after fire

FAYETTEVILLE — Davis Ridge Farm raises quality meat for Fayette County communities. Now the farming community, in turn, is raising funds to help sustain them in a time of need.

The Fayette County Farmer’s Market is hosting a fundraiser Saturday morning for Davis Ridge Farm owners Jenny and Brandon Harden, who lost their home in Nettie to a fire on April 12.

“While they work through the shock of losing their home and all the ripple effects of such an event, the market would like to enlist the help of the community in raising funds for their immediate use,” says Jenny Becksted-Smith, who is helping organize the fundraiser.

“The Hardens are humbled and greatly appreciate the compassion and generosity of the community,” she says.

Regular shoppers at the Fayette County Farmer's Market in Fayetteville could find the family set up every Saturday during the season selling their sustainably-grown pork products, often accompanied by their two young boys, Dawson and Tucker.

At this point, the family has secured all their immediate needs like housing, clothes, and cookwear. Other than discretionary funds — which at this point would be the most helpful to them — they indicated a need for jugs of water and books for the boys, aged 9 and 4. Dawson is particularly interested in Civil War history.

At the Fayetteville market location this Saturday morning, the market will sell gift cards and cookbooks, with percentages of each sale going to the fund.

Various farmers will donate some portion of their sales to the fund as well.

Diogi’s Latin Cuisine will make breakfast burritos from local eggs donated by farmers, with all proceeds going toward the Hardens.

The New River Learning Co-op is hosting a yard sale the same day. They are partnering with the fundraiser and will offer several tables of goods from the recent Earth Day swap, proceeds from which will go to the family.

Local artisans have also been asked to sell at the event, which will include live music.

In the next several days, a fundraising page will also be made available online for those who would like to make a monetary donation.

More details on the fund and other ways to help out will be available at the event.   The Fayette County Farmer’s Market Facebook page, www.facebook. com/ FayetteCountyFarmersMarket, will be updated with more information throughout the week.

The Fayette County Farmer's Market is located in the parking lot of Diogi’s Latin Cuisine and the Fayetteville Convention and Visitor's Bureau on Court Street. It runs from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday mornings.

The fundraiser runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon.

For questions, or to donate to the fund, contact Jenny Becksted-Smith at jennybecksted@gmail.com or 304-640-6022.

—Email: cmoore@register-herald.com

 

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