Longwood Farmers Market reopens after fire with the help from community

Dozens donated to GoFundMe account

Longwood Farmers Market reopens after fire with the help from community
Longwood Farmers Market reopens after fire with the help from community

LONGWOOD, Fla. – Delicious vegetables, fruits and sweet honey -- it’s all back at the Longwood Farmers Market at its new location on Savage Court off State Road 434.

The iconic family-owned business had been closed for nearly a year after a fire destroyed the building on Aug. 15, 2020.

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Soo Im, the owner who is known as “Mr. Soo,” said he couldn’t be more grateful after dozens donated money through a GoFundMe account.

“Many customers donated to us,” Soo said.

Soo explained they had to start from scratch from getting new fridges, new freezers and wood shelves for all of their products.

“Everybody coming out and helping us. We had carpenters and painters, the volunteers come in and make us tables and they painted,” Soo said.

Longtime customer Herb Konish was counting down the days until the grand opening. Konish said he loves coming to the farmers market to buy his favorite vegetable, rutabaga.

“Everybody that shops know these people for a long time and wanted to help them out and that’s why I came back here when they opened up today, I’m back,” Konish said.

Zack Williams said he’s been coming to the Longwood Farmers Market for a couple years and was glad to hear the doors were open again.

“It’s very important to keep local businesses going anytime, especially now, that’s why we donated, that’s why we’ve been supportive and we will continue to support,” Williams said.

The Longwood Farmers Market is open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


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