Go Fund Me page created in effort to reopen Bennett’s Creek Farm Market

Published 4:57 pm Thursday, February 23, 2023

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An effort to reopen Bennett’s Creek Farm Market is underway with the creation of a Go Fund Me campaign that has already raised $2,135.

The fundraising effort, created by General Manager Steve Jeffreys and his wife Nicole, shows it began Wednesday, Feb. 22, just a day after the business owners abruptly closed the landmark market and terminated employment of all its workers.

“A year ago my wife and I were given the opportunity to run Bennett’s Creek Farm Market,” the Jeffreys said on the Go Fund Me site. “We knew this was a big undertaking and there was history attached to the establishment. We came in and stuck with what worked and changed the things that needed to be updated. We loved the personal feel and getting to meet each and everyone of you.”

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The closing of the Market was a shock to everyone, the Jeffreys said on the site. 

“We are not ready to give up on our dream,” the couple said on Go Fund Me. “The community has asked what they can do to help. Here’s your chance. Since we have all lost our jobs any and all funding we had lined up will be nearly impossible for us to get.”

The fundraising page says they need a down payment on the building or a new space. They hope to raise about $50,000 to get the business reopened.

“Our intention will always be to reopen or recreate a similar concept. If you’d like to help please donate below,” the Jeffreys said on the page.

“Please know that every penny donated will stay in this account until it’s needed.”

The Go Fund Me page can be found at bit.ly/3Zfuyjd.

Attempts to reach Steve Jeffreys have been unsuccessful Thursday.