Millenials Designed, Built, and Transformed This Market in Windsor, NC
West of Outer Banks and just north of Greenville, Windsor Super Market in Windsor, NC is a collaborative, local farmers market housed in this 2,000 square foot piece of modern architecture that was constructed by ingenious high school seniors of Bertie County and guided by Project H, a design studio that “teaches youth to design and build their future with heart, hands, and hammers” by applying science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) skills. The market is much more meaningful than just a bunch of nails and wood. It’s a significant ripple in the pond for a county and community with a reputed, long-standing history of negative socio-economic ratings. On Saturday mornings, stalls are filled with butter beans, melons, squash, collards, local eggs, goat cheese, corn, homemade bread, pickled fruits and vegetables, et al, from farmers such as Triple H Strawberry & Produce Farm and Leaven and Earth, all while contributing to the North Carolina 10% agricultural movement. Documentary film, "If You Build It," provides ground-level insight into why it’s much more than just another outdoor farmers' market.
Side-trip: After picking up some goodies (tip: hot dog relish, blueberry & habanero and fig & cognac goat cheese, rosemary bread, cantaloupes and pickled beets are hot commodities), check out the Roanoke River National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and boat ride just behind the market.