Windsor Farmers Market
In our first Studio H project ever, 13 high school students from Bertie County, NC designed and constructed a 2000-square-foot farmers market for their hometown of 2000 residents. In a rural food desert with an agricultural legacy, the farmers market was the perfect project to catalyze the community. With the support of the mayor, families, farmers, and neighbors, students engineered and physically constructed the farmers market, by hand, over two semesters and the following summer. The project was featured in Architectural Record and is the subject of the documentary film If You Build It. To date, the farmers market has retained a thriving community of over 40 vendors, created 4 new businesses and 15 new full-time jobs.