What Can We Do About The Only Grocery Store a Community had, after it burns down?


Nourish NC & Support The Port Presents:

Greenfield St. Pop Up Shop  

As you may know, the Everybody’s IGA grocery store, a church, and several businesses on Greenfield St. were recently destroyed in a fire. Since then, there have been lots of questions about this neighborhood becoming a food dessertwhat the future holds for the destroyed plaza, and a lot of “what can we do?”

(Wilmington, NC ) On June 23rd Support the Port with Nourish NC will be hosting a Greenfield St. Pop-Up Farmers Market from 10am - 1pm outside at the Old Century Mills building on the corner of 8th and Greenfield St. This event is completely free and intended for the customers of the Greenfield neighborhood grocery store was burnt down. NourishNC will provide a FREE Farmers Market with thousands of pounds of farm fresh produce. Folks of all ages will get “Nourish Bucks” to “shop” for fresh fruits & veggies. We want this to be more of a community experience rather than just a pop-up market. The event will have a DJ, free hot breakfast, health related activities, kids activities, action-oriented resources, etc. We also want it to be an opportunity where folks from the neighborhood can give feedback about what they need in their neighborhood.


Several ideas have been floating around but many will take years to come to fruition, if at all, and then there is the question of what to do in the meantime? The main questions behind any short-term idea have been who will own it-literally and figuratively, and will it be sustainable. It’s also important to remember that Greenfield Street area residents lost more than just a grocery store. They lost a place of worship, a breakfast spot, and several businesses-they lost part of their community.


NourishNC & Support The Port is working with our community partners to lock in all the good resources & services for this event and will post Part 2 of this blog with more details soon. Want to support this project? We need a 40×40 rental tent, 2 port a johns, a bounce house, 500 water bottles with ice and coolers, and an organization to prepare and serve breakfast for several hundred people. You can also donate at http://nourishnc.org/donate/ or http://www.supporttheport.com/ you can also contact Steve at director@nourishnc.org, or Cedric at Cedric@SupportThePort.com.


“No one can do everything, but everyone can do something.” What will you do?


Free food, & beverages will be served and entry is free.



  • What:Greenfield St. Pop Up Farmer’s Market

  • Host: Support The Port Foundation, Inc & Nourish NC

  • Dates: June 23rd, 2018

  • Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

  • Location: 8th & Greenfield


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