Welcome! Durham Co-op Market is a new cooperative grocery store opening on West Chapel Hill Street near downtown (Read more about our location).  Durham Co-op Market is community owned, similar to other local co-ops including Weaver Street Market in Carrboro and Deep Roots Market in Greensboro.  If you're not an owner, now is a great time to become one! The store will be opening in early 2015. 

The co-op will be open to all shoppers, and offer natural, organic, and local food and other products. It will reinvest profits back into the community, practice sustainability, and foster a positive, respectful workplace. We are built by Durham and dedicated to serving Durham. Contact us at info@durham.coop or find us on Facebook. 

We look forward to seeing you at the market!

Run for the Board!

Join the Board

 
The final day for board nominations is September 21.
 
Durham Co-op Market is a democratic institution. The store will be operated by a professional staff, but the values and "ends" (or goals) of the co-op are set and monitored by our Board of Directors. As owners, you get to vote in board elections (at our annual meeting on November 2, see below.) But you can also RUN FOR THE BOARD yourself. 

The board meets monthly. Meetings generally last about 1.5 hours. And it is a great group of people who love Durham, local food, and the co-op. 

Please contact us if you are interested in putting your name in the running or if you have any questions. 

We're Hiring: Front End Manager

Durham Co-op Market is accepting applications for a Front End Manager. This is a full-time position with benefits. Please fill out an application form and/or submit a resume and cover letter to General Manager Leila Wolfrum by October 7, 2014. 

Applications may be submitted by email or mailed to: Durham Co-op Market, P.O. Box 25216, Durham, NC 27702
 
Front End Manager

We're Hiring: Grocery Manager

 

Durham Co-op Market is accepting applications for a Grocery Manager. This is a full-time position with benefits. Please fill out an application form and/or submit a resume and cover letter to General Manager Leila Wolfrum by October 7, 2014. 

Applications may be submitted by email or mailed to: Durham Co-op Market, P.O. Box 25216, Durham, NC 27702
Grocery Manager

Now Hiring: Communications and Marketing Manager

We are hiring!

 
Durham Co-op Market is accepting applications for a Communications and Marketing Manager. This is a full-time position with benefits. Please fill out an application form and/or submit a resume and cover letter to General Manager Leila Wolfrum by September 30, 2014. 

Applications may be submitted by email or mailed to: Durham Co-op Market, P.O. Box 25216, Durham, NC 27702
 
Communications and Marketing Manager

Exciting New Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer

Once we open the store, it will be professionally staffed, led by our General Manager, Leila Wolfrum. Still, there are lots of ways for our community to participate to build the store and to connect with our members. The following is a message from our Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Andresen, about the best ways to get involved: 

 
Hello Durham Co-op Market potential volunteers!
 
These are exciting days for DCM, with the building going up and the general manager, Leila Wolfrum, on board!
 
In talking with Leila, some new volunteer opportunities came up.  If you are willing to assist with any of these, please let us know.
 
We are currently looking for help with:

  1. Assembling, testing, and costing out RECIPES using grocery items in our Healthy Basics food program.  This is a program that will make healthy staples available at great everyday prices.  If you are interested in submitting recipes, learning how to cost them out, etc.  contact Leila.
  2. WRITING short pieces on appropriate topics, e.g. products, practices, etc. for the store's website.  These can be purely fact-based or more creative and personal.  Contact Leila if you are interested in knowing more.
  3. We need someone with a love for wood-working who has tools and space to work on our cafe table-tops. It is nothing too fancy, but will require some care. Contact Leila if you can assist with this.
  4. The table at the Durham Farmers Market has had amazing success recruiting new owners for DCM, and will continue for another 8 sessions.  Please consider taking a shift at the market with experienced, enthusiastic fellow volunteers. Contact me if you are interested in helping with this.

Thanks in advance,
Sue

Blue Corn Café Co-op Day! August 26th

Blue Corn Cafe Co-op Day

Join us at Blue Corn Café on anytime on August 26th for Co-op Day! The folks at BCC are generously donating 10% of their sales for the day to the Co-op!
 
It will be a great chance to connect with your co-op community, meet like-minded co-op supporters, and enjoy great, fresh food!