New Chicken Selection

We’ve got an exciting CHICKEN ANNOUNCEMENT for you, chicken fans! We are proud of the new lines of chicken we’ve got on our shelves as of the past few weeks, and we’d love to share some of our process with you – because here at the Co-op, we let our values guide every decision we … Continued  

Firsthand Foods

  The Durham Co-op Market is proud to source our meats from Firsthand Foods, an incredible company born right here in Durham and supporting small family farms across the state. By sourcing directly from small-scale farmers that are raising their animals humanely and on pasture, Firsthand Foods has created a network that supports farmers who … Continued  

Cilantro Artisan Foods

Cilantro Artisan Foods is a local Durham company started by long time friends Maria Pacheco and Martha Arango. Cilantro features everyday Mexican food, made from scratch and  using artisan techniques, without preservatives or additives. Maria, a Guanajuato – Mexico transplant, created Cilantro’s unique menu by bringing her childhood flavors to North Carolina. Martha loves combining her … Continued  

From Seed to Store: Growing Lettuce Year Round in North Carolina

Written by Meredith Cohen A Co-op Visit to Red Hawk Farm! Lettuce is one of those foods we’ve come to take for granted in our daily lives. Side salads appear year-round on menus at almost every restaurant; a salad is often the healthiest lunch option we have when we’re on the go, or the perfect … Continued  

Pecans with a Purpose

These aren’t just any pecans. These are pecans with a purpose! Support black farmers and serve these delicious pecans on your holiday table!! These pecans were grown by the farmers at New Communities, a trailblazing civil rights organization that has worked for more than 40 years to empower African American families in Southwest Georgia and advocate … Continued  

Fillaree

Fillaree provides healthy, handmade products that reduce household plastic waste. And with 13 locations, they are striving to make refilling as convenient as it is rewarding. Fillaree is combining the health of natural and sustainably sourced ingredients with a landfill saving refill business paradigm. Fillaree has been able to divert over 3,500 single-use bottles from the … Continued  

Heal, Soothe, Protect

The Durham Co-op has been a proud retailer of Badger, a family owned and operated body care company. Badger’s  integrity goes beyond their effective, safe skin care products. As a certified B Corporation, Badger is committed to creating products that are healthy for people and the planet. Since 2015, Badger has reduced company waste by … Continued  

Grill Goodness with Firsthand Foods

Accountability. Quality. Dignity. Innovation. These are all words that guide Firsthand Foods’ values. If you peruse our meat department, you will see that Firsthand is our sole meat distributor. That is not a fluke! Firsthand Food is a female owned company that represents the same values that drive us here at the co-op; the desire to … Continued  

Cheese Done Right

We’re in the business of eating local! Last month some of our staff had the privilege of visiting Chapel Hill Creamery (CHC), a local dairy farm that’s been serving the Triangle with delicious, sustainably-produced food. We toured the creamery, walked the farm, met the animals (!!!), learned about CHC’s farming practices, and helped make some … Continued