Bean to Bar

Several weeks ago, our marketing team had the chance to tour Escazu, a local, small-batch chocolate company. During our visit, the Co-op learned about Escazu’s unique process for crafting their chocolate. Escazu began by working with an organic farm in Costa Rica to bring a gourmet chocolate making practice to the States. Today, Escazu produces … Continued  

Cheese to Melt Your Heart

Some new treasures arrived in our cheese case this week! And if you’re looking for a delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day (or any day of the week), these local cheeses are sure to be the highlight of your meal!   For a decadent, Brie-style cheese with some flavorful accents, try Jasper Hill Farm’s Harbison. This … Continued  

Sustainable Suds

DCM is proud to be one of Fillaree’s most recent refill stations! Get clean without the toxins or waste — Fillaree makes small batch soaps and cleaners that are vegan, organic, synthetic-free, and designed to be refilled over and over again. Fillaree sources ingredients with one thing in mind: environmental responsibility. When you use Fillaree, you’re not just being earth-friendly … Continued  

Wellness Talk: Tonics & Bitters with Urban Moonshine

Come learn about herb tonics and how they support overall health.. Tonics are an age-old category of herbs that are used to strengthen the body as a form of preventative medicine. Bitters stimulate our body’s innate digestive response and optimize digestive function. They can also be used for acute needs like upset stomach, indigestion, or occasional … Continued  

Spring Cleaning with Essential Oils

March 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm   Lizzy From Lo & Behold Natural Body Care will join Tracie (our Wellness guru) for another informative workshop. With the warmer weather settling in, Spring Cleaning will be the subject this time around. We’ll learn how to make wonderful and effective room sprays and scrubs with … Continued  

Big Spoon Bars On Sale

Durham’s own Big Spoon Roasters makes handcrafted nut butters from scratch and some of that nut butter gets made into their handcrafted nut butter bars!  Their small batch process  creates a product that is unsurpassed in taste and quality and has become a Durham mainstay over the last five plus years. Here’s the story of Big … Continued  

Kombucha 101 & Beyond

Sunday January 29th @ 11:00 am Learn to home-brew your own Kombucha with Grant Ruhlman, owner and Fermentor-in-Chief of Homebucha – Durham’s local kombucha company. As a participant you will learn some of the history and lore of this ancient beverage, discuss its potential health benefits, and learn the step-by-step nuances of producing a fizzy, … Continued