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!

Board Elections & Annual Owner Meeting

It's time for our annual meeting, Sunday, October 24, 2010, 3-5pm. Plan to meet at the Durham Central Market store site, 607 N. Mangum Street. For a fun, seasonal activity, bring a local pumpkin and your carving kit. From 3 to 4pm we'll do pumpkin carving and put your creations on display. From 4 to 5pm we'll hold the annual meeting which will include a virtual store tour, an update on our progress, and board elections.

Our election candidates for two available seats include Stephen Hren, an incumbent board member, and Kirsten Ingbretsen, Durham resident for 14 years. You can read their candidate statements here. Voting will be at the annual meeting. Each owner is allowed one vote and must be a member before midnight, October 17, 2010. Shoppers are not eligible to vote. If you will not be able to attend the meeting, you may cast an absentee ballot by sending in your vote, received by October 23, 2010. Absentee ballots and instructions are available by request at info@durhamcentralmarket.org

Thank you to everyone who has been working hard to spread the word about Durham Central Market. To date we have 748 owners with the goal of 1,000. We need to meet that goal swiftly in order to take the next critical steps. Help us by telling your friends to join Durham Central Market and bring them to the meeting. Joining is easy, either here on the website or by filling out a brochure available 24 hours a day by our office door, 538 Foster Street, across from the Farmers' Market pavilion.

We are excited about our progress and look forward to sharing this with you. See you Sunday, October 24, at the Durham Central Market site!

Thanks for coming out to the "Open House/Site" event


Thanks to everyone for coming out on Saturday afternoon to help us christen the site with lemonade and cookies. Big thanks to Maureen Kurtz, Elena Feinstein, and Heather Tunnell for providing the delicious home-made cookies. If you weren't able to make it, don't worry - you'll soon have another chance to check out the site at our upcoming Annual Meeting on Sunday, October 24th - stay tuned for more details.

Lemonade and Cookies on the Lawn....

Please join us on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 2-4 pm, at the future site of our store - 607 N. Mangum (between Hunt and Broadway). This is a FREE EVENT where we'll be serving ice cold lemonade and offering you a look around the lot, where we propose to build Durham Central Market. This is also Centerfest Saturday, so while you're downtown, take a refreshment break and check us out. We'll have an update from our board president, Michael Bacon, at 3pm. See you at Mangum and Broadway.

Everyone welcome; you don't have to be an owner to stop by and chat! We encourage you to bring your friends, family, neighbors... everyone!

3rd Friday (9/17/10) - Paintings by Artie Barksdale

Come visit the office of Durham Central Market, at 538 Foster St, from 6-9 pm,and enjoy snacks and drinks while viewing a Painting series by local artist – Artie Barksdale!

Artie Barksdale 32, was born in Newark NJ, were he first discovered his love for the visual arts. It was during the mid 80's when neon colors were popular to wear; when people weren't afraid to clash there clothing and graffiti covered the subways and streets, flooding the neighborhood with culture. At the age 10

CFSA's Eastern Farm Tour - Sept. 18/19, 2010

UPDATE: You can buy your CFSA Farm Tour buttons at the DCM Table at Durham Farmers Market Saturday mornings 8-12!
Carolina Farm Stewardship Association will be holding their 5th annual Eastern Triangle Farm Tour on Sept. 18/19. This year they will have a record twenty-four sites on the tour, including the SEEDS Garden and an urban mini-farm (Two Ton Farm) here in Durham, as well as local producers of livestock, fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and bee-keepers. Buttons are $25 per carload in advance and $30 the day of the tour. Single farms are $10 per carload. Buttons will be for sale at DCM's table at the Durham Farmer's Market on Saturday mornings from 8-12.
More information can be found at their website: http://www.carolinafarmstewards.org/etft2010.shtml

Third Friday 8/20 - DCM hosts photographer Andrew Nelson

Come visit the office of Durham Central Market and view a photography series by local artist – Andrew Nelsen. Friday, August 20, at 538 Foster Street, from 6-9pm.

Andrew C. Nelsen has been capturing beauty through his photographic lens for years and is especially focused on the interplay between human creations and nature. Hard lines and geometric shapes fused with he randomness of the natural world make his art compelling. Andrew is a proud Durham, N.C. resident, originally from Texas, who works as a clinical scientist developing therapies for unmet medical needs.