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!

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.

3rd Friday (7/16/10) - Paintings by Christian Infinito

Come visit the office of Durham Central Market this Friday, 7/16, from 6-9pm at 538 Foster Street, and view a Painting series by local artist – Christian Infinito!

Christian Infinito is a Durham based artist who will be displaying several recent paintings in acrylic on wood panel. Christian draws on his formal training, having earned a Bachelors degree in Fine Arts, Painting from East Carolina University in 1994, and having studied classical Italian painting and 2-dimensional design, which he combines with a penchant for improvisational jazz and American expressive modalities. The works in this series attempt to harness contrasting elements of graphic representation into a visual expression of paradox that allow for a dynamic interaction between the viewer and the work.

Call for Artists for Upcoming 3rd Friday dates

DCM hosts artists for Durham's 3rd Friday art event at our Liberty Arts office, 538 Foster Street. We are seeking requests from artists for the following upcoming 3rd Friday dates - 8/20/10, 9/17/10, 10/15/10, 11/19/10, and 12/17/10. While we understand that art can cover a broad range of media, our space only works well to show art that can be hung on the wall, such as paintings or photographs. If you or someone you know would be interested in exhibiting work at our office, please contact Heather Tunnell, at volunteer@durhamcentralmarket.org

3rd Friday (6/18/10) - Photography by Beatrice Yaxley

Durham Central Market presents photography by Beatrice Yaxley!

Come visit the office of Durham Central Market at 538 Foster Street, 6-9pm this Friday, 6/18/10 and view a photography series by local artist – Beatrice Yaxley!

Medium: Digital Photography
I shoot with a Nikon D700. I chose this camera for its superior low light capability and the clarity of its glass. I do all of my post-processing on my iMac using Aperture and Photoshop. I print the majority of my photographs on either Fuji Crystal Achieve paper or Fuji Pearl paper. I believe that Fuji paper delivers superior color compared to the other papers I have tried. I photograph and process all of my images without the use of apprentices or assistants; however, I do use Buckeye Color Lab for printing. My work tends to focus on finding the personality within the subject. My influences are: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jerry Uelsmann, and Sally Mann.


Durham Central Market presents Local Night at Fullsteam Brewery, June 12th

Durham Central Market is excited to announce Local Night at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Riggsbee Ave., on Saturday, June 12, 2010; doors open at 6 - show starts at 6:30. There will be great local music featuring Mount Moriah with an acoustic set, The Jackets rocking out, and Durham's very own punk rock marching band, Scene of the Crime Rovers. After the bands – the dance party starts with DJ Jason Perlmutter spinning his unique collection of Carolina Soul Records! Local Indian food will be for sale from the amazing Vimala Rajendran (soon to be from Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill) including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options! Also – see Durham's newest brewery before it opens. The owners will be giving tours during set changes and should have a little something to taste! All ages are welcome. $5 at the door.