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@durhamcentralmarket.org or find us on Facebook. 

We look forward to seeing you at the market!

America's Foodiest Small Town - DURHAM!!

Great article about local farmers and chefs. More support for what we're all doing imo.

http://www.bonappetit.com/magazine/2008/10/americas_foodiest_small_town

Please become a founding owner today!

This website is about Durham's newest cooperative grocery mart, Durham Central Market. We aim to locate the market in the Central Park District of Durham but we need your help now! We are currently finalizing our business plan, we have not selected a location yet, however our founding owner drive is moving along steadily. Our goal is to sell 300 founding owner shares by the end of October. To date we have sold roughly 90-100 founding owner shares. If you haven't purchased your share, please consider doing so today.

Notes from this past week...

Yesterday, for the second consecutive Saturday morning, DCM volunteers staffed a booth next to the Durham Farmers Market. Farmers Market shoppers are able to stop by our booth to pick up a brochure, sign up for email updates or just to chat with our volunteers. The response from Durhamites has been overwhelmingly positive in favor of our market opening. If we are permitted, we will continue our booth at the Farmers Market in Durham in the coming weeks as we head towards the finale of our founding owners drive at the end of October.

DCM at the Farmer's Market!

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Yesterday marked our first official presence at the Saturday morning Durham Farmer's Market! Thanks to board member Stephen Hren for handling the booth at the market. Stephen handed out nearly 300 brochures about Durham Central Market, to a sizable crowd of market shoppers. I think we can expect ownership purchase shares to increase this week as a result of Stephen's efforts yesterday.

Would you like to volunteer as an ambassador for DCM at the farmer's market booth? Email me at pam@durhamcentralmarket.org and let me know your availability!

DCM at the Festival for the Eno!

Michael and Beth

We sold 30 memberships at the Festival for the Eno and talked to many others who are interested in joining. Thanks to our new members! Look for us at several upcoming events!