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 firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you at the market!
At our Annual Meeting on November 4th, we will hold elections for two seats on the board. We have two fine candidates running for those seats - Drew Peng, who has been serving in an appointed capacity on the Board and is chair of the Finance and Development Committee, and Melissa Miller. You can learn more about these two candidates here.
The Emily K Center and The Cookery are joining forces this Saturday, October 6 from 5-8pm to sponsor a Food Truck Round-Up and Fall Concert. Tour the Center, eat some great food while listening to great music, and shoot hoops in the Final Four gym.
More info at http://durhamcookery.com/latest-news
The committee manages the elections that are held each year at the Annual Meeting within the policy guidelines. If you’re interested in lending a hand, contact Shelley Beason at email@example.com. This is a limited duration activity!
Join DCM at the Co-op-A-Fair at American Tobacco Campus (318 Blackwell between ATC and DPAC) this Saturday from 11am-3pm for a fun day celebrating community with some of your favorite local cooperatives. Cheesemaking, childrens activities and good prize give-aways! Win a bicycle, something special from REI, or one of our cool Tshirts. http://www.facebook.com/events/381691745196487/
DCM enjoyed another successful Family Farm Day at Elodie Farms last Sunday! Thanks to Dave Artigues for hosting the event, to Pie Pushers, Only Burger, and Fullsteam for the delicious food and drink, to 360 the Band and Actual Persons Living or Dead for the rockin music, and to Dan Squires for capturing the day in photos (see more photos here). Thanks also to our wonderful volunteers who made it all happen - Dan Singer, Deb Hawkins, Sandi Gray-Terry, Steph Grant, Don and Isabel Moffit, Pam Campa, Shelley Beason, Drew Peng, Michael Bacon, Heather Tunnell, and Beth Fowler.
For the 3rd year, we are thrilled to be holding the DCM Family Farm Day at Elodie Farms, hosted by Dave Artigues. Many of you will know Dave from the Durham Farmers Market. Elodie Farms is a 21-acre farm owned and operated by Dave. Started in 2003, Dave built the dairy by converting a tobacco packing house into a cheese kitchen and milking room. Part of the fun of Family Farm Day is taking the tour with Dave as he explains how the operation works.
In addition to the farm tours & cheese tasting, this year we'll also be featuring live music from Trepak, 360 the Band, and Actual Persons Living or Dead. Fullsteam will be selling beer, and Pie Pushers and Only Burger will be selling delicious food. Locopops and baked goods will also be available. There will be activities for the kids and a bonfire late in the day. It's always lots of fun in a beautiful and relaxing setting, and no place better to spend a spring afternoon.
Prices are $10 (21+), $5 (under 21), FREE (3 years and under)
Directions to the Farm From I-85
This event is for everyone, not just owners, so bring a picnic, your family, and your friends. Everyone's invited! We hope you'll join us.
Here is DCM's January newsletter, including an update from Project Manager Don Moffitt.
Durham Central Market will be in attendance at the Museum of Life & Science's Fall Harvest Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12th from 10-4. There are many fun activities planned throughout the day highlighting gardening, public transit, environmental conservation, livestock and wildlife, and more. We'll have activities for the kids showing where food comes from. Food, music, dancing, and a beautiful forecast. It looks to be a great event. Hope you can make it!
You know the DCM Annual Meeting is this Sunday. But what you may not know is that a big chunk of the meeting will be devoted to a guided focus group/discussion in small groups, facilitated by Meredith Emmett. The purpose of this exercise is to get feedback from owners on their preference for which criteria are most important for decisions going forward. In other words, it won't be your usual run-of-the-mill speechifying. This is *your* co-op, please come and contribute your voice. You may be sorry if you miss this opportunity. We would love you to come for potluck as well (starts at 5), but if you can't make that, please join us for the business portion, beginning at 5:45. We surely hope to see you there !
Durham Central Market's
3rd ANNUAL MEETING AND POTLUCK
Sunday, October 23, 2011, 5–7 PM
The Chameleon, 2013 Chapel Hill Road, Durham
(Google map link here)