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!

Not Your Run of the Mill Annual Meeting!

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)
 
 

Reminder: Annual Meeting - Sunday 10/23

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)

Plans for Durham Central Market are changing.

Come to this important meeting. Offer your input and elect board members.

Bring a dish to share (and your own plates and utensils.)

Eat at 5PM

Meeting and Elections at 5:45PM

DCM Board Candidate Statements

We have six candidates in the running for the six vacant Board seats.  Please take a moment to read over the candidates' statements here.  Remember, the meeting will be held at the Chameleon, 2013 Chapel Hill Road (near the Lakewood Shopping Center) from 5-7 on Sunday, October 23rd.  Potluck will be at 5, and the meeting will begin at 5:45.  In addition to the Board election, we have some important decisions to make about the direction of the store, and we will be discussing some of these at the meeting.  You don't want to miss this one, folks!  Stay tuned for full details.

DCM 3rd Annual Meeting - October 23, 2011

Durham Central Market's 3rd ANNUAL MEETING AND POTLUCK Sunday, October 23, 2011, 5-7 PM The Chameleon, 2013 Chapel Hill Road, Durham Save the date! Sunday, October 23, 2011 will be the third annual meeting of Durham Central Market. We will be celebrating our achievements for the year and looking forward to our plans for advancing the project. At the meeting, owners will receive a progress report, consider any non-binding questions, and elect the next board of directors. As to the board of directors, five seats are open for election. During the next two years the board will be actively involved in deciding the direction of the project, raising capital, expanding community involvement, monitoring design and construction of the store, hiring a general manager and developing the cooperative's governing policies. Anyone wishing to put forth his or her name for consideration on the board should contact Robin Arcus for submission details - robin@durhamcentralmarket.org. The deadline for board nomination submissions is midnight, Thursday, September 15, 2011. Board members must be owners of the cooperative and able to serve for a two year term. Voting will take place at the annual meeting. If you are unable to attend the meeting, a provision will be made for you to submit an absentee ballot in advance of October 23rd. To present any non-binding questions to the owners, please send these to Robin Arcus robin@durhamcentralmarket.org. Submission deadline for questions is midnight, Thursday, September 15, 2011. In the coming weeks be on the look out for details on our gathering along with information on our board nominees.

Transition Durham - Feeding the Bull City

DCM is happy to be one of the sponsors for a film and discussion series presented by Transition Durham and centered around ideas for expanding access to local, healthy, and sustainable food for Durham communities. The five events in the series will be going on at various locations around Durham through November. Check our upcoming events, or visit the Transition Durham website for more details.

Durham Lemonade Day - Saturday, May 7th

Be on the lookout for lemonade stands staffed by Durham kids at various places around town on Saturday, May 7th. Durham Central Market is happy to support the YMCA in this effort to give these young Durhamites a chance to put their business plans, recipes and marketing into action. Over 1000 kids have registered to participate, so there should be a stand near you. You can learn more locations and about the campaign here, and be sure to get out and Buy some Lemonade!!