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 email@example.com or find us on Facebook.
We look forward to seeing you at the market!
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.
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 - firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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!!
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Hadassah, Elena, Don, Heather, and Dan, for representing Durham Central Market at Durham's Earth Day celebration. DCM Volunteers Rock!!!
Come on down to Durham Central Park on Sunday, May 1st, from 12-5pm for the Durham Earth Day Celebration, put on by Durham Parks and Recreation. There will be music, food, activities for the kids, and lots of environmental educational and activities. Durham Central Market will be there. Stop by and say hi!