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!

The Art of Farming: A Public Symposium - December 4-5, 2009 in Durham

THE ART OF FARMING: A Public Symposium on Farming
Presented by the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in conjunction with the national documentary project Five Farms: Stories from American Farm Families (www.fivefarms.org)

December 4-5, 2009 at the N.C. School for Science and Math

Keynote Speaker: Verlyn Klinkenborg - Farming and the Problem of Complexity

More details here.

3rd Friday (11/20) at DCM Office - Mixed Media by Denee' Black

Durham Central Market presents mixed media by Denee' Black!
Friday, 11/20, from 6-9 pm, 538 Foster Street

Come visit the office of Durham Central Market and view the wonderful mixed media artworks by local artist Denee' Black!

Denee’ Black is an artist based in Raleigh, NC. She primarily works in mixed media; involving acrylic, polymer transfers, photography and collage. Having a background in design, her work is also highly influenced by typography, lines, shapes and form.

CEFS Sustainable Agriculture Lecture by Will Allen - Monday, Nov. 9th

The Center for Environmental Farming Systems will present a lecture by Will Allen, recipient of a 2008 MacArthur Genius Award and founder of the Growing Power farm in downtown Milwaukee, a model for how to create sustainable agriculture and build stronger communities in urban areas. The lecture, to be held at the McKimmon Center in Raleigh, is free and open to the public and is part of the Seasons of Sustainable Agriculture workshop series. Visit their site for more information.

DCM By-Laws available online

The current version of the DCM By-laws, the rules by which the co-op operates, are now available in the Who We Are section. We invite you to read them over, and as always, let the Board know if you have any questions.

DCM Receives $25,000 Sprout Fund loan

We're proud to announce that DCM has been awarded a $25,000 Sprout Fund loan from Food Co-op 500. The loan program, financed by National Cooperative Bank (NCB), is designed to provide capital during the middle and late stages of co-op development. Over the last 3 years, only seven co-ops nationwide have been awarded a Sprout Loan, so we are in elite company!

3rd Friday (10/16) at DCM Office - Photography by George Louro

DCM will host a 3rd Friday showing of photographs by George Louro at our Liberty Arts office, 538 Foster Street, this Friday, 10/16/09, from 6-8 pm. We hope you will stop by and say hello, and view George's beautiful photographs and hand-made frames. You can learn more about George and his work here.

3rd Friday (9/18) at DCM Office - Photography by Caryl Feldacker

Come visit the office of Durham Central Market (538 Foster St.) this Friday evening from 6-9pm and see the wonderful photography of Caryl Feldacker.


The first Annual Owners Meeting of the Durham Central Market co-op will be held on Sunday, October 25, at a location to be announced. A potluck is planned along with the business meeting. At the meeting, owners will receive a progress report on the store's development, consider any non-binding questions, and elect the next board of directors. The current board hopes to receive your vote of support. Anyone wishing to put forth his or her name for consideration on the board should contact Robin Arcus, at robin@durhamcentralmarket.org , for submission details.

DCM hosts Alisha Arneth during Durham's 3rd Friday Arts Event - 8/21

Alisha Arneth will be exhibiting her paintings at the DCM office - 538 Foster Street - during Durham's 3rd Friday Art Event on August 21st. If you're downtown, stop in and check out the art and say hello. If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP the event here.

Seeking Artists for 3rd Friday Event

DCM is hosting artists during Durham's 3rd Friday art event. Upcoming 3rd Friday dates are 9/18/2009, 10/16/2009, 11/20/2009, and 12/18/2009. If you or someone you know would be interested in exhibiting work at our Liberty Arts office, 538 Foster Street, please contact Heather Tunnell, at volunteer@durhamcentralmarket.org