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!

DCM Family Farm Day at Elodie Farms - Saturday, April 23rd

Put this one on your calendar, folks! You don't want to miss this. DCM will again be hosting a Family Farm Day at Elodie Farms in Rougemont on Saturday, April 23rd from 2-5pm.

  • Tour the farm and see the goats,
  • Sample local wine from Benjamin Vineyards and cheese from Elodie Farms
  • Fun spring-themed activities for the kids
  • Bring a picnic
  • Raffle tickets for a chance to win prizes

$10 for folks 21+
$5 for folks under 21 (and over 3)
free for tiny folks 3 and under

Investment Campaign Update

THANKS to everyone who came out for the LOVE YOUR MARKET Pep Rally February 13. An extra special shout out to Frank Stasio, Stuart Reid and Tom Whiteside AND to the great folks from Wine Authority, Watts Grocery, Toast, The Portable Gourmet Baking Co, Six Plates, Rue Cler/Pop’s, Mez, Full Steam Brewery, Four Square, and Farm Hand Foods. On that evening 20 new owners signed up, and $20,500 investment pledges were made

Let the celebration continue!!

MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT IN DURHAM CENTRAL MARKET by contacting: invest@durhamcentralmarket.org

Pledges thus far toward the $1.5 million goal: $297,000
LOVE YOUR MARKET! Invest TODAY!!

- Heather Tunnell, Investment Campaign Coordinator

We've reached our first 1000 Owners!!!

Cue the balloon drop & confetti cannons!! You did it! With the help of all our owners, we have reached our first 1000 owners this week & are still climbing! Give yourselves a pat on the back and let's set our sights on 2000!

Robin & Don discussing the co-op on WUNC's The State of Things

In case you missed it, here's the link to the interview with DCM's Robin Arcus & Don Moffitt on WUNC's The State of Things from last Friday. http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/Durham_Central_Market.mp3/view.

Many thanks!!

Sunday night's well-attended gathering at the Trotter Building was a wonderful event - a great opportunity for owners to gather and sample delicious food from Durham's finest chefs, to view food film compilation from Durham Cinemathique, and hear about the exciting developments of DCM's Owner Investment Campaign. Many thanks to Frank Stasio for emceeing the event, and to Stuart Reid of Food Coop Initiative for his remarks. Also, big thanks to the participating restaurants - Farm Hand Foods, Four Square, Revolution, Rue Cer/Pop's, Six Plates, Mez, Magnolia Grill, The Portable Gourmet Baking Co., Toast, Watts Grocery, Fullsteam Brewery, and Wine Authority. We'll be posting photos of the event soon. Thanks to all our wonderful owners for coming out and supporting your market!

Love Your Market - Investment Campaign Pep Rally!!

Durham Central Market Love Your Market Pep Rally!!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011 6:00-8:00 PM
The Trotter Building | 410 West Geer Street, Durham, NC

The time has come to take the next BIG step for DCM: the owner investment campaign! Come and gather with other owners and investors to enjoy an evening of foods, fun and information.

Emcee: WUNC's Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things
Guest Speaker: Stuart Reid, Food Co-op Initiative Executive Director
Guest Speaker: Robin Arcus, DCM Board Member
Durham Cinematheque with fun foody film clips

Local Chefs and Restaurateurs with a wonderful array of their delectable edibles to sample:


  • Farm Hand Foods
  • Four Square
  • Magnolia Grill
  • Piedmont
  • Revolution
  • Rue Cler/Pop’s
  • Six Plates
  • Mez
  • The Portable Gourmet Baking Co
  • Toast

  • Watts Grocery
  • FullSteam Brewery
  • Wine Authority

DCM Board of Directors, Project Manager and Volunteers
ready to answer your questions about the investment campaign and the market's next stages
and YOU!!