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!
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.
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!
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:
DCM Board of Directors, Project Manager and Volunteers
ready to answer your questions about the investment campaign and the market's next stages
An article in today's News & Observer, featuring DCM's very own Robin Arcus, reports that nationally, and locally, grocery co-ops are doing well in lean economic times. The report mentions Chatham Marketplace, and includes Robin's comments about DCM's upcoming investment campaign and our plans for the downtown Durham store. http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/19/929104/grocery-co-ops-report-rise...
During the winter holiday season, many of us may be thinking about how to negotiate gift-giving traditions in ways that are consistent with our values. If you're looking for a meaningful gift this year, please consider giving a share in Durham Central Market. By doing so, you're giving a loved one (or your own household, if you're not yet a DCM owner) a stake in the shared future of our community. The tote bag or water bottle premium for purchase of an owner share can serve as a tangible token of this significant investment, and the recipient will continue to enjoy the benefits of co-op membership once the store opens. This year, include someone you love in the joy of making our cooperative dreams a reality!. See our gift share request form. Fill out the form and send it to us with $100 per owner share purchase. We take care of the rest. And Thanks!!
Durham Central Market presents LOCAL ART by Nick Brown!
Come visit the office of Durham Central Market, at 538 Foster Street from 6-9 this coming Friday, eat snacks, enjoy drinks, and view a fantastic paint series by local artist – Nick Brown! This will be our last showing with third friday until March 2011... so don't miss it!
Nicholas Brown is a self-taught abstract painter living in Durham, NC. He started painting during his senior year of college using cheap paints and cardboard. Two years later Nick had his first show at small venue during Raleigh's First Friday. He hopes this show at Durham's Third Friday will be the first of many more shows in the Bull City.
I have always found meaning in the act of painting. My goal is that people also experience something in the act of viewing my work. Whether that experience is contentment, happiness, irritation, or plain emotion, I hope it impacts the viewer.