Three Sisters Stew

We are excited to bring a special addition to our service counter menu, Three Sister’s Stew, made in-house and now available every day. Corn, beans, and squash make up the bulk of this recipe, followed by green pepper, onion, tomatoes, and garlic, a touch of cumin and red pepper flakes for a little kick. Mostly, … Continued  

Community Outreach Update – July 2023

Community outreach is community outreaching! We’ve been busy the past few months, redistributing food, sparking new local connections, meeting with and learning more about our community partners, and getting involved with happenings around Durham. We donated oranges and bananas to the Bike Durham Member Day in May ride on May 6th. Over 100 folks joined the … Continued  

Local Farm Grows Second Chances

Several of our staff had the chance to tour Benevolence Farm, a 13-acre farm located in Alamance County supporting women coming home from prison. Benevolence Farm provides transitional housing and employment for women with all conviction types, rooted in the belief that supportive environments are essential for inspiring lasting change. Farm residents gain skills in … Continued  

Raafe Purnsley Shares About Community Outreach at the NCG Marketing Matters Conference 2023

Raafe Purnsley, the Co-op’s Community Outreach Coordinator, speaks at the NCG Marketing Matters conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 18th, 2023. Raafe shares about community partnerships, relationship building, donation operations, and all about our beloved Durham. Watch the video to hear more about the history of the Co-op’s outreach efforts and participation in community life … Continued  

Granny Smith Guacamole

Got a hankering for a great snack but have little time to spare? This simple recipe makes for a quick and nutritious dip or a perfect side dish for light, summery meals. Add a dollop to your favorite salad or burger! The fresh apple tartness and the just-right touch of heat from raw jalapeno are … Continued  

Dairy-free Cashew Cauliflower Soup

A great recipe goes a long way when it comes to plant-based eating. And great ingredients go a long way for made-from-scratch meals at home. We love this step-by-step for Dairy-free Cashew Cauliflower Soup. Find all the supplies at the Co-op then whip out your biggest soup pot and get cooking! View a short cooking … Continued  

Co-op Black History

Black History is made every day, everywhere. We are all connected to the new life, stories, power, and beauty budding into the world all around us through our communities. We love dedicating this month each year to celebrating our community members of color and creating conversation around Black History. This year, we wanted to focus … Continued  

Community Outreach Update

Hello Durham Co-op community, We have made our way through the seasons, and summer is approaching full, fast, and far lovelier than we could imagine. The Co-op has been following a similar trend, with full shelves, fast new team members, and far more prepared now than we thought we’d be surviving these inconsistent times. If we know … Continued  

Bull City Boomerang Bag at the Co-op

Swap out single-use, disposable options with FREE reuseable cloth bags! We have partnered with Bull City Boomerang Bag to bring you more sustainable shopping options, and we couldn’t be more excited! Boomerang Bags is a global initiative to reduce plastic waste by providingreusable cloth bags that are free for the community to use, bring back, … Continued  

La Recette Patisserie

Well, few things could be as sweet or as charming as a petite pastry, gleaming green mirror glazes, or meringue kisses atop pretty pink frosting, but Djamila Bakour of La Recette Patisserie meets the challenge, and then some, every day. Now the self-identified “home baker… at heart” will begin a new chapter as she opens … Continued