Behind the Bar: A Visit with MoonDance Soaps

Settled in a quaint country home out on the far stretch of Durham right before you reach Wake Forest lies the headquarters of one of the newest products featured in our co-op wellness department, MoonDance. MoonDance, a line of soaps, shave bars, bath bombs, shampoo/bathing bars, and soaks made locally in small batches is women-owned … Continued  

Everyday Rituals

We all have rituals in our life, whether it be brushing our teeth or cooking ourselves meals and those are great things for our physical self, but sometimes we need to address our soul or spirit. Addressing the issues of spirit helps ground us by taking time to look within, these products are here to … Continued  

Do you know the Challah Man?

Do you know the Challah Man? Well if you do consider yourself fortunate, because the warmth behind the creation of this deliciously rich cultural tradition is only second to the lovely braided dough that blesses the Sabbath tables for many of Durham’s Jewish community. We took a trip to the Jewish Community Center (JCC) to … Continued  

A Community Outreach Update

Hello my Co-op Community, I am your Community Outreach Coordinator, Raafe Purnsley, and I am here again to update you on the community goings on at the Durham Co-op Market. We have been moving along this summer partnering with various organizations and even starting to table in person at live events. Maybe you were there … Continued  

A Community Outreach Update

Happy Summer DCM, and what a beautiful summer season it shaping up to be. As temperatures are rising, so is the productivity and general hustle and bustle of your everyday local Co-op market. We are currently gearing up for not just summer, but the turn of the seasons as we approach closer to our busiest … Continued  

A Community Outreach Update

Hello  Co-op Community, I am your Community Outreach Coordinator, Raafe, here with another Co-op community outreach update. Since the last update we have added a new organizations to our regular donation giving’s. We are happy to be providing canned foods and baking goods to the Central and Eastern NC Food Bank. The Central and Eastern … Continued  

A Community Outreach Update

Hello Durham Co-op Community, We are happy to finally be entering a beautiful spring and returning to a semi-regular pace at our Co-op. Since the return of many shoppers, we hope due to the increasing access to the much-needed vaccine, we are happy to also be seeing a rise in our plans with community partners. … Continued  

Winesday – Online

Winesday returns! Join us for bi-weekly, guided virtual wine tastings with Zac and special guests! We will feature new wine and cheeses each tasting, which will be available at the Co-op for purchase. Email Zac,, for any questions wine and beer related! Next tastings: Wednesday, October 13th from 5:30-6:30pm You can access the Zoom … Continued  

A Lerner School Field Trip to the Co-op!

Last month, the Co-op hosted a field trip from our friends at the Lerner Day School! Working in and with our community is as much a part of the Co-op’s values as selling quality local organic produce.  One way we love to interface with the community is by giving tours of our store – hosting … Continued