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  

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  

The Story of the Sweet Potato

It’s that time of the year when sweet potatoes are sprouting from the field in record number and as the saccharine star of our produce section and current monthly owner giveaway, their time in the spotlight is no accident or happenstance. No, in fact, our store is not alone in celebrating this southern staple this … Continued  

A Community Outreach Update – Fall 2021

Hello Durham Co-op greater community, it is your favorite Community Outreach Coordinator here with another Co-op updates. As the seasons changes and bring us inside and closer together we are doing our best at the co-op to work with community. October has come and gone and our monthly giveaway with it, nothing says Halloween like … Continued  

Behind the Bar: A Visit with MoonDance Soaps

Settled in a quaint country home out on the far stretches 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 Soaps. MoonDance, a line of soaps, shave bars, bath bombs, shampoo/bathing bars, and soaks made locally in small batches, is … Continued