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  

Firsthand Foods Connects the Dots in our Local Food System

Going Straight to the Source: Two of our DCM staff took a field trip with Firsthand Foods to visit Neil Frank’s farm in Rougemont, where he raises beef cattle on pasture. pictured above: Dawn (DCM Meat Specialist), Neil (farmer) and Jennifer (Firsthand Foods) gaze out over pasture where cows graze. For those of us trying … Continued  

New Chicken Selection

We’ve got an exciting CHICKEN ANNOUNCEMENT for you, chicken fans! We are proud of the new lines of chicken we’ve got on our shelves as of the past few weeks, and we’d love to share some of our process with you – because here at the Co-op, we let our values guide every decision we … Continued  

Firsthand Foods

  The Durham Co-op Market is proud to source our meats from Firsthand Foods, an incredible company born right here in Durham and supporting small family farms across the state. By sourcing directly from small-scale farmers that are raising their animals humanely and on pasture, Firsthand Foods has created a network that supports farmers who … Continued  

Cilantro Artisan Foods

Cilantro Artisan Foods is a local Durham company started by long time friends Maria Pacheco and Martha Arango. Cilantro features everyday Mexican food, made from scratch and  using artisan techniques, without preservatives or additives. Maria, a Guanajuato – Mexico transplant, created Cilantro’s unique menu by bringing her childhood flavors to North Carolina. Martha loves combining her … Continued  

From Seed to Store: Growing Lettuce Year Round in North Carolina

Written by Meredith Cohen A Co-op Visit to Red Hawk Farm! Lettuce is one of those foods we’ve come to take for granted in our daily lives. Side salads appear year-round on menus at almost every restaurant; a salad is often the healthiest lunch option we have when we’re on the go, or the perfect … Continued  

Pecans with a Purpose

These aren’t just any pecans. These are pecans with a purpose! Support black farmers and serve these delicious pecans on your holiday table!! These pecans were grown by the farmers at New Communities, a trailblazing civil rights organization that has worked for more than 40 years to empower African American families in Southwest Georgia and advocate … Continued  

Fillaree

Fillaree provides healthy, handmade products that reduce household plastic waste. And with 13 locations, they are striving to make refilling as convenient as it is rewarding. Fillaree is combining the health of natural and sustainably sourced ingredients with a landfill saving refill business paradigm. Fillaree has been able to divert over 3,500 single-use bottles from the … Continued  

Heal, Soothe, Protect

The Durham Co-op has been a proud retailer of Badger, a family owned and operated body care company. Badger’s  integrity goes beyond their effective, safe skin care products. As a certified B Corporation, Badger is committed to creating products that are healthy for people and the planet. Since 2015, Badger has reduced company waste by … Continued