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  

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  

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