Welcome! Durham Central Market is a new neighborhood cooperative grocery working to open a store located near the downtown area. Durham Central Market follows the owner/member model of local co-op groceries like Weaver Street Market in Carrboro and Chatham Marketplace in Pittsboro, but with a distinctively Durham flavor. If you're not an owner, now is a great time to become one! Building a full-service grocery store is a big project, and we need your help to get the doors open. We're looking for investors who want to keep their money local and help get a true community organization off the ground, while still getting a return on their investment. If you're already an owner and are interested in participating in this great opportunity, you can find out more or send us questions.
Our goal for the store is to offer high quality, mostly local food and other products, to reinvest profits back into the community, to practice sustainability, and to foster a respectful, professional workplace. We invite you to learn more about the ideas and the planning that has gone into the development of the Durham Central Market cooperative. As a grocery store dedicated to serving Durham and built by Durham, Durham Central Market got to this point through the great work of volunteers from local Durham neighborhoods. We continue to need volunteer help and hope that you will consider volunteering your time and talents. You can contact us by email at email@example.com or send us mail at P.O. Box 25216, Durham, NC 27702-5216.
Ninth Street Bakery is supporting Durham Central Market...and YOU can help!
Shop at Ninth Street Bakery on Fridays from now until May 13th and they will donate 10% of their sales to Durham Central Market!
Ninth Street Bakery is located downtown:
136 E. Chapel Hill Street
Durham, NC 27701-3202
Tell your friends and support our local businesses!
Put this one on your calendar, folks! You don't want to miss this. DCM will again be hosting a Family Farm Day at Elodie Farms in Rougemont on Saturday, April 23rd from 2-5pm.
$10 for folks 21+
$5 for folks under 21 (and over 3)
free for tiny folks 3 and under
THANKS to everyone who came out for the LOVE YOUR MARKET Pep Rally February 13. An extra special shout out to Frank Stasio, Stuart Reid and Tom Whiteside AND to the great folks from Wine Authority, Watts Grocery, Toast, The Portable Gourmet Baking Co, Six Plates, Rue Cler/Pop’s, Mez, Full Steam Brewery, Four Square, and Farm Hand Foods. On that evening 20 new owners signed up, and $20,500 investment pledges were made
Let the celebration continue!!
MAKE YOUR INVESTMENT IN DURHAM CENTRAL MARKET by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pledges thus far toward the $1.5 million goal: $297,000
LOVE YOUR MARKET! Invest TODAY!!
- Heather Tunnell, Investment Campaign Coordinator
Cue the balloon drop & confetti cannons!! You did it! With the help of all our owners, we have reached our first 1000 owners this week & are still climbing! Give yourselves a pat on the back and let's set our sights on 2000!
In case you missed it, here's the link to the interview with DCM's Robin Arcus & Don Moffitt on WUNC's The State of Things from last Friday. http://wunc.org/tsot/archive/Durham_Central_Market.mp3/view.
Sunday night's well-attended gathering at the Trotter Building was a wonderful event - a great opportunity for owners to gather and sample delicious food from Durham's finest chefs, to view food film compilation from Durham Cinemathique, and hear about the exciting developments of DCM's Owner Investment Campaign. Many thanks to Frank Stasio for emceeing the event, and to Stuart Reid of Food Coop Initiative for his remarks. Also, big thanks to the participating restaurants - Farm Hand Foods, Four Square, Revolution, Rue Cer/Pop's, Six Plates, Mez, Magnolia Grill, The Portable Gourmet Baking Co., Toast, Watts Grocery, Fullsteam Brewery, and Wine Authority. We'll be posting photos of the event soon. Thanks to all our wonderful owners for coming out and supporting your market!
Durham Central Market Love Your Market Pep Rally!!!
Sunday, February 13, 2011 6:00-8:00 PM
The Trotter Building | 410 West Geer Street, Durham, NC
The time has come to take the next BIG step for DCM: the owner investment campaign! Come and gather with other owners and investors to enjoy an evening of foods, fun and information.
Emcee: WUNC's Frank Stasio, host of The State of Things
Guest Speaker: Stuart Reid, Food Co-op Initiative Executive Director
Guest Speaker: Robin Arcus, DCM Board Member
Durham Cinematheque with fun foody film clips
Local Chefs and Restaurateurs with a wonderful array of their delectable edibles to sample:
DCM Board of Directors, Project Manager and Volunteers
ready to answer your questions about the investment campaign and the market's next stages
An article in today's News & Observer, featuring DCM's very own Robin Arcus, reports that nationally, and locally, grocery co-ops are doing well in lean economic times. The report mentions Chatham Marketplace, and includes Robin's comments about DCM's upcoming investment campaign and our plans for the downtown Durham store. http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/01/19/929104/grocery-co-ops-report-rise...
During the winter holiday season, many of us may be thinking about how to negotiate gift-giving traditions in ways that are consistent with our values. If you're looking for a meaningful gift this year, please consider giving a share in Durham Central Market. By doing so, you're giving a loved one (or your own household, if you're not yet a DCM owner) a stake in the shared future of our community. The tote bag or water bottle premium for purchase of an owner share can serve as a tangible token of this significant investment, and the recipient will continue to enjoy the benefits of co-op membership once the store opens. This year, include someone you love in the joy of making our cooperative dreams a reality!. See our gift share request form. Fill out the form and send it to us with $100 per owner share purchase. We take care of the rest. And Thanks!!
Durham Central Market presents LOCAL ART by Nick Brown!
Come visit the office of Durham Central Market, at 538 Foster Street from 6-9 this coming Friday, eat snacks, enjoy drinks, and view a fantastic paint series by local artist – Nick Brown! This will be our last showing with third friday until March 2011... so don't miss it!
Nicholas Brown is a self-taught abstract painter living in Durham, NC. He started painting during his senior year of college using cheap paints and cardboard. Two years later Nick had his first show at small venue during Raleigh's First Friday. He hopes this show at Durham's Third Friday will be the first of many more shows in the Bull City.
I have always found meaning in the act of painting. My goal is that people also experience something in the act of viewing my work. Whether that experience is contentment, happiness, irritation, or plain emotion, I hope it impacts the viewer.
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You can now become a Durham Central Market Owner via the website. We offer individual shares and business shares. Become an owner today by filling out the online owner share form and pay using a secure Paypal connection, and thanks!!
Durham Central Market
P.O. Box 25216
Durham, NC 27702-5216
The Owner Investment Campaign is ongoing, offering our owners the opportunity to invest in the co-op. Details on your options for investing are available here.
Email your intention to pledge to email@example.com
We'll walk you through the rest. Together we can build something wonderful!
Current Amount: 1171
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Durham Central Park
Durham Co-Housing Community
Carolina Farm Stewardship Assoc.
Animal Welfare Approved
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
The Rural Advancement Foundation International (located in Pittsboro, NC)
Slow Food Triangle