Welcome! Durham Central Market is a new neighborhood cooperative grocery working to open a store located near the downtown area (Read more about our location). 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 about becoming an investor.
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.
DCM is happy to be one of the sponsors for a film and discussion series presented by Transition Durham and centered around ideas for expanding access to local, healthy, and sustainable food for Durham communities. The five events in the series will be going on at various locations around Durham through November. Check our upcoming events, or visit the Transition Durham website for more details.
Be on the lookout for lemonade stands staffed by Durham kids at various places around town on Saturday, May 7th. Durham Central Market is happy to support the YMCA in this effort to give these young Durhamites a chance to put their business plans, recipes and marketing into action. Over 1000 kids have registered to participate, so there should be a stand near you. You can learn more locations and about the campaign here, and be sure to get out and Buy some Lemonade!!
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers, Hadassah, Elena, Don, Heather, and Dan, for representing Durham Central Market at Durham's Earth Day celebration. DCM Volunteers Rock!!!
Come on down to Durham Central Park on Sunday, May 1st, from 12-5pm for the Durham Earth Day Celebration, put on by Durham Parks and Recreation. There will be music, food, activities for the kids, and lots of environmental educational and activities. Durham Central Market will be there. Stop by and say hi!
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!
Follow us on Twitter - @DurhamCentMkt
You can now become a Durham Central Market Owner via the website. We offer individual ownerships and business ownerships. Become an owner today by filling out the online DCM Ownership form and pay using a secure Paypal connection, and thanks!! If you would prefer, you can also fill out and print the individual ownership form (pdf) or business ownership form (pdf) and mail it in. Follow the instructions on the form.
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!
Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2013 - Transition Durham
Durham Grows it Own - a celebration of community food activism
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
Current Amount: 1213