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 firstname.lastname@example.org or send us mail at P.O. Box 25216, Durham, NC 27702-5216.
Durham Central Market presents photography by Beatrice Yaxley!
Come visit the office of Durham Central Market at 538 Foster Street, 6-9pm this Friday, 6/18/10 and view a photography series by local artist – Beatrice Yaxley!
Medium: Digital Photography
I shoot with a Nikon D700. I chose this camera for its superior low light capability and the clarity of its glass. I do all of my post-processing on my iMac using Aperture and Photoshop. I print the majority of my photographs on either Fuji Crystal Achieve paper or Fuji Pearl paper. I believe that Fuji paper delivers superior color compared to the other papers I have tried. I photograph and process all of my images without the use of apprentices or assistants; however, I do use Buckeye Color Lab for printing. My work tends to focus on finding the personality within the subject. My influences are: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Jerry Uelsmann, and Sally Mann.
Durham Central Market is excited to announce Local Night at Fullsteam Brewery, 726 Riggsbee Ave., on Saturday, June 12, 2010; doors open at 6 - show starts at 6:30. There will be great local music featuring Mount Moriah with an acoustic set, The Jackets rocking out, and Durham's very own punk rock marching band, Scene of the Crime Rovers. After the bands – the dance party starts with DJ Jason Perlmutter spinning his unique collection of Carolina Soul Records! Local Indian food will be for sale from the amazing Vimala Rajendran (soon to be from Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe in Chapel Hill) including vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options! Also – see Durham's newest brewery before it opens. The owners will be giving tours during set changes and should have a little something to taste! All ages are welcome. $5 at the door.
We are very pleased to announce today that DCM has acquired an option to purchase a vacant lot for our new cooperatively owned grocery store near the Farmers’ Market, on the southwest corner of Mangum Street and Broadway Street. You can view the location on a Google Map here.
Owners received an email today, with a link to a survey where they can send us their thoughts and feedback about the location. If you are not currently an owner, and would like to participate in the survey, you can join online here at the website and be included in the survey.
Beyond the owner survey, our plans include working with the city on their community development plan for the surrounding area and determining how the site will meet city requirements. Additionally, we will be working with neighborhood churches, community groups and local leaders.
And of course, we must find the means to pay for it. This is our biggest task. Board member Stephen Hren, who will be heading up the capital campaign, has stated that he’s pleased to have the site under control so that the market can move to the financing phase. According to Hren, “Now we have to raise the money to build this store. We’ll be looking to our owners, banks and other funders to help us make this dream a reality.”
We are very excited to be at this momentous juncture in Durham Central Market's development, and want to say a big THANKS to all the volunteers and owners who have carried us to this point with their support and enthusiasm!! Stay tuned!!
Come visit the office of Durham Central Market, 538 Foster St., and view a mixed media series by local artist – Franco!
Franco will be doing his art opening during this Third Friday event.
Luis Franco is a visual activist awakening his audiences through conscious and exciting art and design. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Art at North Carolina Central University with a concentration in Visual Communications and a Certificate in Multimedia at The School of Communication Arts. Commenting on the reality of American Urban Realism, Franco seeks to offer an antidote to class and race issues using acrylic on canvas and digital art. Many of Franco’s thought-provoking images center around the iconic fist hair pick symbolizing the ‘70’s theme of peace, love, and revolution.
Franco lives and paints in Durham, North Carolina.
I work primarily in the digital environment but also enjoy acrylic and other mediums. My artwork tends to focus on social, political and cultural issues. I enjoy expressing my views about major past and current events through bold colors and iconic imagery. My influences are the civil rights movement, music, american pop and hip hop culture. I wish to take my audience on a creative journey that will relax their minds and allow their conscious to be free.
Some of you may have heard that last week the donkey at Elodie Farms tested positive for rabies. We’re working closely with the Durham Public Health Department to determine if there is any reason for concern for the people who attended our Family Farm Day on March 27.
There is no risk to anyone unless they had direct contact with the donkey, and Dave Artigues, the farmer, has told us that the donkey was pastured away from where any attendees interacted with the farm animals. None of the goats have tested positive.
If you have any concerns, please contact Kacy Johnson at email@example.com
Our sympathy goes out to the Artigues family. The donkey, Eddie, was a beloved pet. As farmers the Artigueses have to deal with the concerns and issues of all of their customers, as well as the welfare of their family members and animals. Dave acted quickly and responsibly to ensure the safety of his customers, family members and animals as well as our attendees. We are thankful for his care.
It was an extraordinarily rare occurrence, and could have happened to anyone with animals. We love Elodie Farms and their products and we look forward to seeing them at the Farmers’ Market!
-Durham Central Market Board
Come visit the office of Durham Central Market, 538 Foster Street this Friday 3/17 from 6-9pm, and view a farm-inspired photography series by local artist – Tracey Moon!
Tracey Moon, a former Duke Park and Trinity Park resident, has recently found sanctuary in living on a working organic chicken and herb farm in Mebane, NC. Although she doesn’t consider herself an artist or really even a photographer, her photography has captured a unique view of farm life in NC.
Thanks to everyone who came out to Elodie Farms for DCM's Family Farm Day. It was a spectacular day, a beautiful setting, and we had a great turnout! Thanks to Dave Artigues for hosting us, to Dolly Mama Chocolates, Benjamin Vineyards, and Elodie Farms for the delicious offerings, and to the baby goats for being so entertaining. We hope to do this again soon. Coverage from the Durham Herald-Sun of the event here.
Durham Central Market is sponsoring Family Farm Day at Elodie Farms in Rougemont - Saturday, March 27 2-5pm.
Included: Tour the farm. Pet the baby goats. Sample farmstead cheese. Taste local wine.
Bring a picnic, your family, your friends! Everyone's invited!
Price: $10 (21+), $5 (under 21), FREE (3 years and under) No reservations needed
Fabulous local products also available for purchase:
Benjamin Vineyards bottles of wines * Dolly Mama handmade chocolates * LocoPops.
Directions to the Farm From I-85
Exit 176B DUKE ST / US-501 N toward ROXBORO.
Durham Central Market presents mixed media by Rachel Freeman!
Come visit the office of Durham Central Market , 538 Foster Street, this Friday from 6-9, and view a mixed media series by Rachel Freeman!
Come visit the office of Durham Central Market (538 Foster Street) this coming Friday - 2/19/10 - from 6-9pm and view a sci-fi digital photography series by local artist, Alan Welch!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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