Family Farm Day
FAMILY FARM DAY at Elodie Farms 2011
It was wonderful to see everyone who came out to our Farm Day Event at Elodie Farms on April 23. It was a beautiful spring afternoon to spend at such a special place. Folks reported enjoying the informative tours of the farm, and the cheese, as well as the wine from Benjamin Vineyards, was delicious. Kids and grownups alike were excited to pet baby chicks and goats, and we were so lucky to have the Montessori Farm School in charge of a great craft table. There were also plenty of satisfied winners in the raffle and Locopop walk. An egg hunt, lounging in the grass, and rocking on the porch rounded out a fabulous day.
EARTH DAY Durham 2011
We enjoyed staffing a table at Sunday's downtown Durham Earth Day celebration, where we talked to many interesting Durhamites who were hearing about Durham Central Market for the first time.
ART GROWS in Durham 2011
We look forward to attending Art Grows in Durham (May 21 at SEEDS) and hope you'll join us at our table.
FESTIVAL FOR THE ENO 2011
We'll be at the Eno Festival July 2–4 located at West Point on the Eno. This will be our third year at Eno Fest. We sold our very first shares at the Eno 2009! Come and find our booth down near the River Stage this year!
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DFC Funds Press Release
April 28, 2011
Dan Read, trustee for the former Durham Food Co-op (DFC), announced today that all debts of the former retail co-op have been satisfied, and that the remaining asset, approximately $44,000, is being distributed to Durham Central Market (DCM) in support of its work to open a new cooperative grocery store in downtown Durham.
The decision to contribute the remaining assets of DFC to DCM was made at DFC's last general membership meeting. The members charged the Board with paying off the debts and taxes and transferring the balance to DCM.
Mr. Read said, "We were sad to close the Co-op, but this was an easy decision for our members to make—Durham Central Market will continue the proud tradition of community-owned food stores in Durham. We know the money will be used wisely, and we're all looking forward to seeing each other in the aisles when it's open."
Michael Bacon, president of Durham Central Market, remarked "On behalf of the more than 1,000 people who own Durham Central Market, we're delighted to accept the Durham Food Co-op's support. We deeply appreciate it and honor their pioneering work in local food here in Durham. We're building on that work to provide local jobs and locally produced food to the entire community."
The Durham Food Co-op first opened for business in 1971 as the People's Intergalactic Food Conspiracy No. 1 on Broad Street, and relocated to West Chapel Hill Street in 1992. The co-op closed its retail store front in 2008 and continues to operate as a buying club.
Durham Central Market organized in 2008 and is raising money for a new 10,000 square foot full service retail store on North Mangum Street at Old Five Points. Nearly $500,000 has already been committed by local investors.
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"We are excited about the opportunity for a new retail grocer who can provide downtown Durham with fresh, healthy, local food. As a Durham-based company, Farmhand Foods looks forward to connecting our local livestock producers with this new market and introducing area shoppers to our pasture-raised pork and beef products!"
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