Elizabeth Francis, Tiffany Wagner, Joy Brown, Mary Christofferson, Tammie Quick, Vicki Volk. 2012
The 2012 founding board of directors of The Community Market Co-op.

Our Mission

The Community Market will be a full-service grocery store for residents of Southern Wake and surrounding counties that creates community by offering economic sharing, healthy foods and products, as well as educational opportunities in one convenient location.

Our Story

In 2011, a small, dedicated group of local women dreamed of having a community grocery store that focused on locally-sourced, organic and fairly-traded goods.  Not only would this store be a way to connect the community with the many producers and farmers in their immediate vicinity, but they wanted the store to be owned by the community instead of corporately backed.

The idea originated with a few of the founding Board Members who’s work with Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church’s Covenant Community Garden and annual Fair Trade Store ignited their desire that the community have access to local, healthy food and fairly traded products.

So, in 2012, they began to research the cooperative business model and started the process of becoming the Fuquay-Varina Community Market. (The name was changed in 2014 to The Community Market Co-op.) They continue to work tirelessly to gain owners by visiting farmers markets, festivals, and speaking to area clubs and organizations.

Become an Owner Today!

Are you ready to invest in a grocery store you can call your own? Together we can do this.