Discovering Durham is a Community Interest Company (CIC) with local food, drink and craft producers at its heart.

Our purpose is to give small, independent traders a platform to get their goods to market, enabling them to form collaborations to support the scale up of production and business growth.

We are a community that showcases and celebrates the vast array of local producers that call Durham and the surrounding areas their home. We are incredibly proud of the wonderful food, drink and craft brands that have been developed here and by becoming part of the Discovering Durham family, they have the perfect vehicle to expand.

Based at a retail unit at Prince Bishop’s Place (you’ll find us opposite New Look next to Toni and Guy), our store is an Aladdin’s cave of tasty, vibrant and hand-crafted products, all made by producers within a 20-mile radius of the store. From fusion teas, fruity jams and chutneys and firecracker marinades certain to bring a zing to your palate, to delicately infused oils, uniquely flavoured fudges and of course, locally crafted gins, our store has something for every taste bud.

And it’s not just food and drink producers we champion. Within our store you’ll also find paintings, ornaments, jewellery and bespoke decorative items for the home and office, all made by artists from the area.

To date we have helped over 70 producers get their products to market so if you’re interested in becoming part of the Discovering Durham community, get in touch with us today.