Co+op and Fresh Deals

New savings every week with Fresh Deals in the Produce, Meat & Seafood and Cheese Department. Save in every aisle with bi-weekly Co+op Deals.


Meet your producers

Fieldstone Orchard & Farm is a chemical-free farm south of Lawrence in Overbrook, Kansas. This is the fourth year they will be bringing chemical-free fruits and asparagus to The Merc. Fieldstone uses cutting edge agricultural methods in organic orcharding and in the care of their soil.


Change for Our Community

In our first year of Change for Our Community you raised $35,000 for organizations needing support. We are excited to see what change we can round up in 2015!

Everyone is Welcome at The Merc Co-op

The Merc Co-op provides our community a place to shop, gather, eat and learn by offering real food and sustainable products at reasonable prices through cooperative ownership and responsible commerce.

Anyone can shop at The Merc and anyone can become a Merc Owner. Merc Ownerhip is an investment in a consumer-owned cooperative business that brings health to your local community. The Merc is currently owned by more than 6,800 of your friends and neighbors who have chosen to invest in a local business that is guided by policies that prioritize the well-being of its customers and community. Learn more about the benefits of Merc Ownership today!

News & Events

Here is what's happening

School Garden Workday

March 28, 2015 from 9 am to 3pm

It’s almost spring and the Growing Food Growing Health Garden at West Middle School is preparing to get back in action! Join us to help awaken the garden with mulching, planting, and digging, all while being inspired by the beautiful West Garden and our Student Gardeners!

What To Do With Your Whole Chicken Part 2 ($25)

March 31, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Learn how to cut up and use all parts of a whole chicken to the greatest advantage – squeezing every bit of goodness from that high quality local bird! We’ll sample crisp and tangy Vietnamese Chicken Salad with Lime, Herbs & Peanuts (breast meat); Savory Roast Chicken with Bacon, Olives & Rosemary (dark meat); and Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken (light or dark meat) served with homemade Bread & Butter Pickles. We'll make Chicken Stock from everything else, and even dog treats from the scrappiest scraps! We’ll finish with a sweet surprise – not made from chicken.

Renovation Means a Greener Merc

Energy efficiency is a key goal of The Merc’s current remodeling project. Read more about the upgrades to our store lighting (inside and out) and to our heating and cooling systems that are currently underway! Click here to read on!

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