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

May 2 from 9am to 3pm

Join us to help with mulching, planting and digging as we get the beautiful West Garden up to speed. For more information and to sign up, please contact Lily at The Merc.

A Modern Mexican Dinner Party For Cinco De Mayo ($20)

May 5, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Join Chef Nancy as she takes inspiration from some of her favorite Mexican flavors to create a lovely three-course dinner. We’ll start with Elote (Roasted Corn and Crema Dip) with Freshly Fried Crisp Corn Tortillas; then move on to Pan-Seared Duck Breast with Mole Verde, Wild Mushrooms, and Spicy Corn Cakes. We’ll finish up with a fabulous Cajeta Tart – layers of buttery pastry, caramelly Cajeta Custard, Mexican Chocolate and Whipped Cream! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at the Merc!

More Choices at Your Community-Owned Co-op

Do you find yourself dividing up your list of groceries by which store you’re going to buy them? You’re not alone! According to a recent study, the average co-op shopper is regularly visiting over three stores. This research combined with our own conversations with Owners and shoppers has helped us realize that there’s an opportunity for The Merc to offer more choices and better serve the whole community. Affordability is a key issue in the healthy, local and organic food movement and we are addressing it head on with our product selection.Click here to read on!

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