Co+op and Fresh Deals

Enjoy weekly savings on fresh produce, meat, and cheese with Fresh Deals. Save in every aisle with bi-weekly Co+op Deals.

A Local Holiday

From your co-op

The Merc Co+op is your source for local food and gifts this holiday season. From essential ingredients to specialty foods, from custom gift baskets and gift cards to jewelry and apparel, we have everything you need to impress your guests!


18th Annual Giving Tree

Now in its 18th year, the Giving Tree is a co-op tradition and an opportunity for shoppers and employees to join together to fulfill wishes and requests from our neighbors in need. We count on our generous community to help decorate the tree. Individual donors, like you, cover the tree with hand cut paper ornaments that represent gifts requested by our adopted families. Donors write their name and phone number on the ornament and hang it on the tree as a promise that they will provide this particular gift. We provide reminder slips to help you remember your gift. For more information, please call Nancy from our Education and Outreach Department at 785.843.8544

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.
Everyone can shop at The Merc Co+op and anyone can become an owner. Ownership is an investment in a consumer-owned cooperative business that brings health to your local community. The Merc Co+op is currently owned by more than 7,000 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 ownership today!

News & Events

Here is what's happening

The Merc Co+op Cafe at the Lawrence Public Library Coming January 2017

Quick Weeknight Meals for the Holidays ($20)

Wednesday, December 14 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

You want to eat well during the holidays but you can’t seem to find the time or inspiration. Paige may not be able to cook up any extra hours for you but she’ll definitely provide the inspiration to prepare delicious weeknight meals. You’ll enjoy Baked Risotto with Mushrooms & Spinach; Nancy O’Connor’s Butternut Squash & Black Bean Burritos; Wonderful Broccoli Cheese Soup; Chicken Legs Roasted with Spiced Carrots & Cauliflower; and finish with beautiful Brandied Apple, Raisin & Date Slab Pie - so good you’ll make time to cook.

Uncommonly good hush puppies on the hot bar. Open until 9 pm tonight! #todayatthecoop

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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!