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

The aisles of The Merc are filled with products from 187 local producers. Get to know one of our local turkey suppliers, Bauman Cedar Valley Farms.


2014 Board of Director Elections

Owners have the right to vote for The Board. We have 3 seats open and 5 candidates. Voting takes place October 18-31.

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

Merc Owner Appreciation Days

October 18th-26th

Owners Save 10% on one shopping trip of their choice and the store will be full of great deals for everyone. Not on Owner? Owner Days is a great time to become one!

Pairing Craft Beer and Cheese ($30)

October 30 from 7:00 - 9:00pm

Chef Rick is back, guiding class participants through time-tested favorite pairings as well as new concepts using beer style profiles and regional cheeses. Rick will discuss techniques for cheese preparation and storage, as well as proper beer pouring and glassware. You will learn how to plan a tasting menu for a dinner party and how to choose craft beers seasonally. You’re sure to learn lots about local food, farmers and even farm to school! Class will consist of five beers and cheese pairings. Memorable!

We Are Building a Better Merc for You!

Two years ago, we purchased our building at 901 Iowa knowing that we’d want to stay for the long haul. Now with news about an additional competitor entering our market, there is no better time to make improvements. Construction on Phase I of our renovation project is already underway. Read on for all the details! Read more...

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