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

Annual Co-op Meeting

November 7

All Merc Owners are invited to continue celebrating 40 years of cooperation and community at this year's Annual Co-op Meeting. You will enjoy dinner and a special brew from Freestate Brewery. Plus we will share updates on our renovation plans for 2015. We hope to see you there!

Two Soups and Two Breads ($18)

November 8 from 2:00 - 4:00pm

It’s that time of year when heading into the kitchen is appealing. Let Hilary warm you up and nourish you with two very different combinations of homemade soup and bread. First, a simple Creamy Spinach Soup (made without cream!) that takes just 30 minutes from start to finish, served with Old Fashioned Corn Bread. Then enjoy Autumn Vegetable Soup made with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash, paired with Yeasty Whole Grain Spelt Rolls. True comfort.

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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