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

Energy Bar Sampling

April 17, 2015 from 4pm to 5pm

Stop by the Merc Classroom for a taste test of 10 different energy bars. While you're munching on samples you can enter for a chance to win a bag of Merc goodies that will keep you both energized and fortified.

Simple Vegetarian Sushi ($20)

April 7, 7:00 - 9:00pm

Learn to make beautiful and delicious Sushi at home. You’ll start with steamed Edamame to munch on while Chef Nancy prepares Perfect Sushi Rice and teaches you how to make a variety of vegetarian sushi rolls: Shiso Leaf and Umeboshi Plum Rolls; Asparagus and Cream Cheese Rolls with Omelet Wrapper; Spicy Miso Eggplant Inside-Out Rolls; and Classic Avocado Rolls. Class will be packed with information and fun, and as always, Chef Nancy will finish with a wonderful sweet surprise!

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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