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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.

Kaw Valley Farm Tour

October 1-2

Purchase your Kaw Valley Farm Tour ticket booklet today! Booklets can be purchased from any co-op cashier. One $10 booklet counts as a ticket for your entire carload! Good for both days on the tour.

Community

Kansas Rural Center

Since 1979, the Kansas Rural Center (KRC) has worked to advance a food and farming system that is ecologically sound, economically viable and socially just. At the heart of KRC’s mission and work is a strong commitment to diversification - at the farm, landscape and community levels - to promote resilience in the face of climate change and other problems generated by an industrial, corporate food system. For more information, please visit www.kansasruralcenter.org.

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 a Merc Owner. Merc 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 Merc Ownership today!

News & Events

Here is what's happening

September 17-October 31 Board Elections View Candidate Profiles and Voting Instructions
Voters will select from six candidates to fill two open seats. Owners in good standing with shares paid in full by September 1, 2016 are eligible to vote. Voting will take place through this website, as well as by paper ballots available in the store. Results will be announced at the Annual Co-op Meeting on Friday, November 11, 2016 and on the website thereafter.

Fair Trade & Delicious! ($5)

Tuesday, October 11 | 6:00-7:00 p.m.

In celebration of Fair Trade Month The Merc Co+op is partnering with Ten Thousand Villages to help raise awareness about what fair trade means. Join us for an evening of information and fair trade food. You’ll learn how to make a simple Quinoa and Roasted Butternut Squash Salad and Chocolate Zucchini Cake, served with Equal Exchange Tea and Coffee. You’ll learn what fair trade is all about and you’ll even leave with a complimentary Equal Exchange Fair Trade Chocolate Bar.

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!