Owner Appreciation Days
Apr
18
to May 1

Owner Appreciation Days

Owner Appreciation Days are a two-week celebration of our over 7,700 friends and neighbors who own this co-op! Through May 1, visit your co-op to stock up and save up to 20% on a purchase, visit with local producers, and sign up to win a variety of prizes.

You don't have to be a co-op owner to take advantage of our incredible Fresh Deals and Co+op Deals. But, now is a great time to join! All owners save up to 20% on a shopping trip and new owners receive valuable vendor coupons, a reusable tote and co-op sticker.

 Owners, please see a cashier if you did not receive your coupon.

Owners, please see a cashier if you did not receive your coupon.

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Naturally Nutritious Food Festival
Aug
1
7:00 AM07:00

Naturally Nutritious Food Festival

Now in it’s 29th year, the Naturally Nutritious Food Festival is an annual cooking contest with a variety of categories for adults and children. Join us at this year’s event on Wednesday, August 1 during the free fair at the Douglas County Fairgrounds in Building 21. Contest entries will be accepted between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. and must be accompanied by a recipe. Judging begins at 7 p.m.

For official contest rules, visit www.dgcountyfair.com. Additional questions can be directed to Nancy O’Connor at The Merc Co+op at 785-843-8544.

Open Categories

1.    Fresh Salsa (no home-canned salsas, please)

2.    Kansas Cuisine (any recipe using four or more ingredients grown or raised in Kansas*)

3.    International Cuisine

4.    Main Dish featuring locally raised Meat

5.    Meatless Main Dish

6.    Healthy Dessert made with Fresh Fruit

*Please indicate on your submitted recipe card which ingredients meet the requirements of the category. 

Young Chef Categories+

7.    Healthy Snack featuring Fresh Fruit

8.    Healthy Snack featuring Fresh Vegetables

+These classes are for chefs ages 12 and under. Children are welcome to enter open categories as well.

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Goodness Giveaway
Nov
29
to Dec 12

Goodness Giveaway

Generosity is its own reward, but if you’d like the opportunity to give to others and get great groceries yourself, stop by the co-op in early December to participate in the “Goodness Giveaway,” featuring great Co+op Basics groceries.

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Shopper Survey
Sep
12
7:00 AM07:00

Shopper Survey

In the month of September your co-op will be conducting an online shopper survey. Over 2,500 shoppers, both owners and non-owners, will be randomly selected to participate. Shoppers who complete the survey will be entered for a chance to win one of three $50 co-op gift cards.

The feedback that we receive from our owners and shoppers provides valuable information to The Merc Co+op’s management team and Board of Directors, helping us to improve store operations and to better serve you. Through feedback, we have made a number of changes, including: lowering prices, improving recipes and deli offerings, bringing in suggested products and more.

If you are randomly selected, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. Anyone is welcome to share ideas and thoughts at any time. Please write us a customer comment at the customer service desk or send us an email at comments@themerc.coop.

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