News & Events

Wednesday, April 19 - Tuesday, May 2

Owner Appreciation Days

Join your fellow owners for a two week long celebration of cooperative ownership and over 40 years of good, local food. Using your exclusive coupon, owners will receive up to 20% off one purchase. In addition, your co-op will full of samples, raffles, demos from local vendors and great deals on all your favorite fresh, grocery and wellness items. Stock up to save even more!

Watch your mailbox the week of April 9 for your owner coupon.

Not an owner? 

It's a great time to become one! Sign up anytime before or during Owner Appreciation Days and receive the same great coupon deal!


 

Saturday, April 22

Earth Day Parade

Join us Downtown at 11 a.m. as we march in the 17th annual Earth Day Parade. Then, visit South Park until 4 p.m. for presentations and activities. We will be there sharing info about our solar project!

This is event is rain or shine.


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Saturday, April 29

Garden Work Day

Join us in the West Middle School Garden on Saturday, April 29 anytime between 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. to help prepare the garden for the upcoming growing season. We will weed, plant, water and spreading mulch. Come prepared to work hard alongside energetic Student Gardeners. Work for one hour or the whole morning.

To sign up, contact Laura at educationassistant@themerc.coop or Nancy at cmef@themerc.coop


January 19, 2017

The Future Looks Bright

by Kelly Barth, Board Member

One of our Ends states that our co-op will be on the forefront of “Building a community based on hospitality, generosity and care for the environment.” To this end, your board of directors is learning about the potential of adding solar panels to our property. We are excited and hopeful for a number of reasons.

  • Depending on the scale of our project, we could generate a significant portion of the co-op’s annual electrical needs.
  • The project would pay for itself in a reasonable timeframe.
  • Solar energy would significantly reduce our carbon footprint.

Stay tuned to our website and to the Board’s Owner Connections emails for future updates on this “bright” new opportunity!


The Co+op Cafe on opening day, January 4, 2017. Stay tuned for more Merc Made food and beverages in the coming days and weeks.

JANUARY 4, 2017

Library Cafe Opens

Launched in January 2017, The Merc Co+op Cafe - located in the lobby of the Lawrence Public Library - allows library patrons and the downtown community to enjoy Merc Made food and beverages.

The cafe is open until 6 p.m. each day and offers a variety of Merc Made coffees, teas and juices as well as popular bakery and deli items like scones, cookies, sandwiches, salads, yogurt parfaits and fruit cups.

Co-op owners will receive patronage for all purchases made at the library, senior owners will receive 5% off purchases each Tuesday, and co-op coupons will be honored just as they are at our 901 Iowa location.