Local produce season is here!

The growing season is here and we are excited to offer fresh, local produce to our community. Each week our produce department is filled with new bounty.


Meet your producers

The aisles of The Merc are filled with product from over 250 local producers. This month, we get to know more about our newest local grower, Red Tractor Farm.


Dig in the school gardens

Growing Food Growing Health is bursting with new updates. New student gardeners and collaboration with The Merc are just a few of the updates in the garden.

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

Lawrence Community Bike Ride

July 19, 2014, 8am

Join in on this FREE community ride to show your support for biking to promote a healthy lifestyle. There are three rides to choose from and fun activities and give aways. Be sure to arrive early to register!

A World of Flatbreads and Flavors

July 15 from 7:00 - 9:00pm

Join Chef Nancy for a tasty tour of just a few of the world’s delicious flatbreads. We’ll start with in the Middle East with Crisp Sesame Seed Lavosh Crackers, then onward to India for soft, griddle-baked Corn and Chile Flatbreads. Last stop, Ethiopia, for Injera (a fermented crepe-like flatbread made from Teff). And then, a surprise sweet ending!

Blog: Get to Know Your Surf & Turf: Sustainable Surf

Wild-caught and farm-raised seafood both have ecological advantages and disadvantages, and the best choice varies according to what kind of fish you’re buying, as well as where and how it was fished, farmed or caught. Let us help you sort through the choices! Read more...

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