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A Local Holiday

From your co-op

The Merc Co+op is your source for local food and gifts this holiday season. From essential ingredients to specialty foods, from custom gift baskets and gift cards to jewelry and apparel, we have everything you need to impress your guests!


18th Annual Giving Tree

Now in its 18th year, the Giving Tree is a co-op tradition and an opportunity for shoppers and employees to join together to fulfill wishes and requests from our neighbors in need. We count on our generous community to help decorate the tree. Individual donors, like you, cover the tree with hand cut paper ornaments that represent gifts requested by our adopted families. Donors write their name and phone number on the ornament and hang it on the tree as a promise that they will provide this particular gift. We provide reminder slips to help you remember your gift. For more information, please call Nancy from our Education and Outreach Department at 785.843.8544

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 an owner. 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 ownership today!

News & Events

Here is what's happening

The Merc Co+op Cafe at the Lawrence Public Library Coming January 2017

Fabulous Holiday Cookies - Returning Favorites ($20)

Tuesday, December 6 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Join us for a holiday tradition with Chef Paige treating us to recipes from her original version of Fabulous Holiday Cookies. Join Paige as she shows you how to handle and form dough to create special holiday treats*. Paige will demonstrate and you’ll enjoy: Almond Crescents; Chocolate-Caramel Bars (nicknamed “danger bars” by Paige’s friends); Italian Fig Cookies; Swedish Ribbon Cookies; Chocolate Truffle Cookies; Classic Scottish Shortbread Fans; Florentines; and Cranberry-Pistachio Biscotti. We’re going over the top – please join us! *This class is not about how to make dough, but rather, how to handle it. *This is the SAME CLASS as December 7.

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!