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Fresh This Week

August

Find produce from these local producers: Two Sisters Farm, Cedar Lane Farm, Moon on the Meadow Farm, Juniper Hill Farms, Maggie's Farm, Pat and Rachel's Garden, Mellowfield's Urban Farm, Wakarusa Valley Farm, Viogts Farm and more. Visit our produce aisle and watch for the orange signs indicating what's local!

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. Through workshops, farm tours and publications, KRC provides the practical information needed to expand local food production, processing and marketing; and, promotes state and federal policies that support ecological diversified farming systems. 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.

Kids Read & Cook Stone Soup ($28)

Monday, September 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Join us as we bring a children's book to life! The class will begin with a reading of the classic tale "Stone Soup". Following our reading, our young chefs will work together to create their own "stone" soup loaded with delicious fresh produce. They'll continue the fun by baking homemade biscuits to accompany their soup, and whip up banana trifles for a sweet finish! For kids ages 6-10.

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!