Number of Local Producers

Fiscal year is July 1 through June 30

The Merc Co+op’s commitment to providing local foods and products is not just a whim, it is written into the Ends that have guided our co-op for over 40 years.

We work hard to build strong business relationships with local farmers and producers. The $1.8 million that we spend yearly on purchasing products that are grown, raised or made within 200 miles of The Merc Co+op directly supports our local economy. When you purchase local products from the co-op, you become part of these local social and economic networks that we work to create.

The local farmers who grow our local produce and raise the animals that supply our local meats, milk and eggs utilize sustainable and humane production methods that are in the best interests of workers, animals and the earth. When you put locally grown and locally raised food on your table, you become part of a sustainable local food system.

Meet Our Local Producers

Berry's Arctic Ice: Topeka, KS    ice

Bigg's BBQ: Lawrence, KS    barbecue sauce

Bimi Bakery: Lawrence, KS    cookies

Blacksmith Coffee Roastery: Lindsborg, KS    coffee

Bon Ami: Kansas City, MO    cleaner

Born with Seoul: Prarie Village, KS    gochujang sauce

Bubbly Love: Lawrence, KS    fermented foods

Campbell Gardens: Centerville, KS    candied jalapenos

Caramelo's: Lawrence, KS    tortillas

Cascone's: Kansas City, MO    pasta sauce

Central Soyfoods LLC: Lawrence, KS    tofu & tempeh

Chelsea's Bakehaus: Kansas City, MO    granola bars

Cito's: Lawrence, KS    vegan queso

Cooper's Honey Company: Peculiar, MO    honey

Darla's: Lawrence, KS    salad dressing, frozen soups, chocolate truffles

Hilary's Eat Well: Lawrence, KS    veggie burgers, veggie bites, salad dressing

Farm To Market: Kansas City, MO    bread

Grace's Best Cookies, LLC: Parkville, MO    cookies

Grandma Hoerner's Foods, Inc: Alma, KS    fruit preserves

Granola Jones: Independence, MO    granola

Great Harvest Bread Co.: Lawrence, KS    bread

Hidden Hollow Farm: Quenemo, KS    eggs

Hillsdale Bank BarBQ: Hillsdale, KS    barbecue sauce

Hoganville Family Farms, LLC: Olathe, KS    sauerkraut

Hometown Granola Shop: Oskaloosa, KS    granola, jam

Hummus Company: Independence, MO    hummus

Jan's Organic World, LLC: Shawnee, KS    salsa

KC Innovations: Kansas City, MO    taco sauce, sriracha

Lebanese Flower: Lawrence, KS    hummus, Mediterranean foods

Lindyspring Drinking Water Co.: Topeka, KS    water

Louisburg Cider Mill: Louisburg, KS    apple cider

Margarita's: Kansas City, MO    salsa

Marie Antoinette's Gluten-Free Bake Shop: Wathena, KS    gluten-free baked goods

Mediterranean Market: Lawrence, KS    hummus, Mediterranean foods

Nash's Red Barn Farm: Leavenworth, KS    eggs

New Grass Bison Company: Shawnee, KS    bison snack sticks

Notkwyta Ranch: McLouth, KS    eggs

Meta Coffee: Prarie Village, KS    coffee

Mohamed's: Kansas City, MO    hummus, Mediterranean foods

My Neighbor Steve's: Baldwin City, KS    pasta sauce

Only Ewe: Weston, MO    yogurt

Optimal Living: Baldwin City, KS    power balls

Original Juan's: Kansas City, KS    hot nuts, hot sauce

Salt & Flint: Lawrence, KS    candies

Senor Stan's: Baldwin City, KS    salsa

Silva's: Kansas City, KS    tortilla chips

Hawley Honey: Iola, KS    honey

Sweets Gone Raw: Overland Park, KS    protein balls

Tall Grass Toffee Inc.: Lenexa, KS    toffee

El Taquito: Kansas City, KS    tortillas

Treehouse Berry Farm: Ottawa, KS    salsa, jam

Wendel's Specialty Bread: Kansas City, MO    bread

Wild Alive: Lawrence, KS    fermented foods and condiments

Z's Divine Coffee Roasters: Lawrence, KS    coffee