Co+op and Fresh Deals

Enjoy weekly savings on fresh produce, meat, and cheese with Fresh Deals. Save in every aisle with bi-weekly Co+op Deals.

Co+op Cafe

Now open!

Open daily until 6 p.m., The Merc Co+op Café inside the Lawrence Public Library offers a variety of Merc Made coffees, baked goods, packaged snacks and beverages. Check out your co-op’s new second location today!


Headquarters Inc.

Headquarters, Inc. is the suicide prevention leader in Kansas, providing counseling, education and resources to improve public health. “Small but mighty” has been used to describe Headquarters Counseling Center, their National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (NSPL) crisis center that serves people from all over Kansas, answering over 20,000 calls a year. In operation since 1969, Headquarters’ commitment is to provide free and confidential crisis counseling and emotional support to everyone that reaches out. The crisis center is operated by trained volunteer counselors and is open 24 hours a day, all year long.

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

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Eating The Rainbow - Exploring Colorful Eating ($22)

Tuesday, January 17 | 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Angie will show you four beautiful creative recipes to snazz up your New Year's eating plan, focused on incorporating different colors of vegetables and fruits into your diet. You will learn about the health benefits of eating all the colors, while learning how to make a Purple Sesame Slaw; Roasted Beet Garam Masala Soup garnished with Spiced Apple Chutney; Roasted Butternut Kale Salad with Cranberries and Pepitas; and Kobacha Squash Fritters topped with Spicy Avocado Sauce and Sautéed Peppers. All recipes are vegetarian and free of dairy, gluten, corn, and soy.


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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.7804568843