The Merc is a cooperative market and deli with deep roots in the Lawrence community. We invite you to come and browse our variety of local and organic products, and to visit our website to learn more about us.
The Merc began in the spirit of revolution. In 1974, a small group of Lawrencians acted on their shared passion for community access to whole foods. They formed a volunteer-run organized buying club, distributing bulk foods out of Harry and Judy Kroeger’s house in Lawrence. The Community Mercantile was incorporated in October 1974.