Mississippi Market offers hundreds of self-service bulk bins loaded with grains, rice, oats, beans, pasta, shelled nuts, coffee, teas, spices, granola, dried fruits, candy, and more. A simple way to purchase only in quantities you need, reduce post-consumer waste, eliminate excess packaging, and save money is to shop in our bulk department. We also carry liquid bulk items including maple syrup, honey, oils, soaps, shampoos, and laundry detergents.
How to Buy in Bulk
1. If you bring your own container, weigh it and record the weight while empty. Otherwise, use a bag or container provided in-store.
2. Fill your container or bag with the amount needed. Please use the clean scoops and funnels provided or ask for assistance if needed. We’re happy to help!
3. Record the PLU number from the bin on the container. That’s it!
Featured Bulk Items
Equal Exchange – Organic, Fair Trade Chocolate Chips
Equal Exchange, one of the largest democratic worker cooperatives in the country, builds long-term trade partnerships that are economically just and environmentally sound. Their organic, Fair Trade chocolates and cocoas are crafted using only the purest ingredients, grown with care by small, democratically-controlled farmer co-ops in the Dominican Republic, Panama, Ecuador and Peru. We carry Equal Exchange’s organic chocolate chips in bittersweet and semisweet varieties. These tasty morsels are great for baking and go wonderfully in cookies and pumpkin breads. Available in both our bulk and packaged grocery departments.
Lotus Foods – Organic, Fair Trade Specialty Rice
Lotus Foods’ heirloom specialty rice is organically-grown and fairly-traded through small family farms with respect for women, water, soils, and communities. All Lotus Foods rice is grown using a sustainable rice cultivation technique that enables small-scale farmers to double and triple their yields while using 80-90% less seed, 50% less water, and less or no chemical inputs. This has been a largely grassroots driven effort, fueled by marginalized farmers in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Italy, and Madagascar in addition to non-profit organizations who advocate for their welfare. Louts Foods rice is available in a range of colors and tastes, including Jasmine, Jade Pearl, Madagascar Pink, red, brown Basmati, and more in both our bulk and packaged grocery departments.
GrandyOats – Organic Antioxidant Trail Mix
GrandyOats’ handmade, small batch antioxidant trail mix is produced at their state-of-the-art net zero facility, the first such food production facility in the country that burns no fossil fuels and produces zero carbon emissions. The antioxidant trail mix is a healthy organic snack that’s one of their best sellers. Vegan and gluten-free, it’s also a great source of Vitamin E. Plus, it’s Non-GMO Project verified and certified Kosher, making for a truly nutritious, accessible trail mix. It’s packed full of delicious organic whole nuts, fruits and seeds, including raisins, roasted pumpkin seeds, goji berries, mulberries, dried cranberries, and walnuts. This tasty mix is great for fall bike rides, hikes and camping trips.
Buying in bulk doesn’t mean dealing with large quantities. At the co-op, we’re big on bulk because it means buying products with minimal or no packaging. You may bring your own reusable containers to fill. The best part is that it’s easier on the earth and your pocketbook!
Less Food Waste
Research shows that between 25% and 50% of the food Americans purchase ends up in the garbage or compost. Buying in bulk means you can buy only the amount you need – no waste!
Less Packaging Waste
Americans discard 570 million pounds of food packaging each day. By bringing your own containers for bulk foods, you avoid much of the waste associated with packaged products.
Lower Costs, Lower Prices
Without all those packages to design, manufacture and fill, our suppliers can offer us better costs on bulk foods than packaged foods, and we pass those savings on to you.
Learn more about why Bulk is Best including tips and temperatures for storage lengths.