Mission Community Market is a non-profit organization that hosts a community marketplace every Thursday, rain or shine, 4pm – 8pm on Bartlett Street between 22nd and 21st Streets in the Mission District of San Francisco.
The market runs year-round with a six-week break for the winter. This season, the market runs January 17, 2013 – December 19, 2013.
Mission Community Market is so much more than just a farmers’ market. Our open-air marketplace is made up of farmers, small local businesses, music and culture programming and after-school activities. We promote family health and are creating a fun, beautiful public space for the Mission District.
We believe the greatest challenges facing the Mission today are economic security and family health. Through the power of food, Mission Community Market presents a solution for both.
Market revenues are reinvested into bilingual health promotion and education, murals, and the community design process and implementation for the Mercado Plaza.
MCM is a non-profit organization that relies greatly on community support, including donations and sponsorships. If you appreciate the continued presence and positive impact of Mission Community Market, please consider making a monetary or in-kind donation which will help the market improve and grow for years to come.
MCM has accepted CalFresh (formerly food stamps), WIC Checks, and Senior FNMP benefits for purchase of fresh produce since 2010. Thanks to a partnership with Rainbow Grocery during 2011 and 2012, MCM provided a $1 Mercado Match dollar for every $1 CalFresh dollar, up to $10, and as a result, we more than tripled CalFresh participation in less than a year. This fall, we are proud to announce we secured funding support from Bi-Rite Market to offer the Mission Mercado Match again and increase access to healthy fruits and vegetables for CalFresh participants. The Match will begin in December, 2013.
Pursuant to San Francisco Health Code Article 19L, Mission Community Market is a Smoke-Free Event.
Founding collaborative members and supporters include:
Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA)
San Francisco Cart Project
The Mission Market
Escape from New York Pizza
Mission Beacon After-School Program
Mission Merchants Association
Mission Miracle Mile Community Benefit District
Shape Up San Francisco
Mission Station, SFPD
SF Great Streets Project
Galeria de la Raza
The Mission Community Market originated from the Mission Streetscape Plan, a community-based planning process led by the San Francisco Planning Department.