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Mercado Kitchen: Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

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**This awesome recipe was submitted by our wonderful volunteer Dena! Fall is a fantastic time of year. Even though we don’t get the drastic and beautiful color-changing leaves that we can sweep into a pile in our lawns here in San Francisco, we still get all the pumpkin-spiced lattes and crisp fall winds that encourage us to cusp that latte tighter in our cold hands. As we welcome this new season and mourn the passing of summertime, pick up a …

Mercado Kitchen: 3-Ingredient Pomegranate Pistachio Chocolate

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This recipe was inspired by the arrival of pomegranates from Twin Girls Farm!¬†Now, if you’re like me you’ve always had a love/hate relationship with pomegranates. They taste¬†amazing but there’s the special challenge of getting at those delicious seeds. The juice gets everywhere, not to mention those funky thin membranes. But I’ve always found that if I just throw on my oldest stains-are-ok shirt and go along with it it pays off, because they’re just so good. In addition to being …

Neighbors Join MCM at Bartlett Street Workshop

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This past Wednesday night, May 16th, neighbors of the 22nd Street and Bartlett area met at the CCSF Mission Campus for an information session and brainstorming workshop on plans to redesign Bartlett Street. A partnership of MCM, the Rebar Group and CARECEN is coordinating with project sponsors of the “Giant Value” development at 2558 Mission (with an entrance on Bartlett) to secure funding for the planned improvement, which is a product of ongoing feedback received by the Mission Community Market …

MCM 10/6: Rain? What rain?

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We all can’t deny the fact the weather hasn’t really been playing fair lately, but it looks like yesterday we were able to catch a break (and a few photos as well!). We’d like to thank Bob Thayer and Joe Lewis as well as Bryant Denison from the Beehavers for coming out and rolling out some good tunes! There’s new food to be seen and it was the perfect day to showcase these offerings at their prime! Come check it …

Get to Know Your Jujubes

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Jujubes make a tasty natural snack all by themselves. They can be eaten in the early ripening stages when the fruit has a yellowish-green shade to it or dried where the fruit has a more rich, red color. Jujubes are high in Vitamin C and have been used in teas and medicines for centuries. The fruits have a mildly sweet flavor and a snappy crunch, making them fun and snacky, without all the corn starch and high fructo factor of …