Ybarra Mural Unveiling – Sunday 11am

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Come celebrate the newest story told in the neighborhood! Check out Alberto’s new mural and celebrate with us, Sunday 11-2!

Press release

Mission Community Market Returns on April 5 Under New Management

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The Thursday Night Farmers Market Is Now Operated by CUESA

In 2010, a small group of farmers, neighborhood businesses, city staff, and nonprofits rallied together to form the Mission Community Market (MCM), with the mission of bringing diverse people in our community together. Through healthy foods, local producers, and community events, we transformed a block of Bartlett Street into a neighborhood gathering place. We have created a platform for new businesses to get their feet wet, for musicians to reach new audiences, for community groups to share their programs, and for all of us to gather with our neighbors.

Since MCM started, it has depended on the support of volunteers to operate the market and achieve our short-term goals. We are excited to announce a new direction in fulfilling our long-term commitment to the Mission community. In order to ensure the long-term viability and success of the farmers market, CUESA (the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) will be managing the operations of the Thursday night Mission Community Market beginning April 5, 2018. Current MCM board and staff will continue to focus efforts on stewarding La Placita, neighborhood events, and community arts.

For 25 years, CUESA has been dedicated to educating San Franciscans about healthy food and sustainable agriculture, and building community by operating world-class farmers markets. CUESA’s operating of the Thursday night market will help better fulfill our collective goals of making healthy food accessible, supporting local farmers and producers, and creating a neighborhood gathering space.

CUESA looks forward to hearing from the community and MCM sellers in this transition. Please don’t hesitate to contact mcm@cuesa.org with your ideas, input, and questions. Thank you for your partnership and support in making Mission Community Market the best it can be!

Read more about the transition here.

In gratitude,

MCM Board Members

Amazing New Mural Going Up on 21st Street

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So excited for new mural from Alberto Ybarra coming in February! Stay tuned for more info!

MCM Returns for 2017!

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We are excited to come back to 22nd Street on March 16, 2017! Join us this Thursday as we celebrate MCM’s return and a ribbon cutting for La Placita, the new public space on Bartlett!

La Placita Construction is Complete! Join the Ribbon Cutting March 16th

After years of community planning, surveying and the weekly placemaking efforts of the Mission Community Market, La Placita will provide a beautiful, safe and much needed public space in the heart of the Mission. The goal for the plaza is to create a flexible urban space that can provide opportunities for gathering, meeting neighbors and celebrating the diversity of the Mission District.

Ongoing programming and activation of La Placita is inspired by the community surveys and outreach in the Mission Community Assessment & Youth Engagement Project thanks to the generous support of the San Francisco Foundation. The new space will also offer opportunities for community gatherings like the Mission Community Market, as well as smaller neighborhood activities, health fairs, fundraisers and play activities.

Email us you’re interested in hosting an event in La Placita or would like to join us in organizing for a “Community Benefit District,” to promote local businesses, clean and activate our neighborhood streets.

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Jet Martinez & the Unicornio

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unicornioOne of the (victimless) tragedies of the Mission Market building was the tearing down of the replica of the Mission’s first mural and Jet MartinezAmate Mission. But like a unicorn rising from the ashes, Jet brought us a new piece for Bartlett.

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From Jet: The concept of “Unicornio de la Misiòn,” at Bartlett and 22nd, is a continuation of Jet Martinez’s work inspired by Mexican folk art forms. In this piece, the floral work will be reminiscent and inspired by enameled floral patterns on copper plates from the state of Michoacan in Central Mexico.  

The main subject, the unicorn, is meant as a symbol of magic and chaos.  While there is no specific reference to unicorns in Mexican lore or in the Mission, there is a strong appreciation for magic and the unexplained in both communities. The piece is lighthearted while at the same time exquisitely executed.   

Thank you Jet for bringing beauty to Bartlett and cherishing our neighborhood through your art. The mural is funded by a San Francisco Community Challenge Grant. Thanks to the SF Arts Commission, SFMTA and Casa de la Raza for their support.

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