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Spotlight on Crystal Eyes

By now, many of you know that Mission Community Market is no ordinary farmers market. Besides fostering community, promoting family health, and engaging local youth, our market helps local businesses thrive. MCM diversifies our vendors, reducing competition and providing Read more

Mercado Kitchen: California Marinated Artichokes

Spring weather is here which means it's time to drag out that barbecue, wipe it off, and heat it up! At MCM you can now find Blue House Farm, Tomatero Farm, and Zuckerman's Farm offering an array of seasonal, local veggies Read more

Spotlight on Papi Chulo Salsa

Love in every bite There is never a dull moment at Mission Community Market and thanks to Roberto Biggs at the Papi Chulo Salsa stall, the vibrancy radiates from 4-8pm each week without fail. Inspired by the salsa at a Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Apple-Walnut Crisp

Posted on by LaurenG in Blog, K&J Orchards, Mercado Kitchen, Recipes, Vendors, Winters Tree Fruit | Leave a comment

I know what you’re thinking… you’re tired of waiting for stonefruit to come into season and you’re ready to bid farewell to citrus and apples. But don’t say goodbye just yet, especially when these April showers leave you craving some comfort food! Send apples off in style with this delicious Apple Crisp with walnuts and Creme Fraiche!  You’ll need:

  • 8 Apples from K&J Orchards
  • 1/2 lb of Walnuts from Winters Fruit Tree
  • 1 cup of Oats
  • Melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar, split in half
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • Creme Fraiche Read more

People of MCM: Caleb

Posted on by LaurenG in Blog, Blue House Farm, Chaac Mool, Far West Fungi, Onigilly, People of MCM, Vendors, Zuckerman's Farm | Leave a comment

Meet Caleb Zigas, an MCM regular (and local celebrity) who has incredible taste in t-shirts!  Like his style? You can buy your very own MCM tee at the market!

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Where do you live?  29th and Dolores

How often do you come to the MCM?  Every week!

What are you buying?  I’m buying all my ingredients for a big Passover seder dinner I’m hosting for 25 guests this weekend.  I’ve got asparagus from Zuckerman’s Farm, fennel, beets, and cauliflower from Blue House, and mushrooms from Far West Fungi.

What’s your favorite part of the market? I love grabbing dinner at Chaac-Mool or Onigilly.

What’s the best kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about?  If you believe in supporting community markets, this is one of the best examples possible.

Mercado Kitchen: Spring Frittata

Posted on by LaurenG in Achadinha Cheese Company, Blog, Far West Fungi, Great Valley Poultry, Mercado Kitchen, Recipes, Vendors, Zuckerman's Farm | Leave a comment

 

Spring Frittata

Spring Frittata

Spring has sprung!  What better way to celebrate than a delightful seasonal frittata that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?  This dish is great for Easter brunches as well as kosher for Passover if you or your friends observe these holidays.  But, no matter who you are or when you make it, you can enjoy this simple recipe! Read more

People of MCM: Ane & Luke

Posted on by LaurenG in 4505 Meats, Achadinha Cheese Company, Blog, Blue House Farm, Home Made Ravioli, K&J Orchards, People of MCM, Twin Girls Farm | Leave a comment

Meet Ane and Luke, who are newcomers to the area, but are excited to have the MCM in their backyard!

 

Where do you live?  In the Mission, we moved here about a month ago.

How often do you come to the MCM?  We have tried to come to the market every week since we’ve been here.  I [Ane] get excited about Thursdays!

What are you buying?  Today, we’ve bought pasta from Home Maid, oranges from Twin Girls, apples from K & J Orchards, kale from Blue House, and Broncha cheese from Achadinha Cheese Company.

What’s your favorite part of the market? It depends! I think it’s exciting to be able to get something to eat here, like a 4505 Meats burger, there’s something to crave.  But, everything here is special in it’s own way, so I can’t just choose one!

What’s the best-kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about? We want people to know about it!  When Luke walked past and realized that the market was here, we both came back the same day to shop.  People should come check it out because it’s good…. and try everything!  Every week, we pick something different and get it.  This week, we’re going to eat the apples and cheese together.

 

Spotlight on Terra Savia

Posted on by LaurenG in Blog, Monday Feature, Terra Savia, Vendors | Leave a comment

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We are pleased to highlight Terra Savia, one of our newest vendors at the market.  Terra Savia is located in Hopland, CA, in the hills of Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. Currently, they are bringing their incredible extra virgin olive oil to MCM, as well as some olive oil-based beauty products, including soap, moisturizing cream, and hand salve (of which MCM’s Market Manager Emily is a huge fan!)  Soon, they will be selling their wine at the market, so look out for Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Petit Verdot, and more.

Owner Jim Milone is a fourth generation Hopland winegrower, with over 30 years of experience on the land.  His great-grandfather emigrated from Italy as a young man and operated the area’s first winery until the Prohibition Era, and the family has been there ever since.  In addition to Terra Savia’s commitment to organic, sustainable practices to create their wine, olive oil and honey, they are also focused on stewardship of their land.  For every acre of orchard that is planted for production, 1oo acres of open land is protected.  As a result, the property is home to over 100o species of plants and animals.  When you buy products from Terra Savia, your money is supporting both the local economy, as well as conservation and wildlife protection!

Come on down to MCM this week to taste some of their delicious olive oil varieties!