April 11, 2013
in 4505 Meats, Achadinha Cheese Company, Blog, Blue House Farm, Jablow's Meats, Mercado Kitchen, Nyia Yi Farm, Recipes, Terra Savia, Vendors, Winters Tree Fruit, Yerena Farms
O, glorious strawberry season! How long have we waited for it to arrive?! It seems like years. Well, at least one. We are so excited to be getting delicious, plump, juicy strawberries now in season from Yerena Farms at MCM. This week, Tomatero Farms joins the mix and they’ll have berries as well!
If you have any will power at all, and you actually have some uneaten strawberries in your basket by the time you get home, make this delicious strawberry-spinach salad filled with candied walnuts and optional bacon vinaigrette!
Jablow’s Meats is one of MCM’s new additions to the market this season! Learn a little more about them, and then come on down to MCM to taste their delicious products and maybe take some home!
Jablow’s aims to offer the perfect marriage of East Coast deli meat culture and the West Coast commitment to organic practices and sustainability. Dan Jablow founded the company in 2009, with the desire to bring high-quality meats to the Bay Area, without shortcuts during the brining, curing, or ‘low and slow‘ smoking process. You can learn more about Dan Jablow’s ‘meat awakening’ here. In addition to tasting amazing, their smoked meats are organic, pasture-raised, and hormone and antibiotic-free! Jablow’s Meats was recently a Top 10 Finalist in the World Food Championship’s Sandwich Competition. They smoked their meat on the spot and served up a delicious hot pastrami sandwich, with glowing reviews. You can find their pastrami, bacon, pork loin, ham, and smoked ham hocks when you visit their stall at the Mission Community Market. Come pay them a visit to learn more about what makes their meats so special!
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
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!
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.
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