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Spotlight on Jerk 'N Pickle

We've got so many great new vendors at the market this season! One of our newest vendors at the market is Jerk 'N Pickle, offering an array of pickles and beef jerky, from spicy to sweet to savory! Currently this Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Linguine with Zucchini and Mint

As spring begins to move into summer, more and more vegetables and fruits are popping up at Mission Community Market each Thursday. This past week Tomatero Farm introduced the season's first zucchini and yellow summer squash, while Blue House Read more

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

Great music & Great food

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This Thursday March 14th we have an amazing market planned for you! Not only are we welcoming some new vendors, we’re also welcoming back some of your favorite returning vendors who are just getting started this season!

Our newest vendor is Zuckerman’s Farm, selling several varieties of potatoes from fingerlings to yukon golds, as well as small and large varieties of asparagus. These potatoes will be the perfect addition to your corned beef and cabbage this St. Patty’s Day!


After much anticipation, we’re thrilled to announce that Onigilly will make their return to MCM this Thursday! They’ll be back on a bi-weekly schedule so you can catch them at MCM on the 14th and the 28th this month. We’re so glad that we’ll have their tasty Japanese rice wraps back on Bartlett Street! Not to be outdone, Shrimp and Love Ceviche will also be back with their signature styles of ceviche, ranging from spicy to subtly sweet and everything in between! Our pals at 4505 Meats will have St. Patty’s Day specials and they’ll be smoking meats on site!


In case all that doesn’t entice you, we’ve also got music from Heather Normandale at 4:30 pm and Mountain Dojo with Toshio Hirano and Dave Berry at 6:00 pm. Heather plays eclectic folk music that combines cello, marimba, bells and trumpet, along with rhythm-driven picking on banjo, steel mandolin, and guitar.

Mountain Dojo is a bluegrass duo known to entertain with their energetic and soulful shows. They incorporate a mix of classic country and bluesy songs from the golden era of 1920-1949 featuring guitar, mandolin, and vocal harmonies.

Come on down this Thursday 4-8pm for an awesome night!

People of MCM: A New Feature!

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We’re excited to bring a new feature to our blog this week! MCM staff will be highlighting a person of MCM every week–it might be a shopper at the market, a volunteer, or even a vendor! We want our whole community to know about the awesome people that make MCM what it is. Who knows–we might snag you while you’re shopping and make you famous on our blog!

People of the week!

This week, meet Amberle, and Luke (who visited Amberle, and us, all the way from the Marina!)

Where do you live? 23rd and Valencia

How often do you come to the MCM?  I just moved to the neighborhood, so I’m trying to come to the market as much as possible.  I want to get all my produce here because I’m not able to go to other farmer’s markets.

What are you buying?  I’ve got this pommelo from Twin Girls Farm (pictured), and I’ll get some veggies at Blue House Farm, and then stop by 4505 Meats to see what’s good today.

What’s your favorite part of the market?  Eating Peter’s Kettle Corn!

What’s the best kept secret at MCM?  The market itself!

Mercado Kitchen: Lion’s Mane Mushroom Feast

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How crazy are these Lion’s Mane mushrooms?  Ever since I spotted them last week at Far West Fungi, I’ve been curious about them. I grew more intrigued as I learned that when cooked, they have a texture similar to crab meat (!), and that many people eat them to help regenerate their nerve endings.  With all of this wild trivia swirling through my head,  I was excited to try a recipe that used only a couple of ingredients, and that would allow the unique flavor of these mushrooms to come through… you’ll just need some butter, carrots, onions, parsley, and of course, Lion’s Mane mushrooms! Read more

Justin Ancheta & the 23rd Street Kickers

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Music at MCM

Join us this Thursday as we welcome two great musical acts to Bartlett Street. At 4pm we’ll hear great tunes from Justin Ancheta, and at 6pm the 23rd Street Kickers jazz collective will take to the stage.

Justin Ancheta is a guitarist, vocalist, and composer who hails from San Francisco. Ancheta has toured in both Europe and the United States by bike and by train. His lyrics share the human power of community–who better to perform at MCM?! Ancheta’s eclectic style of reggae flavored funk and jazz is infectious. His newest CD, ‘Plant’ is set to be released in April 2013.

The 23rd Street Kickers are a jazz collective made up of several talented Bay Area locals who love to entertain and improvise. The last time they played at MCM their infectious, cool, jazzy tunes it made for a great night! Come out this Thursday as they do it again, 6-8pm.

Meet our new interns!

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Here at Mission Community Market, we’re excited to introduce you to the two newest members of our team! Mark Uhlig and Lauren Greis have joined on for the next few months as Market Assistants. Don’t be fooled by the photo below of these two goofing off at the end of a great market; they’re very serious about making MCM the best it can be!

Mark and Lauren

Lauren Greis is excited to join the MCM team as our new Market Assistant, specializing in market operations, blogging, creating recipes, and so much more!  Lauren came to the Bay Area four years ago via Chicago, Boston, DC, and Southeast India.  She has worked in the non-profit world on international development, women’s rights, sustainability, and food justice issues. She enjoys hiking, biking, traveling to beautiful places, going to estate sales, and building community through gardening, cooking, and eating with others.  Also, she likes smush-faced dogs, so she’d be more than happy to dog-sit yours while you shop at MCM!

Mark Uhlig is MCM’s Market Assistant, focusing on market operations and marketing! Born and raised in the Bay Area, he moved into San Francisco a few years ago where he currently attends San Francisco State University. He started interning with MCM in January and he’s having a great time meeting new people, enjoying delicious foods, and supporting an organization within the Mission community. He hopes to see you around the market!