This week at MCM we'll be debuting our first ever MCM canvas tote bags!
Made locally by Western Textile & Manufacturing right here in San Francisco from remnant fabric, these bags are good for the environment, good for MCM, and good for Read more
Hard-boiled eggs are a wonderful, pre-packaged, protein-packed snack! They also serve as great breakfast accompaniments to granola or cereal that alone just won't keep you going until lunchtime. But hard-boiling eggs is a pain! How much water to use? Read more
Meet Kevin, who was the lucky winner of $50 towards shopping at MCM in our neighbor appreciation raffle! Neighbors who received an MCM flier on their door were eligible to enter, and Kevin took home the prize!
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We may be a few days early, but come stocked with feast-worthy fare for your weekend celebration. Snag some fish from Coastside for tacos, and citrus or strawberries to serve a twist with your classic margarita.
ZIA will also showcase hand-made apparel in celebration of the holiday, displaying their dedication to “producing original artwork honoring indigenous mexican roots.”
This year brings the 8th annual party in Dolores Park celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. 10am-6pm. Check out SF Cinco de Mayo for more info.
A little history, a little truth: This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, an international celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. America celebrates Cinco de Mayo nationally, according to Wiki. It is celebrated regionally in Mexico, “in the mexican state of Puebla to commemorate the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.”
This week L&J Farms come to Bartlett Street. They specialize in organic asparagus, garlic, green onions and lettuce.
Did you know asparagus can grow up to 6 inches in one day? Must be all that vitamin C, thiamin, and potassium.
In the spirit of the movement, we’d like to introduce
Local Artist & Printmaker Michael Roman
According to his site, “Michael Roman is an activist. He rails against the injustices of the world in his work, yet his work walks between the lines of reality and unreality and connects the dots of consequences.”
See more of Roman’s art here. He will have his handmade stencils and screenprints for sale at the market this week.
“Born and raised in Los Angeles, Roman moved to New York in the mid-70s, and began making handmade stencils and screen prints. Roman’s colorful, traditional images merge Mexican style with Warhol techniques to adorn wood, canvas, metal, and fabric. He has created work for Carlos Santana, Madonna, and Keith Richards. He lives in San Francisco but keeps a heart and foot in Oaxaca, where he travels each year to celebrate the Day of the Dead at his gallery, La Mano Magica.”
Featured Treats – Fresh Tomatero Eggs and Local Arizmendi Breads
This week Arizmendi Bakery will be joining us with their savory and sweet concoctions, as well as Tomatero Farm, who will be bringing their pasture-raised eggs that are firm, bright and delicious. Straight from the famer, “our eggs are so fresh they could have been produced less than 24 hours from when you purchase them!”
Local Artisan, Jeffrey May, makes one-of-a-kind pieces of pottery as Smokin’ Pottery, “individually hand crafted to provide the best quality possible.” He will be selling his fire glazed pieces this week, keep an eye out and snag something that supports local artists and will last much longer than machine made.
For Your Entertainment
We are committed to providing quality community arts and music programming, i.e. having fun!! If you or an artist you know is interested in showcasing talents with us, please write our arts co-ordinator [email protected]. We are especially looking to start doing bigger monthly events, so please stay tuned and keep us in the loop if you have ideas! Thankq!
Another new feature of MCM for 2012, we will match $1 for every $1 spent through CalFresh (EBT) as part of the Mission Health Promotora Project (MCM’s bilingual nutrition outreach program, with Carecen and Urban Sprouts). Our mission is to engage all peoples and families in the Mission and provide better access to healthy, fresh foods.
Mercado Match is funded by a mini-grant from Rainbow Grocery. Find us at the info table at 22nd and Bartlett Street for more info.