This week we are excited to welcome two great musical acts back to Bartlett Street. These performers aren’t strangers to MCM, and each time they come by they leave us filled with positivity at hearing their lively music.
First up will be Uni and her Ukelele at 4pm. Uni is Heather Marie Ellison. Uni and her Ukelele began it’s life in 2004 as an outlet for an already accomplished singer to self-publish and perform original work independently. Since that time Uni has released three full albums, numerous EPs, collaborations, and a covers album ranging from lo-fi indie pop to melodic strings to rock. Uni’s sound has been described as eclectic, infectious pop, and not your usual Ukulele fare. Recipient of the SF Weekly Music Award, Uni has toured all over the USA and Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and has been the subject of celebrated festival Documentary ”The Mighty Uke.”
We will also welcome La Familia Peña-Govea this Thursday at 6pm. As a bandleader, arranger, trumpeter, accordionist, vocalist, and recording artist, Miguel Govea offers some of the best Latin music in the Bay Area. For the last 25 years, he has led and accompanied various musical ensembles. At one fateful performance, Miguel met Susan Peña, who eventually became the mother of his daughters, Rene and Cecilia. Twenty years later, the four members of La Familia Peña-Govea are exciting performers of traditional Tex-Mex and Colombian music, garnering acclaim at festivals and events throughout Northern California.
Faithful fans of MCM will remember that we told you a while back that figs have two growing seasons each year. Well, the time has come to snatch up those little green baskets filled with pure joy and deliciousness for the second time this summer. Arata Farm has them at the moment, and they are plump, ripe, and full of flavor. If you’ve never tried a fig before, be sure to come on down and give ‘em a whirl. They taste delicious when paired with the sage honey sold by California Olive Oil or a little lemon quark from Spring Hill Cheese.
Check out this great recipe for a fig tartlett with goat cheese.
September 15th through October 15th marks a month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage spanning across Mexican, Central American, and South American cultures. Help us prepare for this vibrant and exciting time of cultural celebration by welcoming two extremely talented Latino musical acts to Bartlett Street this Thursday beginning at 4pm. First up will be Diana Gameros, originally from Ciudad Juárez, México and now living in San Francisco. Diana is an Alternative Latin singer and songwriter who creates inspiring music that reflects the 21st century experiences of a young indie artist at the borderlands between cultures, languages, and genres. Come hear her music at MCM as she prepares for her upcoming performance at the Herbst Theatre on Sunday, September 30th where she will open for Brazilian singer Bebel Gilberto.
Second up this Thursday evening will be Makrú, playing at 6:30 pm. Their group is made up of talented musicians from Mexico, Spain, the US, and El Salvador, blending elements of Cumbia, reggae, rock, flamenco, and more.
Both of these musical acts are sure to bring exciting, vibrant music to the Mission Community Market this week. You definitely won’t want to miss these performances. See you this Thursday and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
It’s time for another Chef’s Market Box–a delicious meal inspired by the Mission Community Market, designed by a top local chef, and prepared by YOU! MCM provides a recipe from a pro and all the ingredients you’ll need, and you prepare a delicious, snazzy, restaurant-worthy meal for two in the comfort of your own home.
This week, you’ll be cooking a recipe from Lauren Kiino, the Executive Chef and Owner of Il Cane Rosso who was also Delfina‘s Chef de Cuisine for eight years. Her recipe this week is for a pasture-raised 4505 Meats lamb burger with cherry tomato salsa over mashed potatoes with a mixed greens salad. All the produce included in this recipe is local and organic, sourced from Happy Boy Farms, Winters Fruit Tree, Twin Girls Farm, and Blue House Farm. Plus, if you like a little something sweet after your dinner, add an artisan 70% Madagascar dark chocolate bar from Dandelion Chocolate in with your order.
In a little under an hour, you can transform fresh ingredients from MCM’s vendors into a spectacularly flavorful dish. Click on the order button at the top of this page to get started on this exciting culinary journey!
A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at all this selection of some of the beautiful, vibrant, tasty produce currently offered by MCM’s awesome vendors. Summer means that local farmers have quite the bounty of ripe, fresh fruit and vegetables including everything from squash blossoms to cantaloupe. Twin Girls Farm has organic Thompson seedless grapes that are incredibly sweet! Happy Boy Farms offer a bounty of deliciousness including Shishito Peppers, gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, and yellow watermelons. Blue House Farm had these lovely purple peppers last week. With such a vibrant colors and flavors, how could you go wrong? Come down to Barlett Street this Thursday to get your hands on some of your own!