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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

What’s That?!: Dried Jujubes

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This week at the Market everyone should try an organic dried jujube! Used for centuries for their medicinal qualities, these sweet little fruits make a delicious snack. They taste a bit like what you’d get if you crossed a date and a marshmallow–soft and spongey with a mellow sweetness. They can be used to make tea, to sweeten desserts, or they can be enjoyed on their own (eat them like you would a date). Twin Girls Farm has had them for a couple months now and they will be selling them this Thursday at MCM! Grab a bag and tell us about what you used them for in the comments section of this post or on our Facebook page!

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-Caseysimone

Mercado Kitchen: Kale Salad

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This delicious kale, golden beet, and butternut squash salad is a recipe from Daniel at Blue House Farm. It was an especially fun recipe to make–involving poaching, roasting, massaging (more on this below)–and yet, super simple!! Read more

“What’s That?!”: Peter’s Kettle Corn

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Peter's Kettle Corn

Last week at the first MCM of 2013, I heard lots of chatter about Peter’s Kettle Corn. Market goers find their kettle corn snack to be an essential part of the market experience, so here’s a little more kettle corn (history) for your enjoyment!

The history of kettle corn, as it turns out, is a series of folklore stories, so I will share with you my favorite (with a few embellishments).

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Introducing: Our new intern, Caseysimone!

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Hi all you Mission Community Market goers!

I am Caseysimone, MCM’s newest intern. I’m a San Francisco native, momentarily a Vermonter as I finish up my undergrad at Bennington College, back in the Bay working with the good folks at MCM for my school’s annual internship term (FWT).

Having grown up and gone to school in the Mission, I am really excited to be back here working in the community. I look forward to meeting you all and talking about the Mission, food, social media, architecture and planning, music, and all things Mission Community Market!

Also keep your eyes peeled for my new blog series including:

“What’s That?”: Kick-start your week with a sneak peek of what will be at MCM each Thursday

“Mercado Kitchen”: On Wednesdays look for a special market recipe made with ingredients hand-picked from MCM

“Friday Feature”: A special feature about people and organizations that make the market great, or exciting happenings at the market, and more!

I can’t wait to see you around the market!

MCM returns january 17, 2013

Posted on by EmilyN in 4505 Meats, Achadinha Cheese Company, Arizmendi Bakery, Blog, Blue House Farm, California Olive Oil, Get Goes Mobile Cafe, Home Made Ravioli, K&J Orchards, Live Music, Onigilly, Peter's Kettle Corn, Roli Roti, Spring Hill Cheese, Twin Girls Farm, Winters Tree Fruit | Leave a comment

This Thursday, MCM will be back on Bartlett Street! We think you shouldn’t have to wait until April to get all the delicious food, local wares, and family fun that we have to offer. Starting on January 17th, 2013, we’ll be on Bartlett every Thursday 4pm til 8pm. Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll have in store for you:

Produce from Blue House Farm, Twin Girls Farm, and K&J Farms
Freshly caught & smoked fish from Coastside Farms
Local cheese from Achadinha and Spring Hill
Ravioli, pasta, & spreads from Home Maid
Nuts from Winter’s Fruit Tree
Tasty baked goods from Arizmendi and Flour Chylde
Kettle Corn from Peter’s Kettle Corn
Dinner from 4505 Meats, Bok Ssam, & Roli Roti (plus Onigilly every other week!)
Espresso & other hot drinks from Get Goes Mobile Cafe
Uniquely designed tees, onesies & more from Animal Instincts Apparel

Uni and her UkeleleWe’ll also welcome Shannon Harney and the Everybody Band as well as Uni and her Ukelele  who will host the first-ever MCM Kids’ Open Mic Night! Kids (ages 4-14) and parents are invited to bring instruments and sign up at 6pm to perform at MCM! The schedule will be as follows:

Shannon Harney and the Everybody Band: 4-6
Uni and Her Ukelele: 6-6:30
Kids Open Mic: 6:30-7:30
Uni and Her Ukelele: 7:30-8

Performers will showcase their skills on Street Stage, an awesome portable stage made by local talents Ross Hansen and John Francis.