Mercado Kitchen: Cupboard Quinoa

CUPBOARD QUINOA Our lovely and handsome volunteer, Ronald Loosen, shared this tasty recipe of his with us. Stop by the info booth to let him know how your version turned out! Recipe below, check it out! QUINOA INGREDIENTS - 2 cups quinoa - Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Valentina's Veggie Medley

We often think that the Winter months bring us a lack of variety in the kitchen. How do we make our meals fun and interesting and into something delectable we want to eat? The answer is simple. Vegetables. California's bounty Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Anna of Three Babes Bakeshop   For the pumpkin puree: 1 small sugar pumpkin, or other culinary pumpkin from Blue House Farm Heat the oven to 350ºF. Remove the stem from the pumpkin, cut in half, and scrape out Read more

Wild for Mushrooms!

  It's hard to believe it's already September and Fall is upon us! While we may notice season changes a little less here in temperate San Francisco, the agricultural world lives by the seasons and there's no denying that we Read more

Promoting Hepatitis Awareness at MCM

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Did you know that May is National Viral Hepatitis Awareness Month and May 15th is National Hispanic Hepatitis Awareness Day?

As many as 75% of people with Hepatitis C are infected but don’t know they have it, and viral hepatitis is a silent, but serious epidemic affecting the Latino community.  At the center of MCM’s mission is our responsibility to promote the health and well-being of the community we serve.

To raise awareness of this important health issue, MCM is proud to host a group of bilingual community advocates and health educators on Thursday May 16 to provide information and medical and testing referrals. Stop by their booth in the center of the market and learn more about viral hepatitis!

People of MCM: Sylvie

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Meet Sylvie, a regular who stops at the market after work, before she heads back over the bridge!

Sylvie

Sylvie

Where do you live? I live in the East Bay, but I work at the Mission branch of the Library which is nearby.

How often do you come to the MCM?  Every week.

What are you buying?  Strawberries from Yerena Farms and shiitake mushrooms from Far West Fungi.

What’s your favorite part of the market? It’s wonderful that it’s here…. and a great addition to this neighborhood.  I love seeing all the kids, music, and dancing.

What’s the best kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about?  People should know that it’s here and that it’s a lovely place to meet your neighbors.

Flowers & gifts for Mom!

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Right in time for Mother’s Day, our new vendor Medrano Farms offers a variety of fantastic flowers that are perfect for Mom!

medranoIn addition to their amazing King Proteas, Irises, Gerber Daisies, Ranunculus, Roses, and other fine flora, they are planning to bring special Mother’s Day bouquets this Thursday (May 9th) that you can purchase for $5-10!  The Medrano family has been running their farm out of Monterrey County for the last twelve years. The family started out doing wholesale, and now sell at a few markets in San Francisco. We feel very lucky that they will now be coming out to MCM every week. When asked what he wanted to share with our blog’s readers, David Medrano’s response was simple: “Come and enjoy the beautiful flowers!” Show your love for Mom, and support a local farmer!

If you’re looking for a gift for Mom, we have plenty of awesome presents available this week to show mom you love her while buying locally!

Pick a peck of pickled goodies with a gift box from Jarred SF Brine! You can mix and match three 9-oz jars of pickles for $24.

If Mom deserves a little pampering, pick up some all-natural vegan body care goodies from En Vie Naturals, including soaps, scrubs, and lotions.

Animal Instincts Apparel will make their monthly appearance at MCM this week (2nd Thursdays)! Their line of screen printed tees, onesies, and sweatshirts feature adorable animal designs created by owner Jamai Lowell. These awesome designs are whimsical and unique, and they come in adult sizes for Moms and onesies for babies!

Artist Jen Kindell has beautiful tea towels and canvas bags, all screen printed with her designs featuring seasonal produce. Her newest creation is a limited-edition blood orange tea towel ($12 each, pictured). Her tote bags are $15.

New Vendor: Boffo Cart

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We are so excited to welcome Boffo Cart to the MCM family! Ever since they started serving dinner at the market a couple of weeks ago, customers have been raving about their food. Boffo Cart offers its own version of seasonal, California-style Italian fare, using organic, local ingredients from a variety of market vendors from around the Bay. For his calzones, Chef Rhasaan Fernandez makes his own completely vegan dough (which is insanely delicious!), with flour milled every day in San Francisco, and he serves his sandwiches on Acme bread. Read more

People of MCM: Carlos

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Meet Carlos, a regular customer who loves that he can pick up dinner and shop for groceries, right near his house!

Carlos

Where do you live?  Up the street, Valencia and 21st.

How often do you come to the MCM?  About every week.

What are you buying?  Bok choy, collards, and cilantro from Nyia Yi Farms, green leaf lettuce from Blue House, and a chicken from Roli Roti.

What’s your favorite part of the market?  I like having a farmers’ market close to where I live, just down the block.  I’m also glad that the market takes place at night, which is a better fit for my schedule. I like other farmers’ markets but I can’t always go to them.

What’s the best kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about?  People should know that there are produce vendors and also food vendors…they can buy food that’s ready to eat.