What did the Mission say?

As I approached the youth surveyor’s booth at MCM last Thursday, all six surveyors were engaged in conversation with a passer-by. They looked relaxed and in charge, fielding questions about where to use the bathroom even as they explained Read more

La Cocina Entrepreneurs Hit the Streets

Over the past six years, La Cocina’s Street Food Festival has become a San Francisco staple. The festival features innovative food, education and discussion, and a chance for the SF community to share experience and taste with each other. At the Read more

A Sweet Addition to MCM

A woman hangs out of a window, leaning over the edge to serve grits. On the other side of the window, the grits are cooked in small batches, with lots of cream, cheese, and hot sauce. That’s the vision that Read more

Jablow’s: East Meats West

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Jablow's Meats

Jablow’s Meats is one of MCM’s new additions to the market this season! Learn a little more about them, and then come on down to MCM to taste their delicious products and maybe take some home!

Jablow’s aims to offer the perfect marriage of East Coast deli meat culture and the West Coast commitment to organic practices and sustainability. Dan Jablow founded the company in 2009, with the desire to bring high-quality meats to the Bay Area, without shortcuts during the brining, curing, or ‘low and slow‘ smoking process.  You can learn more about Dan Jablow’s ‘meat awakening’ here. In addition to tasting amazing, their smoked meats are organic, pasture-raised, and hormone and antibiotic-free!  Jablow’s Meats was recently a Top 10 Finalist in the World Food Championship’s Sandwich Competition. They smoked their meat on the spot and served up a delicious hot pastrami sandwich, with glowing reviews. You can find their pastrami, bacon, pork loin, ham, and smoked ham hocks when you visit their stall at the Mission Community Market. Come pay them a visit to learn more about what makes their meats so special!

Mercado Kitchen: Apple-Walnut Crisp

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I know what you’re thinking… you’re tired of waiting for stonefruit to come into season and you’re ready to bid farewell to citrus and apples. But don’t say goodbye just yet, especially when these April showers leave you craving some comfort food! Send apples off in style with this delicious Apple Crisp with walnuts and Creme Fraiche!  You’ll need:

  • 8 Apples from K&J Orchards
  • 1/2 lb of Walnuts from Winters Fruit Tree
  • 1 cup of Oats
  • Melted butter
  • 1/4 cup of Brown Sugar, split in half
  • 1/2 Lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • Creme Fraiche Read more

People of MCM: Caleb

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Meet Caleb Zigas, an MCM regular (and local celebrity) who has incredible taste in t-shirts!  Like his style? You can buy your very own MCM tee at the market!

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Where do you live?  29th and Dolores

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

What are you buying?  I’m buying all my ingredients for a big Passover seder dinner I’m hosting for 25 guests this weekend.  I’ve got asparagus from Zuckerman’s Farm, fennel, beets, and cauliflower from Blue House, and mushrooms from Far West Fungi.

What’s your favorite part of the market? I love grabbing dinner at Chaac-Mool or Onigilly.

What’s the best kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about?  If you believe in supporting community markets, this is one of the best examples possible.

Mercado Kitchen: Spring Frittata

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Spring Frittata

Spring Frittata

Spring has sprung!  What better way to celebrate than a delightful seasonal frittata that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?  This dish is great for Easter brunches as well as kosher for Passover if you or your friends observe these holidays.  But, no matter who you are or when you make it, you can enjoy this simple recipe! Read more

People of MCM: Ane & Luke

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Meet Ane and Luke, who are newcomers to the area, but are excited to have the MCM in their backyard!

 

Where do you live?  In the Mission, we moved here about a month ago.

How often do you come to the MCM?  We have tried to come to the market every week since we’ve been here.  I [Ane] get excited about Thursdays!

What are you buying?  Today, we’ve bought pasta from Home Maid, oranges from Twin Girls, apples from K & J Orchards, kale from Blue House, and Broncha cheese from Achadinha Cheese Company.

What’s your favorite part of the market? It depends! I think it’s exciting to be able to get something to eat here, like a 4505 Meats burger, there’s something to crave.  But, everything here is special in it’s own way, so I can’t just choose one!

What’s the best-kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about? We want people to know about it!  When Luke walked past and realized that the market was here, we both came back the same day to shop.  People should come check it out because it’s good…. and try everything!  Every week, we pick something different and get it.  This week, we’re going to eat the apples and cheese together.