More Than a Vendor

Sure, we know who has our favorite pluots or who bakes a mean vegan brownie, but every vendor has their own story. Sometimes it's difficult to imagine these people outside of the market setting, but many of our vendors Read more

How You Like Dem Apples?

Perhaps one of the best things about this Summer-Fall hybrid season is apples! As many MCM shoppers know, everything you thought you knew about apples before is probably not even half the story. With over 30 years of experience, Dave Read more

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

Personas de MCM: Sofia y Melanie

Posted on by LaurenG in Arizmendi Bakery, Blog, Blue House Farm, K&J Orchards, People of MCM, Vendors | Leave a comment

This week our Person of MCM is Sofia and her daughter Melanie – I’m providing the interview in Spanish and English as I spoke to her in a combination of both languages. English translation follows.

Conozcan a Sofia y su niña Melanie de nueve meses de edad, clientes habituales de MCM que compran sus alimentos básicos al mercado.

¿Dónde viven? La calle Capp entre la 21st y la 22nd

¿Con qué frecuencia visitan al mercado? Cada semana.

¿Qué están comprando hoy? Veraduras de Blue House Farm, pan de Arizmendi Panadería, y peras Asiáticas de K&J Farms.

¿Qué es su parte favorita del mercado? Todo lo que quiero esta aquí.

¿Qué piensa usted que la comunidad debería saber sobre MCM? La gente debería saber que se puede comprar frutas y verduras muy frescas en el mercado.

English translation:

Meet Sofia and 9 month-old Melanie, MCM regulars who get their basics at the market.

Where do you live?  Capp between 21st and 22nd.

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

What are you buying?  Vegetables from Blue House Farm, bread from Arizmendi Bakery, and Asian pears from K&J Orchards.

What’s your favorite part of the market?  I like that everything that I want is here.

What’s the best kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about?  People should know that you can buy fresh fruit and vegetables at the market

Thanks to the MCM team for help with translation!

Mercado Kitchen: Berry-Spinach Salad

Posted on by LaurenG in 4505 Meats, Achadinha Cheese Company, Blog, Blue House Farm, Jablow's Meats, Mercado Kitchen, Nyia Yi Farm, Recipes, Terra Savia, Vendors, Winters Tree Fruit, Yerena Farms | Leave a comment

Sliced Strawberries

O, glorious strawberry season!  How long have we waited for it to arrive?!  It seems like years. Well, at least one. We are so excited to be getting delicious, plump, juicy strawberries now in season from Yerena Farms at MCM.  This week, Tomatero Farms joins the mix and they’ll have berries as well!

If you have any will power at all, and you actually have some uneaten strawberries in your basket by the time you get home, make this delicious strawberry-spinach salad filled with candied walnuts and optional bacon vinaigrette!

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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

Posted on by LaurenG in Blog, K&J Orchards, Mercado Kitchen, Recipes, Vendors, Winters Tree Fruit | Leave a comment

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

Posted on by LaurenG in Blog, Blue House Farm, Chaac Mool, Far West Fungi, Onigilly, People of MCM, Vendors, Zuckerman's Farm | Leave a comment

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!

caleb

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.