Jet Martinez & the Unicornio

One of the (victimless) tragedies of the Mission Market building was the tearing down of the replica of the Mission's first mural and Jet Martinez' Amate Mission. But like a unicorn rising from the ashes, a new piece from Jet Read more

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

Dine at Commonwealth To Support MCM

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We’re excited to announce that throughout the month of September 2012, Commonwealth restaurant will be donating $10 to the Mission Community Market for the sale of each tasting menu purchased. Commonwealth is a Progressive American restaurant located in the Mission at 2224 Mission Street (cross-street is 18th). Every month they choose a local beneficiary, and so far, they have raised over $28,000 for local non-profits! We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to Commonwealth for all their support, and to all the diners whose tasting menu purchases will benefit MCM. Make a reservation today to support MCM and the benevolent business model at Commonwealth!

Great Musicians Returning to MCM!

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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.

The return of figs!

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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.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Us!

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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!

Cook like Lauren Kiino of Il Cane Rosso

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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 FarmsWinters Fruit TreeTwin 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!