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.
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!
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 Farms, Winters Fruit Tree, Twin 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!
A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look at all this selection of some of the beautiful, vibrant, tasty produce currently offered by MCM’s awesome vendors. Summer means that local farmers have quite the bounty of ripe, fresh fruit and vegetables including everything from squash blossoms to cantaloupe. Twin Girls Farm has organic Thompson seedless grapes that are incredibly sweet! Happy Boy Farms offer a bounty of deliciousness including Shishito Peppers, gorgeous heirloom tomatoes, and yellow watermelons. Blue House Farm had these lovely purple peppers last week. With such a vibrant colors and flavors, how could you go wrong? Come down to Barlett Street this Thursday to get your hands on some of your own!
Last week we told you that MCM’s our Executive Director Jeremy Shaw was nominated for 7×7 Magazine’s Hot 20 of 2012 list. Now we are proud to announce that thanks to the votes of amazing MCM supporters, Jeremy has made it to the Top 7 on this elite list! Now Jeremy wins this final round, he and MCM will be featured in 7×7 Magazine this fall!
We’d love it if you’d click here to cast your vote for Jeremy in this second and final round of the contest. Your vote will help us spread the word about MCM’s great community programs, including the Mercado Match food-stamp benefits program, the Chef’s Market Box and the Mercado Plaza!
This round of voting will conclude on Friday, August 17th, so hurry over to the voting page right away to show Jeremy and MCM some love!