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

Mercado Kitchen: Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Omelette)

After last week's gazpacho recipe, I thought I'd share another one of my favorite dishes I came across when I lived in Barcelona. Tortilla de patatas is a staple in Spanish households and perhaps one of the best-known Spanish dishes. Locals Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Traditional Gazpacho

Surprise! I have another tomato-based recipe for you! Gotta take advantage of the season while you can; am I right? Gazpacho is a cold soup made of raw fruits and vegetables originating from Spain. This recipe is very close to Read more

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!

Fresh, Seasonal Produce!

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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 watermelonsBlue 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!

Hot 20 of 2012 Contest Update!

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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!

Whip Up a Local Chef’s Recipe at Home

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It’s never too early to start meal planning, is it? We’re excited to have a new Chef’s Market Box available for sale now through our partnership with Good Eggs. This Chef’s Market Box offering is from Chef Brian Kimball of The Magic Curry Kart. The recipe is for Thai Green Curry with brown jasmine rice. You also have the option to include some sustainably-farmed shrimp to round out the meal. As always, the Chef’s Market Box will include a recipe and all the ingredients you need to whip up a tasty seasonal recipe. Place your order now and it will be ready for pickup or delivery on Thursday, August 16th!


Welcome Onigilly to MCM

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This week we welcome the Onigilly food cart to Bartlett Street!

Onigilly sells onigiri, a staple of the modern Japanese diet. You might be surprised to learn that these bite-sized meals made of brown rice and gourmet fillings wrapped in seaweed are actually more common in Japan than sushi! In 2007, Koji, the founder of Onigilly, participated in the La Cocina food entrepeneur incubation program, and with their help he was able to start his business providing fresh, delicious food to San Francisco. Chef Adachi Hiroyuki prepares everything from scratch daily, using only the most delicious and healthy ingredients. These bite-sized morsels are perfect for a full meal or a snack, so plan to head down to MCM this week and grab a few!