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

Get your hands on a new chef’s market box!

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We’re excited to have a new Chef’s Market Box available for sale now through Good Eggs’ spiffy new website. This week’s recipe is from Chef Nick Adams of The Corner Store and The Salt House. As always, the Chef’s Market Box will include a recipe and all the ingredients you need to whip up a tasty seasonal recipe, all sourced from the Mission Community Market vendors.

This week’s box includes ingredients and a recipe for savory papas bravas with a salad of arugula, stone fruit, and ribboned squash. We’ll give you exactly what you need to execute this dish perfectly, and you’ll feel like a gourmet chef at home!  Take one look at this enticing plate and you’ll be clicking through to the order page in no time!

Place your order for this week’s Chef’s Market Box today and get it on Thursday, August 2nd! You can opt to have it delivered to your home or office, or pick it up at one of our convenient pickup locations.  We recommend grabbing yours at MCM on Thursday, where you can enjoy all the awesome goodness that the market has to offer.

Tasty Summer Cheese Pairings

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As a self-described cheese fiend, I’m always looking for fun new ways to incorporate cheese into just about every minute of my day. While many of us may think of cheese mainly as a savory snack, pairing a subtly salty cheese with a basket of vine-ripened berries is actually one of my favorite things about summer. Both of MCM’s cheese vendors–Achadinha Cheese Company and Spring Hill Cheese–offer cheeses that pair deliciously with what’s in season right now, like blueberries from Rainbow Orchards or raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries from Yerena Farms.

Achadinha carries several goat’s milk cheeses, but my favorite is Capricious, an aged cheese hand-rolled in the European style. The following recipe from Achadinha’s website offers a simple way to combine it with the freshest summer fruits. Read more

Mission Mercado Shirts on sale NOW at MCM!

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While supplies last, we will have limited-edition MCM shirts for sale each week at the Mission Community Market.  These awesome tees were locally-printed by Headline Shirts in the Mission! We currently have women’s shirts in XS, S, M, and L as well as children’s shirts in 2T, 4T, 6, 8, and 10. Men’s shirts, as well as additional sizes for ladies and kids, will be coming soon.

Though we may eventually sell these super cool tees online, right now the only way to get your hands on the hottest top this side of Market Street is to buy one at 22nd and Bartlett on Thursday afternoons. Women’s shirts are $15 and children’s are $9, for a limited time. And if you want one of each, just ask for the Mommy-and-Me special of one adult and one child shirt for the unbelievably low price of $20!

Come on down this Thursday and get ready to represent your favorite community market all over SF!

A Good Eggs Launch Party at MCM!

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This Thursday things will be a little different at MCM–in a GOOD way! Local food startup Good Eggs is sponsoring the Mission Community Market this week to celebrate the launch of their new website! They will infuse our already-awesome market with a pig roast from Harley Richter Meats, grilled corn, agua fresca, samples from some of their other amazing local food vendors, and other surprises. Music from Orquestra 24 and Afrolicious will start at 5pm!

The market that you know and love will still happen as usual from 4pm until 8pm, but the Good Eggs launch will get started at 6pm and run til 9pm. We can’t wait to see you there!

I say Tomato, you say yes please!

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If you’ve been to MCM in the past few weeks, you’ve probably caught yourself staring at the beautiful bounty that is the earliest crop of tomatoes from Happy Boy Farms and Tomatero Farm.  A wide variety of heirloom and cherry tomatoes have been making their way into many a market basket! If you’re overwhelmed by all the varieties of cherry tomatoes available, never fear! Just take a peek at this helpful chart from the Happy Boy Farms website and you’ll sound like a pro in no time:

One of my favorite ways to showcase delicious, vine-ripened tomatoes is in a fresh salsa. This recipe is surprisingly simple and easy to create, but do yourself a favor and do not leave out the secret ingredient– ume, or plum vinegar–which adds a sweet tanginess while showcasing the ingredients perfectly. It will most likely involve an extra trip to a specialty store to find it, but you won’t be disappointed by the outcome. I like to use a mix of different tomatoes, to add variety in terms of both color and flavor. Larger heirloom tomatoes are the easiest to dice, but throwing in a handful of a few different types of chopped cherry tomatoes can really add depth and interest to the salsa. Be as creative as you want when choosing your tomatoes. Read more