Mercado Kitchen: Mexican Style Grilled Corn

With this heatwave going through the city, we wanted to share the recipe of one of our summer favorites: elote asado or Mexican style grilled corn. You could use store bought mayonnaise for this recipe, but I find that the Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

This super easy and quick recipe can be summed up in one word: summer. As you have probably already guessed from the title, the main cast in this colorful salad are tomatoes, corn, and avocado. Tomatoes are at their peak Read more

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

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!

Vote for Jeremy in the Hot 20 of 2012 Contest

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7×7 Magazine just announced the nominees for their Hot 20 of 2012, and we are proud to announce that the Mission Community Market’s Executive Director Jeremy Shaw is listed among the top Bay Area movers and shakers on this elite list!

Click here to cast your vote for Jeremy by August 9th! The winner of the popular vote will be profiled in the October issue of 7×7 Magazine. That means that 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!

Every fall, 7×7 publishes profiles of the Hot 20 and they have featured such local luminaries as Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants and Matt Cohen, owner and operator of Off the Grid.

The first round of voting will continue through August 9th (that’s coming up!) so hurry over to the voting page and show Jeremy and MCM some love!

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!