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

La Cocina Entrepreneurs Hit the Streets

Over the past six years, La Cocina’s Street Food Festival has become a San Francisco staple. The festival features innovative food, education and discussion, and a chance for the SF community to share experience and taste with each other. At the Read more

A Sweet Addition to MCM

A woman hangs out of a window, leaning over the edge to serve grits. On the other side of the window, the grits are cooked in small batches, with lots of cream, cheese, and hot sauce. That’s the vision that Read more

Make the 4505 Meats burger at home!

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Whether you’ve been a loyal fan of the Chef’s Market Box already or you’re new to the program, this week’s offer is one you won’t want to miss! MCM is thrilled to announce that San Francisco chef, founder of our weekly vendor 4505 Meats, and all-around culinary rockstar Ryan Farr is the mastermind behind this week’s box.

Mission Community Market and Good Eggs have paired up to bring you a box of perfectly portioned ingredients sourced from our own vendors to help you make a mouth-watering recipe designed by a local chef. We make it easy to bring San Francisco’s best culinary talent into your very own kitchen!

This week’s box includes everything you need to create the perfect 4505 Meats burger, with a delicious, seasonal green side salad. The contents of the box are:

-2 patties made of 4505 Meats’ dry aged, fresh ground, grass fed beef
-2 house-made sesame seed buns
-2 slices of tasty Gruyere cheese
-Crispy lettuce and sliced red onion
-4505 Meats’ proprietary secret sauce
-Salad fixin’s including lettuce, fennel, nectarines, lemon, and fresh herbs

Order online by 11:59pm Wednesday, June 27th, and pick up the Box at MCM on Thursday while you enjoy everything else the market has to offer! If you can’t make it to the market, get your box at one of four pick-up spots or we’ll deliver it directly to your doorstep. Please note that this box is only available through June 27th so order yours now and get excited for what’s coming up next!

Learn the Secrets of Mexican Cuisine!

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This week we will have a very special activity at the market- a cooking demo from Dilsa Lugo. Dilsa brings her passion for cooking all the way from her garden in Cuernavaca Mexico. Dilsa is a La Cocina graduate and she owns and operates Los Cilantros, a local and organic Mexican food caterer. Dilsa strongly believes in the benefits of farm to table practices for her business and her community which is why she wants to share her recipes with you. Come learn the secrets of her kitchen this Thursday at 5pm. Dilsa will be providing her demo in both English and Spanish!

Meet JP, our Vendor of the Week!

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JP Koehler (on the left) of Home Maid Ravioli is our vendor of the week! A visit to JP’s tent is like visiting a long lost relative who is happy to see you and eager to feed you. If you are innocently walking by his tent you are unlikely to leave without a mouth full of cheese spread or artichoke dip and a smile on your face. A master salesman, JP loves working farmer’s markets because it gives him independence and the luxury of spending his days outside in the sunshine chatting people up, meeting families and making people happy with samples and deals on his delicious pastas, dips and raviolis. Jp is known for joking with his customers and his positive energy is infectious. A San Francisco native, hailing from Noe Valley, JP has worked as a banker, a bouncer, and with the special needs tenants of a residential care facility. JP was also a high school wresting coach! Come meet JP this Thursday at the market and enjoy some of his garlic cheese spread!

Strawberry Nib Salad

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Did you miss our Chef’s Market Box last week? If you did make sure to order one for next week! In the meantime here’s a sample recipe for you to try and you can get all the ingredients at our market on Thursday night. This recipe comes from Cynthia of Dandelion Chocolates, one of our vendors, and this is her favorite way to eat nibs!

Ingredients:

Spring Mix with edible flowers from Happy Boy Farms

Ripe Strawberries from Yerena Farms

Nibs from Dandelion Chocolates

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Your favorite Honey Mustard Dressing- don’t have one? Download this recipe book from Urban Sprouts and make your own at home!

Oh! and the beautiful bowl? handmade and local by Smokin’ Pottery.

Product Spotlight: Nibs

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Nibs are pieces of dried raw cacao, which is chocolate in its simplest form, and before it’s mixed in with sugar, cocoa butter and milk. This means that when you eat a nib, you might be surprised by its bitter taste, its nothing like the taste of chocolate that we all know and crave. Eating chocolate in nib form, however, does have its benefits.

Eating chocolate makes us feel good, this is because it releases neurotransmitters like serotonin and phenylethylamine in our bodies that promote feelings of well being, love and can even make us focus more. This therefore also means that cacao can lower blood pressure! Cacao is rich in minerals like Zinc, Copper and Manganese, and it has more antioxidants than red wine or green tea. When eaten in nib form, the antioxidants in Cacao can dissolve plaque build-up in the arteries for those suffering from heart disease. Eating chocolate bars with added sugars, fats and dairy dilutes the benefits of cacao so if you enjoy chocolate or are looking to try a new super-food, nibble on nibs!

Dandelion Chocolate, based in the Dogpatch, comes to the Mission Community Market every week. Their representative Cynthia, loves to educate the public on all matters chocolate. She can talk to you about the process of making chocolate and most importantly, she has samples for you to try! To learn more about the benefits of nibs, go here. Otherwise, come try some nibs at the market this week and stay tuned for a recipe featuring nibs very soon!