Mercado Kitchen: Cupboard Quinoa

CUPBOARD QUINOA Our lovely and handsome volunteer, Ronald Loosen, shared this tasty recipe of his with us. Stop by the info booth to let him know how your version turned out! Recipe below, check it out! QUINOA INGREDIENTS - 2 cups quinoa - Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Valentina's Veggie Medley

We often think that the Winter months bring us a lack of variety in the kitchen. How do we make our meals fun and interesting and into something delectable we want to eat? The answer is simple. Vegetables. California's bounty Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Anna of Three Babes Bakeshop   For the pumpkin puree: 1 small sugar pumpkin, or other culinary pumpkin from Blue House Farm Heat the oven to 350ºF. Remove the stem from the pumpkin, cut in half, and scrape out Read more

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

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

Gluten-Free Options at MCM

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With the ever-growing popularity of going gluten-free, the Mission Community Market is excited to be offering more and more wheat-free options for those with gluten sensitivities!

In June, Flour Chylde Bakery joined MCM, bringing with them tortes and cakes made entirely without wheat, rye, barley, or oat flours. Though they are not an entirely gluten-free bakery and suggest that those with extreme allergies not risk eating their gluten-free products, their baked goods are so tasty that the gluten-loving and gluten-averse patrons alike can enjoy them! They also offer a variety of other pastries that are not gluten-free.

This week, we’re excited to welcome a new vendor, Bread SRSLY, to the Mission Community Market! Bread SRSLY specializes in gluten-free breads and muffins baked in small batches. The menu rotates each week featuring two kinds of bread and one type of muffin, with ingredients sourced from local, sustainable producers. Read more