Shop Whole Foods Potrero and Castro to Support MCM

Thanks to Whole Foods Market, when you shop at the Potrero or Market-Castro stores, bring in your own bags for groceries and you'll have the option of receiving a 5¢ credit (per bag) or to donate the 5¢ to MCM. Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Quick Persian Pickles

If you haven't picked up cucumbers from Blue House Farms yet, now is the time. Quick pickling the cucumbers is simple and results in sweet, tangy pickles that are perfect on kabobs, in burgers, or thrown on salads. They're easy Read more

Youth Surveyors Making Sure Mission Community Is Heard

Community is more than just part of Mission Community Market's name. And right now, the organization is making sure that the community is heard. A new survey project, funded by the San Francisco Foundation’s Great Communities Collaborative and organized by MCM Read more

La Gente live at MCM

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This week our farmer’s market is going to be buzzing with the music of La Gente performed by its lead singer Rafael Sarria. La Gente mixes music from across the world to deliver powerful messages and contagious dance rhythms. Rafael who goes by “Raffa” is an engaging and energetic performer, talented in various musical instruments and can get everyone to get up and dance. Raffa is a Resident Artist at the Red Poppy Art House and one of the head organizers for M.A.P.P. (Mission Arts Performance Program), which is taking place this Saturday and Sunday all over the Mission. Don’t miss this electrifying performance at the Mission Community Market this Thursday at 4pm.

The First MCM Chef Market Box (5/31)

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GRILLED SUMMER SQUASH, CHARRED SPRING ONIONS, AND BASIL

What if a famous Chef picked out the freshest produce from Mission Community Market and created a market-inspired recipe for you? (He did!)

And what if we’ll deliver the recipe & all the ingredients so you can cook it up? (We will!)

And what if you could make it all happen right now? (You can!)

Order your Chef’s Market Box by noon Wednesday and get it on Thursday! Get in early with our first dinner: Farro with Roasted Summer Squash & Spring Onion, Spring Salad. Delivered by Good Eggs, designed by Chef Jake Des Voignes of Local: Mission Eatery!

Get it delivered or grab it from any of four pick up locations!

Neighbors Join MCM at Bartlett Street Workshop

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This past Wednesday night, May 16th, neighbors of the 22nd Street and Bartlett area met at the CCSF Mission Campus for an information session and brainstorming workshop on plans to redesign Bartlett Street. A partnership of MCM, the Rebar Group and CARECEN is coordinating with project sponsors of the “Giant Value” development at 2558 Mission (with an entrance on Bartlett) to secure funding for the planned improvement, which is a product of ongoing feedback received by the Mission Community Market since 2010.


Led by ReBar designer John Bela and Mission Community Market Executive Director, Jeremy Shaw, Wednesday night’s session focused on gathering ideas for the proposed street redesign from workshop participants and Bartlett Street neighbors. Victor Marquez, representing Oyster Development, gave an overview of the “Giant Value” redevelopment project, as well as the planned reconstruction of the adjacent New Mission Theater and historic marquee by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Primary concerns from the neighborhood include making the area safer, more family-friendly, and friendly to small businesses.

A variety of ideas, options, and concerns for Bartlett Street’s streetscape were presented at the workshop by project coordinators and participants, including:

  • Stormwater management and permeable surfaces
  • Pedestrian improvements
  • The potential to build out the project in phases as more funding is secured
  • Making Bartlett Street a gathering spot for a school-aged “walking schoolbus”
  • Making space or play structures for children and families
  • Better lighting
  • Protect existing public housing
  • “Shared Street” – vehicle access for loading/unloading and garages
  • Engage the local library and local businesses. Improving street condition could help business!
  • Use temporary improvements like mobile planters or vendor stalls in the interim development phase – don’t wait?

Since what it means to “improve” Bartlett Street is open to interpretation, gathering opinions from neighbors and stakeholders is very important. In order to facilitate this ongoing process, the MCM will be asking market-goers and neighbors to share their ideas with us for the next few weeks. We want to know what your top priorities are in any potential redesign. Make sure you check out the concept drawings, ask us questions about the Bartlett Street redesign project, and add your own ideas to the board when you stop by the Market!

See you there – every Thursday from 4-8 PM.

Please see the concepts discussed online.

Re-Design Bartlett Street

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Wednesday, May 16th, 7-9pm
CCSF Mission Campus, Room 454
Comment on early ideas for Bartlett Street and propose your own!

‘Bartlett Street neighbors, the Mission Community Market, the Rebar Group, and CARECEN have begun to imagine ways that Bartlett St could better serve our neighborhood. We now have the chance to re-design Bartlett Street, in coordination with the proposed development at Giant Value.

Together we can bring funding to Bartlett Street!

But we need a vision for Bartlett. YOUR input is critical to that vision and to improving your neighborhood. Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Tell us what you think of early concepts and future possibilities for Bartlett Street. Join the neighborhood workshop:

Wednesday, May 16th, 7-9pm, CCSF Mission Campus, Bartlett/22nd, Bartlett Bldg Room 454

See ideas and possibilities for what we can do on Bartlett Street.

Try This Recipe with Fresh Berries from MCM!

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If you’re looking for a tasty, easy dessert to serve at your next dinner party, look no further than this deliciously sweet-but-not-too-sweet treat. The salt in the ricotta offers a beautiful balance for the sweet fruit, resulting in a perfectly-flavored finish to your meal.  This dish is also great because it’s equally yummy if you serve it warm or chilled, making it an easy dish to bring to share at a potluck.

The original recipe that I used called for blueberries, but it’s equally amazing with raspberries or strawberries like the perfectly plump ones that are available right now from Yerena Farms at the MCM.

Lemon-Ricotta Soufflé with Raspberries

1/2 cup sugar, preferably organic washed cane sugar

6 large eggs (grab some fresh, local eggs from Tomatero Farm if you can!)

grated zest of one lemon

1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese (If I can find it, I like to use a fresh farmer’s cheese instead)

1 pint raspberries (if you substitute strawberries, be sure to cut them up into 1-inch pieces)

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.  Butter a 9-inch pie plate or baking dish.  Set aside 1 tablespoon of the sugar.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, remaining 7 tablespoons of sugar, and lemon zest.  Add the ricotta and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into the pie plate and bake for 15 minutes in the lower third of the oven.  Top with blueberries, sprinkle with the last tablespoon of sugar, and bake until just set, about 15 minutes more.  Serve warm or chilled.
  • Enjoy!!

Recipe adapted from Fresh Food Fast: Delicious, Seasonal Vegetarian Meals in Under an Hour