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

The Last Market was Unforgettable!

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If you weren’t able to make it out to the Mission Mercado last night, there’s some bad news and good news.  The bad news is, you missed one of the best markets so far this season! The good news is, you can find us at 22nd and Bartlett every Thursday from 4 pm til 8pm, so you’ll get another chance next week to join in on the fun.

The weather set the tone for the market, with plenty of midday sunshine reminding us that yes, summer is actually here! And just in case you weren’t sure about that, the bounty of colorful tomatoes from Happy Boy Farms made that fact undeniably clear!  It was the perfect kind of day to enjoy a watermelon-mint popsicle from Pop Nation!

Those who had pre-ordered a Chef’s Market Box featuring the 4505 Meats burger and a fennel-nectarine side salad were not disappointed! We had a great team of MCM volunteers and some awesome folks from Good Eggs prepping the boxes for delivery and pickup and everything went off without a hitch. If you missed your chance to get a piece of the market box action, don’t worry!  There will be a new market box on offer the week after next, so keep an eye out for what delicious meal curated by a local chef you’ll be cooking next.

As always, MCM was thrilled to feature some very talented local musicians. First up was Steffy Sue, who entertained MCM patrons with some delightful, toe-tappin’ tunes on the ukulele! She was followed by La Orquestra 24, who were so loved by the crowd of eager salsa dancers and fans that they couldn’t stop playing until well after 8pm!

Not to be outdone by the musicians, the amazing Dilsa Lugo, La Cocina graduate and owner of catering company Los Cilantros offered an informative cooking demo at the market this week, passing her traditional Mexican cuisine expertise on to the masses.

Last night’s market reminded us all that 22nd and Bartlett is the place to be on Thursday evenings!  We hope you love the small, intimate feel of the market and getting to know each small business owner on a personal level. Over the next few weeks come back for amazing summer figs, crazy tomatoes and a surprise new treat for dinner…

See you next Thursday!

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.