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

How You Like Dem Apples?

Perhaps one of the best things about this Summer-Fall hybrid season is apples! As many MCM shoppers know, everything you thought you knew about apples before is probably not even half the story. With over 30 years of experience, Dave Read more

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

Chef Eskender Aseged of Radio Africa in your Kitchen!

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Order your Chef’s Market Box for Thursday

Last week we debuted our Chef’s Market Box, a box of fresh MCM produce, portioned perfectly to an original recipe from a famous San Francisco chef. Each week, a local chef will create a recipe and bring San Francisco’s best culinary talent into your very own kitchen!

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Product Spotlight: Mission Possible Atlas

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Did you know that Dolores Park was at one point a Jewish cemetery? Is there a correlation between gang territory and Mission bakeries? Mission Possible: A neighborhood Atlas created in collaboration between Mission Loc@l and students of the Cage Lab (part of the Geography Department at UC Berkeley) juxtaposes our beloved Mission with facts from various “phenomena” pertinent to the neighborhood such as: Craigslist Missed Connections occurrences, landmarks, local businesses and more. There are only 300 of these atlases printed, making them a collectible Zeitgeist of the Mission as we know it. Check out some of the other maps here. And come get your hands on a copy at the Mission Community Market this Thursday. All proceeds of the atlases go to support Mission Loc@l!

Come Listen: Hip-Hop Cello Fusion

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What do you do when you play a classical instrument like the cello but you love hip hop? Well, you have to beat box over it of course! Cello Joe is a self-proclaimed “International bicycle touring vagabond troubadour cellist beatboxer.” He has traveled all over the world with his cello and his bike “hoping to make the world a better place by making strangers smile.” Come see him perform at the Mission Community Market, this Thursday at 4pm. In the meantime, check out this video of Cello Joe playing in front of one of the Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia.

Vendor of the Week: Kim Leonard

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Vendor of the Week: Kim Leonard

Kim Leonard of En Vie Naturals photo by David Gartner

We are often preoccupied with questions about what goes in our bodies: where does our food come from? How is it produced? What are the values of the person responsible for bringing it to our tables? Yet it is less common to see us so preoccupied over what we put ON our bodies, where the largest organ in our bodies resides: the skin!

Meet Kim Leonard, she is the creator of En Vie Naturals, and our Vendor of the Week! Kim’s products and hand-made in small batches with carefully chosen ingredients for all skin types. All of Kim’s products are vegan and cruelty free. Made with her family and friends in mind, you can trust the intention behind her products. Her after-shower body sprays, for example, were created for and inspired by her sister who doesn’t like the viscosity of lotions. Stop by her booth and you are likely to get a recommendation from her customers who quickly swoop in on their favorite staples. Paula of Chile Lindo (aka The Girl from Empanada) was happy to give us a testimonial on Kim’s behalf saying that her unscented “Butter-me up” was “the best! Good for people with sensitive skin or who work in scent-free environments like kitchens!”

Check out her products online at envienaturals.com and come get the rare opportunity of talking to a beauty products manufacturer next Thursday at the market!

MCM Hiring a Market Manager

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The Mission Community Market (MCM) is a weekly, outdoor marketplace that celebrates the Mission District’s diversity with fresh foods, local businesses, and youth activities. MCM’s goal is to improve family health, economic opportunity and the safe, fun use of Mission streets.

MCM is a shared community space for local food, arts and after-school programs from Everett, Horace Mann and Edison schools as well as Mission Cultural Center, Community Music Center, Mission Beacon, Mission Girls and the Marsh Youth Theater. MCM partners with MEDA, La Cocina, and the Women’s Initiative to create opportunities for local micro-enterprise. MCM is increasing opportunities for community programming, partnerships, vendors and outreach.

MCM seeks an efficient, self-starting market manager for the following responsibilities:

  • Manage set up, operations, clean up of weekly outdoor/farmers market
  • Coordinate volunteer staff
  • Coordinate and communicate with vendors
  • Manage marketing strategies and promotions
  • Manage equipment needs and repair
  • Assist in other areas of market management based on experience and interest

MCM seeks the following qualities in its team:

  • Passion for community arts, food, health, and small business
  • Experience working in farmers markets or event management
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Non-judgmental, upbeat and welcoming attitude
  • Spanish/English bilingual

It’s a highly rewarding, flexible and fast pace work environment. Working in the community with MCM you will gain:

  • Relationships with community organizations and city officials
  • Understanding of the business of a public market
  • High potential for job growth and expanding your role

15-20 hrs/wk. $12-$18/hr DOE

Email resume, brief cover letter to Jeremy Shaw jeremy [ at ] missioncommunitymarket.org