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

Fun Day with Carrots

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As spring teased us with open skies and misty tufts of fog yesterday, a clear vision of Spring (and..wait for it… Summer) shone through on Bartlett Street. Baby carrots – awesome, tasty, orange – flew off the Happy Boy Farms table, just as delectably tangy raspberries made their first showing from Yerena Farms. And did someone say peaches?! Boom! The first crop from Twin Girls Farm is here! Don’t forget the Basil Menagerie by Lee Farms – brand new to MCM with cucumbers, mint, and FOUR types of basil from the Central Valley. Who knows what’s in store for next week…

Check out the cute baby carrots! Thanks Happy Boy

And nothing like a little visit from the kinder. Nice to see Karen Solomon out with Urban Sprouts‘ Audrey Roderick, showing some good green time to youth from Buena Vista school, just down the block. Thanks you guys!

Karen Solomon and Urban Sprouts with youth from Buena Vista

…and how 'bout these baby carrots?

See you at Sunday Streets at Valencia and 22nd this Sunday, May 6th, 11-4! Thank you to Boogaloos for donating coffee and cake to the cause. All proceeds go to health education + play with Urban Sprouts and CARECEN.

Pre-Cinco de Mayo @ MCM TODAY

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We may be a few days early, but come stocked with feast-worthy fare for your weekend celebration. Snag some fish from Coastside for tacos, and citrus or strawberries to serve a twist with your classic margarita.

ZIA will also showcase hand-made apparel in celebration of the holiday, displaying their dedication to “producing original artwork honoring indigenous mexican roots.”

This year brings the 8th annual party in Dolores Park celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. 10am-6pm. Check out SF Cinco de Mayo for more info.

A little history, a little truth:
This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, an international celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. America celebrates Cinco de Mayo nationally, according to Wiki. It is celebrated regionally in Mexico, “in the mexican state of Puebla to commemorate the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.”

Organic Asparagus –> IN SEASON

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Carrot Almond Salad from 101cookbooks.com

This week L&J Farms come to Bartlett Street. They specialize in organic asparagus, garlic, green onions and lettuce.
Did you know asparagus can grow up to 6 inches in one day? Must be all that vitamin C, thiamin, and potassium.

Want great ideas for asparagus? Try this fresh, delicious carrot asparagus salad, from fresh food aficionado and cookbook author Heidi Swanson at 101cookbooks.com

HAPPY MAY DAY!

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In the spirit of the movement, we’d like to introduce

Local Artist & Printmaker Michael Roman
by: Michael Ramon
According to his site, “Michael Roman is an activist. He rails against the injustices of the world in his work, yet his work walks between the lines of reality and unreality and connects the dots of consequences.”

See more of Roman’s art here. He will have his handmade stencils and screenprints for sale at the market this week.

“Born and raised in Los Angeles, Roman moved to New York in the mid-70s, and began making handmade stencils and screen prints. Roman’s colorful, traditional images merge Mexican style with Warhol techniques to adorn wood, canvas, metal, and fabric. He has created work for Carlos Santana, Madonna, and Keith Richards. He lives in San Francisco but keeps a heart and foot in Oaxaca, where he travels each year to celebrate the Day of the Dead at his gallery, La Mano Magica.”

 

Eggs, Pottery and Artist Opportunities

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Featured Treats – Fresh Tomatero Eggs and Local Arizmendi Breads

This week Arizmendi Bakery will be joining us with their savory and sweet concoctions, as well as Tomatero Farm, who will be bringing their pasture-raised eggs that are firm, bright and delicious. Straight from the famer, “our eggs are so fresh they could have been produced less than 24 hours from when you purchase them!”

Handmade Pottery

Local Artisan, Jeffrey May, makes one-of-a-kind pieces of pottery as Smokin’ Pottery, “individually hand crafted to provide the best quality possible.” He will be selling his fire glazed pieces this week, keep an eye out and snag something that supports local artists and will last much longer than machine made.

For Your Entertainment

We are committed to providing quality community arts and music programming, i.e. having fun!! If you or an artist you know is interested in showcasing talents with us, please write our arts co-ordinator Jean@missioncommunitymarket.org. We are especially looking to start doing bigger monthly events, so please stay tuned and keep us in the loop if you have ideas! Thankq!