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

Space Changers

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We would especially like to thank the SEED Fund, the Rebar Group, Carla Crane, Anneke Swinehart and Cindy Burkowski for helping us re-design public space on Bartlett Street!

If you or your company would like to significantly help the community to transform public space on Bartlett with sustainable landscape, comfortable lighting, and walkable design, please write us now. Your support of a design is the key to hundreds of thousands of construction dollars. Timed with nearby projects, by 2014 we can make Bartlett a dramatically more safe, fun and beautiful community space!

Rendering of Bartlett Street as Mercado Plaza Concept

Bartlett Street could be a beautiful community space

Quick Red Holiday Recipes

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Happy Boy still has dry-farmed tomatoes! Fix up that last minute holiday salsa, can some for the winter, and freeze some for hearty winter soups. Here is a recipe for a new twist, which also utilizes their beautiful carrots:

Tahini Tomato Carrot Roast

Big bunch of carrots, cut into sticks
A few big tomatoes, quartered or cubed
1/2 cup tahini
Olive oil to coat
1 lemon, cut into thin coins
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste

Combine everything in a roasting pan and roast at 375 degrees for 25 minutes or until done. Voila!

Last Market, Gifts from La Cocina

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Last market of the season, Thursday December 15th! Thank you everyone for making our first full season a great one! Check out our lineup for the last day here: https://www.facebook.com/events/189245734501334/

Get your holiday gifts here and give back to your community at the same time!

Special appearance by La Cocina and gift packs from their amazing participants! Kika’s Treats, Claire’s Squares, Love & Hummus…just to name a few..

Thank You Rainbow!

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Thank you Rainbow Grocery for your generous grant supporting bilingual health promotion, WIC and EBT at MCM! Did you know MCM accepts EBT? Use it at final market next week for fresh foods, dinner, gifts!

Healthy Body Care today!

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Give the gift of healthy body care with locally-sourced, organic soap from Rubber Ducky Soap Co., Sensory Revolution and aromatherapy, and natural sprays, oils and lotion from En Vie Naturals – Today 4-8pm!