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

Mercado Kitchen: Tortilla de Patatas (Spanish Omelette)

After last week's gazpacho recipe, I thought I'd share another one of my favorite dishes I came across when I lived in Barcelona. Tortilla de patatas is a staple in Spanish households and perhaps one of the best-known Spanish dishes. Locals Read more

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

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


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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 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!

Introducing the Mission Mercado Match

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MCM will match you $1 for $1

Beginning this season at MCM, we will match $1 for every $1 spent through CalFresh (EBT) as part of the Mission Health Promotora Project (MCM’s bilingual nutrition outreach program, with CARECEN and Urban Sprouts). Our mission is to engage all peoples and families in the Mission and provide better access to healthy, fresh foods.

Mission Mercado Match is brought to you this season (2012) thanks to a grant from Rainbow Grocery. Find us at the info table at 22nd and Bartlett Street for more info.