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

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

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!