Mercado Kitchen: Cupboard Quinoa

CUPBOARD QUINOA Our lovely and handsome volunteer, Ronald Loosen, shared this tasty recipe of his with us. Stop by the info booth to let him know how your version turned out! Recipe below, check it out! QUINOA INGREDIENTS - 2 cups quinoa - Read more

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

Thank You for an Amazing Year! Hasta April!

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Dear Friend of the Mission Community Market,Donate to the MCM today

Happy Holidays from the Mission Community Market! Thanks for a great 2011, our first complete season! You made it happen! It’s still not too late to give the gift of a successful, fun and beautiful community marketplace in 2012.


Donate to the MCM Today

Make a 2011 tax-deductible donation now, before December 31st, and a generous private donor will match your donation up to $5,000! Wow! Your donation will bring bilingual health education, after-school programs, and murals to MCM!

Thanks to you and our partners, MCM has:
  • Started the Mission Health Promotora Project, providing healthy food incentives and bilingual education to low-income families
  • Created sales opportunities for 26 women-owned and 11 first-time micro-entrepreneurs
  • Replaced 1000 square feet of graffiti with three murals, including a replica of San Francisco’s hidden first mural
  • Created 5 local jobs, including 3 youth trainees, while bringing over 1000 volunteer hours into the community

With you, the Mission Community Market will continue to grow healthy families, catalyze micro-enterprise, and transform Bartlett into a community space. Your support of $50 will help bring bilingual health promotoras to teach nutrition. $100 can create a play area on a Thursday. Or put a mural up for $1500, and the city will double your donation! We already have the artists ready to go! If your budget doesn’t permit now, consider volunteering, vending or performing next year! There are so many ways to be involved in your community!


On behalf of the dedicated MCM staff and Board of Advisors, we wish to thank our community partners: La Cocina, CARECEN, Urban Sprouts, the Women’s Initiative, MEDA, Community Music Center, Mission Beacon, New Door Ventures and, most importantly, YOU. Thank you so much for 2011 and we wish you a happy and healthy 2012!

Sincerely,

Jeremy Shaw
Executive Director

P.S. Gifts to the MCM are completely tax-deductible and can often be matched by your employer!By giving now you can take advantage of this deduction in the 2011 tax year!

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!