Farmers Market Breakfast Burritos

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What better way to start the day than with a veggie-stuffed breakfast burrito? Stop by the MCM tonight to pick up fresh veggies from a variety of vendors, and farm-fresh eggs from Tomatero Farm. Wrap this yummy scramble up in warm whole-wheat tortillas and you’ve got a healthy, delicious and highly-portable breakfast!

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 red onion, diced
3-4 big pieces of rainbow chard, roughly chopped tough stems/veins discarded
1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced
1 heirloom tomato, cored and diced
1 carrot, shredded
1 zucchini, diced
6 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup shredded white cheddar or jack cheese
1 large handful fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
4 large whole-wheat tortillas

Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook just until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add chard, bell pepper, tomato, carrot and zucchini and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until chard begins to soften. Add eggs and cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs scramble. Turn off heat and gently stir in shredded cheese and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Roll egg mixture up in tortillas with guacamole, sour cream, hot sauce or whatever else you like in your burritos. These are also perfectly delicious without added condiments.

Makes 4 large breakfast burritos.

Three’s Community

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Zhalisa, Jonny, and Jaylee live about 30 feet from the market, and they are neighborhood friends. Zhalisa works in marketing for a large internet search company. Jonny works at Boogaloo’s. Jaylee is a student and also works on 22nd Street. I caught these three sassy Mission dwellers on a food hunt. Before arriving at the Mission Community Market, they had stopped at the old fashioned Italian deli “Lucas” to buy ravioli. Now, they were selecting good veggies and fruit for the delectable dinner that they planned to cook and eat together. So far, they had lettuces, tomatoes, and a melon so fragrant that I could smell it from a distance. Zhalisa, Jonny and Jaylee remind me that cooking is the best instigator for conviviality. Bien hecho, amigos!

by Adriana Camarena

Romesco-Style Heirloom Tomato Sauce

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This easy, delicious sauce is a great way to take advantage of the plethora of different heirloom tomatoes still available at the market! Whether you hit up Her Farms, Happy Boy Farms, Tomatero Farm or Blue House Farm, make sure to get plenty of juicy, near-soft tomatoes. While you’re at the MCM, also pick up some raw almonds from Winters Fruit Tree to whirl into this easy, unique sauce.


1/4 cup extra virgin olive

4 cloves garlic, minced

1 green jalapeño, seeded and diced

4 large, juicy heirloom tomatoes, cored and chopped (about 3 cups chopped tomatoes)

1 handful fresh basil leaves, chopped

1 tsp Ancho chili powder

1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds, plus more for garnish

1 tbsp red wine vinegar


Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and jalapeño and cook for 30-60 seconds, just until fragrant (be careful not to burn the garlic). Reduce heat to medium-low and add the tomatoes, basil, chili powder, almonds and red wine vinegar. Cover and cook for 25-30 minutes or until tomatoes break down.

Puree until very smooth. Serve garnished with fresh basil and more toasted sliced almonds.

Makes about 2 1/2 cups tomato sauce

Put pep-n-your-step, organically

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Kim Leonard is the creator of “En vie naturals” a line of natural organic skincare products for women and men of ethnic skin types. Her products are made with all natural oats, nuts, and botanical extracts. At the market, Kim opens a jar of “Pep-n-your step” foot soak for me to smell. I stick my nose into a bouquet of peppermint, eucalyptus, lavender and menthol fragrances. Instant aromatherapy! Kim beams a happy healthy smile, and explains that “This foot soak is good for hardworking men and women, who are on their feet all day. 10 minutes in warm water will allow the natural agents to act and soften and relax the feet”. Kim is a vegetarian, and prides herself on not using any animal products, parabens, or toxins in her line. She is also a Mission local from all her life. Three years ago Kim began making skincare products for friends and family as a pastime. She was a coffee shop manager back then, but like many folk, she lost her job in the past few years. Not one to mope around, she quickly enrolled in the Women’s Initiative Program to gain the skills to make her boutique dream come true. She graduated in 2009, and her business is up and running. “Everything that you see here, I make with my own two hands!” She waves jazz hands in the air, and gives me another stellar Kim smile. She invites you to pass by her stall and check out her facial cleansers and scrubs as well!

by Adriana Camarena

Thursday Sept 9

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Big Tadoo Puppet Crew, Shakespeare’s Hip Hop and Ariel Eisen Starring

The Big Tadoo Puppet Crew is a Bay Area-based puppet troupe that combines storytelling with elements of poetry and song, illuminating with lessons of sustainability and democracy. They’ve toured over 50,000 miles on bio-fuel across the country performing at county fairs, farmers markets, music concerts and festivals.

See/Christian Elauri will bring us the Fool Truth, hip hop theater. “Ellauri is a commanding beat-boxer and performance poet, his freestyle recitations of passages of Shakespeare were among the most artistically impressive of the show.” – Star Bulletin

“Why be a critic when you could be starring in the play?” asks Ariel Eisen. She draws inspiration from Paul Simon and Bob Dylan to Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Antonio Carlos Jobim. Come see her jazzy guitar, angelic voice and potent lyrics at 5pm.

Breezy Summer from Her Farms

 Remember summer weather? Taste it again with this easy summer salad recipe made with produce from Her Farms, which offers some of the most reasonably-priced farm-fresh produce available. Takes 5 minutes! Get recipe…

NEW DESIGNERS: Mixcoatl and the Mission Statement

The MCM is happy to welcome Mixcoatl from 24th Street (South Van Ness) and the Mission Statement from 18th Street (Mission/Valencia)! Mixcoatl Arts and Crafts has a variety of Mexican and Huichol jewelry, art and crafts – and lucha libre masks. The Mission Statement is a cooperative boutique of local designers of apparel and accessories for men and women on 18th Street between Mission and Valencia. Mission Statement will be joining the MCM every 2nd Thursday from now on.

Welcome to the Community Market!!!

Stick around for more AMAZING food vendors joining in the coming weeks.

This Week: Public Dance/Break/Jerk Space

Students from Everett Middle School and the Mission Beacon hold open workshop space for breaking, jerking, douggie. Open session for all Mission youth from 5pm on.