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

Neighbors Join MCM at Bartlett Street Workshop

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This past Wednesday night, May 16th, neighbors of the 22nd Street and Bartlett area met at the CCSF Mission Campus for an information session and brainstorming workshop on plans to redesign Bartlett Street. A partnership of MCM, the Rebar Group and CARECEN is coordinating with project sponsors of the “Giant Value” development at 2558 Mission (with an entrance on Bartlett) to secure funding for the planned improvement, which is a product of ongoing feedback received by the Mission Community Market since 2010.

Led by ReBar designer John Bela and Mission Community Market Executive Director, Jeremy Shaw, Wednesday night’s session focused on gathering ideas for the proposed street redesign from workshop participants and Bartlett Street neighbors. Victor Marquez, representing Oyster Development, gave an overview of the “Giant Value” redevelopment project, as well as the planned reconstruction of the adjacent New Mission Theater and historic marquee by Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Primary concerns from the neighborhood include making the area safer, more family-friendly, and friendly to small businesses.

A variety of ideas, options, and concerns for Bartlett Street’s streetscape were presented at the workshop by project coordinators and participants, including:

  • Stormwater management and permeable surfaces
  • Pedestrian improvements
  • The potential to build out the project in phases as more funding is secured
  • Making Bartlett Street a gathering spot for a school-aged “walking schoolbus”
  • Making space or play structures for children and families
  • Better lighting
  • Protect existing public housing
  • “Shared Street” – vehicle access for loading/unloading and garages
  • Engage the local library and local businesses. Improving street condition could help business!
  • Use temporary improvements like mobile planters or vendor stalls in the interim development phase – don’t wait?

Since what it means to “improve” Bartlett Street is open to interpretation, gathering opinions from neighbors and stakeholders is very important. In order to facilitate this ongoing process, the MCM will be asking market-goers and neighbors to share their ideas with us for the next few weeks. We want to know what your top priorities are in any potential redesign. Make sure you check out the concept drawings, ask us questions about the Bartlett Street redesign project, and add your own ideas to the board when you stop by the Market!

See you there – every Thursday from 4-8 PM.

Please see the concepts discussed online.

Re-Design Bartlett Street

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Wednesday, May 16th, 7-9pm
CCSF Mission Campus, Room 454
Comment on early ideas for Bartlett Street and propose your own!

‘Bartlett Street neighbors, the Mission Community Market, the Rebar Group, and CARECEN have begun to imagine ways that Bartlett St could better serve our neighborhood. We now have the chance to re-design Bartlett Street, in coordination with the proposed development at Giant Value.

Together we can bring funding to Bartlett Street!

But we need a vision for Bartlett. YOUR input is critical to that vision and to improving your neighborhood. Come for 10 minutes or an hour. Tell us what you think of early concepts and future possibilities for Bartlett Street. Join the neighborhood workshop:

Wednesday, May 16th, 7-9pm, CCSF Mission Campus, Bartlett/22nd, Bartlett Bldg Room 454

See ideas and possibilities for what we can do on Bartlett Street.

Uke Better Not Miss This!

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This Thursday the Mission Community Market is excited to welcome local favorite Uni & Her Ukelele to Bartlett Street. Uni is known for performing “super-fun pop ditties” and the San Francisco Chronicle listed her among their best local live acts from the last decade. Her uke-nique style would put Don Ho to shame and is sure to put a smile on your face, so head down to the market this Thursday and be prepared for a a fun-filled, toe-tapping good time. Uni will get started around 6:00 pm, so get your delicious local produce early, grab a seat, and enjoy the show!

See you on Cinco and Sunday

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Come see us at Sunday Streets - May 6th - 11-4pmGet out TODAY to Cinco de Mayo at Dolores Park.

Then Hop skip and jump down to Sunday Streets this Sunday, May 6th 11-4pm.

Walk bike skate roll and love your Mission. Stop by the MCM table for coffee and cake treats from Boogaloos. Thanks Boogaloos! All proceeds go to health and nutrition counseling with Urban Sprouts and CARECEN.

MCM Staff hit hard with colds and flus! Sorry we’re gonna miss you Sunday.

Fun Day with Carrots

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As spring teased us with open skies and misty tufts of fog yesterday, a clear vision of Spring (and..wait for it… Summer) shone through on Bartlett Street. Baby carrots – awesome, tasty, orange – flew off the Happy Boy Farms table, just as delectably tangy raspberries made their first showing from Yerena Farms. And did someone say peaches?! Boom! The first crop from Twin Girls Farm is here! Don’t forget the Basil Menagerie by Lee Farms – brand new to MCM with cucumbers, mint, and FOUR types of basil from the Central Valley. Who knows what’s in store for next week…

Check out the cute baby carrots! Thanks Happy Boy

And nothing like a little visit from the kinder. Nice to see Karen Solomon out with Urban Sprouts‘ Audrey Roderick, showing some good green time to youth from Buena Vista school, just down the block. Thanks you guys!

Karen Solomon and Urban Sprouts with youth from Buena Vista

…and how 'bout these baby carrots?

See you at Sunday Streets at Valencia and 22nd this Sunday, May 6th, 11-4! Thank you to Boogaloos for donating coffee and cake to the cause. All proceeds go to health education + play with Urban Sprouts and CARECEN.