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!”
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 Jean@missioncommunitymarket.org. 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!
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.
Amate Mission by Jet Martinez, jetromartinez.com
As some of you already know, Mission Community Market supports an array of local arts and music.
We are partnering with various muralist organizations, to help beautify the market location and showcase emerging and established artists.
Upcoming mural projects include a new youth mural to be installed with the help of artist Chris Treggiari. Another mural is planned, pending funding, for this summer. Stay tuned!
Youth Mural Panel with Chris Treggiari of Root Division
San Francisco’s StreetSmARTs program supported the Amate Mission mural, painted on the Mission Market wall and we are very grateful for their support. StreetsSmARTs is a collaboration between the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) and the Department of Public Works (DPW) that aims to restore San Francisco’s stature as a recognized, international destination for mural art. MCM looks forward to working with StreetSmARTs on future murals. If you’d like to support a mural or improvements to the streetscape (e.g. planters, fences, and trash areas), you can support MCM here.
Marion Anthonisen from Bold Italic came to our Opening Day this past week. Check out what she had to say. See you this Thursday!
Recognize this stretch of Bartlett? It’s between 21st and 22nd, right by the old Giant Value. Maybe you’ve seen the awesome mural featuring two enormous, majestic seals. The rest of the block’s a little run-down, but lately it’s been perking up, thanks to the Mission Community Market, which just kicked off a new season yesterday.
Executive Director Jeremy Shaw, the city planning department, the Neighborhood Parks Council, businesses like La Cocina, 18 Reasons, and oodles of other collaborators have big plans for this space, and from the looks of the market’s opening day, they’re right on track.
It’s currently the only market where you’ll be able to buy goods from Little City Gardens, a one-acre farm in SF (yep, a whole acre of farmland within the city limits!). These awesome ladies are making waves in the world of urban food production, they created the city’s very first CSA program, and they’ve got an impressive 25-part salad mix for you to try.
Edible flowers! Note the salad mix testimonials under the basket. One of my favorites: “Like a little garden in your bowl.”
Hey, more delicious food from an awesome local producer. I was into the pomelos.
4505 chicharrones blowin’ in the wind. We missed the worst of last night’s storm, but the vendor tents still got some pretty healthy gusts of air. Jeremy reminded me this won’t be a concern when the stalls are made permanent (told you they had big plans for this market).
Sampled some nutty, delicious cocoa nibs straight from the bean, courtesy of Dandelion Chocolate, who will be opening a storefront on Valencia in a few months.
Jewelry and a really cute baby from Sebastopol.
Handmade ceramics from Smokin’ Pottery.
And bubbles! Toys and games (don’t miss the stack of hula hoops back there) were courtesy of Urban Sprouts, who’ll be doing healthy cooking demos at future markets. Bilingual nutrition education and healthy food incentives play a big part in the grand MCM plan. And there’s live music, too.
This market is gonna blow up. Check it out this season on Thursdays from 4-8 p.m.
All photos by Marion Anthonisen
Our third year brings exciting new vendors, including 4505 Meats, Spring Hill Cheese and Little City Gardens located in San Francisco. Crafty artisans Zia Designs, Smokin’ Pottery and Georgie Girl will also be selling this year. We are honored to continue working with our loyal vendors who have been with us since the start. Thank you for your support!
As a true community destination, MCM offers more than a traditional farmer’s market. Opening day will feature musical performance by the renowned LoCura, recently featured in the National Geographic World Music series; and ABADÁ-Capoeira dance performance. More entertainment to be announced, please stay tuned.
Mission Community Market is open every Thursday at Bartlett & 22nd from 4-8pm.
See you there!!