We are so excited to welcome Boffo Cart to the MCM family! Ever since they started serving dinner at the market a couple of weeks ago, customers have been raving about their food. Boffo Cart offers its own version of seasonal, California-style Italian fare, using organic, local ingredients from a variety of market vendors from around the Bay. For his calzones, Chef Rhasaan Fernandez makes his own completely vegan dough (which is insanely delicious!), with flour milled every day in San Francisco, and he serves his sandwiches on Acme bread. Read more
If you’re wondering why the asparagus from vendor Zuckerman’s Farm tastes so good, that’s because it’s grown in black delta peat soil. The farm is located about 80 miles away in Stockton, on an ‘island’ in the delta formed by the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers as they flow toward the Bay Area. Peat soil gets deposited from marshes and bogs as rivers run downstream, and is composed from 90% organic material, great for growing veggies! Roscoe Zuckerman is the third generation farmer farming this land, after his grandfather fell in love with the property in the 1920s. Currently, Roscoe and his crew are farming around 1500 acres! Not only do they grow several different varieties and sizes of delicious asparagus, Zuckerman’s Farm also offers many kinds of potatoes (fingerlings, purple, Yukon, red, russets). Zuckerman’s may even be bringing some blueberries and exotic melons (grown by a neighbor) to the market later this year! Visit them at MCM and meet Angie – she loves working for Zuckerman’s so much she came out of retirement to sell their produce at farmers’ markets!
Jablow’s Meats is one of MCM’s new additions to the market this season! Learn a little more about them, and then come on down to MCM to taste their delicious products and maybe take some home!
Jablow’s aims to offer the perfect marriage of East Coast deli meat culture and the West Coast commitment to organic practices and sustainability. Dan Jablow founded the company in 2009, with the desire to bring high-quality meats to the Bay Area, without shortcuts during the brining, curing, or ‘low and slow‘ smoking process. You can learn more about Dan Jablow’s ‘meat awakening’ here. In addition to tasting amazing, their smoked meats are organic, pasture-raised, and hormone and antibiotic-free! Jablow’s Meats was recently a Top 10 Finalist in the World Food Championship’s Sandwich Competition. They smoked their meat on the spot and served up a delicious hot pastrami sandwich, with glowing reviews. You can find their pastrami, bacon, pork loin, ham, and smoked ham hocks when you visit their stall at the Mission Community Market. Come pay them a visit to learn more about what makes their meats so special!
Our Vendor of the Week Cynthia has one of the sweetest jobs around. She works at Dandelion Chocolate, and you can find her at MCM just about every week. Because of her love for chocolate, Cynthia wants to become a expert. She’s taken Bean to Bar classes in Oakland and loves sharing her knowledge with the public. Read more
Esmeralda Padilla and Javier Martinez of ZIA are our vendors of the Week! Esmeralda and Javier joined our market this year selling tees and tanks bearing their original screen prints. Javier’s art features grecas, skulls and masks. He draws inspiration for his unique art from his Mexican heritage. Esmeralda’s art features succulents and other plants and is greatly inspired by Victorian-era nature illustration. Sustainability is important to Javier and Esmeralda, so they make sure that their tops are 98% American-made and each one is hand-printed with love by the artists!
This Thursday, July 5th, we’re excited to offer a special promotion featuring ZIA designs. If you purchase anything from ZIA this week at the market, you will receive a $2 credit towards any purchase at a farm stall at the market for use this Thursday or on any subsequent week. That’s right–buy some rad apparel designed by local artists, get $2 off your purchase of figs, peaches, salad mix, or just about anything else the farmers have on offer. It’s a win-win!
Come meet these talented local artists this Thursday at the market!
This picture of Esmeralda and Javier was taken by David Gartner as part of our Vendor Portraits Series.