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Five Ways to Beat the Heat at MCM

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The weather forecast for this Thursday is calling for temperatures in the 80s, something that rarely happens in San Francisco! We’re so excited for this week’s market to feel like a hot summer’s day that we’ve made a list of the five best ways that you can chill out, MCM style.

1. Peaches & Pomegranate Juice – We couldn’t possibly create a summertime feel without the most quintessential summer fruit – peaches! Take a stroll by Twin Girls Farm this week to taste the season’s first sweet, organic delights. While you’re there, grab a refreshing bottle of their 100% pomegranate juice – no water or sugar added, just pure, delicious juice.

2. Jasmine Tea Milkshake from Get Goes Mobile Cafe – That red coffee-mobile carries more than just wonderful espresso, pour-overs, and hot chocolate. They also have delightfully tasty milkshakes that will cool you off and transport your taste buds to a malt shop in the ’50s! Choose from mocha or espresso (both available in decaf or regular) and their newest delicious flavor, Jasmine Tea!

3. Shrimp & Love Ceviche – All of their ceviche varieties are refreshing and light – perfect for a hot day! We recommend the Green Aguachile Shrimp Ceviche – delicious shrimp marinated in lime and lemon juices with cucumber, red onion, and spices. Contrary to what your intuition might tell you, eating spicy food is actually a great way to cool your body down! Take some home for dinner this Thursday, or grab some chips and enjoy it right at the market!

4. Agua Fresca from Chaac-Mool – This week Chaac Mool will have three freshly-made, thirst-quenching flavors of agua fresca to choose from: Sandia (watermelon), Fresa (strawberry), and Jamaica (hibiscus). A glass of agua fresca pairs perfectly with a gordita or a couple of tacos and will keep you feeling cool while you cruise around the market.

5. Live Music – Nothing will chill you out quite like the musical stylings of Ben Brown and Jascha! It doesn’t get much cooler than blues, and Benjamin Brown is just about the most talented blues man we know. Benjamin will play 4 pm – 6 pm. Then Jascha will take to the stage to lull us into a mellow, euphoric state with his “catchy and cerebral” indie pop tunes.  Jascha will play 6 pm – 8 pm. Catch them at MCM this Thursday!

Great music & Great food

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This Thursday March 14th we have an amazing market planned for you! Not only are we welcoming some new vendors, we’re also welcoming back some of your favorite returning vendors who are just getting started this season!

Our newest vendor is Zuckerman’s Farm, selling several varieties of potatoes from fingerlings to yukon golds, as well as small and large varieties of asparagus. These potatoes will be the perfect addition to your corned beef and cabbage this St. Patty’s Day!

onigilly

After much anticipation, we’re thrilled to announce that Onigilly will make their return to MCM this Thursday! They’ll be back on a bi-weekly schedule so you can catch them at MCM on the 14th and the 28th this month. We’re so glad that we’ll have their tasty Japanese rice wraps back on Bartlett Street! Not to be outdone, Shrimp and Love Ceviche will also be back with their signature styles of ceviche, ranging from spicy to subtly sweet and everything in between! Our pals at 4505 Meats will have St. Patty’s Day specials and they’ll be smoking meats on site!

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In case all that doesn’t entice you, we’ve also got music from Heather Normandale at 4:30 pm and Mountain Dojo with Toshio Hirano and Dave Berry at 6:00 pm. Heather plays eclectic folk music that combines cello, marimba, bells and trumpet, along with rhythm-driven picking on banjo, steel mandolin, and guitar.

Mountain Dojo is a bluegrass duo known to entertain with their energetic and soulful shows. They incorporate a mix of classic country and bluesy songs from the golden era of 1920-1949 featuring guitar, mandolin, and vocal harmonies.

Come on down this Thursday 4-8pm for an awesome night!

Justin Ancheta & the 23rd Street Kickers

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Music at MCM

Join us this Thursday as we welcome two great musical acts to Bartlett Street. At 4pm we’ll hear great tunes from Justin Ancheta, and at 6pm the 23rd Street Kickers jazz collective will take to the stage.

Justin Ancheta is a guitarist, vocalist, and composer who hails from San Francisco. Ancheta has toured in both Europe and the United States by bike and by train. His lyrics share the human power of community–who better to perform at MCM?! Ancheta’s eclectic style of reggae flavored funk and jazz is infectious. His newest CD, ‘Plant’ is set to be released in April 2013.

The 23rd Street Kickers are a jazz collective made up of several talented Bay Area locals who love to entertain and improvise. The last time they played at MCM their infectious, cool, jazzy tunes it made for a great night! Come out this Thursday as they do it again, 6-8pm.

Ben Brown & Cello Joe at MCM

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Join us this Thursday 2/28 as we say goodbye to February and hello to two of our favorite local musicians: Benjamin Brown and CelloJoe. These two guys are no strangers to Bartlett Street, and their talents never fail to amaze.

Ben Brown

 

cello joe

First up at 4pm will be Benjamin Brown, a self-taught blues singer and songwriter living in Oakland, CA. At age 25, he is a self-taught blues guitarist who plays with as much soul as any contemporary blues artist.

At 6pm, we’ll enjoy music from the talented CelloJoe. Utilizing only his voice, a cello and a loop pedal, he is able to take listeners on a sonic musical journey. CelloJoe is able to record live on the spot with a looper and produce intricate tapestries of harmony, melody, and rhythm, and mimics everything from dubstep to folk to rock to classical to hip hop by beatboxing, throatsinging, singing, plucking and bowing the cello.

Come on down to MCM this Thursday for a grand ol’ time! MCM is every Thursday at 22nd/Bartlett, 4-8pm.

MCM returns january 17, 2013

Posted on by EmilyN in 4505 Meats, Achadinha Cheese Company, Arizmendi Bakery, Blog, Blue House Farm, California Olive Oil, Get Goes Mobile Cafe, Home Made Ravioli, K&J Orchards, Live Music, Onigilly, Peter's Kettle Corn, Roli Roti, Spring Hill Cheese, Twin Girls Farm, Winters Tree Fruit | Leave a comment

This Thursday, MCM will be back on Bartlett Street! We think you shouldn’t have to wait until April to get all the delicious food, local wares, and family fun that we have to offer. Starting on January 17th, 2013, we’ll be on Bartlett every Thursday 4pm til 8pm. Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll have in store for you:

Produce from Blue House Farm, Twin Girls Farm, and K&J Farms
Freshly caught & smoked fish from Coastside Farms
Local cheese from Achadinha and Spring Hill
Ravioli, pasta, & spreads from Home Maid
Nuts from Winter’s Fruit Tree
Tasty baked goods from Arizmendi and Flour Chylde
Kettle Corn from Peter’s Kettle Corn
Dinner from 4505 Meats, Bok Ssam, & Roli Roti (plus Onigilly every other week!)
Espresso & other hot drinks from Get Goes Mobile Cafe
Uniquely designed tees, onesies & more from Animal Instincts Apparel

Uni and her UkeleleWe’ll also welcome Shannon Harney and the Everybody Band as well as Uni and her Ukelele  who will host the first-ever MCM Kids’ Open Mic Night! Kids (ages 4-14) and parents are invited to bring instruments and sign up at 6pm to perform at MCM! The schedule will be as follows:

Shannon Harney and the Everybody Band: 4-6
Uni and Her Ukelele: 6-6:30
Kids Open Mic: 6:30-7:30
Uni and Her Ukelele: 7:30-8

Performers will showcase their skills on Street Stage, an awesome portable stage made by local talents Ross Hansen and John Francis.