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The Last Market was Unforgettable!

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If you weren’t able to make it out to the Mission Mercado last night, there’s some bad news and good news.  The bad news is, you missed one of the best markets so far this season! The good news is, you can find us at 22nd and Bartlett every Thursday from 4 pm til 8pm, so you’ll get another chance next week to join in on the fun.

The weather set the tone for the market, with plenty of midday sunshine reminding us that yes, summer is actually here! And just in case you weren’t sure about that, the bounty of colorful tomatoes from Happy Boy Farms made that fact undeniably clear!  It was the perfect kind of day to enjoy a watermelon-mint popsicle from Pop Nation!

Those who had pre-ordered a Chef’s Market Box featuring the 4505 Meats burger and a fennel-nectarine side salad were not disappointed! We had a great team of MCM volunteers and some awesome folks from Good Eggs prepping the boxes for delivery and pickup and everything went off without a hitch. If you missed your chance to get a piece of the market box action, don’t worry!  There will be a new market box on offer the week after next, so keep an eye out for what delicious meal curated by a local chef you’ll be cooking next.

As always, MCM was thrilled to feature some very talented local musicians. First up was Steffy Sue, who entertained MCM patrons with some delightful, toe-tappin’ tunes on the ukulele! She was followed by La Orquestra 24, who were so loved by the crowd of eager salsa dancers and fans that they couldn’t stop playing until well after 8pm!

Not to be outdone by the musicians, the amazing Dilsa Lugo, La Cocina graduate and owner of catering company Los Cilantros offered an informative cooking demo at the market this week, passing her traditional Mexican cuisine expertise on to the masses.

Last night’s market reminded us all that 22nd and Bartlett is the place to be on Thursday evenings!  We hope you love the small, intimate feel of the market and getting to know each small business owner on a personal level. Over the next few weeks come back for amazing summer figs, crazy tomatoes and a surprise new treat for dinner…

See you next Thursday!

Learn the Secrets of Mexican Cuisine!

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This week we will have a very special activity at the market- a cooking demo from Dilsa Lugo. Dilsa brings her passion for cooking all the way from her garden in Cuernavaca Mexico. Dilsa is a La Cocina graduate and she owns and operates Los Cilantros, a local and organic Mexican food caterer. Dilsa strongly believes in the benefits of farm to table practices for her business and her community which is why she wants to share her recipes with you. Come learn the secrets of her kitchen this Thursday at 5pm. Dilsa will be providing her demo in both English and Spanish!

Product Spotlight: Mission Possible Atlas

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Did you know that Dolores Park was at one point a Jewish cemetery? Is there a correlation between gang territory and Mission bakeries? Mission Possible: A neighborhood Atlas created in collaboration between Mission Loc@l and students of the Cage Lab (part of the Geography Department at UC Berkeley) juxtaposes our beloved Mission with facts from various “phenomena” pertinent to the neighborhood such as: Craigslist Missed Connections occurrences, landmarks, local businesses and more. There are only 300 of these atlases printed, making them a collectible Zeitgeist of the Mission as we know it. Check out some of the other maps here. And come get your hands on a copy at the Mission Community Market this Thursday. All proceeds of the atlases go to support Mission Loc@l!

Come Listen: Hip-Hop Cello Fusion

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What do you do when you play a classical instrument like the cello but you love hip hop? Well, you have to beat box over it of course! Cello Joe is a self-proclaimed “International bicycle touring vagabond troubadour cellist beatboxer.” He has traveled all over the world with his cello and his bike “hoping to make the world a better place by making strangers smile.” Come see him perform at the Mission Community Market, this Thursday at 4pm. In the meantime, check out this video of Cello Joe playing in front of one of the Angkor Wat temples in Cambodia.

La Gente live at MCM

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This week our farmer’s market is going to be buzzing with the music of La Gente performed by its lead singer Rafael Sarria. La Gente mixes music from across the world to deliver powerful messages and contagious dance rhythms. Rafael who goes by “Raffa” is an engaging and energetic performer, talented in various musical instruments and can get everyone to get up and dance. Raffa is a Resident Artist at the Red Poppy Art House and one of the head organizers for M.A.P.P. (Mission Arts Performance Program), which is taking place this Saturday and Sunday all over the Mission. Don’t miss this electrifying performance at the Mission Community Market this Thursday at 4pm.