Blue House Farm

Valentines, MCM Style

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Don’t be a last-minute Valentine’s Day shopper this year! Come on down to MCM this Thursday for a special appearance from Dandelion Chocolate and pick up some of their delicious handmade chocolate bars for your sweetie. They’ll be at MCM this week for a special appearance–they’ll be back this spring on a more regular basis.

Also at MCM this week, support your local food producer and MCM by pre-ordering Valentines for your honey at our 22nd Street info table!

Love you Bunches

G-Free Sweetie

We’ll have a variety of adorable valentines featuring yummy local foods from our vendors, including:

  • “Will you juju-BE mine?” (featuring dried jujubes from Twin Girls)
  • “Orange you gonna be my valentine?” (featuring blood oranges from Twin Girls)
  • “Love you bunches!” (featuring a bunch of kale or other greens from Blue House Farm)
  • “We make a great pear” (featuring an Asian pear from K&J Orchards)
  • “Be my Sweetie” or “Be my G-Free Sweetie” (featuring a sweet treat from Marla Bakerly or a gluten-free sweet from Flour Chylde Bakery, respectively)

Fruit and vegetable valentines will be $3 each and the sweets will be $5 each.

Pre-order one of these tasty Valentines at MCM this week (2/7) for pickup at the market next Thursday–Valentine’s Day!

Mercado Kitchen: Kale Salad

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This delicious kale, golden beet, and butternut squash salad is a recipe from Daniel at Blue House Farm. It was an especially fun recipe to make–involving poaching, roasting, massaging (more on this below)–and yet, super simple!! Read more

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.

Giants & Pumpkins Make MCM Awesome!

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Giants game at MCM

Last Thursday was a truly memorable night at MCM, made even more special now that the San Francisco Giants just clenched the 2012 World Series title!

The night started out with a performance from the Horace Mann Community Music Center as a talented group of young performers treated us to a set of entertaining tunes!

Beginning at 5 pm, several patrons and community members enjoyed a showing of the Giants’ win over the Detroit Tigers on a warm October night while enjoying 4505 Meats‘ cheeseburgers or snacking on kettle corn from Peter’s Kettle Corn. Several patrons commented that they much preferred the chance to catch the game in an outdoor setting rather than a bar or restaurant and thanked MCM for bringing the World Series to them! We’d like to extend a GIANT thank you to Anderson AV Rentals and Amanda Leahy, as well as the wonderful people at Mission Market Fish & Poultry and El Perol for all their help to make this possible.

Kids of all ages enjoyed getting crafty in a pumpkin patch brought to you by Blue House Farm and Hale Farm, two of our amazing vendors. Seated atop bales of hay, kids created painted masterpieces made out of gourds of all sizes, and several patrons took home pumpkins to decorate or cook at home. The center of the market was transformed into a mini pumpkin patch for the afternoon and when it got dark, carved pumpkins illuminated to light the market. Thanks so much to Minnie of Blue House Farms and Dave of Hale Farms for making the pumpkin patch a success!

We’d like to thank everyone who came out to the market this week by participating in the movement to transform Bartlett Street into a space where community members gather to enjoy one another’s company and connect with neighbors. Click here for more information on the Mercado Plaza project, a campaign to make Bartlett a safe, inviting, family-friendly environment for community collaboration.

Cook like Lauren Kiino of Il Cane Rosso

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It’s time for another Chef’s Market Box–a delicious meal inspired by the Mission Community Market, designed by a top local chef, and prepared by YOU! MCM provides a recipe from a pro and all the ingredients you’ll need, and you prepare a delicious, snazzy, restaurant-worthy meal for two in the comfort of your own home.

This week, you’ll be cooking a recipe from Lauren Kiino, the Executive Chef and Owner of Il Cane Rosso who was also Delfina‘s Chef de Cuisine for eight years. Her recipe this week is for a pasture-raised 4505 Meats lamb burger with cherry tomato salsa over mashed potatoes with a mixed greens salad. All the produce included in this recipe is local and organic, sourced from Happy Boy FarmsWinters Fruit TreeTwin Girls Farm, and Blue House Farm. Plus, if you like a little something sweet after your dinner, add an artisan 70% Madagascar dark chocolate bar from Dandelion Chocolate in with your order.

In a little under an hour, you can transform fresh ingredients from MCM’s vendors into a spectacularly flavorful dish. Click on the order button at the top of this page to get started on this exciting culinary journey!