A Sweet Addition to MCM

A woman hangs out of a window, leaning over the edge to serve grits. On the other side of the window, the grits are cooked in small batches, with lots of cream, cheese, and hot sauce. That’s the vision that Read more

Shop Whole Foods Potrero and Castro to Support MCM

Thanks to Whole Foods Market, when you shop at the Potrero or Market-Castro stores, bring in your own bags for groceries and you'll have the option of receiving a 5¢ credit (per bag) or to donate the 5¢ to MCM. Read more

Mercado Kitchen: Quick Persian Pickles

If you haven't picked up cucumbers from Blue House Farms yet, now is the time. Quick pickling the cucumbers is simple and results in sweet, tangy pickles that are perfect on kabobs, in burgers, or thrown on salads. They're easy Read more

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!

MCM Holiday gift boxes on sale now!

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This holiday season, consider giving someone on your list the gift of local food from MCM’s wonderful vendors. Holiday gift boxes are now on sale through Good Eggs.

Each box will include the following:

All this for just $30 ($45 with a shirt)! Prefer to place your order in person? No problem–just swing by the info table at 22nd and Bartlett on November 29th or December 6th to pre-order a box for the following weeks.

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!

Meet Cynthia of Dandelion Chocolate!

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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

Strawberry Nib Salad

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Did you miss our Chef’s Market Box last week? If you did make sure to order one for next week! In the meantime here’s a sample recipe for you to try and you can get all the ingredients at our market on Thursday night. This recipe comes from Cynthia of Dandelion Chocolates, one of our vendors, and this is her favorite way to eat nibs!

Ingredients:

Spring Mix with edible flowers from Happy Boy Farms

Ripe Strawberries from Yerena Farms

Nibs from Dandelion Chocolates

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Your favorite Honey Mustard Dressing- don’t have one? Download this recipe book from Urban Sprouts and make your own at home!

Oh! and the beautiful bowl? handmade and local by Smokin’ Pottery.