En Vie Naturals

Fall in Love with MCM!

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This Thursday is February 13th, and we have everything you need to get ready to help you show your loved ones you care this Friday!

Rainy Showers Bring You Flowers!

Need a bouquet for that special someone in your life? We’ve got you covered this Thursday at MCM.We’ll have flowers available from Floreria la Poblanita and Home Sweet Flowers. That’s right–we’ll have not one but two amazing flower vendors ready to help you find just the right bouquet for the sweetie in your life. Floreria la Poblanita has been with the market since 2010! Locally based out of their shop near 24th and Mission, they’ll help you find some romantic roses or other gorgeous stems for your honey!

Do you know the meaning of a Tulip? It’s a declaration of love, of course! Home Sweet Flowers will bring mixed bouquets and flower bundles with romantic meanings. All their flowers are California grown and wrapped in burlap.

Come on down and pick out something nice for your sweetie pie!

Shop Locally for your Love

Why stop at flowers?! We’ve got some Valentine’s Day specials this Thursday at MCM that you won’t want to miss! Check them out:
  • Gift set containing three mini (1.5 oz) jars of jam in Strawberry, Quince, and Raspberry ($10)
  • Full size (8 oz) Strawberry Jam for just $5.00

Marla Bakery

  • Confection box ($15) containing: dark chocolate brownie bites, caramel, hazelnut & chocolate baci, and mini Mexican wedding cookies
  • A Chocolate Candied Orange Torte for Two may be special-ordered ($20)

En Vie Naturals

  • Body butters, soaps, and other all-natural body care products
…and even if you don’t have a special someone in mind just yet, you can always find a great lookin’ date at the Palmero Date Shop!

Cute as a Button!

We recently hosted a student intern for eight weeks and one of her many great artistic contributions to MCM was creating some unique new buttons and magnets for us! They are perfect for Valentine’s Day – tell someone how you feel with the message “Olive You!”

Check out her masterpieces at the MCM booths, and take one home for just $1 (suggested donation).

Thank you very much to Hannah for all of her hard work!

Flowers & gifts for Mom!

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Right in time for Mother’s Day, our new vendor Medrano Farms offers a variety of fantastic flowers that are perfect for Mom!

medranoIn addition to their amazing King Proteas, Irises, Gerber Daisies, Ranunculus, Roses, and other fine flora, they are planning to bring special Mother’s Day bouquets this Thursday (May 9th) that you can purchase for $5-10!  The Medrano family has been running their farm out of Monterrey County for the last twelve years. The family started out doing wholesale, and now sell at a few markets in San Francisco. We feel very lucky that they will now be coming out to MCM every week. When asked what he wanted to share with our blog’s readers, David Medrano’s response was simple: “Come and enjoy the beautiful flowers!” Show your love for Mom, and support a local farmer!

If you’re looking for a gift for Mom, we have plenty of awesome presents available this week to show mom you love her while buying locally!

Pick a peck of pickled goodies with a gift box from Jarred SF Brine! You can mix and match three 9-oz jars of pickles for $24.

If Mom deserves a little pampering, pick up some all-natural vegan body care goodies from En Vie Naturals, including soaps, scrubs, and lotions.

Animal Instincts Apparel will make their monthly appearance at MCM this week (2nd Thursdays)! Their line of screen printed tees, onesies, and sweatshirts feature adorable animal designs created by owner Jamai Lowell. These awesome designs are whimsical and unique, and they come in adult sizes for Moms and onesies for babies!

Artist Jen Kindell has beautiful tea towels and canvas bags, all screen printed with her designs featuring seasonal produce. Her newest creation is a limited-edition blood orange tea towel ($12 each, pictured). Her tote bags are $15.

Thanks for a great 2012 season

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We’d like to extend a huge thank you to all of our amazing vendors for making this 2012 season the best one yet! We’re also happy to announce that next year MCM will move to a year-round format, opening for the 2013 season on January 17th.

We’re excited to share with you the result of a project that we’ve been a part of during the past few months. As a part of a special collaboration between MCM and students from the ENGAGE program at the California College of the Arts, eight of our vendors were profiled in a beautifully-designed book called Neighboring Greatness which offers a glimpse into what makes MCM so special. The book is available now for purchase.

We’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated in this project. Thanks to all the vendors who agreed to be a part of this book, participated in interviews, and hosted students at their farms and businesses so that their story could be told. Thanks go out to Hale Apple Farm, Yerena Farms, Twin Girls Farm, Emmy’s Pickles and Jams, En Vie Naturals, The Heated, ZIA Designs, and Chaac-Mool.

Thanks also go out to all the students who helped make this project possible, as well as their professor Jenny Mullins.

Zoe Brozman
Mike Bucci
Megan Darrough
James T. Edmondson
Danielle Galante.
Alison Gold
Cailin  Holmes
Henry Huckabay
Robin Kim

Peter L’Abbe
Christie Lee
Eileena Q. Long
Lydia Park
Taylor Patton
Ming Sit
Georgia Wilson
Megan Yamanaka
David Yamato

Thank you once again for an amazing 2012 season, and we’ll see you in January!

Vendor of the Week: Kim Leonard

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Vendor of the Week: Kim Leonard

Kim Leonard of En Vie Naturals photo by David Gartner

We are often preoccupied with questions about what goes in our bodies: where does our food come from? How is it produced? What are the values of the person responsible for bringing it to our tables? Yet it is less common to see us so preoccupied over what we put ON our bodies, where the largest organ in our bodies resides: the skin!

Meet Kim Leonard, she is the creator of En Vie Naturals, and our Vendor of the Week! Kim’s products and hand-made in small batches with carefully chosen ingredients for all skin types. All of Kim’s products are vegan and cruelty free. Made with her family and friends in mind, you can trust the intention behind her products. Her after-shower body sprays, for example, were created for and inspired by her sister who doesn’t like the viscosity of lotions. Stop by her booth and you are likely to get a recommendation from her customers who quickly swoop in on their favorite staples. Paula of Chile Lindo (aka The Girl from Empanada) was happy to give us a testimonial on Kim’s behalf saying that her unscented “Butter-me up” was “the best! Good for people with sensitive skin or who work in scent-free environments like kitchens!”

Check out her products online at envienaturals.com and come get the rare opportunity of talking to a beauty products manufacturer next Thursday at the market!

Healthy Body Care today!

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Give the gift of healthy body care with locally-sourced, organic soap from Rubber Ducky Soap Co., Sensory Revolution and aromatherapy, and natural sprays, oils and lotion from En Vie Naturals – Today 4-8pm!