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Mercado Kitchen: Chard Sausage Stuffing

Posted on by Carletta Wong in 4505 Meats, Arizmendi Bakery, Blog, Blue House Farm, Far West Fungi, Happy Boy Farms, Mercado Kitchen, Recipes, Winters Tree Fruit | Leave a comment

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This flavorful chard sausage stuffing makes a hearty side dish at your Thanksgiving table. And it’s chock full of amazing ingredients from the market! Like tasty bread from Arizmendi Bakery, sweet and savory chicken apple calvados sausage from 4505 Meats, robust pioppini mushrooms from Far West Fungi, and toasty walnuts from Winters Fruit Tree. Plus look for fresh produce for this dish – swiss chard, leeks, garlic, and herbs – at Blue House Farm and Happy Boy Farms.

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This recipe comes together easily and can even be assembled up to a day in advance to save you prep time on Turkey day. It would also work great to bring to a potluck Thanksgiving. So shop at the market this week (your last chance before Thanksgiving!) and try making a new side dish this year.

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Chard Sausage Stuffing

Adapted from a Sunset Magazine recipe

Ingredients:

1/2 lb crusty bread (we used a sourdough baguette from Arizmendi Bakery)

1 c milk

1 lb sausage (we used 1 package of chicken apple calvados from 4505 Meats)

2 small leeks, thinly sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 c fresh parsley, chopped

2 c mushrooms (we used pioppini from Far West Fungi)

1 bunch Swiss chard, stems trimmed, coarsely chopped

1/2 c grated parmesan cheese

1 t dried basil (or one handful fresh basil, roughly chopped)

1/4 t dried sage (or approximately 10 fresh sage leaves, chopped)

1/2 c walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cut bread into 1/2-in. slices and place in a large bowl with the milk. Mix gently to saturate with milk and let stand about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.

Slice the sausages into disks and sauté over medium high heat in a large pot, until lightly browned. Add leeks and sauté until slightly wilted. Add garlic, parsley, and mushrooms. Cook, stirring often, until vegetables are lightly browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Add chard and 1/3 cup water and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 5 minutes.

Squeeze the soaked bread with your hands and break into tiny pieces. Add the cooked meat mixture, parmesan, basil, sage, and walnuts. Stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to an 8×8 inch casserole dish. For moist stuffing, cover with foil. For crusty stuffing, do not cover. Bake until hot (at least 150 degrees in center) or lightly browned, at least 30 minutes.

Tips for making in advance: you can make the stuffing, put in the casserole dish and chill up to 1 day in advance. Allow about 1 hour to bake.

Stuffing photos by Carletta Wong

People of MCM: Sylvie

Posted on by Mission Community Market in Blog, Far West Fungi, People of MCM, Vendors, Yerena Farms | Leave a comment

Meet Sylvie, a regular who stops at the market after work, before she heads back over the bridge!

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Where do you live? I live in the East Bay, but I work at the Mission branch of the Library which is nearby.

How often do you come to the MCM?  Every week.

What are you buying?  Strawberries from Yerena Farms and shiitake mushrooms from Far West Fungi.

What’s your favorite part of the market? It’s wonderful that it’s here…. and a great addition to this neighborhood.  I love seeing all the kids, music, and dancing.

What’s the best kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about?  People should know that it’s here and that it’s a lovely place to meet your neighbors.

People of MCM: Shalini, Jen, and their babes!

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Meet Shalini & Misha (left) and Jen & Ada (right), who live three doors down from each other, and just a couple blocks away from MCM! Fun Fact: They became good friends after their daughters were born – on the same day!

Where do you live? In the Mission.

How often do you come to the MCM?  Every week!

What are you buying?  Baked goods from Arizmendi, oranges from Twin Girls, mushrooms from Far West Fungi, veggies from Nyia Yi Farms (celery, ginger, mint & beets), and olive oil from Terra Savia.  And we’ll probably go to Roli Roti.

What’s your favorite part of the market?  Location, location, location.  I like that it’s walkable from the house.  You can bring your kid, it’s very child-friendly.

What’s the best kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about?  Roli Roti is amazing.  I love that you can pick up dinner.  You can get a meal for everyone in the family, and then also shop for groceries.

People of MCM: Caleb

Posted on by Mission Community Market in Blog, Blue House Farm, Chaac Mool, Far West Fungi, Onigilly, People of MCM, Vendors, Zuckerman's Farm | Leave a comment

Meet Caleb Zigas, an MCM regular (and local celebrity) who has incredible taste in t-shirts!  Like his style? You can buy your very own MCM tee at the market!

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Where do you live?  29th and Dolores

How often do you come to the MCM?  Every week!

What are you buying?  I’m buying all my ingredients for a big Passover seder dinner I’m hosting for 25 guests this weekend.  I’ve got asparagus from Zuckerman’s Farm, fennel, beets, and cauliflower from Blue House, and mushrooms from Far West Fungi.

What’s your favorite part of the market? I love grabbing dinner at Chaac-Mool or Onigilly.

What’s the best kept secret at MCM, or something you would like people to know about?  If you believe in supporting community markets, this is one of the best examples possible.

Mercado Kitchen: Spring Frittata

Posted on by Mission Community Market in Achadinha Cheese Company, Blog, Far West Fungi, Great Valley Poultry, Mercado Kitchen, Recipes, Vendors, Zuckerman's Farm | Leave a comment

 

Spring Frittata

Spring Frittata

Spring has sprung!  What better way to celebrate than a delightful seasonal frittata that you can eat for breakfast, lunch, or dinner?  This dish is great for Easter brunches as well as kosher for Passover if you or your friends observe these holidays.  But, no matter who you are or when you make it, you can enjoy this simple recipe! Read more