Ah Nuts! Mission Almond Discount!

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Winters Fruit Tree
Next time you stop by the Winters Fruit Tree stand you may go, well…a little nuts. That is because this small family business carries a billion varieties and flavors, from butter-toffee almonds to italian herb pistachios. And you can still find the classic raw, roasted and salted varieties. To give your salads or party bowls a kick then throw in some chili-lemon and teriyaki infusions! This week and next, show YOUR LOVE for the MISSION and get a a 20% discount on Mission Almonds and nonpareils! Mention this newsletter for the discount on either one ($4/pound)!

MCM Preserves Tradition (part 3) – Hapa Ramen

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Richie Nakano founder of Hapa Ramen is best known for selling homemade ramen soup at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market. But, the reason why Richie loves his new stand at the MCM is because now he can also be known for his meat curing mastery. He and his crew receive an organic-fed, sustainably-raised pig a week, and truly honor the animal by butchering the cuts themselves and using every bit to make lard; ramen (with the belly and shoulder); Pickled Pig Feet Terrine (cured in soy, sugar, star anise and white vinegar); Smoked Bacon (over hickory and almond wood); Guanchale (Italian style cured pig’s jowl – like bacon from pig’s cheek- that’s excellent for making carbonara); Sake-Cured Sausage (uncased); Paté (country style and bacon & liver); and a truly delicious Mac n’ Head Cheese (slowly-braised pig’s brains and macaroni terrine). Richie took his first cooking lessons from his grandfathers. Richie’s Japanese paternal grandfather is a chef and taught him how to cut fish, make dashi and miso soup. On his mom’s side, his English grandfather is a gardener. With his mom, he taught Richie how to grow food in the back of the house and use herbs for cooking. Before setting up his own shop, Richie worked in a few favorite San Francisco restaurants such as Nopa and Sushi Ran. Now he is making his own artisanal and sustainable food! At the Hapa Ramen stand you can also find Almondac Mustard, French-style pickled baby shallots and carrots, Kimchi, preserved Meyer Lemons, and other preserves. Come on through and say hi to Richie, Susanna, Kevin, Svet and the Hapa crew!

Mission Community Market 8/11 – Dave’s Apples, Sang Matiz, and The Heated!

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It’s been another great day at the Market! Hope everyone got a chance to snag a few of Dave’s Apples and check out Cristina Espinosa’s designs from her band The Heated. And speaking of bands, what a great duet performance by Sang Matiz! We hope you all had a great time yesterday and for those who couldn’t make it out this week you can still check out photos of what went down yesterday! Until next time, see you at the next Market!

Local Biz Spotlight: the Heated

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The Heated
The Heated’s Cristina is a local artist, designer, musician and all-around awesomist. Check out her designs and locally-printed tea towels, aprons and totes. Welcome back Cristina!

Hale Apples: Keep the Doctor Away

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Dave Hale
Dave hails from Sebastopol and will teach you everything you need to know about apples before you can say “gravenstein!” This week Gravenstein and Pink Pearls! Welcome back Dave!