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!
Spring Mix with edible flowers from Happy Boy Farms
Ripe Strawberries from Yerena Farms
Nibs from Dandelion Chocolates
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.
Featured Treats – Fresh Tomatero Eggs and Local Arizmendi Breads
This week Arizmendi Bakery will be joining us with their savory and sweet concoctions, as well as Tomatero Farm, who will be bringing their pasture-raised eggs that are firm, bright and delicious. Straight from the famer, “our eggs are so fresh they could have been produced less than 24 hours from when you purchase them!”
Local Artisan, Jeffrey May, makes one-of-a-kind pieces of pottery as Smokin’ Pottery, “individually hand crafted to provide the best quality possible.” He will be selling his fire glazed pieces this week, keep an eye out and snag something that supports local artists and will last much longer than machine made.
For Your Entertainment
We are committed to providing quality community arts and music programming, i.e. having fun!! If you or an artist you know is interested in showcasing talents with us, please write our arts co-ordinator Jean@missioncommunitymarket.org. We are especially looking to start doing bigger monthly events, so please stay tuned and keep us in the loop if you have ideas! Thankq!
Marion Anthonisen from Bold Italic came to our Opening Day this past week. Check out what she had to say. See you this Thursday!
Recognize this stretch of Bartlett? It’s between 21st and 22nd, right by the old Giant Value. Maybe you’ve seen the awesome mural featuring two enormous, majestic seals. The rest of the block’s a little run-down, but lately it’s been perking up, thanks to the Mission Community Market, which just kicked off a new season yesterday.
Executive Director Jeremy Shaw, the city planning department, the Neighborhood Parks Council, businesses like La Cocina, 18 Reasons, and oodles of other collaborators have big plans for this space, and from the looks of the market’s opening day, they’re right on track.
It’s currently the only market where you’ll be able to buy goods from Little City Gardens, a one-acre farm in SF (yep, a whole acre of farmland within the city limits!). These awesome ladies are making waves in the world of urban food production, they created the city’s very first CSA program, and they’ve got an impressive 25-part salad mix for you to try.
Edible flowers! Note the salad mix testimonials under the basket. One of my favorites: “Like a little garden in your bowl.”
Hey, more delicious food from an awesome local producer. I was into the pomelos.
4505 chicharrones blowin’ in the wind. We missed the worst of last night’s storm, but the vendor tents still got some pretty healthy gusts of air. Jeremy reminded me this won’t be a concern when the stalls are made permanent (told you they had big plans for this market).
Sampled some nutty, delicious cocoa nibs straight from the bean, courtesy of Dandelion Chocolate, who will be opening a storefront on Valencia in a few months.
Jewelry and a really cute baby from Sebastopol.
Handmade ceramics from Smokin’ Pottery.
And bubbles! Toys and games (don’t miss the stack of hula hoops back there) were courtesy of Urban Sprouts, who’ll be doing healthy cooking demos at future markets. Bilingual nutrition education and healthy food incentives play a big part in the grand MCM plan. And there’s live music, too.
This market is gonna blow up. Check it out this season on Thursdays from 4-8 p.m.
All photos by Marion Anthonisen
Our third year brings exciting new vendors, including 4505 Meats, Spring Hill Cheese and Little City Gardens located in San Francisco. Crafty artisans Zia Designs, Smokin’ Pottery and Georgie Girl will also be selling this year. We are honored to continue working with our loyal vendors who have been with us since the start. Thank you for your support!
As a true community destination, MCM offers more than a traditional farmer’s market. Opening day will feature musical performance by the renowned LoCura, recently featured in the National Geographic World Music series; and ABADÁ-Capoeira dance performance. More entertainment to be announced, please stay tuned.
Mission Community Market is open every Thursday at Bartlett & 22nd from 4-8pm.
See you there!!
Stimulate your taste buds and impress your guests with Sensational Seasonings from Lisa Vincenti. Come to your senses from the outside (with her bath salts and foot soaks), and let Sensational Seasonings nourish your insides. Give away salts, soaks and sprays as party favors, and then whip up something quick and impressive with the seasonings! Many suggestions are listed on the products themselves. Here are some more to expand your holiday parties:
- Blend into cream cheese or soft silken tofu and serve with Arizmendi breads
- Knead into your quiche crusts
- Buy nuts from Winters Fruit Tree. Drizzle some olive oil and Sensational Seasonings on them and bake for a few minutes. Serve in Jeff May’s Smokin Pottery