Spring Hill Cheese | Mission Community Market

Spotlight on Crystal Eyes

By now, many of you know that Mission Community Market is no ordinary farmers market. Besides fostering community, promoting family health, and engaging local youth, our market helps local businesses thrive. MCM diversifies our vendors, reducing competition and providing Read more

Mercado Kitchen: California Marinated Artichokes

Spring weather is here which means it's time to drag out that barbecue, wipe it off, and heat it up! At MCM you can now find Blue House Farm, Tomatero Farm, and Zuckerman's Farm offering an array of seasonal, local veggies Read more

Spotlight on Papi Chulo Salsa

Love in every bite There is never a dull moment at Mission Community Market and thanks to Roberto Biggs at the Papi Chulo Salsa stall, the vibrancy radiates from 4-8pm each week without fail. Inspired by the salsa at a Read more

MCM returns january 17, 2013

Posted on by EmilyN in 4505 Meats, Achadinha Cheese Company, Arizmendi Bakery, Blog, Blue House Farm, California Olive Oil, Get Goes Mobile Cafe, Home Made Ravioli, K&J Orchards, Live Music, Onigilly, Peter's Kettle Corn, Roli Roti, Spring Hill Cheese, Twin Girls Farm, Winters Tree Fruit | Leave a comment

This Thursday, MCM will be back on Bartlett Street! We think you shouldn’t have to wait until April to get all the delicious food, local wares, and family fun that we have to offer. Starting on January 17th, 2013, we’ll be on Bartlett every Thursday 4pm til 8pm. Here’s a sneak peek of what we’ll have in store for you:

Produce from Blue House Farm, Twin Girls Farm, and K&J Farms
Freshly caught & smoked fish from Coastside Farms
Local cheese from Achadinha and Spring Hill
Ravioli, pasta, & spreads from Home Maid
Nuts from Winter’s Fruit Tree
Tasty baked goods from Arizmendi and Flour Chylde
Kettle Corn from Peter’s Kettle Corn
Dinner from 4505 Meats, Bok Ssam, & Roli Roti (plus Onigilly every other week!)
Espresso & other hot drinks from Get Goes Mobile Cafe
Uniquely designed tees, onesies & more from Animal Instincts Apparel

Uni and her UkeleleWe’ll also welcome Shannon Harney and the Everybody Band as well as Uni and her Ukelele  who will host the first-ever MCM Kids’ Open Mic Night! Kids (ages 4-14) and parents are invited to bring instruments and sign up at 6pm to perform at MCM! The schedule will be as follows:

Shannon Harney and the Everybody Band: 4-6
Uni and Her Ukelele: 6-6:30
Kids Open Mic: 6:30-7:30
Uni and Her Ukelele: 7:30-8

Performers will showcase their skills on Street Stage, an awesome portable stage made by local talents Ross Hansen and John Francis.

Tasty Summer Cheese Pairings

Posted on by EmilyN in Achadinha Cheese Company, Blog, Flour Chylde Bakery, Rainbow Orchards, Recipes, Spring Hill Cheese, Twin Girls Farm, Yerena Farms | 1 Comment

As a self-described cheese fiend, I’m always looking for fun new ways to incorporate cheese into just about every minute of my day. While many of us may think of cheese mainly as a savory snack, pairing a subtly salty cheese with a basket of vine-ripened berries is actually one of my favorite things about summer. Both of MCM’s cheese vendors–Achadinha Cheese Company and Spring Hill Cheese–offer cheeses that pair deliciously with what’s in season right now, like blueberries from Rainbow Orchards or raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries from Yerena Farms.

Achadinha carries several goat’s milk cheeses, but my favorite is Capricious, an aged cheese hand-rolled in the European style. The following recipe from Achadinha’s website offers a simple way to combine it with the freshest summer fruits. Read more

Summer Recipe: Stuffed Squash Blossoms

Posted on by adriani in Blog, Recipes, Spring Hill Cheese, Vendors, Yerena Farms | Leave a comment

Last night I made a quick stop by Yerena Farms and I grabbed a hearty helping of Squash Blossoms. Squash Blossoms are large, yellow, edible flowers responsible for producing squash. However, this particular group of blossoms had a different destiny. Many MCM patrons might not know how to cook these tasty little morsels, so here’s the simple recipe I used for making delicious stuffed squash blossoms. Follow these instructions and you’ll be cooking like a gourmet chef in no time! Read more

Raul Vasquez: Vendor of the Week

Posted on by adriani in Blog, Spring Hill Cheese, Vendor of the Week, Vendors | Leave a comment

Raul Vasquez is a cheese-maker from Toluca, Mexico. In Toluca, Raul’s family made queso fresco out of the leftover milk from the cows in his grandfather’s ranch. When he moved to the United States, Raul started working for Spring Hill Cheese and has had a chance to help make the cheese at all levels of production from cutting, packaging and hand labeling to separating the curds.

Prepared with toothpicks, Raul has the most samples out of any vendor in the market! Some of his cheeses are fresh while others have been aged for several years. Raul can help you find a good staple like cheddar or discover a more rare variety like quark. Spring Hill’s butter is AMAZING and you can try some this Thursday at the market!