What did the Mission say?

As I approached the youth surveyor’s booth at MCM last Thursday, all six surveyors were engaged in conversation with a passer-by. They looked relaxed and in charge, fielding questions about bathroom-usage even as they explained the results of their Read more

La Cocina Entrepreneurs Hit the Streets

Over the past six years, La Cocina’s Street Food Festival has become a San Francisco staple. The festival features innovative food, education and discussion, and a chance for the SF community to share experience and taste with each other. At the Read more

A Sweet Addition to MCM

A woman hangs out of a window, leaning over the edge to serve grits. On the other side of the window, the grits are cooked in small batches, with lots of cream, cheese, and hot sauce. That’s the vision that Read more

Thanks for a great 2012 season

Posted on by EmilyN in Blog, Chaac Mool, Emmy’s, En Vie Naturals, Hale Apple Farm, The Heated, Twin Girls Farm, Yerena Farms, Zia Designs | Leave a comment

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!

Esmeralda and Javier: Vendors of the Week!

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Esmeralda Padilla and Javier Martinez of ZIA are our vendors of the Week! Esmeralda and Javier joined our market this year selling tees and tanks bearing their original screen prints. Javier’s art features grecas, skulls and masks.  He draws inspiration for his unique art from his Mexican heritage. Esmeralda’s art features succulents and other plants and is greatly inspired by Victorian-era nature illustration. Sustainability is important to Javier and Esmeralda, so they make sure that their tops are 98% American-made and each one is hand-printed with love by the artists!

This Thursday, July 5th, we’re excited to offer a special promotion featuring ZIA designs. If you purchase anything from ZIA this week at the market, you will receive a $2 credit towards any purchase at a farm stall at the market for use this Thursday or on any subsequent week.  That’s right–buy some rad apparel designed by local artists, get $2 off your purchase of figs, peaches, salad mix, or just about anything else the farmers have on offer.  It’s a win-win!

Come meet these talented local artists this Thursday at the market!

This picture of Esmeralda and Javier was taken by David Gartner as part of our Vendor Portraits Series.

Pre-Cinco de Mayo @ MCM TODAY

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We may be a few days early, but come stocked with feast-worthy fare for your weekend celebration. Snag some fish from Coastside for tacos, and citrus or strawberries to serve a twist with your classic margarita.

ZIA will also showcase hand-made apparel in celebration of the holiday, displaying their dedication to “producing original artwork honoring indigenous mexican roots.”

This year brings the 8th annual party in Dolores Park celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Puebla. 10am-6pm. Check out SF Cinco de Mayo for more info.

A little history, a little truth:
This Saturday is Cinco de Mayo, an international celebration of Mexican heritage and pride. America celebrates Cinco de Mayo nationally, according to Wiki. It is celebrated regionally in Mexico, “in the mexican state of Puebla to commemorate the Mexican army‘s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.”

Final Day! Buy Local and Support Your Community Marketplace

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Final 2011 MCM is here!

Order an MCM Gift Box, with a fun assortment from the vendors below, including Dandelion Chocolate Madgascar Bars, Arizmendi: Mission granola, Rubber Ducky Soap Co., and Emmy’s Pickles and Jams! Plus Casa Bonampak flowers and Mystic World Press storybook! All for $30. Order now mcm@missioncommunitymarket.org or at today’s market! 

Or find your own unique combination of gifts from the vendors below:

Dandelion Chocolatehttp://www.dandelionchocolate.com/
Amazing bean-to-bar chocolate. Selectively sourced, carefully crafted, locally-made. 

Emmy’s Pickles and Jams – http://emmyspicklesandjams.com/
The perfectly delectable gift, savory, sweet or both! MCM fruit jammed and veggies pickled by Emmy and Jonah!

Envie Naturals – http://www.envienaturals.com/
Natural beauty products, including lotions, body oils, sprays and bath salts for all skin types

 
Georgie Girl Designs- http://georgiegirldesign.com
Independent designer Georgia Dwyer brings her entire set up of jewelry – metal, leather earrings, glass, stone and beads – as well as woven winter wear – scarves, gloves and hats!

 

Mystic World Presshttp://mysticworldpress.com/
Amazing hand-crafted books telling magical stories

Rubber Ducky Soap Co. - www.rubberduckysoap.com
Organic soaps, limp balms, mists and body oils from locally-sourced, natural ingredients.

Smokin Pottery- http://smokinpottery.wordpress.com/
Downright amazing locally-made pottery by Jeff May. Great vases for flowers, perfect accompaniment to salts and spices at MCM, great bowls for fruit and more!

Whistle Works
One-of-a-kind hand-made ceramic whistles! Super fun designs! Great for a variety of whistling needs.

Zia Designs- http://ziadesigns.net/
Artist-owned designer company honoring latino and indigenous designs on T-shirts, hoodies and tanks. Hand-printed in SF. Designs are the bomb!