Celebrate CalFresh Month at MCM on May 8th!

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DSC_0353Many people don’t know that CalFresh is the new name for California’s electronic food stamp benefit program. Federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), CalFresh can help low-income Mission families put healthy and nutritious food on the table. We’re celebrating CalFresh customers this month at MCM, and on May 8th we’ll have a special CalFresh Awareness Day!

Mission Community Market has accepted food stamp benefits since its inception, and we partnered with The Bi-Rite Family of Businesses in late 2013 to offer a dollar-for-dollar match (up to $10) for patrons who shop at the market with their CalFresh card. This benefit was previously offered in 2012 and we were thrilled to bring it back this season with Bi-Rite’s support.  CalFresh users can swipe their card every week at the market for up to $10 in free produce!

Join us on May 8th as we feature:

A Presentation from Bi-Rite! Join us at 6:00 pm when Sam Mogannam will say a few words.

Giveaways – The first 50 CalFresh customers get a free item ($3-6 value) donated by MCM vendors! Choose from fruit and veggies, salsa, mini jams, baguettes, and more!

Benefits Pre-Screenings From SF-Marin Food Bank – You may qualify for CalFresh benefits – Talk to a specialist!

An Urban Sprouts Healthy Cooking Demo  – Learn to cook with what you can get at the market!

Community Outreach Tables – Chat with folks from The Women’s Building and The Shanti Project

Live Music from Benjamin Brown at 4 pm and Dean Harlem at 6 pm

Join us for a great day at MCM and celebrate healthy eating with us!

Our Newest Vendor: Shrimp & Love Ceviche

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We’re very excited to offer a new prepared food option to MCM’s patrons. Shrimp & Love Ceviche is owned and operated by siblings Orlando and Monica Trigueros. They specialize in different types of ceviche that combine all the delicious flavors of Latin American cuisine into a healthy meal. They’ve been at MCM for a couple of weeks now, offering a wide variety of ceviches that incorporate fresh vegetables, tropical fruit, and of course, fresh seafood! Orlando and Monica have developed their own special variations like Mango Ceviche, Jalapeño Ceviche, and Passion Fruit Ceviche. Each variety is made with plenty of love. Our favorite is the spicy Green Shrimp Aguachile! Their ceviches are available to sample at MCM and are sold in convenient take-home containers. Pick one up this Thursday and dinner will be a snap!