Community Exchange Timebank

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The Bay Area Community Exchange Timebank is like a barter system but better.  For every hour you spend doing something for someone in your community, you earn one hour from someone else in return. For example, you could help someone garden for an hour in return for an hour of guitar lessons from someone else.The more you help, the more you earn.

Timebank is meeting up at this week’s MCM! Meet others in the Mission who want to exchange with their community. You don’t have to have professional skills, it can be simple stuff like dog-walking or cooking lessons. Make a free profile with Timebank or join them at MCM.

Today at 5:30PM – Meet at the Timebank booth at MCM!

Bring on the Plums!

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Ever hear the story about Little Jack Horner? Bet he’s never had plums like these before! The plums from Twin Girls Farm and Arata Farm are so ripe and juicy it’s hard to to see yourself walk away with more than a handful. But it doesn’t stop there! Twin Girls also has rich and delicious pluots, Thompson grapes, and nuts! Arata is wrapping up their fig crop and will soon have persimmons! So whether it be a pie, pastry, or preserves, MCM has the goods you can really sink your thumbs into!

A Swing in Your Step!

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Cats Corner
Free Swing Dance lesson this week with Cat’s Corner from around the corner on Mission and 25th. Every fourth Thursday of the month. Join Nathan and co. Tomorrow at 6:00 pm!

Mural Clean. Love is Back

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The Mission Community Market’s mission is to improve the health, economic opportunity and safety of Mission families through a weekly market and a beautiful public space. Murals, like Jet Martinez‘s Amate Mission, that tell the story of the Mission District and its people are the first piece of achieving that mission.
MCM supports artists, street art, and opportunity for new artists in all its forms. But the desecration of others’ work doesn’t help the Mission, the Mission’s community of artists or the Mission’s history – a history that is told through the Amate Mission mural and through the Mission Dolores Mural on this block. For these reasons, we were saddened by the recent tag of Jet’s mural – not even 2 months old. But thanks to Jet’s generosity and speediness, the mural tag was cleaned up as quickly as possible.
MCM is creating a mural gallery on the entire block of Bartlett, between 21st and 22nd Streets. In parallel, we are working with the City of San Francisco, property owners and neighbors to create an outdoor market plaza for the Mission! Funds are being sought for safer lighting, green designs, and permanent market infrastructure on Bartlett! If you’d like to support murals, safer streets and public space in the Mission, please consider volunteering here or making a tax-deductible donation here.
Either way, stay in touch! Every Thursday from 4-8 you can be a vendor, join the market, or come out and talk with a neighbor. We are always there to hear your ideas and concerns. And rest assured that the other 6 days a week MCM is hard at work making this street in the Mission more beautiful, safe, and welcoming to all.
Thank you to all the volunteers for making this market happen and all of the Bartlett neighbors for their support.

MCM 9/22: Smokin’ Pottery, Bay Vibes, MCM Nightlife

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It has been another glorious day for a market and a great day to get out and mingle with your local vendors. Even when the sun went down, the street was still buzzing and illuminating. We would like to thank Bay Vibes again for their support in providing us such artists as Justin Ancheta, Alma Desnuda, and Yonat. Don’t forget to mark you calendars Tomorrow for the Bay Vibes Summer Music Fest where you can see even more great local music!

It was also great to get a chance to see Jeff May’s Smokin Pottery work on display! We’d like to welcome you to the market Jeff and your authentic mugs, vases, and bowls!

All that and more can be seen on our new Facebook album:
Mission Community Market 9/22: Pottery, Bay Vibes, Nightlife!