You know Jake Des Voignes and Yaron Milgrom from Local Mission Eatery and Local's Corner.
You go to Jake and Yaron when you need to seal a business deal. Or a personal one.
But sometimes sealing the deal requires staying on your own turf and employing a little home field advantage. Sometimes it requires elbow grease and expertly applied drizzles of olive oil.
Jake's listening, which is why he's bringing you Local Mission Market, the first farm-to-cart emporium with everything made in-house.
The team of chefs here prepare every jam, pickle, condiment, and sausage and label them by-hand. They even extrude their pasta. Yep, extrude.
Of course, if you don't feel like cooking, they can help with prepared meals. And by "help," we mean deliver plates of Kabocha squash soup and pumpkin gnocchi — two seasonal specials still haunting us.
But if you're committed to that home field advantage thing, go ahead and pre-order your groceries online for delivery. Better yet, head to the pick-up window. Or just come inside and chat up your new butcher, baker, and cheesemonger.
It's about time you got a cheesemonger.
Price: 2 (out of 4)
Parking: Metered street.
Scene: Foodies and locavores who want to support a market committed to growers and producers from Sonoma County to Watsonville.
Best bets: Smoked herring; fermented pickles; grass-fed beef and lamb from Five Dot Ranch, BN Ranch and Marin Sun Farms; produce from local farm stands; and fresh-baked bread and bagels.
Extra details: The Art Deco-era warehouse, built in 1935, has been a horseshoe, tobacco, and wallpaper factory, and is now a mixed-use space including the market and Tree To Table workshop.
Nearby: Local Mission Eatery; Flour + Water; Trick Dog