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Le Marché Cezanne will bring local and organic products from around the Bay Area under one roof in Potrero Hill this year. The grocery market is under construction at 1426 18th St., where it will share a block with Christopher’s Books, Mochica, and Chez Maman.
Le Marché Cezanne is brought to us by Mario Rimet, who tells What Now San Francisco that he is excited to open by September at the latest. Following a stint at La Fromagerie cheese shop, Rimet drew inspiration from his upbringing on a family farm in Gourgeon, France, where his parents cultivated their own crops such as strawberries and potatoes.
Along with his parents, other local farmers and growers in the village would supply fresh produce, meats and poultry that nourished the entire community. Le Marché Cezanne is Rimet’s way of bringing this experience to San Francisco, describing it as a “farmer’s market with a roof.”
Taking its name from the French word for “market” and Post-Impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, Le Marché Cezanne will feature products from local businesses such as Ritual Coffee Roasters, Olive This Olive That, Steep Hill Foods and others. There will be produce, meats and fish sourced from around the Bay Area and, in a nod to his roots, Rimet is also curating a selection of cheese and charcuterie from Europe.
In addition to the grocery section, the 1,200 square-foot space will feature a small cafeteria serving coffee, pastries and other breakfast items. Rimet hopes to eventually host Provencal-style markets in the space, where the local vendors and makers that he partners with will have the opportunity to showcase their products with live demonstrations.
While Le Marché Cezanne is under construction, Rimet is seeking out more partnerships with local businesses. Until they open towards the end of this summer, you can follow @lemarchecezanne on Instagram and Facebook for updates.