CUESA is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since 1999.
CUESA is committed to conducting its business, programs, and market activities according to the following core values: sustainability, excellence, vision, and community.
We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.
CUESA pledges to:
- Operate world-class farmers markets that provide high-quality, nutritious, and safe products from local farmers, food artisans, and restaurants.
- Foster transparency in our markets by requiring truth in labeling and by offering opportunities for shoppers to learn about the foods sold at the market.
- Provide exceptional services and education programs to our market patrons.
- Incubate small food businesses and support farmers and food entrepreneurs in making their operations more sustainable.
- Expand public access to fresh fruits and vegetables and teach skills for growing and preparing them at home.
- Work toward a healthy, just, and sustainable food system through education, advocacy, and action.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market
CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a certified farmers market renowned for its diverse offering of high-quality, delicious local products. It takes place every Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday (year-round, rain or shine) at the historic Ferry Building at the base of Market Street in San Francisco. Learn more about our markets »
In 2013, CUESA celebrated 20 years of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Learn more about our history »
CUESA’s educational initiatives include cooking demonstrations, farm tours, youth programs, a weekly email newsletter, and more. See our programs overview »