CUESA | Evening Party: CUESA's Summer Celebration

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CUESA's Summer Celebration

Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

40 Top Restaurants + 20 Bars & Wineries =
Endless Fun in Support of Local Food and Farmers

CUESA’s Summer Celebration brings together the Bay Area’s best chefs, bartenders, wine makers, farmers, and food lovers for an unforgettable evening of abundant food and drink benefitting CUESA’s work to cultivate a healthy food system.

Since launching the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market 23 years ago, CUESA’s mission has been to bring farmers and urban dwellers together to create a world where fresh, sustainably grown food is at the center of everyone’s plate, and family farming is a viable for generations to come.

For one night only, the majestic Ferry Building Marketplace is closed for a lavish walk-around feast where peak-season produce is the star. As you stroll the halls, you’ll explore the bounty of summer through five summer plant families: berries, stone fruit, leaves and flowers, cucurbits (cucumbers and melons), and alliums (onion and garlic). Through each artfully crafted bite and cocktail, you’ll discover the best that that California’s agricultural bounty has to offer.

And you’ll be making a difference for kids and farmers alike when you join us! Proceeds from the night provide much-needed support for CUESA’s ongoing education initiatives, such as Foodwise Kids cooking classes and the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program.

Enjoy great music, go on a culinary treasure hunt to win fantastic prizes, bid in a silent auction, and savor unlimited food and drink, knowing that you’re supporting a healthy food future for all.

Buy your tickets now to take advantage of our early bird ticket price of $120 ($80 tax-deductible donation). After May 14, tickets will go up to the full price of $140 ($100 tax-deductible donation).

Eventbrite - CUESA's 6th Annual Summer Celebration

Participating Chefs & Restaurants

1760 Americano |  barbacco | Batter BakeryBi-Rite Family of Businesses | Boccalone & Cockscomb | Bluestem BrasserieCadence | Calavera Copita Tequileria y Comida | The Commissary | Cosecha Cafe | Dandelion ChocolateEl PorteñoGott’s Roadside | Haven Hog Island Oyster Co. | Hog & Rocks | Homage Humphry Slocombe | ICHI SushiJack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House | LemonadeMaderaThe MarketMarketBar | Marla BakeryMiette | MINA Test Kitchen | PABUThe Ramen BarPaula LeDuc Fine Catering | Piccino | Recchiuti ConfectionsSlanted Door | Spaghetti Bros. | StarbellySweet Bar BakeryTacolicious | Whitechapel | Wood Tavern | Zero Zero | More to be announced!

Participating Spirit Companies, Bars & Wineries

Almanac Beer Co.Anchor Distilling CompanyCampo de Encanto Pisco | Caraccioli CellarsCharbay Winery & DistilleryDistillery No. 209Drinkwell SoftersFerry Plaza Wine Merchant | Fort Point Beer Co.Hog & Rocks | Kivelstadt CellarsLittle Apple ShrubsMagnolia Pub and Brewery | Oakland Spirits Co. | Odisea & Cochon Wine CompanyPaula LeDuc Fine CateringPeet’s Coffee & TeaRye on the RoadScribe WinerySōW JuiceSpirit Works DistillerySquare One Organic SpiritsSt. George SpiritsTwo Mile WinesWait Cellars | Whitechapel

Participating Farms

Everything Under the Sun | Heirloom Organic Gardens | Kashiwase Lucero Organic FarmsSwanton Berry Farm

Summer Celebration Raffle

Win a year of dining out at the Bay Area’s best restaurants! Purchase tickets for CUESA’s Summer Celebration Raffle at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Info Booth or on the night of the event. Winners will be announced at Summer Celebration, but you need not be present to win. While we would love to sell you a raffle ticket via this platform, California law prohibits it, as it considers online raffle ticket purchases a form of online gambling. So please visit us at the farmers market and join us at the celebration for your chance to win the amazing prizes! Learn more and see a list of participating restaurants.

Tickets to the event are nonrefundable but may be transferable by contacting

Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography.


CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn More »