Ferry Plaza Farmers Market rules for seafood vendors specify that all fish sold must be sustainably harvested by properly licensed boats from a well-managed fishery, or sustainably farmed. Sustainable harvesting methods, as defined by CUESA, include active techniques such as trolling, jigging, trapping, and use of encircling seine nets or hook-and-line technologies. Species that are overfished, as identified by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program, cannot be sold. Farmed salmon and products made from farmed salmon are also prohibited.

To help you navigate local and seasonal choices at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, we’ve developed a new Seafood Availability Chart in partnership with the seafood vendors listed below.

In Season

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Recipes with Seafood

H & H Fresh Fish Strawberry Ceviche

Hans Haveman, H & H Fresh Fish Co.

"Leche de Tigre" Lime-Marinated Ceviche

Alejandro Morgan, Lolinda

Coconut Ko Choo Jang Seafood

Alan Wong, chef and co-author of The Blue Tomato

Olive Oil-Poached Halibut with Green Bean-Lentil Salad

Lauren Kiino, Il Cane Rosso

Articles about Seafood

July 25, 2014

The Great Tomato Debate

Heirloom, open-pollinated, hybrid, GMO. What’s the difference?

July 18, 2014

Meet Marcy

CUESA is excited to welcome our new executive director, Marcy Coburn! Find out what inspires her work.

July 11, 2014

Farm Tripping

Summer is prime time for agritourism. Here’s our list of local U-picks, tours, and other farm fun.

July 09, 2014

A Fond Farewell from Critical Edge Knife Sharpening

Bob Kattenburg retires after 19 years as the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market’s knife sharpener.

July 04, 2014

On the Farm at Marin Roots

Take a behind-the-scenes look at organic veggie growing with the young farmers at Marin Roots Farm.


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