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Fighting Hunger with Food Smarts

Recent reports estimate that as many as 225,000 people are food insecure in San Francisco.

Cremeux Ex Machina Announces Their Last Day in the Market

Alex Saneski and Jenny Ko decide to take their gelato-making business to SoCal.

Can You Trust "Natural"?

Nearly 60% of consumers seek out the “natural” label. But what does it really mean?

What Does It Take to Be a Farmer?

It takes many things—dedication, love, luck—to make it as a small farmer these days. We asked some farmers what keeps them going.

Sustainable A-Z

Our A to Z exhibit is a series of vibrant eight-by-eight foot photomurals under the arches in front of the Ferry Building. Each letter introduces a concept in sustainable agriculture.

Animals that graze on pastureland eat a diverse and natural diet. They grow healthier and stronger than animals raised in conventional feedlots. Meat and dairy products from these pasture-fed animals are more nutritious than factory-farmed foods. On small farms, animals such as goats, sheep and cows eat weeds and supply a natural fertilizer. Huge livestock feedlots put out large emissions of methane gas, but grazing animals on rangeland reduces that substantially.

About CUESA

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 »