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Discover where your food comes from and how supporting local producers can help create a more healthy, just, and sustainable food system.

News & Articles

Do Warmer Winters Mean Less Fruit?

Unseasonably warm temperatures could threaten many of our favorite foods.

The Farmer’s Wife: Sandwiches Made with Love

The newest addition to the farmers market bring sandwiches that reflect the flavors of our foodshed.

Thomas Farm: Trailblazing the Organic Movement

True pioneers! The Ecological Farming Association honors Thomas Farm with a Stewards of Sustainable Agriculture Award.

How Will We Grow New Farmers?

Farmers perform one of society’s most essential functions, yet farming is one of the most undervalued and endangered professions in the U.S.

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 »