CUESA’s policy is to give preference to producers and vendors whose practices support our objectives. For producers, all products must be grown in California, and we give preference to those who farm organically. For vendors, we prefer those who use organic, regionally grown produce, and who have at least two years’ experience in the restaurant/prepared food business. All prepared food is subject to a blind tasting to assure product quality and appeal. We do not accept unsolicited samples.
If you meet our criteria, please download the appropriate application. Be sure to indicate whether you are interested in the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (San Francisco) or Jack London Square Farmers Market (Oakland).
Please note that currently we have no openings in either the Farmer or Vendor categories at any of our markets. Don’t let this prevent you from turning in a prospective application, as we keep them on file and this is the first place we look when an opening does occur.
We do not accept applications for the following items:
- Carnival-like foods, such as cotton candy, candy apples, candy, kettle corn, etc.
- Nationally distributed packaged foods
- Energy drinks
- Pet foods
- Decorative crafts
- Apparel and jewelry
- Books and other printed material
- Souvenirs, gift items, and greeting cards
- Cosmetics and personal care items
- Home and garden knickknacks
- Wine, spirits, and beer
When you have completed the appropriate prospective seller application, please mail it to our office, fax it to (415) 291-3275, or leave it with one of our information booth staff at the Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday market. While we would love to chat with all prospective vendors individually, the high volume of interest forms we receive and our regular work load does not always allow for this. Thank you for taking the time to give us information about your business and we wish you the best in all your endeavors.
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 »