Market Services | CUESA

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Sat 8am–2pm | Tue & Thu 10am–2pm | SF

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Sun 10am–3pm | Oakland

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CUESA offers many services to make your farmers market shopping experience more relaxing, rewarding, and enjoyable!

CUESA Info Booth and Info Kiosk

Got questions? Our friendly staff and volunteers are happy to assist you. Visit the CUESA Info Booth in front of the building (Saturday, 8 am to 2 pm; Tuesday, 10 am to 2 pm; Thursday, 10 am to 2 pm) for market maps, parking validation, events calendars, educational literature, and additional services listed below. The CUESA Info Kiosk in the back plaza (Saturday, 8 am to 1 pm) offers select services, including market maps, parking validation, and event calendars.

Public Transportation and Parking                

The market is located right at the hub of BART, MUNI, and ferries, accessible from every transit line. On market days, there are a number of convenient validated parking options. Visit the CUESA Info Booth or Info Kiosk for parking information and validation. Learn more »

Veggie Valet

Bags weighing your down? Leave your purchases at our free Veggie Valet, and come back later or pick them up curbside. On Saturday, the Veggie Valet can be found curbside, south of the clocktower (8 am to 1 pm). On Tuesday and Thursday, the Veggie Valet service is offered through CUESA Info Booth (10 am to 2 pm).

Market Maps                                                                                                                               

Visit the CUESA Info Booth or Info Kiosk for a map of the current market layout. Our layout changes from week to week as seasonal sellers come and go, so if you can’t find your favorite seller, please ask! View sample market maps »

Credit Cards

Many of our sellers take credit cards. Look for “We Take Credit Cards” signs at their stalls or view a current list of sellers. You can also use your credit card at the CUESA Info Booth to purchase wooden gift coins, which can be redeemed at any farmers market stall.  As of April 1, 2017, all market coin purchases with Square at the Info Booth will be assessed a 2.75% service fee.

EBT, WIC, and Market Match

CUESA’s farmers markets accepts EBT (CalFresh/food stamps). During market hours, customers can use their EBT card at the CUESA Info Booth to receive market coins.

EBT shoppers can now double their food dollars (up to $10 per market day) through our Market Match program, which offers free market coins redeemable only for fruits and vegetables.

WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers must be redeemed directly at participating sellers’ stalls.

ATM

Machines are located inside the Ferry Building on the north side (near Blue Bottle Coffee Co.) and on the south side (across from Sur La Table).

Seasonal Shopper Rewards Program

Are you a frequent farmers market shopper? We want to thank you! Visit the CUESA Info Booth or Info Kiosk to pick up your Seasonal Shopper Rewards Card. Earn rewards and win prizes! Learn more »

Gift Coins

Give the gift of good food. Farmers market gift coins work like a gift certificate, have no expiration date, and can be redeemed at any Ferry Plaza Farmers Market stand. They make the perfect gift for any occasion. There are no refunds or cash exchanges for market. As of April 1, 2017, all market coin purchases with Square at the Info Booth will be assessed a 2.75% service fee. Learn more »

Farmers Market Merch

The CUESA Info Booth sells the following farmers market items:

  • Canvas tote bags: $20
  • Canvas aprons: $20
  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market posters: $5 donation

Public Education Programs

CUESA’s farmers markets are farmers markets that educate. At the CUESA Classroom, we offer free cooking demonstrations, seasonal celebrations, Discovery Stations, and more. Learn more about our education programs or visit the CUESA Info Booth or Info Kiosk to pick up a calendar of events.

CUESA also hosts education programs during non-market hours, including farm tours, panel discussions, kitchen skills classes, and children’s programs. Learn more »

Educational Handouts and Signs

Visit the CUESA Info Booth for seasonality charts, recipes, and other informational literature. Laminated signs posted at each seller’s tent educate shoppers about the seller and their farming or production practices. Visit the CUESA Info Booth for a binder of seller profiles.

Group Visits

CUESA encourages classes and groups to visit our farmers markets. At this time we do not offer tours, but we are sometimes able to accommodate requests for a brief introduction to the market by a CUESA staff member. Learn more »

Chef Shopping Program

Chefs are an important part of our farmers market community. We support chefs who shop at the market for their business by offering curbside parking (requires an annual registration) and shopping carts for large purchases. View a list of chefs who shop with us »

 

About CUESA

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 »