Join Us At CUESA’s 25th Birthday Bash On SUNDAY June 10

Join CUESA for a spectacular evening celebrating 25 years of nourishing our community through world-class farmers markets, groundbreaking education programs, and sustainably grown food. For one night only, the Ferry Building Marketplace will be transformed for the freshest and most delicious party of a quarter century, brimming with good friends and peak-season produce. Eat your way through 40 top restaurants and 20 bars & wineries, while supporting the next generation of healthy eaters. For Ferry Building friends, please use discount code “cuesa25ferrybuilding” for 15% off! Get your tickets now.

Paws & Pours: Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market Wednesday, January 31

Bottoms pup! Join CUESA for a warm and cuddly Winter Cocktails of the Farmers Market “yappy hour,” in partnership with the San Francisco SPCA. Celebrate our animal friends while enjoying ruff-freshments and vegetarian bites from San Francisco’s top bartenders and chefs. Sip and stroll in Ferry Building’s Grand Hall as bartenders transform seasonal produce from CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market into delectable libations. Plus, the SF SPCA will host a doggy petting enclosure, where you’ll have the chance to cuddle with some adorable pups! Get your tickets before they’re gone.

CUESA Special Wednesday Thanksgiving Market Nov/22, 10am—2pm

Satisfy your last-minute Thanksgiving feast needs at CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market! For Thanksgiving week only, CUESA will be hosting a farmers market on Wednesday, November 22. Please note that their usual Thursday farmers market will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 23. The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market will be open as scheduled on Saturday, November 18, and Tuesday, November 21. Check out their Thanksgiving Guide for shopping tips and recipes.

Join Us at CUESA’s Sunday Supper on OCTOBER 15

CUESA’s Sunday Supper: A Farm to City Feast is a lavish gala celebrating our vibrant local food community and California’s rich agricultural bounty. Funds from the event support CUESA’s education programs, which serve farmers, kids, and educators in cultivating a healthy food system. Save your seat today.


Join 35 of the Bay Area’s best chefs plus winemakers, bartenders, and sustainable farmers at the historic Ferry Building on OCTOBER 15 for an elegant reception and four-course feast showcasing peak-season produce from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.




CUESA’s 7th Annual Summer Celebration SUNDAY JUNE, 11 6-9PM

Eat Your Way Through the Best of the Season with 40 Top Restaurants + 20 Bars & Wineries

CUESA’s Summer Celebration brings together the Bay Area’s best chefs, bartenders, winemakers, farmers, and food lovers for an unforgettable evening of impeccable food and drink benefitting CUESA’s work supporting local farms and healthy communities.

For one night only, the majestic Ferry Building Marketplace is closed for a lavish walk-around feast where farmers market produce is the star.

  • Enjoy unlimited food and drink from 40 restaurants and 20 spirit companies, wineries & breweries (list below)
  • Party inside the iconic waterfront Ferry Building during a rare occasion when it is closed to the public
  • Bid on one-of- a-kind food and beverage experiences in a silent auction
  • Play fun foodie games in a culinary treasure hunt to win fantastic prizes

Proceeds from the night provide critical support for CUESA’s signature education initiatives, such as Foodwise Kids cooking classes and the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program. Since launching the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market 24 years ago, CUESA’s mission has been to bring farmers and urban dwellers together to create a world where fresh, sustainably grown food is at the center of everyone’s plate, and family farming is a viable for generations to come.

The fair market value of General Admission tickets is $50 and for Early Admission tickets is $60. Anything paid above this value is a tax-deductible donation to CUESA.

Participating Farms

Balakian Farms | Eatwell Farm | Ground Stew Farms | K&J Orchards | McGinnis Ranch

Participating Chefs & Restaurants

3rd Cousin | 4505 Meats | alaMar Kitchen + Bar | Americano | Barbacco | Batter Bakery | The Battery | The Benchmark | Bi-Rite Market & Creamery | The Bird | Bluestem Brasserie | Boulettes Larder | Buffalo Theory | Bull Valley Roadhouse | Cosecha Cafe | Dandelion Chocolate | DOSA | Hog Island Oyster Co. | Hog & Rocks | Humphry Slocombe | ICHI Sushi | La Cocina | Locanda | MarketBar | Marla Bakery Restaurant | Maybeck’s | Mestiza Taqueria | Namu Gaji & Namu Noodle | NOON all day | One Market | Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Recchiuti Confections | Reem’s | Rooh | Serpentine & Foxtail Catering | The Slanted Door | Tacolicious | Tender Greens | Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen | Zero Zero | More to be announced!

Participating Spirit Companies, Bars & Wineries

Almanac Beer Co. | Anina | Blue Bottle Coffee Co. | Broc Cellars | Distillery No. 209 | Drinkwell Softers | The Famous Grouse | Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant | Fort Point Beer Co. | House Kombucha | Kivelstadt Cellars | Little Apple Shrubs | Lo-Fi Aperitifs | Magnolia Pub & Brewery | Oakland Spirits Co. | Pacific Cocktail Haven | Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Rye on the Road | Seedlip | Scribe Winery | Spirit Works Distillery | St. George Spirits | The Treasury | twomile wines | Uma Casa | More to be announced!

Summer Celebration Raffle

Win a year of dining out at the Bay Area’s best restaurants! Purchase tickets for CUESA’s Summer Celebration Raffle at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Info Booth or on the night of the event. Winners will be announced at Summer Celebration, but need not be present to win. While we would love to sell you a raffle ticket via this platform, California law prohibits it, as it considers online raffle ticket purchases a form of online gambling. So please visit us at the farmers market and join us at the celebration for your chance to win the amazing prizes! List of participating restaurants to come.








A Toast to Science: Spring Cocktails of the Farmers Market

Fact-Based Festivity and Spirited Solidarity
Wednesday, April 19

Raise a glass to rational thought with CUESA, United States Bartenders Guild, and The Exploratorium this spring in celebration of Earth Day and the March for Science.

At this happy hour event, guests receive three full-sized signature cocktails featuring Don Julio, Don Q, and Ketel One, along with hors d’oeuvres and unlimited sample-size drinks. The gorgeous Ferry Building Grand Hall transforms into a discovery lab, as you enjoy hands-on educational activities exploring real-life applications of environmental science.

From climatology to soil microbiology, join us for a collective toast to scientific work that is vital to a sustainable Earth.

All proceeds from the evening support CUESA’s sustainable agriculture educational initiatives and the USBG’s professional development programs.

Bartenders include:
Karlo Pentic, 15 Romolo
Larry Piaskowy, Aaxte
Jim Hernandez, Bay Club
Maurice Vallecillo, Belga
Oz Serafin, The Elite Cafe
Chris Lukens, Dosa
Erin Rea, Flores
Ashley Miller, The Front Porch
Nonna Titulauri, Hakkasan
Christina Mae Henderson, Rusted Mule
Luis Ramos, Swig
Megan Daniel, Whitechapel

Presenting spirits include:
Don Julio, Don Q, and Ketel One

Tasting spirits include:
Arkansas Black, Back Bar Project, Black Cow Vodka, Corbin Cash, Do Good Distillery, Lo Fi Aperitifs, Singani63, Spiritworks Distillery, St. George Spirits

Restaurants include:
Bini’s Kitchen
Black Sands Brewery
The Front Porch
Marla Bakery Restaurant

CUESA is a nonprofit organization founded in 1994 to educate urban consumers about sustainable agriculture and to create links between urban dwellers and local farmers. We have managed the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market since 1999. We envision a healthy world nourished by environmentally sound, humane, economically viable, and socially just food systems.

About the USBG
The USBG is the most skilled, knowledgeable, and professional association of bartenders in the industry, uniting dedicated professionals in service to the traditions of our trade. Our mission is to empower bartenders in their careers, foster collaboration between members, and connect with the communities we serve.

About The Exploratorium
Located on Piers 15 and 17 on the Embarcadero, the Exploratorium is a public learning laboratory exploring the world through science, art, and human perception. Our mission is to create inquiry-based experiences that transform learning worldwide. Our vision is a world where people think for themselves and can confidently ask questions, question answers, and understand the world around them. We value lifelong learning and teaching, curiosity and inquiry, our community, iteration and evidence, integrity and authenticity, sustainability, and inclusion and respect.


Please note: Must be 21 years to attend. Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable. For nondrinkers and designated drivers, we will offer a few clearly marked nonalcoholic options.

Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography




CUESA’s Sunday Supper To Remember: October 16, 2016, 5:45-10:00pm

We just do not know who we’d be without CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) and their incomparable Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Having been around since 1999, CUESA joined our community when we reopened as a marketplace in 2003. And that was the first year they had their annual fundraising gala, Sunday Supper. And what a gala! This fundraiser to end all fundraisers, really.


And this year is no different: thirty five top chefs, one fabulous four course feast, rubbing elbows with the farmers who feed us, and of course the very special food luminary Ruth Reichl will be mingling with guests and providing opening remarks. We are so excited to have friendly folks from State Bird Provisions/The Progress; Cala; Mister Jiu’s; Prospect; Michael Mina; Bar Agricole; Eng of Bix; and about 30 more. And let us not forget the silent and live auctions.


A few live auction items will include:

  • A Private Party at McEvoy Ranch prepared by Paula LeDuc Fine Catering
  • Dinner at Stemple Creek Ranch prepared by Zuni Cafe
  • Stuart Brioza and Nicole Krazinski of State Bird Provisions & The Progress cook in Your Home

Please join us October 16 in celebrating and encouraging one of the best organizations around.

We are always impressed with their markets, their marketing, and their critical youth programs:
Schoolyard to Market and Foodwise Kids.

Please follow the link below to purchase your ticket:


“CUESA’s Sunday Supper is unique because it truly highlights the deep relationships between Bay Area chefs and their farms,” says Executive Director Marcy Coburn. “The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is arguably the most chef-driven farmers market in the Bay Area, and Sunday Supper is where attendees get to experience the best of the Bay Area food scene and farming community in one spectacular evening.”