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.

Chefsgiving Fundraiser The North Bay Fires Nov/19, 4—7pm

In the wake of the devastating North Bay Fires, Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant along with many local chefs, restaurants, wineries and businesses have come together to help raise funds for those in need of temporary and long-term housing throughout Wine Country. Purchase tickets now at Eventbrite for the ‘Chefsgiving Gala’, chaired by our very own Ferry Godmother, Debbie Zachareas, to be held on November 19th from 4 to 7PM in the Ferry Building’s Grand Hall with a VIP early entrance option! Experience over 400 wines, delicious cocktails and delectable bites from purveyors in the Ferry Building plus a raffle and auction, all for a very good cause.

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.




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