CUESA, is San Francisco’s “Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture”… and it’s a mouthful to say, but a pleasure to indulge in the bounty that this non-profit manages year round for our health and pleasure.
10 years ago, in the Spring of 2003, the Farmer’s Market at the Embarcadero in San Francisco re-opened in their new space, which became CUESA’s home and office spaces as well. CUESA has a fabulous website and Twitter feed that tell you what produce is in season (click here to view their “Seasonality Charts”), who will be at the market each day, and they offer up to the minute specials on their Twitter feed during market days.
For example, the market is open today, Thursday, until 2pm and they have already posted a photo on Instagram.
If you like cookbooks, they have a San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer’s Market Cookbook which helps you to learn to cook by season and provides a bit more of the history of the SF Farmer’s Market and CUESA. The cookbook provides more in depth information about seasonal vegetables, including their history, uses and seasonal recipes. The Farmers Market is open year round, so get out and enjoy the colors and bounty by the Bay. Here’s the ferry schedule to get you started.