The majority of the farms that sell in the market are located within 200 miles of San Francisco. But, if look at our farm map, you’ll notice a few growers down in the southern part of the state. Why offer their products at the market?
When asparagus hits the farmers market every spring, it can seem a little like a tornado. Between late February and mid-May, between 60,000 and 80,000 pounds of this vegetable arrive at the Ferry Plaza.
At first glance, the recent Access to Pasture ruling can be boiled down to a few simple ideas: cows (and other ruminant animals) on organic farms should eat grass; the best place to do this is on a pasture, unless the weather doesn’t allow it, in which case their diets should still include a good portion of dried grass
While traditional farmers markets and CSAs are crucial to the success of many small farms, they ultimately account for a relatively small percentage of the total food that people buy. CUESA looks into some alternatie models for fresh food distribution.