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January 28, 2018

Farmers Market Treats for Valentine's Day

This Valentine’s Day, indulge your loved ones and yourself with locally grown flowers and handcrafted treats from CUESA’s farmers markets. There are many opportunities to show your local love at this Saturday and Tuesday at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and Sunday at Jack London Square Farmers Market.

On Sunday, February 11, join us for a day of fun family activities at Love and Joy at Jack London Square Farmers Market. We’ll also have some sweet new vendors, including Crumble and Whisk and Bisou Chocolate.

On Tuesday, February 13, at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, we’ll have special appearances from Three Babes Bakeshop, Way to Life Foods, and Bisou Chocolate, in addition to our regular market lienup. Read more about them below.

At the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, satisfy their sweet tooth with seasonal cookies and cakes from Batter Bakery, treats from Craftsman and Wolves, handcrafted cheesecake from Crumble and Whisk; award-winning apple cider caramels from Little Apple Granola, and scrumptous pies from Three Babes Bakeshop.

For a sweet Sunday at Jack London Square Farmers Market, Dot’s Baking Pantry and Feel Good Bakery always have something delicious and made with love. Way to Life Foods has Cacao Granola Bark. Starting February 10, Bisou Chocolate will bring hand-rolled truffles and small-batch dark chocolate bars made in the East Bay using sustainably sourced beans, and Crumble and Whisk will have handcrafted cheesecakes.

Honey for your honey? Show some love for local bees and beekeepers, too, by visiting from Marshall’s Farm Natural Honey, Snyders Honey, City Bees, and the Honey Ladies.

Roses are red…but out of season and unsustainable. Instead, choose beautiful freshly picked tulips, ranunculi, anemones, flowering branches, and other local, seasonal, and sustainably grown flowers from Cypress Flower Farm, Devoto Gardens, McGinnis Ranch, and Brookside Orchids at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Find out why locally grown cut flowers are a cut above the rest.

At the Ferry Plaza, slurp some fresh Hog Island oysters and a dash of hot sauce from Tierra Vegetables and Happy Quail Farms, for that added spice.

Raise a glass of apple and plum wine from Triple J Orchards, or farm-to-barrel brews from Almanac Beer Co., who just won a Good Food Award for their Apricot de Brettaville & Lavender Honey Beer.

Pamper them with lavender sachets, massage balms, scrubs, and others lovingly made bath products from Eatwell Farm, along with aromatherapeutic hydrosols from Allstar Organics, both at the Ferry Plaza. At Jack London Square, find Wisdom by Wisdom Natural Soaps, with cupcake soaps that are sweet treats for your skin.

And for breakfast in bed, pick up freshly squeezed orange juice and pasture-raised eggs from our local farmers, and coffee from Highwire, Sightglass,or Red Bay Coffee.

Check out our recipe archives for farm-fresh brunch ideas.

And don’t forget: the farmers market is for lovers, so put yourself in the mood with these sweet tales of farmers market romance!


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 »