Market Education | CUESA

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Sat 8am–2pm | Tue & Thu 10am–2pm

Market Education

CUESA offers a variety of culinary programs to connect you with local chefs, farmers, and food crafters, deepen your kitchen confidence and know-how, and build community around healthy, seasonal food.

Market to Table Demos

On Saturdays at the CUESA Classroom, top Bay Area chefs and nationally renowned cookbook authors demonstrate recipes using seasonal ingredients purchased that morning from the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Taste their creations, ask questions, and leave inspired with a recipe in hand. Cooking demos are held weekly from February to mid-December.

Upcoming cooking demonstrations »
Recipes from past cooking demos »

The Food Shed

Swing by the CUESA Food Shed for a new seasonal bite to spark your inspiration as you shop the marketTaste a new market-driven sample, pick up tips for seasonal and wallet-friendly cooking, and take home recipes. Bring young eaters to the Kids’ Corner for free craft projects. Learn more »

Seasonal Celebrations and Festivals

CUESA hosts celebrations and festivals at our farmers markets to connect and engage eaters of all ages with local food and agriculture, such as our ever-popular Goat Festival, which includes a goat petting tent and cheese tasting. View our calendar »



CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. Learn More »