CUESA | Seasonal Celebration: Waste Not, Want Not Day

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market »

OPEN! Sat 8am–2pm | Tue & Thu 10am–2pm

Mission Community Market »

OPEN! Thu 3pm-7pm

Waste Not, Want Not Day

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00am to 2:00pm

More than 40 percent of food in the United States goes uneaten—that’s  20 pounds of food per person per month. Meanwhile, 17.6 million U.S. households are food insecure, meaning they lack consistent access to healthy, nourishing food. For Hunger Action Month, join CUESA in exploring ways to close the food gap and make the most of the bounty.

Food Runners produce drive (8:00 am - 2:00 pm; south driveway): Donate farmers market products to feed the hungry.

Discovery Station (10:00 am - 1:00 pm; south driveway): Meet local organizations working on food recovery and access, including NRDC, Cooking Matters, Food Shift, and SF-Marin Food Bank, and find out what you can do to help.

Seasonal cooking demos (11:00 am - 12:45 pm): Don’t toss those beet greens! This week’s cooking demos will feature creative ways to stretch your food dollar, avoid food waste, and get the most out of the whole vegetable or animal.

11:00 am: Robin Song, Hog & Rocks

12:00 pm: Tara Duggan, author of Root to Stalk Cooking

All demos take place in the CUESA Classroom (under the white tents in front of the Ferry Building) and are free to the public, with recipes and samples for all.


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