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For Teachers

Visiting the Market

Please note that school visits and CUESA’s youth programming are on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CUESA welcomes schools and youth groups to visit the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. The market is open Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm, Thursday from 10 am to 2 pm, and Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm, year round. To prepare for your field trip, please review our guidelines for group visits »

Activity Sheets

CUESA has developed activity sheets to facilitate exploration of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. 

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Activity Sheet for Grades K-1 (pdf)

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Activity Sheet for Grades 2-3 (pdf)

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Activity Sheet for Grades 4-5 (pdf)

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Activity Sheet for Middle School (pdf)

Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Activity Sheet for High School (pdf)

Foodwise Kids

Foodwise Kids is a free program for elementary school classes that uses the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market as a classroom for teaching students to love vegetables and fruits through comparative tastings, exploring the market, and a hands-on cooking lesson. The program takes place during the school year and serves primarily low-income students. Learn more and request to bring your class »

Additional Education Resources

  • Kids Cook Farm Fresh Food, developed in 2002 by CUESA’s founder, Sibella Kraus, highlights California crops, offers simple recipes, and includes profiles of some farms that sell at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Download it for free (PDF).

  • San Francisco Unified School District’s Nutrition Education Project is a resource for teachers on nutrition education and physical activity promotion. It contains facts, links, curriculum, and other resources, including farmers market lesson plans.

  • The California School Garden Network has a page of links to free curricula and activities about gardening, eating, and nutrition.

  • Farm-related lesson plans are available from Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom. Some of the activities come from a conventional (not sustainable) agriculture perspective, but the site has many worthwhile lesson plans.

  • Free lesson plans are available for download from the National Farmers Union for a variety of age ranges.



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