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CUESA's Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

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The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a triweekly California Certified Farmers Market operated by CUESA at the San Francisco Ferry Building. Since 1993, the market has served as a crucial link between urban dwellers and local farmers, renowned for its diverse offering of delicious, high-quality products from California’s cutting-edge sustainable growers, food makers, and chefs, as well as education programs to connect eaters of all ages with our local foodshed.

Market Days & Hours

The market takes place three days a week, year round, rain or shine.

Getting Here

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market takes place at the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco, at the base of Market Street on the Embarcadero. Click here for a map and parking, public transit, and biking »

What is CUESA?

CUESA is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to growing thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. We operate farmers markets and offer education programs for eaters of all ages. Learn more »

What market services does CUESA offer?

CUESA offers many services to make your farmers market shopping experience more relaxing, rewarding, and enjoyable, such as an Info Booth, Veggie Valet, parking validation, and EBT. Learn more »

Can I use credit cards and mobile payments at the farmers market?

Yes, most of our sellers accept credit cards and/or contactless mobile payments such as Apple Pay. Ask at the farmers market, or see a current list »

Where are the ATMs?

ATM machines are located inside the Ferry Building on the north and south ends of the building.

Can I use my CalFresh/EBT card or WIC vouchers in the market? What is Market Match?

Yes, CUESA’s farmers markets accept CalFresh/EBT (also known as SNAP or food stamps). During market hours, customers can use their EBT card at the CUESA Info Booth to receive market coins. WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) and Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers must be redeemed directly at participating sellers’ stalls. EBT shoppers can double their dollars up to $10 per market day through the Market Match program, which offers tokens redeemable in the market for fresh fruits and vegetables.

Why aren’t dogs allowed at the farmers market?

California Health & Safety Code 114259.5 stipulates that live animals aren’t allowed in certified farmers markets and permitted food facilities, with the exception of service animals. Fraudulently misrepresenting service animals is a misdemeanor (California Penal Code 365.7 [a]). Please make plans to leave your animal at home or at a safe place outside of the market.

Do you offer home delivery?

Yes, we now offer home delivery for select Ferry Plaza farms though our Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Delivered online marketplace. Learn more »

How do I apply to be a vendor at the farmers market?

Thank you for your interest. To learn more and apply, please see our prospective sellers page »

What is CUESA?

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Learn more »

How can I get involved as a volunteer at the farmers market?

Volunteers are vital members of our team who perform a wide range of duties such as assisting customers at our farmers markets and supporting our education programs. Learn more about volunteering here, or contact [email protected].

Does CUESA offer market tours?

CUESA welcomes groups of all ages to visit our farmers markets, including classes and tour groups. At this time we do not offer tours, but we are sometimes able to accommodate requests for a brief introduction to the market by a CUESA staff member. Learn more about planning your visit »

Does CUESA offer sponsorship opportunities for companies in the farmers market?

Yes. Learn more »

How did the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market get started?

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market began in September of 1992 as a one-time “Harvest Market,” with farmers and local restaurants gathering on a Sunday morning in the middle of the Embarcadero Roadway. Learn more »

What is a California Certified Farmers Market?

Certified Farmers Markets are locations certified by the Agricultural Commissioner of the county in which they are held where only California Certified Producers sell agricultural products directly to consumers. All of the farmers who sell at our market are certified as producers by the counties where they grow. Each county requires the submission of a production list complete with crop types, number of acres, location, estimated harvest and harvest season. From this information, a Producer’s Certificate is issued. The County Agricultural Inspector visits the farm during production to confirm that the farmer is growing what they claim to be. See our glossary of other market terms »

What about products like bread and prepared foods?

All products that are not produced on a farm or sold by a farmer are sold in a non-certified, adjunct portion of each market. These items include non-farmstead cheeses and preserves, breads, prepared foods, and some meats. Many of our artisans and purveyors buy ingredients from our farmers to create their products.

Are the shops inside the Ferry Building part of the farmers market?

No. CUESA has deep connections with the Ferry Building Marketplace, and many of the businesses got their start in CUESA’s Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, but the shops inside the Ferry Building Marketplace are private retail spaces managed by the Ferry Building, not CUESA. Learn more about the Ferry Building Marketplace »

I have more questions. Who should I reach out to?

We invite your questions and input! Please feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 415.291.3276.

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About CUESA

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