Prospective Sellers | CUESA

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Prospective Sellers

CUESA’s policy is to give preference to producers and vendors whose practices help support and cultivate a sustainable food system. For producers, all products must be grown in California, and we give preference to those who farm organically. For vendors, we prefer those who use organic, regionally grown produce, and who have at least two years’ experience in the restaurant/prepared food business. All prepared food is subject to a blind tasting to assure product quality and appeal. We do not accept unsolicited samples.

Find out more about our criteria and process for prospective sellers before applying (PDF) »

If you meet our criteria, please download the appropriate application. Be sure to indicate which market(s) you are interested in:

  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, San Francisco (Saturdays 8 am-2 pm, Tuesdays 10 am-2 pm, or Thursdays 10 am-2 pm)
  • Mission Community Market, San Francisco (Thursdays 4-8 pm)

We have limited spaces at our markets to offer new permanent sellers throughout the year, but we also host a number of pop-up sellers each year from November to April. Our team is always excited to hear about new farms and businesses who are supporting CUESA’s mission to grow thriving communities through the power and joy of local food. 

Download the prospective farmer/rancher application form (PDF) »

Download the prospective prepared food/restaurant vendor application form (PDF) »

In general, we are not currently accepting applications for the following items:  

  • Carnival-like foods, such as cotton candy, candy apples, candy, kettle corn, etc.
  • Nationally distributed packaged foods
  • Energy drinks
  • Pet foods
  • Decorative crafts
  • Apparel and jewelry
  • Books and other printed material
  • Souvenirs, gift items, and greeting cards
  • Cosmetics and personal care items
  • Home and garden knickknacks
  • Wine, spirits, and beer

When you have completed the appropriate prospective seller application, please mail it to our office, email to [email protected], or drop it off with one of our information booth staff at any of our markets. While we would love to chat with all prospective vendors individually, the high volume of interest forms we receive and our regular work load does not always allow for this. Please also be sure to complete the application thoroughly and include a proposed growing calendar or menu with your submission. Incomplete applications may not be considered. Thank you for your interest in the CUESA markets and for taking the time to give us information about your business. We wish you the best in all your endeavors.



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