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Public Health & Safety

CUESA’s farmers markets are an essential service, providing critical food access for our community. We continue to adhere to the policies and recommendations of the San Francisco Department of Public Health, California Department of Public Health, and the Centers for Disease Control. We’ll continue to update our guidelines on this page and communicate them to sellers and shoppers in our farmers markets accordingly. Visit the CUESA Info Booth or contact us at [email protected] if you have questions. 

Guidelines for CUESA’s Farmers Markets

Please keep the following guidelines in mind as you are shopping at CUESA’s farmers markets. 

  • As of June 15, 2021, shoppers are no longer required to wear masks or face coverings in CUESA’s farmers markets. Market sellers and their staff and CUESA employees and volunteers are not required to wear masks while working outdoors, regardless of their vaccination status. Masks are recommended for unvaccinated, partially vaccinated, and high-risk or immunocompromised shoppers and sellers, for their own health and safety and the safety of our community. 
  • No one will be denied entry to the farmers market on the basis of their vaccination status or face covering. Mask wearing is on the honor system, and CUESA does not checking vaccination status. We respect everyone’s personal choice to continue to wear masks at their discretion.
  • Masks are still required to be worn by everyone inside the Ferry Building Marketplace, regardless of your vaccination status, per California Department of Public Health requirements for transportation hubs. Please keep a mask on hand to wear when entering the Ferry Building Marketplace.
  • Physical distancing is no longer required at individual farmers market seller stands. We ask that you be mindful of your own comfort level and respectful of others while shopping in the market.
  • Self-service product handling by shoppers is at the discretion of individual farmers market sellers. Sellers may opt to continue to control all, or some, of the items for sale at their booths and not allow any self-service.
  • Product sampling is allowed on a controlled basis, with full service by the seller. Self-service product sampling by shoppers is not allowed. Sellers must follow CUESA’s Product Sampling Protocols, which comply with San Francisco Department of Public Health and the California Retail Food Facility Law guidelines.
  • Cooking demos in the farmers market are still on hiatus until further notice.
  • CUESA continues to provide handwashing stations in the farmers market.
  • For market rules for sellers, see CUESA’S COVID 19 Guidelines & SOP for Farmers Markets.

Please extend patience, kindness, and care for your community as we all navigate these changes together!

Support CUESA’s Farmers Markets

  • Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at Embarcadero and Market Street in San Francisco on Saturdays (8 am to 2 pm) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm), year round
  • Mission Community Market at 22nd and Bartlett Streets in San Francisco on Thursdays (3 to 7 pm), March-November

The entire CUESA team wishes to express our deepest gratitude to all of you for doing your part as we have weathered the many changes and realities of COVID-19 in our communities. Your partnership, flexibility, and support have kept our farmers markets thriving, and sustained our spirits through these challenging times. Thank you for keeping farmers markets safe and welcoming spaces, supporting our local farms and food businessesand contributing to a resilient and sustainable local food system.



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