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Jack London Square Farmers Market »

Sun 10am–3pm | Oakland

Mission Community Market »

Thu 4pm–8pm | SF

Summer

June 22–September 21

Summer includes the explosion of over 75 different varieties of plums, peaches, and nectarines from our farmers, the sad end to the all-too-brief blueberry season, and the continuation of strawberry harvests into autumn. Other delectable summer fruit such as figs and melons begin in July, while autumn begins to creep into the season with apple, pear, and quince harvests beginning in August and September. Grapes will begin to replace the stone fruit harvest towards the end of summer as well.

All the herbs your heart desires will be available, running the gamut from anise hyssop, cilantro, sage, sorrel, chives, parsley, mint, lavender, and basil, to lemongrass and lemon verbena.

Just a few of the summer specialty vegetables entering the market include a variety of summer squash, cucumbers, bell peppers, green beans, and other members of the Nightshade family (potatoes, eggplant, and tomatillos). Corn begins in early June and will be available through September, while the barrage of Early Girl, Roma, and heirloom tomatoes quickly becomes delightfully inescapable early on in the season. 

Need meat for a barbeque? Available at the market are ground lamb and beef, tri-tip, London broil, and ribs.

Summer Recipes

Cauliflower Tacos

Julia Nordgren, MD, author of The New Family Table

Veggie "Ceviche"

CUESA’s Food Shed

Blackberry Shrub

CUESA’s Food Shed

Quick Curried Pickles

CUESA’s Foodwise Teens

Carrot Top Pesto

Gloria Polo, East Bay Community Recovery Project

Articles Tagged with Summer

September 26, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Eric Strode

Since March 2017, Eric has been a regular volunteer in the CUESA kitchen and classroom at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and supports our fundraising events.

September 20, 2019

Pepito’s Paletas Empowers Worker-Owners, One Popsicle at a Time

Pepito’s Paletas, a worker-owned cooperative, sells delicious paletas (Mexican popsicles) every Sunday at Jack London Square Farmers Market.

July 25, 2019

Volunteer of the Month: Tara Gattis

Tara became a CUESA volunteer in March 2018 and has been supporting the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Info Booth and special events such as our Sunday Supper: Farm to City Feast.

July 18, 2019

From Brandywine to Green Zebra: A Farmers Market Guide to Tomatoes

Make the most of peak tomato season with these tips.

June 21, 2019

Zucchini and Beyond: A Farmers Market Guide to Summer Squash

As we enter summer squash season, we’ve collected some common types you’ll cross paths with at the farmers market, along with some flavorful and creative ways to prepare them.

About CUESA

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