113. Vist The Ferry Building Farmers’ Market

July 23, 2010

photo credit: brad.coy

We’ve covered FarmersMarkets in the past here at 365inSF, but somehow missed the obvious thus far.

The Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market.

Having more posh, more variety, and possibly the best location of all markets in the city, The Ferry Building is always a good time on any given day.

Well every Tuesday, Thursday, AND Saturday (I’m looking at you, tomorrow) you can head on over and find out what’s on the menu for your week. The Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture is committed to bringing our urban environment the best in AG right to the Waterfront.

More about the history of The Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market from their site:

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. Only three years earlier, a two-tiered freeway had run along this roadway, separating the city from its waterfront and the historic Ferry Building . But the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake buckled a portion of the freeway, and with its removal came the opportunity to re-envision the waterfront and ultimately provide home once again to a public market.

The success of the initial farmers market event allowed organizers to establish a weekly California Certified Farmers Market the following spring. Every Saturday the plaza was transformed into a vibrant place to eat, shop and learn. This market — with its focus on outstanding quality and sustainably grown produce — quickly developed a dedicated following, enabling more and more farmers to come to San Francisco to sell their produce directly to urban consumers.

In 1994, the organizational body of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market formally organized as CUESA, the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture. The name and non-profit status acknowledged the founding vision of a market that educates, as well as feeds, its shoppers [...]

Also, you can book yourself a Market Tour if you would like to become a little more familiar with the tastes of the Market. Do this by contacting, In The Kitchen With Lisa

From her site:

San Francisco is one of the greatest food cities in the world and the Ferry Building is foodie mecca. This culinary excursion and tasting will give you a first hand look at what makes San Francisco’s food scene so special. Wear comfortable shoes.

We are now offering a regular tour schedule for our Ferry Building Marketplace tour. The tours will be offered every other Tuesday from 10am to 12pm and Saturday 8:30am to 10:30am

Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance.

Minimum tour size is 4 guests. We reserve the right to cancel if the tour size requirement is not met. We will provide one week notice in the event of cancellation [...]

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