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Market Watch: Belgian Endives are the New Stars of the Show

Belgian Endive at Dirty Girl Produce

At the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, chefs are always on the lookout for new and exciting crops to incorporate into their menus. Dirty Girl Produce is one stand they flock to. In summer and fall, Dirty Girl’s tender, fresh shelling beans and Early Girl tomatoes find their way onto many local menus. In the winter months, their chards, dried beans and root vegetables are in high demand, and when spring hits, their leeks, baby cabbages, strawberries and chicories turn many heads.

Market Watch: Radishes Are Better Than Ever

Joshua and Evan of Wise Sons

Radishes, of one variety or another, are a veggie we see throughout the seasons at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.

Market Watch: 5 Farmers Market Must-Haves in March

March is always a month of big seasonal changes at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. As the last remnants of winter wind down, the first signs of spring are beginning to pop up.

Market Watch: Sow Fresh Juice and Nana Joe's Granola Join the Farmers Market Lineup

Luisa and Derek from Sow

In addition to the 100 + restaurant chefs who shop the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, there are also a number of small artisanal food producers who source seasonal market ingredients for their products.

Market Watch: Get Ready for All Things Citrus This Saturday!

CUESA staff member Julius Butler

CUESA’s Market to Table programs have returned to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, and each month we pick a seasonal item to feature and celebrate. At our Citrus Celebration this Saturday, February 16, we’re showcasing all things citrus, from pomelos to lemons. Come down to the market for a day of tasting and cooking with these winter delights.

Market Watch: 5 Farmers Market Must-Haves

Even in winter, the variety of produce at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is ever-changing. While root vegetables, winter squash and citrus seem to dominate the market right now, there are also many other seasonal, straight-from-the-farm offerings worth adding to your weekly shopping list. Here are five not-to-be-missed items at the market this February.

Market Watch: Legendary Local Chef Joanne Weir Kicks Off CUESA's Market to Table Program

Joanne Weir

This Saturday, February 2nd, marks the seasonal return of the Market to Table programs in the CUESA Classroom at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Every Saturday local chefs will demonstrate easy and fun recipes featuring their favorite picks from the market’s bounty. Each free Saturday program includes samples of the featured dish, recipes to take home, and a chance to ask the chefs for cooking tips. It’s a great way to get inspiration for simple, seasonal, and delicious farmers market meals you can make in your own kitchen.

Market Watch: What Nopa Chef Laurence Jossel Buys at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market


What is Chef Laurence Jossel crazy about right now? Kale, winter roots and citrus! He is using all if these in a variety of ways on his brunch and dinner menu at his beloved western addition neighborhood gem, Nopa.

What You'll Be Sipping at CUESA's Next Cocktails of the Farmers Market Event

Oro Blancos

There are dozens of varieties of citrus available at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market each winter. From Oro Blanco grapefruits to Page mandarins, each variety has its own distinct flavor, acidity and sweetness, making them ideal for mixing into winter cocktails. Many of San Francisco’s most talented  bartenders will be doing just that as CUESA kicks off our Cocktails of the Farmers Market series with “Gathering of the Guilds” on Wednesday, January 16.

Market Watch: Give the Gift of Food This Holiday Season

Holiday Honey

This holiday season, you can give the gift of good food while also supporting local farmers and food artisans. As the days turn cold and rainy, farmers market vendors count on loyal customers to help sustain their businesses year-round. At the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, you'll find the makings for wholesome winter feasts, along with unique gifts that nourish the body, the earth and the local community.

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