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The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Celebrates 20 Years!

When the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market debuted in the spring of 1993, it was one of just three farmers markets in San Francisco, a city which now boasts more than 25 markets each week.

Five Don't Miss Items at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in May

The month of May kicked off with some unusually warm but welcome weather.

Hecho en SF: Not Your Typical Cinco de Mayo Celebration

Enjoy Cinco de Mayo in style this Sunday at the Third Annual Hecho en San Francisco, a celebration of local Mexican food and drink brought to you by our friends at Tacolicious. Held outdoors in front of the scenic Ferry Building, this party is not your typical Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Market Watch: Luella's Chef Ben de Vries Picks Up Spring Produce

Chef Ben with Peas

For Chef Ben de Vries, spring at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is a homecoming for some of his favorite produce.

Market Watch: What's Inspiring the Chefs at Outerlands

One of the best ways to get inspired at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market is to check out what foods our loyal chefs are piling on their carts.

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.

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