CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn more at cuesa.org.
Lenore Estrada and Anna Derivi-Castellanos owners of Three Babes Bakeshop share fall pie-making do’s and don’ts. And on Sunday, October 25, you’re invited to put your pie making chops to the test at CUESA’s Fall Fruit Pie Contest at The Yard at Mission Rock.
Botanically brewed kombucha, Nepalese dumplings, sheep milk ice cream, bone broth by the cup, and honey harvested from San Francisco beehives are just a few of the fresh and exciting tastes to look forward to at CUESA’s Mission Rock Farmers' Market Pop-Ups at The Yard this fall.
If the drought persists, this could be the last year not only for the Great Peach Event, but for the Martino family’s fruit farming. The Great Peach Event is Saturday, August 1. Bella Viva Orchards will be offering flats of certified organic yellow peaches at half price for one day only.
The one year old Urban Agriculture Program was created to address the insatiable demand for urban ag information. Over the past year it has provided resources to San Francisco gardeners and helped them find places to get their hands dirty and grow their own food.
So far, the California salmon season (which opened on May 1) has gotten off to a slow start. Santa Cruz fishmonger Hans Haveman of H & H Fresh Fish Co. is optimistic that the season will improve but fears for salmon’s future.
On Wednesday, food workers and other low-wage earners around the country rallied to increase the federal minimum wage to $15, which would more than double the current federal rate of $7.25 for untipped and $2.13 for tipped workers. In the Bay Area, where rents have soared by 44% over the last five years, steps are already underway to make this goal a reality.
It’s true. California produces over half of the country’s fruits and vegetables: roughly 71% of the country’s spinach, 90% of its broccoli, 97% of its plums, and 99% of its walnuts—and that’s just the tip of the fruit (and vegetable) bowl. It’s also true that those crops require billions of gallons of water. But are all farms at fault in this water crisis?
CUESA has assembled a few tips to prepare you for this year’s Goat Festival, taking place on Saturday, April 18. We’ll be doing our best to accommodate increased crowds at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, while prioritizing the comfort and safety of the goats.
For Women’s History Month, CUESA is spotlighting women who are transforming our food system. This week we take you behind the scenes at La Cocina, a nonprofit food business incubator for low-income women, now in its 10th year.
The average age of the American farmer is steadily increasing, and new farmers are entering the profession much more slowly than older farmers are retiring. Who will grow food for the next generation? CUESA and a panel of experts discuss 4-H, beginning farmer programs, the future of farming, and what it takes for an aspiring farmer to achieve the dream.