San Francisco is a destination known for its incredible food. Despite the bounty around us, there is still a need to increase access and affordability to good food in order to create a sustainable and inclusive food future. We believe in investing in educational programs and initiatives that will create the next generation of food leaders in thought and action. This organization supports that vision and we are proud to support them in their efforts.
CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a mission-driven nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of farmers markets and educational programs. Founded in 1994, CUESA has operated the world-renowned Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco since 1997, and is the new operator of the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland.
CUESA offers free and low-cost programs to educate eaters of all ages about their food, where it comes from, and how to grow, select, and prepare it, including free Foodwise Kids cooking classes, the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program, Market to Table cooking demos, farm tours, and more.