The Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market is a California certified farmers market operated by the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (CUESA). The market offers produce and flowers from small regional farmers and ranchers, many of whom are certified organic. A wealth of other products include regional artisan specialties such as breads, cheeses and jams. Started as a one-time event in 1992, the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market's popularity led to the opening of a year-round market in May 1993. Each week 10 to 15,000 faithful shoppers attend the market because it reconnects them with their food sources. Shopping at a farmers market provides a forum for learning how food is grown, who grew it, and why it tastes so good. CUESA hosts weekly cooking demonstrations and interviews with farmers in the open-air Arcades along the front of the building. With over 100 farmers and 30 artisan vendors setting up every week, visitors will find themselves immersed in a cornucopia of the freshest fruit, produce, baked goods, cheeses and prepared foods in town.
Added by Upcoming Robot on October 17, 2012