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CUESA/The Center For Urban Education About Sustainable Agriculture

Pros: Farm to table is big business in San Francisco
Cons: Learning about sustainable agriculture, ruins cravings for Twinkies
Best For: Your Health

CUESACUESA is the non-profit organization that manages the three farmers markets which take place Tuesday, Thursday and Saturdays, at the Ferry Building. They are committed to the development of a community relying upon sustainable agriculture. What is sustainable agriculture? According to CUESA, "A sustainable food system uses practices that are environmentally sound, humane, economically viable and socially just". Not only do they manage the markets, but CUESA provides both adults and children with education regarding the enjoyment and benefits of eating seasonally.

What does eating seasonally mean? Again, CUESA's definition: "Enjoying the ripest and freshest food at the height of its natural harvest time". Register on the CUESA website for a market to table event, or one of their seasonal farm tours. They might be going to visit Shelly McMahon and her 1200 pastured laying hens, or going to Glashoff Farms to learn about the walnut harvest.

Support them. Donate. Attend a cooking demonstration by a local chef. But most importantly, eat healthily and get to know the local farmers who provide us with really good food.

One Ferry Building/Suite 50
San Francisco, 94111

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