Foodwise in the News

Read news stories about Foodwise (formerly CUESA), Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, Mission Community Market, and our farmers and food makers. For media requests, please visit our Press page.

Press Highlights

Mission farmers market kicks off spring season (Mission Local, 3/15/24)

Western Innovators: Looking ahead to 2024 (Capital Press, 12/27/23)

We’ve Hunted Down Your State’s Best Farmers’ Market: See The Full List (, November 23)

The San Francisco attractions that even locals adore (SFGate, 10/31/23)

Farmers, Food and Fun at the Ferry Building (California Bountiful KRON4, 10/21/23)

Foodwise: Winner – 365: AIGA Year in Design (AIGA, August 2023)

Market watch: The 10 best farmers markets across the nation (USA Today 07/14/23)

Licking our chops (daintily) for Foodwise Summer Bash (48Hills, 07/13/23)

Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market Celebrates 30th Anniversary Sunday With ‘Foodwise Summer Bash’ (SFist, 07/13/23)

A guide to our favorite farmers markets in San Francisco (SFGate, 6/12/23)

Juneteenth on the Waterfront (KTVU, 6/10/23)

Juneteenth on the Waterfront Sneak Peek (ABC7, 6/8/23)

Juneteenth farmers market ‘affirms the need for Black visibility’ in SF (SF Examiner, 6/8/23)

Crowds flock to this 30-year-old SF Ferry Plaza Farmers Market stall for breakfast each Saturday (SGFATE, 4/24/23)

San Francisco Pop-Up Event Celebrates Black Women-Owned Businesses (NBC Bay Area, 3/25/23)

10 great food markets around the globe (National Geographic, 10/14/22)

San Francisco’s Beloved Vegetarian Restaurant Greens Introduces Guest Chef Summer Dinner Series With Executive Chef Katie Reicher (Forbes, 8/8/22)

Foodwise’s Summer Bash 2022 Was The Ferry Building’s Culinary Wonderland (San Francisco Magazine, 7/11/22)

Mixologist makes Foodwise-inspired cocktail with Sal Castaneda (KTVU, 7/8/22)

Foodwise helping eaters of all ages make better food choices (KRON4, 7/6/22)

On Our Table: Hayes Street Grill (Bon Appetit, 7/1/22)

Seat at the Table (page 186) (San Francisco Magazine, July 2022)

Culinary Events Include Foodwise Summer Bash, Guest Chefs at Greens and Turntable, Marlena Pops Up for the Summer (tablehopper, 6/21/22)

30 Ways to Celebrate Juneteenth in the Bay Area (Mercury News, 6/6/22)

Pandemic Spawns Local Foods Revival (Knee Deep Times. 03/21/22)

The Thursday market reopens this week as Foodwise (Mission Local, 03/15/22)

San Francisco’s 2022 environmental wish list (SF Examiner, 12/30/21)

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos all around the Bay Area (SF Chronicle, 10/21/21)

Best of the Bay 2021: Food + Drink winners (48 Hills, 10/14/21)

How Chez Panisse helped change the way the Bay Area eats produce (SF Chronicle, 10/7/21)

Events You Don’t Want to Miss: CUESA’s Sunday Supper, Eat Drink SF, and a MoAD Book Launch Party for Black Food (tablehopper, 10/5/21)

Mission Community Market is SF’s portal to Latino cusine (KTVU, 09/16/21)

As farm delivery boxes rise in popularity, the industry faces new struggles (SF Examiner, 8/20/21)

Farmers markets seeing uneven recovery (AgAlert, 7/29/21)

Savor Jamaican Beef Patties and Banana Pudding on Juneteenth, and More Weekend Entertainment (Eater 6/17/21)

Episode 142: Christine Farren on adapting farmers markets to the newest version of the new normal (Tent Talk, 6/14/21)

Bay Area Community Celebrates Juneteenth (NBC Bay Area, 6/19/21)

Ferry Building farmers market celebrates ‘Juneteenth on the Waterfront’ Saturday (Hoodline, 6/17/21)

SF’s Ferry Building Farmer’s Market launching home delivery across 9 Bay Area counties (ABC7, 5/29/21)

5 Ways COVID-19 Has Completely Changed Farmers Markets (Kitchn, 5/26/21)

Neighborhood Notes: A caravan for farm workers, art exhibits and a picnic (Mission Local, 5/13/21)

New Guard 2021: Weaving a Stronger Safety Net (Eater, 5/4/21)

Fruitful Markets (Via, May-June 2021)

13 Fresh Farmers Markets in San Francisco (Eater SF, 3/15/21)

Mission Farmers Market Returns March 11 (SF Weekly, 3/4/21)

SFUSD Students Learn About Food Justice and Find Connection in Distance Learning Through Program by CUESA (SFUSD, 2/4/21)

In the Bay Area, There are More Ways Than Ever to Support Your Farmers Market (Eater, 11/23/20)

We Need To Invest In Farmer’s Markets, Now More Than Ever! (PhotoBook 8/14/20)

Despite the Pandemic, These Independent Bay Area Food Producers Are Thriving (KQED, 8/13/20)

Mission Community Market celebrates 10 years (Mission Local, 8/5/20)

KTVU highlights Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture (KTVU, 7/23/20)

These Produce Boxes Are Helping Support Hospitality Workers Impacted By Covid-19 (Forbes 7/14/20)

CUESA Farmer’s Markets Stay Open Amid Protests (KQED, 6/4/20)

On the Fly: Christine Farren (podcast) (tablehopper, 5/29/20)

How to shop Bay Area farmers’ markets while avoiding crowds: Buy a farm box (SF Chronicle, 5/28/20)

Is It Safe To Buy Food At The Farmers Market During The Coronavirus Pandemic? (Huffington Post, 5/26/20)

Bay Area farmers’ markets face social distancing challenges as peak season begins (SF Chronicle, 5/13/20)

Mission Community Market re-opens Thursday (Mission Local, 5/6/20)

San Francisco’s farmers markets make changes to stay open during pandemic (KRON4, 5/2/20)

Where to Order Groceries in SF (Thrillist, 4/28/20)

The food system is trying to reinvent itself on the fly to solve its pandemic food waste problem (Fast Company, 4/16/20)

Order Curated CSA Boxes From Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Now (They Sell Out Fast) (SFist, 4/15/20)

COVID-19 creates new challenges for local growers and farmers markets (Berkeleyside, 4/3/20)

These CSA Boxes and Farm Delivery Services are Still Serving Up Fresh Produce During the Coronavirus Crisis (Eater, 4/3/20)

Small Farmers, Local Markets Nimbly Adapt to a New Consumer Landscape (KQED, 3/20/20)

How to Support Farmers and Safely Shop at Farmers’ Markets (Civil Eats, 3/30/20)

Trying to avoid grocery stores? Farmers markets offer calmer, more socially-distant shopping (SFGate, 3/28/20)

Coronavirus fears: If you touch an onion at Ferry Building farmers’ market, it’s yours (Chronicle, 3/21/20)

Closures, Takeout, and Relief Efforts: How Food Businesses Nationwide Are Handling Coronavirus: Friday, March 30 (Bon Appetit, 3/20/20)

Farmers’ markets open during coronavirus outbreak. But farmers’ livelihoods remain uncertain (Chronicle, 3/20/20)

The Fight to Keep Farmers’ Markets Open During Coronavirus (Civil Eats, 3/19/20)

San Francisco Farmers Markets Are Open For Business (Eater, 3/18/20)

Most Farmers’ Markets to Remain Open as Essential Services During Lockdown Period (SFist, 3/16/20)

The Landmark of San Francisco: The Ferry Building (High Rise Life, 3/1/20)

Exploring a Decade of Big Changes in Local Food (Civil Eats, 11/19/19)

Things to do in San Francisco: Eating, drinking, staying and doing (Cosmopolitan, 10/5/19)

Best of the Bay 2019: Food & Drink winners (48Hills, 10/3/19)

10 of the best farmers’ markets in the U.S. (and many are year-round) (USA Today, 9/14/19)

Where a Michelin-Starred Chef Goes in San Francisco (New York Times, 8/31/19)