CUESA is now Foodwise. Celebrate with us!

March 14, 2022

Change is sprouting this spring! We have a new name, new look, and renewed commitment to you.

For nearly three decades, CUESA (the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) has operated world-class farmers markets and education programs to connect the Bay Area community with fresh, local food and sustainable family farms.

Now as Foodwise, we are building on those strengths and deepening our commitment to equity through expanded food access and education programs.

Inspired by our Foodwise Kids and Foodwise Teens programs, the name Foodwise honors the wisdom in all of us. It celebrates the power of community to create a fair, regenerative, and delicious food future for all. Wherever you are on your food journey, you belong here.

Celebrate with us on March 17 and 19!

We’re thrilled to bring back farmers market public education programs this spring. We’ll be celebrating our community­ and the change we are making together at two very special market days filled with delicious food, family fun, and music (plus, free Foodwise goodies!).

Foodwise Community Celebration at Mission Community Market (Opening Day)

Thursday, March 17, 3 – 7 pm

3:30 – 6:00 pm Visit the Foodwise Kids tent for fun activities for the whole family. Kids can take home a mini market tote and other free goodies (while supplies last).
5:00 – 7:00 pm Enjoy live music from Manos Lindas at La Placita Stage, brought to you in partnership with Little Mission Studio.

Foodwise Community Celebration at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Saturday, March 19, 8 am – 2 pm

9:00 am – 1:00 pm Join us at the Ferry Terminal Plaza (adjacent to the Ferry Building) for kids’ activities at the Foodwise Kids tent, seasonal produce samples at the Foodwise Teens tent, music with, and more.
9:30 – 10:00 am Foodwise toast! Hear from our team and celebrate our community at the Foodwise Classroom (in front of the Ferry Building, south of the clocktower).
10:30 am Market to Table Demo: Rachel Bolden-Kramer, My Food Stamps Cookbook (Foodwise Classroom)
12:00 pm Market to Table Demo: Gaby Maeda, State Bird Provisions (Foodwise Classroom)

Learn more and get a sneak peek of our new website at!

Read the press release »

Thank you to Office for our new visual identity, Kalamuna for website development, and LightBox Collaborative and Go Strategy Partners for communications consulting.