Invest in the Future of Sustainable Food

December 20, 2013

Dear Champion of a Healthy Food System,

It’s 5 am and farmer Bill Crepps of Everything Under the Sun is loading his truck with the last boxes of citrus before driving 67 miles to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. A few hours later Freya Bernardo, a teacher at San Francisco’s Garfield Elementary School, helps her second-grade students onto the marketbound bus for the day’s Foodwise Kids field trip and cooking class. Office workers and local residents soon walk across the Embarcadero to join chefs, farmers, and food crafters in a vibrant market community.

Over the last 20 years, you have helped to build this dynamic community of eaters who are passionate about nourishing and delicious food, and who want to see local family farmers thrive.

With your support, CUESA is making this food system possible by operating the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and by offering critical education programs that help individuals of all ages become informed and empowered eaters. As the director of CUESA for the past eight years, I’ve watched small-scale farms and food artisans build successful—and more sustainable—businesses, in part by joining our markets and having access to our support. I’ve seen countless students learn to love seasonal fruits and vegetables through our hands-on classes and tastings. And because of your contributions, our programs have grown to meet increased demand.

The desire for information about our food and how to prepare it is only going to grow as we bring up a new generation of enlightened eaters. Our ability to sustain the farmers market, host school groups, lead farm tours, advocate for better food policy, and encourage sustainable farming practices depends on you. Please give a gift today.

A gift to CUESA is a direct contribution to a food system that makes sense—one that values fresh food over processed food, small family farms over faceless corporate entities, and access to delicious, nutritious food for everyone.

At the end of the market, when Bill goes home with an empty truck and the students return to school with a head full of information and a stomach full of good food, you can be confident your support is building a better world. Please donate to CUESA today. Help us create the change our planet so strongly needs, and foster community in one of the world’s best farmers markets.



Dave Stockdale
Executive Director

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