CUESA's Summer Celebration

Sunday, June 12, 2016, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

40 Top Restaurants + 20 Bars & Wineries =
Endless Fun in Support of Local Food and Farmers

CUESA’s Summer Celebration brings together the Bay Area’s best chefs, bartenders, wine makers, farmers, and food lovers for an unforgettable evening of abundant food and drink benefitting CUESA’s work to cultivate a healthy food system.

Since launching the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market 23 years ago, CUESA’s mission has been to bring farmers and urban dwellers together to create a world where fresh, sustainably grown food is at the center of everyone’s plate, and family farming is a viable for generations to come.

For one night only, the majestic Ferry Building Marketplace is closed for a lavish walk-around feast where peak-season produce is the star. As you stroll the halls, you’ll explore the bounty of summer through five summer plant families: berries, stone fruit, leaves and flowers, cucurbits (cucumbers and melons), and alliums (onion and garlic). Through each artfully crafted bite and cocktail, you’ll discover the best that that California’s agricultural bounty has to offer.

And you’ll be making a difference for kids and farmers alike when you join us! Proceeds from the night provide much-needed support for CUESA’s ongoing education initiatives, such as Foodwise Kids cooking classes and the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program.

Enjoy great music, go on a culinary treasure hunt to win fantastic prizes, bid in a silent auction, and savor unlimited food and drink, knowing that you’re supporting a healthy food future for all.

Buy your tickets now to take advantage of our early bird ticket price of $120 ($80 tax-deductible donation). After May 14, tickets will go up to the full price of $140 ($100 tax-deductible donation).


Participating Chefs & Restaurants

1760 | Americano |  barbacco | Batter Bakery | Bi-Rite Family of Businesses | Boccalone & Cockscomb | Bluestem Brasserie | Cadence | Calavera | Copita Tequileria y Comida | The Commissary | Cosecha Cafe | Dandelion Chocolate | El Porteño | Gott’s Roadside | Haven | Hog Island Oyster Co. | Hog & Rocks | Homage | Humphry Slocombe | ICHI Sushi | Jack’s Oyster Bar & Fish House | Lemonade | Madera | The Market | MarketBar | Marla Bakery | Miette | MINA Test Kitchen | PABU & The Ramen Bar | Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Piccino | Recchiuti Confections | Slanted Door | Spaghetti Bros. | Starbelly | Sweet Bar Bakery | Tacolicious | Whitechapel | Wood Tavern | Zero Zero | More to be announced!

Participating Spirit Companies, Bars & Wineries

Almanac Beer Co. | Anchor Distilling Company | Campo de Encanto Pisco | Caraccioli Cellars | Charbay Winery & Distillery | Distillery No. 209 | Drinkwell Softers | Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant | Fort Point Beer Co. | Hog & Rocks | Kivelstadt Cellars | Little Apple Shrubs | Magnolia Pub and Brewery | Oakland Spirits Co. | Odisea & Cochon Wine Company | Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Peet’s Coffee & Tea | Rye on the Road | Scribe Winery | SōW Juice | Spirit Works Distillery | Square One Organic Spirits | St. George Spirits | Two Mile Wines | Wait Cellars | WhitechapelWhitechapel

Participating Farms

Everything Under the Sun | Heirloom Organic Gardens | Kashiwase | Lucero Organic Farms | Swanton Berry Farm

Summer Celebration Raffle

Win a year of dining out at the Bay Area’s best restaurants! Purchase tickets for CUESA’s Summer Celebration Raffle at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Info Booth or on the night of the event. Winners will be announced at Summer Celebration, but you need not be present to win. While we would love to sell you a raffle ticket via this platform, California law prohibits it, as it considers online raffle ticket purchases a form of online gambling. So please visit us at the farmers market and join us at the celebration for your chance to win the amazing prizes! 

Tickets to the event are nonrefundable but may be transferable by contacting

Photos by Amanda Lynn Photography.