CUESA's Summer Celebration

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Update (June 12, 2017): Thank you to everyone who joined us in support of local farmers and healthy communities at CUESA’s Summer Celebration 2017! Stay tuned to our events calendar for more fun upcoming events and to join us again next year. And congratulations to our Summer Celebration Passport to Prizes winners Patricia L., Peter L.,  Adinele, Sue J.Y., Shea B., and David M.

Eat Your Way Through the Best of the Season with 40 Top Restaurants + 20 Bars & Wineries

CUESA’s Summer Celebration brings together the Bay Area’s best chefs, bartenders, winemakers, farmers, and food lovers for an unforgettable evening of impeccable food and drink benefitting CUESA’s work supporting local farms and healthy communities.

For one night only, the majestic Ferry Building Marketplace is closed for a lavish walk-around feast where farmers market produce is the star.

  • Enjoy unlimited food and drink from 40 restaurants and 20 spirit companies, wineries & breweries (list below)
  • Party inside the iconic waterfront Ferry Building during a rare occasion when it is closed to the public
  • Bid on one-of-a-kind food and beverage experiences in a silent auction
  • Play fun foodie games in a culinary treasure hunt to win fantastic prizes!

Proceeds from the night provide critical support for CUESA’s signature education initiatives, such as Foodwise Kids cooking classes and the Schoolyard to Market youth entrepreneurship program. Since launching the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market 24 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.


The fair market value of General Admission tickets is $50 and for Early Admission tickets is $60. Anything paid above this value is a tax-deductible donation to CUESA.

Participating Chefs & Restaurants

3rd Cousin | 4505 Meats | alaMar Kitchen + Bar | Americano | Barbacco | Batter Bakery | The Battery | The Benchmark | Bi-Rite Market & Creamery | The Bird | Bluestem Brasserie | Boulettes Larder | Buffalo Theory | Bull Valley Roadhouse | Cosecha Cafe | Dandelion Chocolate | DOSA | Hog Island Oyster Co. | Hog & Rocks | Humphry Slocombe | ICHI Sushi | La Cocina | Locanda | MarketBar | Marla Bakery Restaurant | Maybeck’s | Mestiza Taqueria | Namu Gaji & Namu Noodle | NOON all day | One Market | Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Recchiuti Confections | Reem’s | Rooh | Serpentine & Foxtail Catering | The Slanted Door | Tacolicious | Tender Greens | Wise Sons Jewish Delicatessen | Zero Zero

Participating Spirit Companies, Bars & Wineries

Almanac Beer Co. | Anina | Blue Bottle Coffee Co. | Broc Cellars | Distillery No. 209 | Drinkwell Softers | The Famous Grouse | Ferry Plaza Wine Merchant | Fort Point Beer Co. | House Kombucha | Kivelstadt Cellars | Little Apple Shrubs | Lo-Fi Aperitifs | Magnolia Pub & Brewery | Oakland Spirits Co. | Pacific Cocktail Haven | Paula LeDuc Fine Catering | Rye on the Road | Seedlip | Scribe Winery | Spirit Works Distillery | St. George Spirits | The Treasury | twomile wines | Uma Casa

Participating Farms

Balakian Farms | Eatwell Farm | Ground Stew Farms | K&J Orchards | McGinnis Ranch

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 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.