National Farmers Market Week
Saturday, August 8, 2020, 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
This National Farmers Market Week (August 2-8), savor summer’s bounty, support local farmers and food makers, and join CUESA in celebrating the many benefits that farmers markets bring to our communities! As the COVID-19 crisis has shown, farmers markets are essential in supporting community health and resilient local food systems, now and in the long term.
Join Us at CUESA’s Farmers Markets
- Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at Embarcadero and Market Street in San Francisco on Saturdays (8 am to 2 pm) and Tuesdays and Thursdays (10 am to 2 pm)
- Mission Community Market at 22nd and Bartlett Streets in San Francisco on Thursdays (3 to 7 pm)
Connect with with us at @cuesa and @missionmercado and share your market photos and why you support farmers markets at #FarmersMarketsAreEssential #FarmersMarketWeek #LoveMyMarket.
Celebrate 10 Years of Mission Community Market
On Thursday, August 6, 3 to 7 pm, celebrate the 10th anniversary of Mission Community Market. Stock up on peak-summer produce, and join us in thanking the local farmers, food entrepreneurs, and neighbors (you!) who have made this market so special for the last 10 years. Learn more.
Why Farmers Markets?
There are currently more than 8,800 farmers markets in the United States, and California leads the country, with 760 markets throughout the state. By shopping at your local farmers market, you help stimulate local economies, preserve farmland and rural livelihoods, increase access to fresh food, and support healthy communities.
During the pandemic, farmers markets are open as an essential service, supporting local farms and providing vital access to fresh, healthy food for our communities. Farmers markets provide safe, outdoor shopping experience, and immediate and long-term benefits. Here are 7 reasons to shop at farmers markets and 12 tips for shopping the farmers market while social distancing.
Double Your SNAP Benefits at CUESA Farmers Markets
CUESA farmers markets accept SNAP/EBT (CalFresh/food stamps). Customers using EBT can double their dollars (up to $10 per market day) through the Market Match program, which offers free market coins redeemable only for fruits and vegetables. Visit the CUESA Info Booth to learn more.