Our programs inspire eaters of all ages to take part in creating a fair, regenerative, and delicious food future for all. Foodwise relies on volunteer and donor support to make our free education programs possible. Learn how you can get involved and support.

School Programs

A young boy zesting a lemon as part of the Foodwise Kids program

Foodwise Kids

Foodwise Kids is a free program for elementary school classes that uses the farmers market as a classroom for empowering the next generation of healthy eaters.

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Foodwise Teens interacting with a farmers market seller

Foodwise Teens

Foodwise Teens is a paid youth development program where teens become change agents for a sustainable, equitable, and nourishing food future.

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Community Programs

Hands exchanging a CalFresh farmers market token with berries in the background

Market Match

Market Match makes fresh, local food more affordable by matching CalFresh (SNAP or EBT) benefits dollar-for-dollar at the farmers market.

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Chef Rick Martinez teaching a cooking demo at the Foodwise Classroom

Public Education

Foodwise offers free public education programs designed to deepen your kitchen confidence and know-how, and build community around fresh, local food.

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Foodwise Talks

Foodwise hosts public talks to engage our community in important food issues of our day.

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Pop-Ups on the Plaza

Pop-Ups on the Plaza is a series of community events celebrating Bay Area Black-owned businesses.

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Chef Programs

LoJo's Tacos booth at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Building Equity Program

The Building Equity program supports the business growth, economic viability, and asset-building of BIPOC entrepreneurs through opportunities at Foodwise farmers markets.

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Group photo of three chefs with carts filled with produce at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market

Market to Chef Program

Foodwise facilitates farmer-chef connections by offering benefits for restaurants and food makers who shop the farmers market regularly.

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