CUESA

CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating a sustainable food system through the operation of the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market and its educational programs. Learn more at cuesa.org.

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Big Chill for California Citrus Growers

Big Chill for California Citrus Growers

| January 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Though seemingly mild compared to the sub-zero temperatures experienced in other parts of the country, a recent hard freeze has taken its toll on the California citrus industry, which supplies 85% of the country’s fresh citrus.

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Cheese Pioneers: An Interview with Cowgirl Creamery about their First Book “Cowgirl Creamery Cooks”

Cheese Pioneers: An Interview with Cowgirl Creamery about their First Book “Cowgirl Creamery Cooks”

| November 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

In their new book, Cowgirl Creamery Cooks, the two cowgirls share their story, their knowledge of cheese, and some of their favorite recipes. CUESA talked with Sue Conley about the book and how an old barn in Point Reyes helped spur a burgeoning artisan cheese movement. Get the recipe for Winter Salad Greens with Persimmon Vinaigrette and Mt Tam.

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New California Law Breaks Ground for Urban Agriculture

New California Law Breaks Ground for Urban Agriculture

| October 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

A new California law just signed by Governor Jerry Brown might take some of the risk out of the equation for urban farmers by making longer-term leases an appealing proposition for landowners.

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From Sweet to Heat: A Guide to Picking Peppers at the Farmers’ Market

From Sweet to Heat: A Guide to Picking Peppers at the Farmers’ Market

| October 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

Summer may be coming to an end, but pepper season is heating up. Native to the Americas, the fruits of Capsicum annuum are in full force at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market from summer into early fall, where you can find more than 40 varieties in just about every color of the rainbow.

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Explore the World of Heirlooms at the Third Annual National Heirloom Exposition

Explore the World of Heirlooms at the Third Annual National Heirloom Exposition

| September 9, 2013 | 0 Comments

September 10 through 12, you can explore the wide world of heirlooms at the Third Annual National Heirloom Exposition at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. With a full line up of workshops, cooking demonstrations, exhibits, and educational speakers, the three-day expo is a kind of Disneyland for home gardeners, organic farmers, food activists, and eaters of all stripes and ages.

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Namu: Growing the Menu

Namu: Growing the Menu

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Namu is the only restaurant at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market that operates its own farm, which yields ingredients for the farmers market menu as well as for its Mission-based restaurant, Namu Gaji.

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Inside the California Food Revolution With Joyce Goldstein

Inside the California Food Revolution With Joyce Goldstein

| September 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

CUESA interviews Joyce Goldstein about her new book “Inside the California Food Revolution: Thirty Years That Changed Our Culinary Consciousness.”

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Getting to the Bottom of the Peacotum

Getting to the Bottom of the Peacotum

| August 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today, stone fruit season brings in a rainbow of colors and flavors: apriums, pluots, nectaplums, peacharines, pluerries, and even peacotums. Where did these designer breeds come from? What is the difference between hybridization and genetic engineering?

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