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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

CUESA Makes Veggies Sexy in New Muni Ads

Posted By on Tue, May 24, 2016 at 7:30 AM

PHOTO VIA CUESA
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What's long and hard, looks like male genitalia, and is all over San Francesco's public transportation?

The answer, surprisingly, is not male genitalia. Instead, it's vegetables in all their organic sexiness. CUESA, the organization which runs the popular Saturday farmer’s market at the Ferry Building — among many other things — has released a new Muni ad campaign showcasing the beauty of fruits and veggies that might not necessarily be pleasing to the eye, but are so good for the body. The "ugly" fruit trend has been gaining traction — for example, in France, where a year-old law forbids supermarkets from tossing less-than-beautiful vegetables —  and this campaign seeks to support it in a way only San Francisco can. Even if your eggplant looks almost like Richard Nixon in profile.

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Monday, September 28, 2015

Farmers Market Dispatch: CUESA's Yard at Mission Rock Debuts

Posted By on Mon, Sep 28, 2015 at 1:05 PM

PETER LAWRENCE KANE
  • Peter Lawrence Kane

CUESA, one of the most devoted foodie nonprofits around, has launched a new pop-up farmers market at the Yard at Mission Rock, across from AT&T Park. We stopped by for the debut yesterday morning en route to the Folsom Street Fair, to snag some rare Bronx grapes and Nopalito totopos con chile y picadillo (kind of like chilaquiles, but without eggs, and very spicy).

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Friday, July 17, 2015

You'll Be Seeing Craft Beer at California Farmers Markets Next Year

Posted By on Fri, Jul 17, 2015 at 8:00 AM

California's farmers markets are about to become a little more relaxed. - WIKIMEDIA
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  • California's farmers markets are about to become a little more relaxed.


Ahh, summer at the farmers market. Is there anything as satisfying as feeling up fresh fruit with a buzz on?

California beer enthusiasts will finally have that opportunity beginning next year with legislation signed earlier this week by Gov. Jerry Brown, allowing the state's craft beer brewers to offer samples of their wares during tastings at farmers markets throughout the state. Similar legislation allowing the same opportunities for wine producers was signed last year.

Introduced by state Assemblyman Marc Levine (San Rafael-D), AB 744 isn't all Skittles and beer, however. As with all matters alcoholic, there are rules.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Know Your Farmer: Poli Yerena, at Heart of the City Farmers Market

Posted By on Wed, Apr 22, 2015 at 2:55 PM

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Name
: Poli Yerena

Farm location: Watsonville

What time he woke up this morning: 3:15


Six days a week, Apolinar (“Poli”) Yerena and his wife drive from their 22-acre, certified organic farm in Watsonville, making deliveries on their way to their stand at the Ferry Building Farmers Market or Heart of the City, in Civic Center. Today, they arrived at 8 a.m., after making four or five deliveries en route. The drive home is much tougher, though.

“We go back, it takes three hours because of the traffic. We’re done at 11 p.m., every day,” Yerena told SF Weekly.

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Friday, October 3, 2014

At Devoto Cider, the Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

Posted By on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM

(L to R) Devoto Cider President Hunter Wade, cider maker Rick Davis, apple farmer Stan Devoto, and co-owner/marking/R&D/everything else cider related Jolie Devoto-Wade - KIMBERLEY HASSLEBRINK
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  • (L to R) Devoto Cider President Hunter Wade, cider maker Rick Davis, apple farmer Stan Devoto, and co-owner/marking/R&D/everything else cider related Jolie Devoto-Wade

Blame the national hysteria around gluten, the juice craze, or the exploding interest in craft beer, but hard cider is hot right now. It occupies an interesting middle ground of being somewhere in-between beer and wine and, according to some statistics, has equal appeal for both men and women (where beer consumption skews dramatically towards men).

While breweries own and run many of the cider brands and companies, Jolie Devoto-Wade, daughter of organic apple farmer Stan Devoto, operates Devoto Cider with her husband, Hunter. Not surprisingly, Devoto-Wade, who grew up among the orchards of 100-plus varieties of apples, uses the organic apples grown on her family’s farm.

But oddly enough, it wasn’t the apple orchards that provided the inspiration to make cider, but a trip to Spain.

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Let a Chef Shop For Your Dinner Next Week

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

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If you don't feel like doing all the work involved in planning and shopping for dinner but are tired of eating out, Jake Des Voignes of Local Mission Eatery & Local's Corner might have the answer. He's teamed up with CUESA and Good Eggs to make a "Chef Box" full of ingredients purchased at the Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market that you can assemble at home into a three-course meal.

See also:

- Where to Eat on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

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Monday, November 12, 2012

Need a Thanksgiving Pie? 3 Places to Put in Your Order

Posted By on Mon, Nov 12, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Sure, it may seem as if the Halloween decorations are just now coming down, but Thanksgiving is right around the corner. And if you're looking to place a pie order instead of making your own, it's time to get a move on. Here are three places in the city that can help to ensure a stress-free, pie-filled holiday.

See also:

- Class Alert! Master Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Basics

- Beer of the Week: The Bruery's Autumn Maple Tastes Like Thanksgiving's Sweet Side

- Summer Ends on a Sweet Note at Mission Pie

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's Ketchup! It's Sriracha! It's Srirachup!

Posted By on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 at 7:00 AM

BAY EWALD
  • Bay Ewald

By now, you may very well be starting to understand cult-like craze that surrounds Huy Fong Foods' Sriracha sauce (you know, the one with the green top, white lettering, and rooster on the bottle). Whether you're drizzling it onto scrambled eggs, squirting it into your soup, or using it to spice up your slice of cheese pizza, the possibilities for this paste of chili peppers, distilled vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt seem endless. But, lo and behold, just as we thought the Sriracha craze could not get any crazier ... we discovered Sosu Ketchup's new sweet and spicy lovechild: Srirachup.

See Also:

Chocolate Laced With Sriracha Hits You in the Throat

The Return on Lollyphine's Hot Licks

Heart of the City Farmers' Market Finds

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Shroomin': 10 Facts About the Strange World of Mushrooms

Posted By on Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 3:00 PM

BAY EWALD
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While meandering through the Heart of the City Farmers' Market in UN plaza, I stumbled upon Far West Fungi. I had never seen a booth solely devoted to mushrooms, and I became more interested once I started talking to the employees about all the different uses for fungi. After I left, I was compelled to learn more about the fascinating and uniquely strange world that surrounds mushrooms.

See also:

Heart of the City Farmers' Market Finds

Gather's Braised Mushroom Sandwich

Three's A Trend: Mushroom Desserts

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Farmers' Market Finds: Nut Butters and Psychedelic Kettle Corn at SFSU

Posted By on Wed, Oct 17, 2012 at 3:30 PM

BAY EWALD
  • Bay Ewald
Associated Students, Inc. Farmers' Market

Where: Located on SFSU's campus (outside the humanities building)

When: Thursdays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For years the smells of San Francisco State's farmers' markets have wafted through the open windows in the humanities building and distracted me from my seemingly diligent studies, transporting me to a food-filled daydream of Belgian waffles, fresh strawberries, and kettle corn. This farmers' market is small (less than 10 vendors) but a great place to stock up on organic produce or break the monotony of the usual campus food. My two favorite finds of the week were Popcorn Karma Kettle Corn's rainbow kettle corn and Nut 'n Bean's specialty nut butters.

See Also:

Heart of the City Farmers' Market Finds

Go Apple Crazy at Local Farmers' Markets

Drink of the Week: The Farmer's Market Cocktail

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