CUESA's Weekly E-Letter | March 8, 2019 | View as Webpage
20 Women-Led Food Businesses You Should Know
International Women’s Day is today, but do we really need an excuse to celebrate women and the vital role they play in our food system? Women produce more than  half of our food  worldwide. From the fields to the kitchen, women are leading the movement for healthy and sustainable food.

While by no means a definitive list, these 20 visionary women entrepreneurs are making our food more delicious, healthful, and soulful, each in her own way. You can find them in CUESA’s farmers markets year-round, rain or shine. Support women-led businesses!
This Week's Picks
Support The Farmer's Wife Recovery Fund
Our friend Kendra Kolling of The Farmer's Wife recently lost her new restaurant in last month’s devastating floods. This comes on the heels of her home being destroyed in the 2017 fires. Learn more and contribute to the recovery fund, and support The Farmer's Wife on Saturdays at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market.
Visit Foodwise Teens at CUESA's Farmers Markets
CUESA just launched Foodwise Teens , a new paid job training program where teens build skills to sustain healthy lives and a healthy planet . Visit the Foodwise Teens markets stand at the Ferry Plaza on Saturdays, and Mission Community Market on Thursdays through March 21 .
Voces del Campo | Voices from the Fields
Celebrate Women's History Month and National Farmworker Awareness Week on Sunday, March 24, with an afternoon of story and song about the farmworker and immigrant experience at Eric Quezada Center. This is a free event hosted by MiHistoria (in partnership with CUESA), but RSVP is required due to limited space.
Farm Tour: Butterflies, Bees, and Broccoli di Ciccio: Biodiversity at the Farm
Join us for our first farm tour of the year on March 16 . We'll be visiting two Capay Valley farms focused on the importance of biodiversity, Hedgerow Farms and Eatwell Farm. Sign up now! Registration closes on March 15.
Everyday Vinaigrette, Walnut or Hazelnut Dressing, and Minh's Negi Oil
Elisa Callow, author of The Urban Forager , shares a variety of ways you can dress your salad with these simple yet flavorful recipes.
Ferry Plaza Farmers Market: Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday
Got π? Three Babes Bakeshop is Popping Up for Pi Day!

Three Babes Workshop is returning to the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market next Tuesday, March 12, and Thursday, March 14 (for Pi Day) with delicious, hand-crafted pies. Vegan and gluten-free options are also available!
Upcoming Programs

Market to Table Demo: Jen Musty, Battery Bakery | Saturday, March 9, 10:30 am
Jack London Square Farmers Market: Sunday
This Sunday! Encore Choir

Encore Choir is an Oakland middle-school a cappella ensemble turning heads and winning competitions at the high-school level. Come hear and support them on their way to the ICHSA semi-finals in Salem, Oregon this Sunday at Jack London Square Farmers Market.
Upcoming Programs

Hands-On Crafts at the Kids' Corner | Sundays | 11:00 am to 2:00 pm

The Food Shed: Biodiversity | Sundays in March | 11:00 am
Mission Community Market: Thursday
New at Mission Community Market: Morris Grassfed

Morris Grassfed is new at Mission Community Market on Thursday! Previously, they sold 100% pasture-raised beef at the farmers market. Now they are serving burgers with their delicious local beef.
Upcoming Programs

The Food Shed: Biodiversity | Thursdays in March | 5:00 pm

Live Music: Manos Lindas | Thursday, March 14 | 4-6 pm

Live Music: Pitch, Please! | Thursday, March 14 | 6-8 pm
Community Happenings
La Cocina's Week of Women in Food | Ending March 9 | Multiple Locations

A Quest to Revive Ancient Wheat, Rural Jobs, and Healthy Food (use discount code " CUESA " for half off!) | March 14 | San Francisco



Faith, Food & Farms Conference | March 19 | Richmond

Oakhella Growing Roots Fundraiser | March 30 | Oakland

JCCSF Foodways: Decolonize Your Diet | April 2 | San Francisco


Edible Education | Wednesdays through April 24 | Berkeley
Market Update
This is the most up-to-date info about this week's seller attendance at the time of publication. Please stop by the CUESA Info Booth for a market map or  check online  for any last-minute changes.
 
Returning: Bariani Olive Oil, Capay Mills, Devil's Gulch Ranch, Devoto Gardens, Fifth Crow Farm, Flying Disc Ranch, Four Sisters Farm, G.L. Alfieri Farms, June Taylor, Little Apple Treats, Mountain Ranch Organically Grown, Rookies, Steadfast Herbs, The Farmer's Wife
Out: Hayes St. Grill, Lagier Ranches (for the season), Nicasio Valley Cheese Company

Returning: Medrano's Flowers
Out: The Sharp Brothers

Returning: Three Babes Bakeshop Pi Day pop-up!

Returning: Three Babes Bakeshop Pi Day pop-up!

Returning: Avila's Farm, Jen Kindall, Twin Girls Farm