Fresh fruit and veggies galore! Jack London Square presents its new Sunday Farmers Market throughout Jack London Square operated by  CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). You may already know CUESA, as they have operated the world-renowned Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at the Ferry Building in San Francisco for 23 years and are ready to launch the new Jack London Square Market.strawberry_close2

Every Sunday (until Dec. 4, 2016) , CUESA’s Jack London Farmers Market will fill the waterfront with a crew of farmers and sellers offering fruit, vegetables, specialty foods, flowers and more. Free cooking demos, culinary educations classes and other events will be offered.

peas_englishBuilding on their mission to cultivate a healthy food system, they endeavor to bring healthy, affordable, and sustainable food and educational programs to Oakland. With many of their staff, chefs and supporters based in the East Bay, CUESA is committed to keeping Jack London Square Farmers Market by and for Oakland.

“Oakland has a rich and vibrant food scene that rivals San Francisco in many ways. We are invested in listening and learning from the community about their needs in the coming months,” comments CUESA Executive Director Marcy Coburn.

You can also buy your own vegetable plants at a great price from Terra Viridis IMG_0997Nursery. Tomato plants were only $2.

As an add-on, with Sunset Magazine’s new HQ in JLS at 55 Harrison, it seems that some potential collaboration and gardening expertise will seed itself in the new Farmers Market.

So, on Sundays you can picnic on the grass by the waterfront with goodies from the Farmers Market or indulge in lunch at the many excellent waterfront restaurants like Bocanova, Forge, and Lungamare.

Photos provided by CUESA and Oakland on the Bay.