Jack London Square Farmers Market re-opens this Sunday

Oakland, Calif. – May 13, 2016: The Port of Oakland announces the re-opening of Jack London Square Farmers Market this Sunday, May 15, 2016. After a two-week break, the market is returning under the leadership of a new operator, CUESA (the Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). The non-profit is assuming responsibility for the weekly event that began in 1989. Market customers will connect directly with farmers and sellers offering fruits, vegetables, specialty foods, flowers and more.

Jack London Square will be CUESA’s first weekly farmers market in the East Bay. “We’re excited to be working with Oakland communities and existing farmers market sellers, while bringing CUESA’s educational programming to Jack London Square,” said CUESA’s Executive Director Marcy Coburn. “We’re also looking at new opportunities for emerging farmers and food businesses from the East Bay.”

Known for its strong ties with Bay Area chefs, CUESA will be reaching out to East Bay chefs and food businesses to support local growers by purchasing produce at the Jack London Square Farmers Market.

“Oakland has long been a vibrant city for music, the arts and now a thriving food culture. The Jack London Square Farmers Market is an important part of that culture,” said Port of Oakland’s Director of Commercial Real Estate Pam Kershaw.

Later this summer, CUESA plans to host an official grand opening of the market and kick off signature public education programs such as free cooking demonstrations by local chefs, seasonal celebrations, and culinary activities for all ages. CUESA farmers markets accept EBT (CalFresh/food stamps), and EBT shoppers can double their fruits and vegetables dollars up to $10 per market day at CUESA markets through the Market Match program.

Jack London Square Farmers Market Hours: Sundays, 9 am to 2 pm, year-round, rain or shine Location: Jack London Square; 387 Water Street, Oakland, CA For Jack London Square Farmers Market updates, visit: www.cuesa.org

There are over 55 free public events a year at Jack London Square. Go to http://www.jacklondonsquare.com/events/special-events to see all of the activities at the Oakland waterfront.

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