An old friend and former colleague at Chez Panisse, Sibella Krause, was one of the original masterminds behind the farmer's market sponsored by CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture) which has developed into the phenomenon, the Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market. She asked us if we would be a part of the new market she was organizing in San Francisco. It began in a parking lot down the Embarcadero with maybe 30 vendors, all of whom were certified organic growers and producers using organic ingredients. Sibella was very discerning in her choice of vendors and the market's popularity grew rapidly. After one move to a slightly larger parking area, the market landed at the Ferry Building, using the front and rear plaza areas for vendors. The building it self was an underused facility, housing mostly offices. A grand plan was
hatched to turn the building into a mecca for all things food-related. Many years and early Saturday mornings later, the Ferry Plaza opened to house what is arguably the most diverse and excellent farmer's market and group of restaurants and shops in the U.S. We still start early every Saturday, filling our van with hot-out-of-the-oven breakfast pastries, fruit tarts, breads, cookies and whatever the season dictates to sell at our stand at the Ferry Building. As one of the first group of vendors, we are proud to still be a part of this remarkable Saturday event. We are always happy to take special orders and to send anything we make to the market. Dave and Levi, our longtime representatives at the market, are reason alone to visit us. They are both one of a kind. We hope to be a part of the market for many years to come.