On Tuesday, the Chronicle's C.W. Nevius reported that CUESA, the organization that runs the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market, had informed Kathleen de Wilbur, the woman who has operated the Aidells Sausage stall for 17 years, that she would be out of the market at the end of the month.
As CUESA's Dave Sanford explained in a statement to SF Weekly, “In reviewing Aidells Sausage Company, we determined that they did not meet certain current criteria, such as our preference for sellers of local brands and for those with fewer direct marketing opportunities.
. . . We see our market as an incubator for local businesses, and we want to use our limited space to provide this same opportunity to other local companies.”