A community farmers’ market on the edge of the ocean.
Despite its name, this farmers’ market is actually located at Granger Bay at the V&A Waterfront, and runs every Saturday and Sunday morning – and Wednesday evenings (from 3 November 2021 till end-March 2022)! Managed by the people who started urban farms, OZCF (as it’s known among insiders) is a cheerleader for community farming and artisanal culture in Cape Town.
Boasting stunning sea views, the market is covered by tents and pergolas, ensuring shelter from the elements. You’ll find fresh-from-the-patch veggies and herbs – it’s worth doing your weekly grocery shop here – as well as seasonal fruit, bread, cheese, organic dairy products, free-range eggs, raw honey, muesli, and ethically sourced meats and seafood. There is also a lifestyle section, selling an array of carefully curated clothing, décor, ceramics, vintage items, pet accessories, houseplants and farm-to-vase flowers.
A chilled vibe for all
And if you’re here to eat (and not to stock up your fridge, pantry or wardrobe), there is a wonderful mix of food stalls selling cooked and raw dishes for all palates and preferences – from carnivores and chocoholics to vegans and diabetics. So, grab a seat at one of the outdoor tables and soak up the scene. As market founder Sheryl Ozinsky says: “This is a place where food is talked about almost as enthusiastically as it’s consumed.”
There’s plenty of space for the kids and dogs, who’ll also enjoy the foot-tapping music and a family-friendly vibe.
Wednesday Night Market
Just in time for summer, Oranjezicht City Farm Market is open again every Wednesday from 5pm till 9pm. Wednesday evenings are limited to prepared food and beverages (not groceries, as per Saturday and Sunday).
Stand-out stalls at the Wednesday night market
- Cesar for traditional moules, frites and croquettes
- Ciao Ciao for ravioli, spaghetti and all things Italian
- Mediterranean Samosas for a modern take on this South African classic
- Yen’s Vietnamese Street Food for pho, stir-fry, spring rolls and bánh mì
- Sepial’s Kitchen for Korean fried chicken or cauliflower (KFC!)
- How Bao Now for vegan jackfruit bao
- A Taste of Klass for traditional Jewish Food
- Vadas Bakery for pastéis de nata
As a true farmers’ market, OZCF is a plastic-free zone. You are encouraged to bring your own shopping bags, or you can choose to carry your purchases away in cardboard boxes (free), reusable brown bags (R25 – R40) or baskets (from R200). Providing your own reusable cup for tea and coffee is also welcomed.
The market is conveniently located next to the V&A Waterfront’s modular parking at Granger Bay (R10 for four hours), making it super-easy to transport all your groceries. And, if you’re popping in on foot or bicycle, you can enter the market through the Beach Gate Road.
For the latest OZCF news, follow them on Instagram.
Opening times Saturday, 8.15am – 2pm
Sunday, 9am – 2pm (rain or shine)
Wednesday, 5pm – 9pm (3 November 2021 – 30 March 2022)
Contact 083 628 3426, email@example.com
Where to find it Granger Bay Boulevard, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town
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