Despite its name, this local farmers’ market is actually located at the V&A Waterfront, under tents and trees in the Granger Bay section. Boasting stunning sea views and a range of fresh produce, the market celebrates local food, culture and community in support of the nonprofit Oranjezicht City Farm. It is managed by the same people who started urban farms, and who work together to promote small-scale food production in the city.
It’s a wonderfully chilled and festive place to do your weekly food shopping – you’ll find fresh-from-the-patch veggies and herbs, fruit, bread, organic dairy products, free-range eggs, raw honey, muesli, and ethically sourced meats and seafood. Plus, there’s a wonderful array of artisanal food stalls selling amazing cooked and raw dishes for all palates and preferences, from carnivores to vegans, chocoholics to diabetics. There’s plenty of outdoor seating, space for the kids and dogs, and a family-friendly vibe.
The kids can be kept busy with storytelling, planting, crafts and yoga, and dogs are welcome as long as they are kept on a short leash by owners.
Stand-out stalls include:
- The OZCF’s fresh veg, fruit and herbs tent
- Delifish smoked fish and snoek pate
- Woodstock Bakery’s sourdough breads
- Son of a Butcher for grass-fed, free-range and pasture-raised, meat
- Cure Deli for artisanal sausages and quality cured meats
- Around Cheese’s Karoo Crumble and other artisanal cheeses
- Hoghouse Bakery (be sure to try the Pastéis de nata, a Portuguese custard tart)
- The Buckwheat crêpe (savoury and sweet) from La Rozelle