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 November 2019)! Managed by the people who started urban farms, OZCF (as it’s known among insiders) is a cheerleader for local produce 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 fruit, bread, organic dairy products, free-range eggs, raw honey, muesli, and ethically sourced meats and seafood. There is also a retail section of stalls, selling an array of carefully curated clothing and shoes, vintage items, 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 array of artisanal 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 long communal tables outdoors, and join one of the conversations – it’s likely to be about the delicious stuff on offer. 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 now open every Wednesday from 4pm till 8pm. That means, from 6 November 2019, you’ll have an extra opportunity to enjoy this chilled and festive sea-facing market.
Stand-out stalls at the Oranjezicht Market
- 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
- Thank Goodness Foods gluten-and-sugar-free cakes
- 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
- The Foodbarn for Franck Dangereux’s pies
- Yen’s Vietnamese Street Food for pho, stir-fry, spring rolls and bánh mì
As a true farmers’ market, OZCF is a plastic-free zone. You are encouraged to bring your own 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 welcomed.
The market is conveniently located next to the V&A Waterfront’s modular parking at Granger Bay, 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.
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