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. 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. 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 array 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, who’ll also enjoy the foot-tapping music and a family-friendly vibe. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
Stand-out stalls at the Oranjezicht Market
- The OZCF’s fresh veg and fruit
- Yen’s Vietnamese Street Food for pho, stir-fry, spring rolls and bánh mì
- Sepial’s Kitchen for Korean fried chicken (KFC), vegan poké bowls and tom-tuna sushi
- Delifish for fresh and smoked fish and snoek pâté
- Woodstock Bakery’s sourdough breads
- Thank Goodness Foods gluten-and-sugar-free cakes
- Aramoun’s mezze
- How Bao Now for vegan jackfruit bao
- The Local Baker’s for cardamom, cinnamon and vanilla buns and babka
- A Taste of Klass for traditional Jewish Food
- Around Cheese for Karoo Crumble and other artisanal cheeses
- Vadas Bakery for pastéis de nata
- The Buckwheat Crêpe from La Rozell
- Jason Bakery for kickass pies
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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Opening times Saturday, 8.15am – 2pm
Sunday, 9am – 2pm
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