Set high on the mountain slopes above the centre of Cape Town, the Oranjezicht City Farm transformed a derelict sportsfield into a bountiful urban farm, revitalising urban space and providing employment.
When red tape got in the way of their successful produce market, locals breathed a sigh of relief when new premises were found alongside the V&A Waterfront shopping precinct.
So although the Oranjezicht Farmers’ Market is no longer located at the farm that inspired it, you can expect the same ethos throughout this scenic seaside market. The market takes place every Saturday from 09h00 to 14h00 and offers a wonderful mix of food to take home and dishes to enjoy on site.
Local artisanal produce reigns supreme here, with fresh vegetables from the farm, handmade cheeses and a wealth of pickles, preserves and cured goods to add to your holiday picnic pantry. The fresh artisanal breads are excellent too.
This market attracts a more laidback gathering and is usually less crowded than the Neighbourgoods market in Woodstock, one of Cape Town’s oldest suburbs on the Eastern Boulevard. Plus, the sea views are hard to beat and there’s even free Wi-Fi.