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Oranjezicht City Farm

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Upper Orange Street, Corner Sidmouth Avenue in Oranjezicht | Upper Orange Stop on the 103 Oranjezicht Route of the Myciti Bus, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 83 628 3426
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The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is an educational non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community through urban farming in Cape Town. Located on a small remnant of the site of an historic farm dating to 1709 with a perennial freshwater spring that has drawn people for many thousands of years, OZCF seeks to re-connect the Oranjezicht neighbourhood and the rest of Cape Town to this neglected piece of heritage through education, gardening activity and outreach, and to use it as a catalyst to build social cohesion across communities, to develop skills among the unemployed, to educate residents and their children and others about food, environmental and related issues, to beautify public space and to champion unused or under-utilised green spaces in the City Bowl. Volunteers and visitors are welcome Monday - Saturday and tours are available by request in advance. Saturdays from 9am-2pm OZCF also operates a community farmer's market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers at another site in Granger Bay at the V&A Waterfront. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping (veg, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli, etc), try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment. Market traders make every effort to create links between the OZCF, history/tradition and a sense of place, through labelling, using seasonal produce, etc. Educational talks and events are linked to the market and there are plenty of activities for kids such as story telling, planting, craft, yoga and more.
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Upper Orange Street, Corner Sidmouth Avenue in Oranjezicht | Upper Orange Stop on the 103 Oranjezicht Route of the Myciti Bus, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 83 628 3426

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Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

On a sunny day this is the best place to stroll around have some breakfast and stock up on organic food.:-)

Thank Xstel
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This market is absolutely fantastic! There is fresh produce, meat, fish, flowers etc for sale. The food stalls are amazing- catering to all tastes. There are also a few other stalls here selling antique smalls, vintage clothing, etc. I would definitely recommend this as a...More

Thank sandralee635
Reviewed 8 April 2017

The Saturday fair that is currently taking place in Granger Bay (V&A Waterfront district in Cape Town) near the Lookout) features organic farm products and food stands serving a wide variety of dishes. The venue changes with the season. There is also at least one...More

Thank ajnaro
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The thing I love the most is the absolute creativity of the vendors to produce really healthy and delicious food! Has a great vibe too 💕

Thank 100stephm
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast under a magnificent blue sky - we had a crepe with the works, prosciutto, egg, cheese, tomato and avocado. Freshly squeezed juice. The most amazing brownies, cheese biscuits- the list goes on. You have to do this - get there early.

Thank Beechman1
Reviewed 2 February 2017

The organisation have done an amazing job of creating this urban market garden. It's beautifully maintained and full of produce. I picked up several ideas from the garden and it was great talking to the staff. My husband had a quick look round and then...More

Thank Anne L
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

A fantastic organic food market at The Waterfront precinct. Scrumptious food selection, wonderful vibe.A must visit!!

Thank Brandon R
Reviewed 18 January 2017

I thought the previous location for this market was pretty special but the relocation is pretty good. Much more open air and not as crowded as the Biscuit Mill in Salt River which although has some fabulous stalls it can become so busy that you...More

Thank Victoria1999
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The tented Saturday market is at the end of the Waterfront, closest to the Cape Town Stadium. There are loads to choose from: fresh fruit & veg, freshly squeezed juice, most delicious food, etc. Seating inside or shaded seating outside, with a view of the...More

Thank Dirmu G
Reviewed 4 January 2017

very nice visit which i have done recently, really an amazing vegetables garden in a lovely area of cape town

Thank nicolas s
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