Established in 2013 adjacent to the Oranjezicht City Farm, this farmers market relocated in 2014 and is in Granger Bay within the V&A Waterfront precinct. It was developed as a community market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers and has grown into the largest market of its kind supporting over 40 local small farmers and 80 artisanal food traders employing over 300 staff, with from 8000 to 12000 people visiting each week (Saturday, Sunday and seasonally on Wednesday evening).
The market plays a key role in consumer awareness about the local food system among more affluent Cape Town residents and visitors, and is a leader in innovative retailing practices to reduce food waste, packaging and plastic use. The infrastructure and logistical capabilities of the market are used to support farmers with market access to other restaurant and retail customers in the city. It also provides a range of business development support and mentoring for the artisanal food traders operating their small businesses and entrepreneurial ventures. The market has received multiple awards, including being named a top 20 farmer’s market worldwide by The Independent (UK).
In December 2017 the market was sold by the SA Urban Food & Farming Trust to social entrepreneurs and it now operates as an independent private company using the OZCF brand under license and with a close cooperative relationship.
Visit the OZCF Market website.