Food Routes Featured Market of the Month
Oranjezicht City Farm Market
Held every Saturday in Homestead Park adjacent to the Farm in Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. 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.
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.
Communal tables are provided for visitors to eat at, or just enjoy the Saturday papers. We also provide free wi-fi, courtesy of Vanilla Internet Services.
Stallholder costs are kept as low as possible to encourage start up businesses, the vibe is friendly and supportive.
Catering for vegans and vegetarians, raw foodies, and customers who want wheat, gluten, sugar and dairy-free alternatives is important to us. We also sell indigenous and other plants, heirloom and organic seed and gardening products.
The farm is financed primarily through the funds made at the Market Day.
OZCF Market Day received the South African Heritage Award in the 2014 Eat Out Zonnebloem Produce Awards.
New traders are always welcome to enquire about available space. Please note that the market focus is on local, fresh, seasonal, healthy vegetables, fruit, herbs and other primary food items (honey, olive oil, eggs, bread, meats, etc.), as well as seeds, seedlings, plants, fertilisers, and other nursery-related items, with a small amount of hand-made food and drink on offer. The market does not trade in lifestyle, fashion, health, beauty, craft or other items