The Oranjezicht City Farm Market (OZCFM) is the biggest and best food market in Cape Town and a must-visit place for any foodie in Cape Town. Frequented weekly by locales and tourists, it’s both a lifestyle market (ie they have ready-to-eat food and a bar), as well as a place to purchase local artisan food products. Open on Wednesday night with a limited market (5 pm – 9 pm) and Saturday and Sunday with a full market (9 am – 2 pm). I go there often to buy delicious food & fresh produce as well as catch up with friends. A couple of weeks ago I popped in with my 50mm lens and got carried away taking pics. It’s been a while since I last did this.
The Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) is a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture, and community through urban farming in Cape Town. It is located next to the corner of Sidmouth Avenue and Upper Orange Street, Oranjezicht, adjacent to Homestead Park. Visitors are welcome Mon-Sat 08h00 – 14h00. The Market Day was originally set up to sell produce from this urban farm, but over time it grew and morphed into the large market, it is today located at its permanent Granger bay site next to the V & A waterfront.
You will find some vendors that have been there since the beginning which gives the market a consistent feel, but new vendors come and go keeping things fresh. The Market is housed under an all-weather stretched marquee with ample seating space and a permanent bar area. I love how it’s totally relaxed and always bustling with people, their dogs, and kids.
Food markets are my happy place and I can get totally lost in them for hours. I prefer to tell stories through images so I hope you enjoy all my from the OZCF market.