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While it is a genuine pleasure to welcome everyone, it is vitally important that this remains a safe place for shoppers, traders and staff. As a result, there are a few rules we’re asking everyone to follow. In essence: come to the Market, enjoy your shopping and eating, support our amazing traders, but be responsible while you’re here.
1) Our team are on hand to help manage the flow, keep visitors a safe distance apart and answer any questions. Please follow their instructions.
2) Entrances, exits and passageways need to be kept clear.
3) To maintain social distancing, there is a reduced level of communal seating available.
4) Saturday is our busiest day by far, so come on Sunday if you want a quieter shopping experience.
5) We are actively encouraging visitors to cycle here. You can secure your bike at one of the racks provided.
6) Face masks must be worn. When seated to eat and drink at the outdoor seating areas, face masks are not required. If you don’t have a mask, our team will happily provide one.
7) Please pay with Snapscan or cards if at all possible.
8) ATMs on site are now open again.
9) Please try not to pick up and put down items of produce. Wash any uncovered purchases when you get home, and -of course – wash your hands thoroughly before and during cooking.
10) Hand sanitiser is available throughout the Market, and we also have several handwashing stations. We would particularly encourage you to use these just after you arrive and just before you leave.
Doggies are welcome on a leash, but not in the food tents.
Keep your distance, but be kind and don’t be afraid to share a nod and a smile.
We look very forward to seeing you.
Entrance: There is no fee to enter the market. Pedestrian entrances are open directly from Beach Road, and cyclists, joggers, dog walkers and others are most welcome.
Public transport: The MyCiTi 104 route stops opposite the market on Beach Road and at the main V&A Waterfront stop. The T01 also stops there, as well as on Granger Bay Blvd a block from the market.
Parking: 350 parking bays are available adjacent to the market. Parking is charged by the V&A Waterfront according to their tariffs, starting with R10 for the first hour.
Dogs: Dogs are welcome to join you at our market; however we ask that you please abide by these six rules to make your pet’s visit to the market a good experience for everyone:
- Dogs must be kept on a short leash.
- Dogs must be under control and by the owner’s side at all times.
- Keep dogs away from produce, plants, and other food products.
- Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and children to earn the right to be at the market.
- Be considerate – not everyone loves dogs and some customers are allergic to animals.
- Don’t forget to clean up after your dog.
OZCF management reserves the right to request that owners remove a dog from the market if the above requests are not being adhered to.
Traders make every effort to create links between urban farming, Cape Town’s history and heritage, and a sense of place, through labelling, using seasonal produce, etc.
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 OZCF Market received the South African Heritage Award in the 2014 Eat Out Zonnebloem Produce Awards.
The Market and the Farm
While the Farm founded and operated the Market for years in a non-profit capacity, from 1 December 2017 the Market was sold and has been operating as an independent private company using the OZCF brand under license. The Market and the Farm continue to work together closely.
At the AGM of the of the Oranjezicht City Farm Non-Profit Company (NPC), held at the end of August 2017, the members of the NPC agreed that the best way forward for the Market Company was to release it to an entrepreneur. The model of the market being conducted in the Market Company, which was wholly owned by the Non-Profit Company (The Farm) NPC, was deemed not to be sustainable going forward. The reason for this was that the Market Company grew into a full-scale business requiring significant entrepreneurial and creative flair, business skills, resources, logistics, management and operational support, including finance. The board undertook a process of valuing the Market Company, engaged with carefully selected short-listed potential buyers and distributed a proposal document to interested bidders.
This process resulted in the purchase of the Market Company by Sheryl Ozinsky and Caz Friedmann, who have been running the market for the NPC since its move from Homestead Park in 2014 until the conclusion of the sale effective 1 December 2017. We are sure that the outcome will serve to strengthen and sustain the Market Company and ensure that it grows and develops into one that continues to serve its customers, farmers and traders alike.
Becoming a Trader
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.
To apply to trade at Market Day, please complete the form: