Farm market now open on Sundays

Lina Kantor of Tamboerskloof, left, and Roslin Lichtenstein from Oranjezicht, enjoyed meeting up with friends at the event.

The weekly Saturday Oranjezicht City Farm Market, in Granger Bay, at the V&A Waterfront, has extended to include Sundays, from 9am to 3pm. Saturday’s hours will also be extended from 9am to 2pm.

The market was founded by the Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF), a non-profit company, and sells fresh produce and pantry consumables including dairy and eggs, fish and seafood, meat, poultry and game, cured meats, oils and
vinegar, bakery and patisserie items, plants and flowers, homeware and accessories.

Sheryl Ozinsky, a founding volunteer of the Oranjezicht City Farm and co-owner with Caz Friedmann of the market, said: “One extra day of trading, not only provides customers with more access to local, fresh, high-quality produce, but also creates expensive opportunities for the 28 small-scale local farmers who supply the market with produce. Now these farmers can employ more people, and with the demand for additional produce, they can open up more of their land to regenerative farming practices that use no pesticides and focus on ecosystem diversity, crop rotation, composting and growing crops without disrupting the soil.”

With more than 60 traders and approximately 4 000 visitors every Saturday, the OZCF Market Day has a direct economic impact estimated in excess of R30 million a year, supporting nearly 200 jobs and approximately 75 small businesses including local farms.

For details call Sheryl Ozinsky at 083 628 3426 or