While we lived in Joburg we craved, craved, CRAVED anywhere we could spend some time that didn’t revolve around a shopping centre or child-friendly restaurant. While those two options have their place (and they do, they saved us from losing our minds on many occasions), we’re a family who loves fresh air, space & spots where our Bun can run around without creating too much toddler chaos. And yes, of course, there are more things to do in Jozi than simply trolling shopping malls, of course there are. We were fans of the Fourways Farmers Market (that beauty of a spot also saved us from the lack of seaside walking while in the concrete jungle). It was great. But. What a breathe of fresh air the Oranjezicht City Farm Market Day has been… The OZCF (a neighbourhood, non-profit, Cape Town farm project) is everything I want my Saturday market trips to be. And so much more.
The fresh produce. Oh the fresh produce – fresh, seasonal & beautiful (hello litchies on the stem). Eggs that come from happy hens. Farm fresh butter that is as yellow as any ray of sunshine (cheesy, yet true). Nuts, seeds, meat & bread. All incredible produce, it’s easy to do your weekly shopping here. Besides the fresh goods, the coffee is on point & there are masses of food stalls that produce great chow.
Bun especially loves it because there are prams & children racing about & you can see the sea & boats while munching on a piece of bread & getting a few mouthfuls of piping hot shakshuka in you. Yup, we are totally living our best Saturday lives. Happy baby daddy. Happy Bun. Happy Mamma. As with most markets, it’s best to get there early because:
- Avoid the long lines (the view is great so even if you do get stuck in a queue things aren’t all that bad).
- Getting to the coffee stands as quickly as possible is highly important (I’m just a mother, standing in front of a barista, asking them to make me the best coffee of their life to combat my lack of sleep).
- I don’t know… Because waking up early in Cape Town is just better.
When? Every Saturday, 9am – 2pm
Granger Bay, V & A Waterfront
Happy Farmers Market Strolling x