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OZCF Organic Market

[Update: Please note that this page is a blog post from May 2013. You may be looking for up-to-date information on the current Market Day, available here.]   An organic market has sprung up next to the farm.. The Oranjezicht City Farm Organic Market is flourishing with fresh, healthy produce and visitors from far and wide Join us for OZCF food and plant Saturday morning market day under the oaks It's gaining in popularity, so come early say about 9.30 and stay till after lunch. Work Read more [...]

Annual Reviews

In September 2012, the Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) entered into a Co-operative Agreement with the City of Cape Town Parks Department for the use of the disused bowling green near the corner of Upper Orange Street and Sidmouth Avenue to establish a community vegetable garden. As part of the Co-operative Agreement, OZCF prepares annually a report on “details of the contribution of the project towards education, the upkeep of Homestead Park, employment, distribution of vegetables and any other Read more [...]

Asparagus – it must be spring!

Spring has sprung – and so has our asparagus! Let’s face it: spring just isn’t the same without enjoying the fruits of the season. Certain fruits and vegetables have become synonymous with spring – peas, the first strawberries of the season, and of course, asparagus. Referred to by many as the essence of spring, you can now buy wonderfully fresh bunches of this elusive veggie at the OZCF market on Saturdays. And let me tell you, the pale bunches of spears that you can buy throughout Read more [...]

Come feast on OZCF Broad Beans!

Come one, come all – soon there will be beautiful green broad beans at the Oranjezicht City Farm’s market! These big green beauties (also known as fava beans) have been steadily reaching maturity in a multitude of staked rows in the city farm, a small, neat army of pale green soldiers standing to attention. Planted in early autumn, they have been nurtured from seed and are now ready to be harvested and enjoyed in a variety of luscious dishes. Imagine if you will, a light salad of briefly Read more [...]

Helping Other Farms

We are far from the only urban farm in Cape Town, and are by no means the most experienced or best resourced. However, we attract a lot of interest due to our Market Day and the beautiful heritage site on which we are fortunate to have our farm. We are often asked whether we can help others get an urban farm going in their neighbourhood, or help out in other ways. We love being asked, but before you contact us, please consider the following: We are a group of volunteers giving most of our time Read more [...]

OZCF featured in Jan/Feb Taste Magazine!

OZCF is thrilled to be featured in one of the most reputable and beautiful local food magazines, Taste. The Taste team visited OZCF Market Day and were treated by our traders to a visual and literal feast of flavours. Buy your copy ASAP to read the full article (also available from the OZCF Market Day table, for a limited time only) and see the incredible photos of the farm and some of our team and traders. Read more [...]

Heritage Calling

I popped into OZCF with a friend this Saturday (21 Sept). We’ve been saying to one another let’s head over there together for ages.  Well today, on the wet-windy-oh-so-CapeTown-winters day we met up at the market.  Despite the weather, a lot was happening, with small pockets of blue sky and sun, and then brief, clouded over skies, a rain shower, and gone! As we strolled around we passed the #bestborrierolls# in town stand with smiles and greetings; then onto the coffee stand for creamy flat Read more [...]

A Journey into Beekeeping: Part One

Early last month, beekeeping expert, Jenny Cullinan, heard about the Oranjezicht City Farm. She inquired if the farm was home to any bees, as she is always keen to encourage urban farms to host hives. The farm replied that they had been advised not to keep bees due to their frequent visitors; however welcomed Jenny to stop by and give her opinion. Gladly obliging, Jenny came out to a Saturday morning market and almost immediately noticed that the farm was in fact already a home to a swarm of honey Read more [...]

Getting back to one’s roots

The first part of my life was spent growing up on a 5 acre plot in the KwaZulu Natal midlands. It undoubtedly installed in me a love of land. Land is a wide term to use.  For me, as a young child, land meant a garden, a place to run wild in, a vegetable plot groaning with food, a place to climb trees.  My memories are ones of simple pleasures.  I remember eating spicy tiny radishes out of the vegetable patch, picking strawberries and jamming them into my mouth, small crisp carrots which were sweet Read more [...]