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Market moving to Granger Bay for winter 2015

From Saturday 6 June 2015 Oranjezicht City Farm's weekly farmer’s market will relocate to the Granger Bay section of the V&A Waterfront for the winter from its current venue at Leeuwenhof. This scheduled move is due to wet winter conditions that make the use of the lawns and parking area at Leeuwenhof untenable from June to October. OZCF took up this required move for the winter as an opportunity to find additional partners and new infrastructure that would help increase the availability Read more [...]

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 [...]

Weekly Veg Box

Harvest of Hope boxes are coming to Oranjezicht City Farm with OZCF's own special touch. In our first iteration of the weekly produce box scheme, we are rolling out 30 boxes filled with fresh, organic produce from the Harvest of Hope gardens and a special item from OZCF or a partner trader. Every Tuesday, the OZCF team will collect 30 boxes of produce from Harvest of Hope and add our own special OZCF market items to the boxes. On Wednesday, box subscribers will be able to pick up their boxes Read more [...]

OZCF publishes book on Oranjezicht history

The Oranjezicht City Farm is delighted to announce the publication of its first book, Oranjezicht: Recalling the past, cultivating the future, by Patricia Davison and Adrienne Folb. This book arose from an informal gathering of friends in the barn of the historic Oranjezicht farmstead. All agreed that there was a story to be told about the people who, centuries ago, had lived and worked in this place and how their lives connect with our own. Oranje Zigt was the largest market garden in Upper Read more [...]

Volunteer Code of Conduct

Introduction: Thank you for volunteering at the Oranjezicht City Farm! As a volunteer, you are an important member of the Oranjezicht City Farm (OZCF) and play a huge part in making the Farm such a special organisation to interact with and a wonderful place to visit. As such you act as a representative of the OZCF to its wide range of stakeholders both in the immediate community and way beyond.  Committed volunteers are needed to support OZCF and help it grow, and OZCF is committed to supporting Read more [...]

Annual Reports

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 [...]