Asides from the spectacular rotating cable cars climbing to the mountain’s top there are 7 farmers markets in Cape Town for you.
Cape Town is a port city on the southwest coast of South Africa with lots of things to do, the best of restaurants to eat at as well as some of the best farmers markets around the world.
With no specific order, here are the 7 best farmers markets in Cape Town for You.
1. Oranjezicht City Farm Market – Connecting Oranjezicht
Oranjezicht City Farm Market is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers.
Enjoy your weekly food shopping for vegetables, fruits, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli and much more.
Try out some delicious cooked as well as raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system.
Oranjezicht market offers you a wide variety of edible plants, seedlings, compost, gardening supplies, and equipment.
Shop at Oranjezicht City Farm Market every Saturday from 8.30 am to 2 pm at Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront (Next to The Lookout Event Venue).
Get to interact with the traders who put in every effort to create links between the OZCF, history/tradition and a sense of place, through labeling, using seasonal produce, etc.
Moreover, there are Educational talks and events that are linked to the market.
Have kids? OZCF is the place to be as it holds plenty of activities for kids such as storytelling, planting, craft, yoga and more.
2. Southtrade – Highest Quality Machinery
Southtrade was founded in 1956 in Cape Town, South Africa, as an indenting agency.
A few years later an Italian-born Ulrich Gericke took over the company.
Southtrade’s history with agriculture began with the German Holder tractors and implements.
This process has continued ever since, and today Southtrade exclusively represents over 25 Italian factories in Southern Africa.
During the decades 1970 to 1990s Southtrade was a leading exporter of canned fruit.
This company soon became known as the specialized supplier of spraying and plant protection equipment.
Over the years Southtrade has added selected agricultural machines to its range, including ground engagement ranges; sprayer accessories; haymaking equipment plus vegetable and fruit harvesters; fertilizer spreaders; and other agricultural machinery.
The company’s head office is in Cape Town with branches in Johannesburg and Groblersdal.
Southtrade an importer, stockist, distributor, and exporter of agricultural machinery for almost any crop cultivation.
Only the highest quality machinery is sourced internationally from the most reputable manufacturers. Most of these are Italian.
Need the highest quality machinery? Southtrade is there for you!
3. AfriKelp – A True South African Original
AfriKelp was established in 1971 and has since made an impressive mark on the global agricultural landscape.
Innovative solutions are created at AfriKelo from the red and brown seaweed crop that they collect, cultivate, harvest and process at the company.
Sustainability is key at AfriKelp. This is evident in how they harvest their seaweed crop and nurture their relationships with farmers and distributors.
The company is also extremely committed to providing a product (AfriKelp LG-1) that delivers on its promise hence delivering quality results for farmers and the agricultural market.
Get a truly South African original with Afrikelp!
4. Bay Harbour Market – Unforgettable market experience
The Bay Harbour Market in Hout Bay features a cozy atmosphere, with a fireplace and live music, which is ideal for friends and families to gather.
Paired with the sizzling hot food, the market promises a market experience you’ll definitely go back to again and again.
IMAGINE ….. A place where the creative energy and the vibrancy of Cape Town come alive in an authentic fish factory in a working harbor….
Where people of all ages and cultures gather alongside one another to celebrate the unique South African spirit …. Moreover, a place in which the hustle and bustle of a boisterous market fills the air …… and local traders exchange banter with customers …. “That’s a bargain, for sure!” …
Visit the Bay Harbour Market and feel the unforgettable market experience!
5. City Bowl Market – Variety is key
City Bowl Market is populated by a community of remarkable individuals, all of whom care deeply about the food and drink that they offer.
The market’s mission is to promote a viable and sustainable, independent as well as quality food market, rooted in the local community.
Traders from in and around Cape Town gather together in an exquisite, historic building to cook up a storm!
Variety is key at the City Bowl Market.
Cuisine from around the globe and everyone is certain to find something that suits his or her taste buds and dietary needs.
6. Lourensford Market – Escape from city life
At the stunning scenic and historic Lourensford Wine Estate, you find Lourensford Market .
Lourensford Market easily spoiles you with sprawling lawns, majestic trees and newly landscaped as well as award-winning gardens.
Quality products are first priority at this market and be sure to find almost everything you need.
The Estate’s superb wine collection also complements the inevitable festive atmosphere.
Relax at the signature Friday night Twilight Market which is definatley the local, after-work hangout. This happens every first Friday of each month.
Keep an eye on Laurensford’s Facebook event page for the theme reveal and on-the-night competitions!
7. Earth Fair Food Market – Healthy Shopping Choice
The Earth Fair Food Market definitely makes you love Cape Town more.
Shop at the market every Thursday from 12 pm to 6 pm at St. Georges Mall in Cape Town’s city bowl.
(upper St Georges Mall, off Wale Street, opposite the Cathedral).
Top-quality traders and artisans sell a good selection of farm cheeses, free range meat, organic produce, olives and olive oil, biltong, preserves and pâtés.
Additionally, organic nuts and grains, breads, smoked fish, specialty sausages and sweet treats are also available.
When at the market, make sure to take a turn past the pie stall.
There you‘ll find a ‘Guinness and steak pie’.
Wrap up your alfresco lunch with a cup of Truth coffee.
At Earth Fair Food Market there is always live music to listen to.
There you have it, the comprehensive list of 5+ Farmers Markets in Cape Town for You!
Therefore, you do not need to go far to shop.
As you have seen there is always an amazing local farmers market near ready to serve you.