From its humble beginnings, Joburg Market has grown consistently to become the largest fresh produce market in South Africa and all of Africa by volume and value.
By way of comparison, the market is twice the size of the second-ranked market in the country and bigger than 17 other local markets.
The Market serves about 5 000 farmers from across South Africa.
These farmers send their fresh produce to be traded to a large buyer base, averaging about 10 000 daily.
Trade takes place via a commission system with the market.
The commission charges the producer a mere 5% commission on all sales made on the commission floor. A further negotiable levy of 7,5% is paid to market Agents for selling produce on behalf of the farmer.
Trade takes place in three (3) Food hubs, namely: Fruit Hub, Potato & Onion Hub and Vegetable Hub measuring a total of 65 000m2.
This remarkable market is easily accessible from the main freeways and is located just 5km south of Johannesburg´s central business district.
Joburg market has 55 cold rooms which can accommodate 4 561 pallets of fresh produce.
Additionally, 50 banana ripening rooms that handle 1 590 pallets of bananas at any one time.
Joburg Market is open every weekday and Saturdays.