The Best Farmers Markets in South Africa

Fresh produce in abundance at Oranjezicht City Farm
Fresh produce in abundance at Oranjezicht City Farm | Courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm

Whether you’re meeting friends for breakfast or picking up the week’s fresh produce, South Africa has a selection of farmers markets to explore. With a range of goods on offer – from locally grown produce to artisanal food, and from hand-made crafts to clothes and plants – these South African farmers markets won’t disappoint.

1. Oranjezicht City Farm

Market, Farm Shop, Vegetarian, Gluten-free

The market is dog friendly making it the perfect family outing
Courtesy of Oranjezicht City Farm
The Oranjezicht City Farm is a neighbourhood, non-profit Cape Town farm project celebrating local food, culture and community through urban agriculture. Market day is every Saturday from 9am to 2pm and is perfect for food shopping, as organic dairy, bread, free-range eggs and more is on sale.

2. Pretoria Boeremark

Farmers' Market, South African

Keep an eye open for the turkeys, often begging for food from vendors and visitors
Courtesy of Pretoria Boeremark
The Pretoria Boeremark (farmers market) has been running for more than 20 years and takes place bright and early every Saturday morning. Expect a variety of agricultural products, like proteas, delicious artisanal food, and crafty, handmade items.

3. Bryanston Organic Market

Market, South African, Vegan, Vegetarian, Healthy

The Bryanston Organic Market is open every Thursday and Saturday from 9am to 3pm, as well as on selected public holidays. From plants and fresh produce to clothing and health and wellness products, it’s obvious why this is such a bustling market.

4. Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market

Market, Street Food

The market is any foodie’s dream come true
Courtesy of Shongweni Market
Shongweni Market, every Saturday from 6:30am to 11:30am, has an old country charm, making everyone feel at home. It’s the perfect spot to meet friends for a hearty breakfast, to shop for fresh, local produce, and to find solutions for growing your own.

5. Wild Oats Community Farmers Market

Farmers' Market, Vegetarian, Street Food

Wilds Oats is a local farm and homemade food market and no craft is included
Courtesy of Wild Oats
Set in the heart of the Garden Route, this award-winning market is the gathering place of locals every Saturday from 7:30am to noon in the summer, and 8am to noon in the winter. The market boasts copious amounts of locally produced food, including cheeses, baked goods and free-range meats, as well as beautiful plants unique to the Cape.

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