Cape Town's French corner...Franschhoek, this time there was snow...
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I've discovered another gem in the Mother City, the Oranjezicht City (OZF) Farm Organic Market, on upper Orange Street (opposite Carluccis). In a beautiful setting under ancient oak trees, it's a small market, for now, selling the most amazing fresh produce in a cool atmosphere of authentic community. There's great coffee made by Theo from Tamboerswinkel (beans by Deluxe); Fritz brings his cardoons & swiss chard in from the Karoo; Loubie Rusch is there, Making Kos; that gent who lived in San Diego has brought his more'ish Mexican churros to a table (I had 4, in a row); DJ Caz gives us the best background grooves, & so the list goes on & on. The market is right next to the fairly recently established OZF, created on a plot of land that back in the days of 1709 & onwards, was itself part of a farm - Oranje Zigt - that ultimately supplied produce to sailors making a turn around the Cape of Good Hope & to the locals of the rapidly expanding Colony. I've always believed that in time we'll need to be growing something we can harvest ourselves...be it wheat grass on a window sill, basil in a pot, or a bed of lettuce & carrots...all depending on our available space obvs. For me, urban farming on a small & large scale is going to become essential in years to come, so let's get to it.