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Oranjezicht City Farm Market moves to Premier’s Residence ‘Villa Zille’!

OCF Mountain Whale CottageYesterday the first Oranjezicht City Farm market of 2015 was held on the grounds of the official residence Leeuwenhof of Western Cape Premier Helen Zille, dubbed as ‘Villa Zille’.  It was the first time that I attended the market since its move to the premier’s property six weeks ago, and I was impressed with the location, the parking offered, and the use of the property by those who attended.  The highlightOCF Helen Zille Whale  Cottage was seeing Premier Zille mingling with the crowd, herself shopping at the market!

The move to Leeuwenhof resulted from a suggestion via Twitter, when it was announced by the Oranjezicht City Farm that they would have to close down the market adjacent to the Farm, given the bureaucratic requirements of the City of Cape Town and Heritage Western Cape, Continue reading →

City of Cape Town Sour Service and Premier Helen Zille Sweet Service Awards!

Today we reverse the order of the Sweet & Sour Service Awards, starting with the Sour Service Award.

City of Cap Town logo 2The Sour Service Award goes to the City of Cape Town, which has found fit to impose numerous bureaucratic rules and regulations for the Oranjezicht City Farm Saturday morning market to no longer operate, two years after it first opened and which has been haled as a success by tourists and locals alike!  It sounds like a bungling bureaucracy at its worst, for a project that has the good of the community and artisanal food and beverage suppliers at heart. The Oranjezicht City Farm NPC directors Sheryl Ozinsky, Kurt Ackermann, Tania Miglietta, and Miles Gad wrote to their supporters on Thursday, announcing the closure of the Market:

‘As you may be aware, the Oranjezicht City Farm has not been in a position to erect the tents in Homestead Park for our weekly Saturday Market Day for the past several weeks. As part of our urgent and sustained engagement with the key decision-makers Continue reading →

Cape Town’s oldest urban farm recreated as Oranjezicht City Farm!

Yesterday we went to visit the Oranjezicht City Farm off Upper Orange Street, to see the excellent work which its co-ordinator Sheryl Ozinsky and her team of volunteers is doing in turning an old unused bowling green back into a non-profit urban farm, which was its initial usage more than 200 years ago, using the latest sustainable farming methods to grow vegetables, herbs, fruit, and flowers. Continue reading →