Sheryl Ozinsky has a long and impressive history that has shaped much for the tourism industry in Cape Town as we know it. Having headed up Cape Town Tourism for six years and helped to establish the City as one of the worlds favourite tourism destinations, she went on to be involved in establishing the Two Oceans Aquarium and the Whale Well at Iziko Museums. She was part of the management team that established Robben Island as a heritage site for visitors and was involved in Greening 2010 an initiative that helped to reduce the impact of the 2010 Soccer World Cup on the environment.
That passion for responsible tourism and sustainable living saw her consult on the planning of the Green Point Park, as well as establish two plastic recycling companies, PETCO and POLYCO, spending a decade working as a specialist environmental and tourism consultant. Today Sheryl is best known for her role as one of the founders of the Oranjezicht City Farm, a non-profit project celebrating local food, culture and community through urban farming in Cape Town. She is also the person responsible for establishing the Farmers Market held at Granger Bay, V&A Waterfront every Saturday and Sunday.
‘Food is a human right, but it is the only one where there is no policy to implement this right’ – Sheryl Ozinsky
Held every Saturday and Sunday at the historic Granger Bay site of the V&A Waterfront, the OZCF Market Day is a community farmers-style market for independent local farmers and artisanal food producers. At the OZCF Market customers can do weekly food shopping for vegetables, fruit, bread, organic dairy, free-range eggs, honey, muesli and more, try out some delicious cooked and raw foods and be inspired about helping to build an alternative food system. Additionally, customers can buy edible plants and seedlings, compost and gardening supplies and equipment – and bring their dogs for company.