SALES HALLS

SALES HALL 1 : 21,000m2
This air-conditioned sales hall is dedicated to trading of vegetables, tomatoes and fruit. There are six market agents with experienced sales people who assist buyers on the sales floors. There are cold rooms erected on each market agent’s sales floors to maintain the cold chain.
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SALES HALL 2 : 12,000m2
This sales hall is dedicated to trading of potatoes, onions, garlic and ginger. The same six market agents located in sales hall 1 trade on sales hall 2.
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BULK COLD STORAGE ROOMS
  • QUANTITY - 8
  • CAPACITY - 6 560m2 (804 Pallets)
The state-of-the-art cold rooms are provided for use by farmers (priority) via their designated market agent and by other market users (when space allows). Large volume of produce is stored seasonally to cater for the needs of buyers throughout the year. There are set tariffs for the use of these rooms and they are reviewed once a year in July. The users of these rooms are charged per day per pallet.

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COLD ROOMS ON THE SALES FLOOR
  • QUANTITY - 22
  • CAPACITY - 1 350m2 (1350 Pallets)
These are additional rooms that are erected on each market agent’s sales floor area in sales hall 1 to maintain the cold chain and to allow buyers to access fresh produce quicker. Market agents pay monthly rental for the use of these rooms.
 
George Pather: Supervisor - Cold Storage
Tel No: 031 311 5116
Email: george.pather@durban.gov.za
 
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MULTI-PURPOSE ROOMS (RIPENING ROOMS)
  • QUANTITY - 30
  • CAPACITY - 5 200m2 (810 Pallets)
Ripening rooms are provided for the purpose of ripening fruit, particularly bananas. They are provided to be utilized by farmers but are also available to market buyers when space allows. The rooms function as multi-purpose rooms meaning they can be converted to cold rooms if need be. The rooms are constantly monitored via a 24hour temperature monitoring system whereby market staff are alerted by an alarm system to extreme temperature fluctuations. The users of these rooms are charged per day per pallet.

George Pather: Supervisor - Ripening Rooms
Tel No: 031 311 5136/39
Email: george.pather@durban.gov.za

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FARMERS MARKET

This facility is provided for small scale farmers whereby the farmer rents trading space for display and selling purposes. There is no commission levied and there are no market agents at farmers market as farmers are required to sell their own produce. The farmers apply for a trading permit and only start trading after a permit has been issued. 

FARMERS MARKET TRADING HOURS: SALES
Tuesdays and Fridays: 04h00 - 13h00
Thursdays and Saturdays: 06h00 - 13h00

DELIVERIES:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays:
From 14h00 to 05h00 the following day
Bheka Myeza: Supervisor – Farmers Market
Tel No: 031 311 5134
Email: bheka.myeza@durban.gov.za

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