About Jacksons


Jacksons Real Food Market is a small family run business, showcasing South Africa’s best artisan food producers, bakers and butchers. A foodies adventure.

In May of 2014, Bryanston saw the opening of the first Jacksons Real Food Market as a tiny little corner shop, a mere jump across the road from the flagship market, that opened September 2016.

Gary Jackson, the founder of Jacksons Real Food Markets, has 25 years retail experience and is an independent and dynamic small business owner.

“It’s all about keeping customers thrilled and exceeding their wildest expectations.”

Knowing the ins and outs of retail operations, Gary found himself a Woolies Foods franchisee for 7 years. He, himself, had to learn the hard way (like all of us) that our health is not something to gamble with.  Soon he found himself addicted to good, real food and wanted to share the pleasure of local, honest grown food with the community.  As an advocate of the real food movement, Gary encourages families to eat grassfed and pasture raised animals, eggs and dairy.  He also feels very strongly about including organic, naturally grown produce, containing ZERO chemicals, into the daily diet. The goal is simple.  Nutrition for you and your family at an everyday low price.

What are we putting on our shelves?

We buy food based on taste, quality, nutritional value and price. Our suppliers are small holder farmers in South Africa, with honest, old fashioned, organic and biodynamic principles and ethos. Creating permanent good jobs in South Africa for South Africans on farms, at producers and in the retail and logistics link, is just one of the reasons why we aid these local agriculturists. In turn, we create fair and transparent sharing agreements by doing ongoing win win partnerships with our suppliers.

That is not all.  Once we have sourced the produce, taste tests and ingredient analysing is done to ensure you know exactly what you are eating. We strive to stock all the award winning local produce and products in South Africa.

Food in it’s purest state.  

You will only find the purest products free from growth hormones, antibiotics, preservatives and false or misleading ingredients or flavours, in our market.  We strive where possible to avoid supporting feedlot or pesticide using farmers.

Educating you, our loyal customer and quality go hand in hand. We want you to know HOW your food was grown or raised.  How was it treated or farmed?  Where is our food FROM? In our recent articles, we discuss just that – click through to have a read. For us, the more the customer knows about the produce the better.

We are not only kind to our cows.

It’s no secret that mainstream retail has become clinical and sterile, at Jacksons we offer the opposite. Warm hands on owner operated stores with good service and knowledgeable staff, and a friendly smile (or two).

You can expect an outstanding, world class retail experience in terms of service, quality, convenience, availability and cleanliness.

If we can bring back traditional cooking methods to help Moms, Dads and kids be better cooks, our hearts will be happy. Let us become your one stop destination food store for a cleaner, better and a longer happier life.

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