What is the market’s organic policy?
Produce stalls at Northey Street Organic Market are required to hold Organic certification or be in the process of completing their certification. In exceptional circumstances and where products are not certified organic the product must be accompanied by appropriate signage that allows customers to make an informed decision.
We recognise certification from the following organic bodies:
Certified Naturally Farmed (quality assurance system based on the National Organic Standards) – allowed in specific situations.
For more information on the market please see our terms and conditions.
What is organic?
Is the market certified?
We are currently pursuing our own organic certification, we hope to have it completed by the end of 2016.
What parking do you have a the market?
The designated parking areas are located adjacent to the Market on Northey Street (look for the yellow gates). These carparks are open from the start of the Market until 12pm and are only open on Sundays. On-street parking is available, but please observe signage and time restrictions. Please note that Parking Inspectors patrol the area on Market days.
We have access to over 100 carparks in the local area. There are two gates on Northey Street and two gates on Cullen Street, the gates are locked at 12 midday. There are also many parking spots in the surrounding areas. The map below shows the designated Market carparks.
How do you get here by public transport?
For those using public transport the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital bus station and Windsor Train Station are within walking distance to the Market. For more information about public transport options, please visit www.translink.com.au
How do I become a stall holder?
We are really interested in find more organic farmers to join us. If you think you would fit into our market please fill out the application form here.
What forms of payment are accepted at the market?
All stall holders accept cash. A small group of vendors accept credit cards. We have an ATM machine near the City Farm Nursery at the Northey Street entrance.
Do you cancel the market if it rains?
We try really hard to operate every Sunday of the year no matter what the weather is. Unfortunately Northey St City Farm can flood, but unless we are under water we will be open!
Do you allow dogs at the market?
For the welfare of everyone we suggest that dogs are left at home. Please help make our Market a place where everyone can relax and enjoy their Sunday.
Brisbane City Council, the owner of the Market venue, provides conditions for dogs in public spaces.
“Your responsibilities as a dog owner are to:
- walk your dog on a lead when in a public place
- keep your dog quiet
- prevent your dog attacking or frightening people or animals
- pick up after your dog when it is in a public place” Ref: Brisbane government
Queensland Department of Health provides guidelines for food stalls:
- “A food business must not permit live animals… in areas in which food is handled or served”
- “It is the choice of the food business as to whether or not they permit a dog that is not an assistance animal, to be present in an outdoor dining area.”
- “A food business may exclude a dog… for any reason.”
- “Control of a customer’s dog must be maintained at all times while dining at the food premises.”
Can I busk at the market?
We welcome buskers to play in our market without notifying us. We do ask that you move around the market every 30-60 minutes.
What are your waste management policies?
Northey Street Organic Market is constantly striving to improve consumer habits and our Waste Management Plan has been developed to help avoid or reduce waste, reuse where possible and recycle. General waste and recycling bins are currently supplied for customers during the Market. You can help by bringing shopping bags, reusable cups, cutlery, reusing produce packaging, refusing plastics and one-use packaging, and by using the right bin (general waste or recycling).
How do I find out what is happening at the market?
What activities do you have for children?
We have several activities within the farm for children. We have the wonderful volunteer Bob Mud who runs an Earth Arts stall, teaching children how to make mud creations and how to appreciate the earth.
We also have a swing set and lots of toys for the kids to play with.
How do I contact the market coordinator?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We also have an online form if you want to submit a comment, this form can be anonymous. We appreciate any comments you may have. We are trying to make Northey St the best market it can be.