Free talks and demonstrations, on during the Market in March.
11th March from 9am to 11am : Christin Zeller from Five Elements Coaching is presenting “Tackling Stress and Worry”, under the office, during the Market.
18th March from 9am Food for Thought is back! Chef Glen Barrett will be giving you his hot cooking tips and taking you through his weekly seasonal shop. Sarah Follet from Baked Livingness, an expert in gluten free and dairy free cooking will be doing a talk and cooking demo.
More to be announced! Follow us on Facebook for updates: https://www.facebook.com/northeystorganicmarket/
The Brisbane City Council are appearing at the markets this weekend, 25th February 2018. They are looking for feedback regarding the future of Brisbane’s transport. Here’s your chance to assist by having a chat or filling out a survey.
Verity from Nadurtha is starting on the 4th March selling organic, Australian made, non-toxic deodorant.
We have a new food hub near Glorious Organics, that’s buzzing with new seating, stalls and music. James and Andrea from Phoenix Family Cafe started a couple of weeks ago and are killing it- be sure to try their wholesome breakfasts, grab a Parkers Juice or a coffee from Wandering Man Espresso’s cart. FYI, they are one of the only cafes around that don’t charge extra for vegan or dairy free alternatives- almond, soy or coconut milk – and will take 50 cents off your purchase if you bring your own coffee cup! Your wallet and the environment thanks you.
Valentine’s Day Hamper Winner
Congrats to Kirsty Reed on winning the NSCF Markets Valentine’s Day Hamper! It was a pleasure to meet you and we love that the hamper will be enjoyed by someone in the community. Thanks to all who participated.
And the next in our series of interviews with our stallholders:
Siobian from A-Zumble-Zay
Siobian is a maker of incredible handmade soft leather shoes, practical and beautiful leather bags, and one of a kind hand-crafted felt products using only the best Australian merino wool, alpaca, angora and cashmere. She also sells hats, belts, purses, jewelry, scarves, soaps and games.
How did you start working with leather?
I’ve always been a maker. I describe myself as a Maker, Creator, Instigator. My earliest memories revolve around creating and constructing. My Mother was a very good leatherworker and I learnt much more than I realised from her, and from playing with leather and other materials. I tend to cycle through various natural mediums, (fiber, wood, metal, clay, stone, fire, glass, etc.), and understanding the innate qualities of each promotes growth and experimentation. My work is continually evolving which keeps the passion alive. I love combining various materials and cross pollination of techniques.
Tell us more about the science behind soft soles for healthy feet! 😊
There are 4 main benefits:
Fit: The shoes I make are designed to fit the feet rather than the foot fit the shoe. So many shoes today require us to squeeze into shoes which are too narrow and bind the foot much like Chinese foot binding, just not as extreme. Try tracing around your foot then place a shoe over the tracing. Almost all adult feet I see show signs of distortion. Amazingly though I have witnessed over time feet returning towards what nature intended.
Feet move the way nature intended: Our feet are amazing. If your foot is restricted and supported then the joints, the ligaments, bones and muscles can’t move freely and do the job they were created to. People who walk/ run barefoot tend to walk much softer which places less strain on the joints. They move and place their feet in a more natural way.
Earthing or Grounding: Whether you believe or not is up to you, but basically we are electrical beings. Our nerves and synapses are electrical. The Earth is magnetic. Have you ever been zapped by a build-up in static electricity?
Proprioception: Immediate feedback as to where you are in space and stimulation of the nerves on the bottom of your feet. Plus you get a great foot massage as you walk. The increased blood flow and stimulus has been scientifically linked to better balance and more recently information is coming to light re the reduction of alzheimers severity. Disclaimer-I’m not medically trained. Make your own mind up. If you do intend to transition it is important to take time and listen to your body. It is not something you can rush.
Wow, that’s fascinating. You spend most Sundays at the markets, what’s your favourite market snack?
Either an OHK omelette or fresh seasonal fruit from any of the produce stalls.
Yes, those omelettes! What’s the best thing about working for yourself?
The flexibility when my children were younger was a great advantage. Also, creativity doesn’t work 9-5. It pops into your head at all hours.
And your youngest just finished year 12! Congrats! What do you love about NSCF Farmers Markets?
I love the community, the customers and the stallholders. They care. They are passionate about life, good clean unadulterated food, a sense of community and our environment. And most importantly, they are doing something positive about it. I have learnt so much and I am continuing to make changes thanks to the NSCF community.