What is the market’s organic policy?
Produce sold at Northey Street Organic Market is required to be certified organic or be ‘in conversion’ to certified organic.
We recognise certification from the following organic bodies:
- Australian Certified Organic (ACO)
- Bio-Dynamic Research Institute / Demeter
- NASAA Certified Organic (NCO)
- AUS-QUAL Limited
- Organic Food Chain (OFC)
- 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?
The Market itself is not certified, but we would like to pursue this option in the future.
What parking do you have a the market?
On-street parking is available in the vicinity of the market, but please observe signage and time restrictions. Parking inspectors patrol the area on market days.
Time-restricted parking is available in the Windsor Sport and Community Park Carpark with access via Northey Street.
Limited parking is available in the NSCF Carpark with access via Edgar Street and Allom Street. Please leave this area for those who need it most – such as people who are pregnant or people with restricted mobility.
Designated parking for people with a Disability Parking Permit is available in the NSCF Carpark immediately to the west of the main market area. Access is via Edgar Street or Allom Street.
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 number of vendors accept credit cards. We have an ATM machine in the south west corner of the Market – close to GreenAg Turkey, Mineral Water Direct, and Moorhead & Rutter Bananas.
Do you cancel the market if it rains?
No, 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. Please read the busking guidelines beforehand.
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?