It is no secret that I love this market. I love photographing it just as much. This market feels like being amongst friends in a small village, a lovely gathering as the air warms with the rising sun on a fresh winter morning.
Finding organic food is too hard, they said. Not any more. Every Sunday the Northey Street Organic Market (strangely enough, located on Northey Street, Windsor) is home to some of the freshest produce Brisbane has on offer.
Still Brisbane’s only organic market, Northey Street has a relaxed, hippie-ish and family-friendly feel.You’ll need to skip the sleep-in, it all begins winding down just before 11am. As the name suggests, everything is organic, including the meat, and there’s a concentration of stalls with an ethical and healthy focus. Wander through the on-site permaculture farm and buy bunches of freshly picked herbs.
Every Sunday Northey Street City Farm holds an Organic Farmers Market where you can relish in the freshest and purest certified organic fruit, vegetables, breads, meat, dairy, drygoods and preserves – It’s actually Queensland’s first and only market selling certified organic produce.
With a strictly organic policy, the Northey Street Organic Markets can be found, like you’d expect, at Northey Street City Farm in Windsor. A strong, ecologically sustainable focus means you know your food is grown and processed on the leading edge of food and fibre technology. Dogs and buskers allowed.
Held in the shaded car park adjacent to the farm, Northey Street Organic Market is the only purely organic produce market in Brisbane.
Cellist and saxophonists serenade shoppers as they stock up on free range eggs, fresh honey, fair trade coffee beans, herbs and Asian greens amongst the plethora of pesticide free produce. It’s also the place to buy a takeaway caffeine infusion before entering the farm zone where chai rules.
Here you’ll find a scene straight out of Woodford Folk festival – people in colourful clothes sitting round on logs and hand-built tables chatting and enjoying breakfast at the Chai Cafe.
Make time for the enchanting little farm that this is attached to – a tangle of vege patches, herb gardens, chicken coops, a nursery and rustic play equipment, with the odd wandering minstrel making their way throughout.
If you happen to park in the vicinity of Walker St check out the thirteen bottle trees forming a guard of honour.
One of the most popular organic markets in Brisbane, the Northey Street Organic Market is the perfect place to go if you’re after organic and environmentally sustainable produce.
Didn’t know Brisbane had a city farm? Well we do, and it’s great. Also great is the Sunday markets they put on every weekend selling hyper local (aka farm fresh from next door) produce. Northey Street City Farm Organic Market is all quaint country feels—with all the food and fresh fruit and veg you’d expect—just in the heart of the city fringe. God, we’re a lucky bunch.
Stepping into Northey Street Markets is a little like finding the fabled Secret Garden. Championing an organic lifestyle (thanks to the thriving permaculture farm on-site), it’s Brisbane’s only organic market, and the lush fig tree-shaded park makes for pleasant grocery shopping, rain or shine.