Shopping at the Northey Street City Farm's Organic Farmers Market at 16 Victoria St, Windsor is an early trot for the early bird to catch freshly picked produce, taking it straight from farm to plate. Held every Sunday from 6am to 11am, Market Dates are as follows. Be sure to save them in your diary for your weekly dose of shopping directly from the farmers. November 17 & 24 - 2019 and December 1, 8, 15 & 22 - 2019. Entry is FREE. Most of the farmers start to leave at 11am but the City Farm Nursery is open until 12.30pm.
Meet the grower and know that your money goes directly to the farmer. Supporting the stall holders also helps to support the Farm more broadly with its permaculture education. You'll find a wide variety of organic fruits, veg, grains and seeds, herbs and spices, meat, seafood, dairy, bread, milk, cheese, eggs, raw honey, vegan food, ethical gifts, health and well-being services, kids activities, the City Farm Nursery, coffee, tea, juice, green smoothies, kombucha and Chai or Iced Matcha which you can team up with your scrummy organic breakfast at the Market.
Getting to the Market is made easy with public transport close by like the Windsor Train Station and the RBWH bus station both within walking distance. There are plenty of spaces to lock your pushbike as well. Car parks opposite the Farm on Northey Street (look for the yellow gates) are open until 1pm and on-street parking is also available but are time restricted.
Some of the things you can do is to start the day with Yoga at 7.30am and it's held on a donation basis, so simply pay what you can afford. Bring a keep-cup (you get 50 cents off the price of a coffee if you bring one) and enjoy a nice hot coffee from the Shed 41 Mobile Coffee Van. Why not grab a wholesome organic brekky or enjoy a delicious cold green smoothie, kaffir smoothie, kombucha on tap with so many flavours, a refreshing iced tea or freshly squeezed organic fruit juice.
Vegan and gluten-free options are always available. With November being all about health and wellness for yourself and the earth, there'll be many health and wellness stalls and people you can talk to about your health issues.
Northey Street City Farm is a vibrant green oasis in the heart of Brisbane. Practising Permaculture, an environmentally, socially and economically just world has been created with a vision of all living sustainably. Passionate about being an inspirational working model of a community-based urban permaculture farm which promotes and educates for sustainability, it's a site for people from all walks of life to volunteer and learn about permaculture principles through practical, hands-on experience. You'll find more than 1500 exotic and native fruit trees, bush food plants, shrubs and ground covers on the four-hectare farm site since its inception.
Watch out for the launch of the Summer Solstice Night Markets on Fri 20 Dec 2019, so put that in your diary too. In fact, the City Farm runs many interesting events that bring you back to the earth, so keep an eye open on their event page if you want to learn all about being kinder to the earth, being sustainable, environmentally friendly, permaculture practices, cultivation, growing your own food and more.