REVIEW: Northey St Markets for Kids – What Have You Been Missing Out On?
Northey St Markets and Northey Street City Farm provide the perfect chance for families to connect with good produce and great times. It’s accessible, it’s local and it’s perfect for you – so why haven’t you been yet? Here’s everything you need to know!
When are the Northey Street Markets Open?
Every Sunday from 6am to 11am at Northey Street City Farm, Windsor, Brisbane.
Northey St Markets – City Farm and Organic Market Experience
Founded in 1994, Northey Street City Farm has created a vibrant green oasis in the heart of Brisbane. Their purpose is to ‘be an inspirational working model of a community-based urban permaculture farm which promotes and educates for sustainability.’
What stalls are on offer for families?
There are a wide variety of organic produce stalls available for families to sample and choose from. Given the organic focus of the Northey St Markets, you’ll find a lot of alternative health products as well as a variety of health-related products. Some of these may be right up your alley and some may not – it’s part of the fun of sampling markets!
You’ll find organic food, pet products, dairy products, local farm and fair trade produce, bakeries, coffee stops (yessssssss), psychic readings, chocolate (yessss again), meat, vegetables, breads, candles, therapy, shiatsu, massage, kinesiology, wellbeing services, art and crafts!
Not all of the above are organic (most are) and this will be clearly signed so you know. The vast majority of the stallholders hold Organic Certification.
Where do we park at Northey St Markets?
Head to Northey Street and look for the yellow gates. There’ll be carparks in here that will be open until 12pm. There is on-street parking but it’s signed and time restricted (there are parking inspectors so be careful if you park out here). You could always try your luck in one of the surrounding streets as well.
If you’re on public transport then Windsor Train Station and the RBWH bus station are both in walking distance.
There is an ATM near the farm but just know that most of the stall holders will accept cash only so make sure you’re prepared.
Anything else to know?
The markets are on rain, hail or shine (unless it’s SERIOUSLY raining). Northey St Markets prefer that dogs do not attend for the safety and comfort of everyone.
If you’ve got a particularly musical kid they can busk in the Northey St Markets! You don’t have to notify anyone, just pop the hat down and start playing – make sure you move around the markets every half hour or so! How cool!
Please bring your own shopping bags and reusable materials (cups and cutlery) where possible. There are bins provided.
What is there for kids at Northey St Markets?
There are farm activities on site. Bob Mud runs an Earth Arts stall where kids can make some cool mud creations and learn about conservation and earth appreciation.
Northey Street City Farm run school holidays activities too – find out more here.