Smiths Organic Markets
After selling fresh produce at local farmers’ markets, Nathan Smith was after a dedicated space for his business to grow. Smiths Organic Markets is the result, opened in a former convenience store on Queen Street.
Bright and open, a giant shelf runs the length of one wall stocked with Australian Certified Organic produce and pantry items such as Organic Bread Bar loaves and biodynamic eggs from northern New South Wales.
Offering an in-house takeaway range means the chance to transform leftovers into wholesome goods. Greens on sale today will be in the juice or salads tomorrow, so nothing comes out again. The selection changes daily and includes cold-pressed juices such as the ‘liver lover’, which blends carrot, beetroot, lemon and cucumber. Pineapple, apple, carrot and orange go into the ‘immune booster’. There are also raw salads such as cumin-spiced cauliflower ‘rice’ with capsicum and cashew sauce. For a healthy dessert or sweet breakfast, try chia seed puddings, granolas and fruit salads featuring nuts activated in-house.
The feel of the space itself carries as much importance as the products. There are recycled wine crates to hold fruit and veg, Ghanaian woven baskets in place of plastic carriers, and colourful hand-knits to adorn light fixtures.