Flower Market Circular – 14 December 2022

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In this edition of the Flower Market Circular:

– Complete the annual survey
– Lunar New Year Blessings
– Raising funds for flood-affected growers this Christmas

Market News
Melbourne Flower Market Satisfaction Survey

The Melbourne Flower Market Satisfaction Survey is now open. It’s your chance to let us know what’s working, what can be improved, and how we can assist your business.

This anonymous survey takes just 7-10 minutes to complete. We use the data collected to help inform our decision-making and improve the operations, facilities and opportunities at the Melbourne Market. 

Be quick, and breakfast will be on us.
As a bonus, the first 75 people to complete the survey will receive a $15 voucher to use at participating Market cafes! 

More great prizes to be won!
Everyone who completes the survey can also go into the draw to win some fantastic prizes. 
1st prize: Hisense 55″ 4K UHD LED Smart TV (valued at $695)
2nd prize: Eufy RoboVac (valued at $299)
3rd prize: Sennheiser HD Over-Ear Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones (valued at $149) 

Click the survey button below, and make sure to share your thoughts.

Complete the survey now

Please note:
Each person can only complete the survey once.
You must enter your Market access card number to be in the running for all prizes.
This survey is anonymous, and any details taken for the incentive prize draw are not linked to the responses provided in the survey. 

Lunar New Year 2023
2023 is the year of the Rabbit, and to celebrate, the Market is welcoming back the Chinese Youth Society of Melbourne to perform the traditional lion dance and blessings on Tuesday, 24 January 2023.

To ensure every business that wishes to receive a blessing on the day is included in the schedule, please email the MMA at submissions@kevin

Help us raise funds for flood-affected growers this Christmas

It’s that time of year again when Santa visits the Market to bring some festive cheer while shaking his donation tins.

Earlier this year, we saw the effect floods had on numerous rural towns and communities in Victoria’s north and northeast, with more than 120,000 hectares of crops being lost and approximately 12,000 farming properties damaged.

The MMA, Fresh State and A better choice! are coming together and kicking off the fundraiser with a combined $30,000 donation to support flood-affected growers – but we need your help too!

Click here to donate via GIVIT now

100% of the funds raised through GIVIT will be used to purchase items and services flood-affect growers need to get back on their feet and recover from the devastating impact of the floods.

For those that don’t get a chance to donate online, Santa will be visiting the Market and on Thursday 22 December, to spread some festive cheer and collect donations from the market community.

Here’s how to give your front door an Aussie Christmas feel

There’s nothing new about dressing houses for Christmas but wreaths seem to be on a new roll. While these decorations started out as simple rings – symbolising eternity – things have become more elaborate. 

Some have been known to make wreaths with everything from red baubles, cinnamon sticks and twigs to billy buttons, moss and the stems of cotton plants.

Click here to read more.

Christmas Trading Hours
The Melbourne Market, including the Flower Market, will be closed on public holidays during the Christmas – New Year period.

To accommodate buying demand, buyers will have access to the Melbourne Market on Monday, 26 and Tuesday, 27 December, to collect pre-arranged produce orders only. It is important to remember the Buyers’ Walk, Trading Floor, and Flower Market will be closed, as these are not mandatory trading days. Some wholesalers and warehouse tenants may allow access to their premises for buyers who have made individual arrangements to collect produce. 

Crack-sealing Asphalt works – Produce Drive & Haymarket Road
Crack-sealing asphalt works will commence at 9am on Thursday, 15 December, at the Gate 1 entry/exit roundabout and will be completed by 4pm the same day.

Traffic and pedestrian management will be in place, diverting traffic using signs and bollards.

One lane at a time will be closed for works to be performed, minimising the impact of entering and exiting the market at Gate 1.

Works are weather permitting and may be cancelled if conditions are not suitable.

Melbourne Market Job Board

Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email submissions@melbournemarket.com.au for the position to be placed on our online job board.
Looking for a new role? Check out the online job board via the button below. 
View full online job board

Ask the MMA
If you’ve got a question for the MMA email it to: submissions@melbournemarket.com.au.

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