Flower Market Circular – 14 March 2023

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In this edition of the Flower Market Circular:

– Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
– Melbourne Market Footy Tipping
– Harmony Day Family Recipes

Market News

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Only three weeks to go, and we are getting excited!

From Wednesday, 29 March to Sunday, 2 April, the National Flower Centre (NFC) will host two retail flower market stands, one in the Royal Exhibition Building and the other at the Victoria Street entry/exit, showcasing the stunning range of flowers from Victorian Growers to encourage the industry to purchase from the NFC.

To ensure a successful event, we need your support with the following:

Supply of flowers
To promote the National Flower Centre and connect visitors with standholders and growers, we would like you to complete this form, if you haven’t already, by ticking every variety you grow, stock and import and email it to Theresa.

Stage performances
The NFC has time on the main stage each day, and we are looking for growers, wholesalers and florists to participate in the following:

  1. Chat to Grower  – we would like a couple of growers to be part of a panel, sharing the challenges with growing fresh-cut flowers
  2. Florists to participate in a Master Box challenge – Grower nominated flowers, and a florist transforms them into something spectacular
  3. Tips and tricks for maintaining your flowers and creating a perfect display for your home
  4. Other suggestions are welcome

If you can participate, please contact Theresa.

Exhibitors from the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show have been invited to attend the NFC to purchase their flowers for a limited time. Please welcome the new faces and show them why the NFC has the best flowers available!

Melbourne Market Footy Tipping Competition

Footy is back this Thursday night!

Make sure you join the Melbourne Market tipping competition, it’s free to enter and has a prize pool of $1500!

When you sign up, put your name and business as your display name so you can have bragging rights each week on the Market TV screens.

For ease of use and to complete your tips on the go, download the ESPN Footy Tips app on Apple or Android.

Click here to join!

Harmony Day

Harmony Day is a day to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, it’s about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background, united by a set of core Australian values.

To celebrate the different cultural backgrounds in the Melbourne Market, we would love for you to submit a recipe that represents your country of ancestry and, of course, fruit or veg, even better if it has been passed down through family generations! There is nothing quite like nanna’s/nonna’s/oma’s/yiayia’s/lao lao’s/bà’s home-cooked meal!

Your recipes will come alive in an online flipbook for the Market community to enjoy, and three lucky recipes will be selected to feature in the A better choice! magazine, which has a national reach and is great exposure for your business.

Please submit your recipes here no later than Friday, 24 March.

Register now for Children in the Market

Children in the Market is back over the Easter school holidays, on Tuesday, 18 and Wednesday, 19 April. Join us for a fun morning filled with fun activities!

Children must be pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian. Please complete the registration form here, print it, and return it to Customer Service.

As well as ensuring children enjoy their time at the market our biggest priority is safety. We ask all market users to be especially vigilant and be conscious that children will be onsite over these two days.

*Please note: All submitted forms will be automatically approved unless you are notified otherwise.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

Thank you to everyone who helped us acknowledge and celebrate International Women’s Day last Wednesday and to Fresh State who provided coffee for everyone to enjoy with their IWD cupcakes.

Check out the video of all the market users who have pledged to Embrace Equity and continue to build a positive environment for all to work in.

Did you read our ‘Women of the Melbourne Market’ profiles on the Market’s social channels? Be sure to check them out via the links below.

Keep an eye on the TV screens to read the lovely thank-you messages from Market businesses.


Ensure your hi-vis vest meets the AS/NZS 4602.1:2011 standard by having reflective strips.

Market Operations

Toilet Doors
A reminder that entry doors to female and male toilet blocks should not be “chocked” open by market users at any stage. This is to ensure the safety and privacy of all market users and cleaners.

Women in Business Leadership Training Program

NORTH Link and the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions proudly offer Leadership Victoria‘s Women in Business Leadership Training Program, designed to support local women in Melbourne’s north with senior leadership aspirations.

The program will be held at Mantra Epping on three Saturdays: 29 April, 13 May and 27 May 2023, 9 am – 5 pm. There will also be an online welcome session on Wednesday, 26 April, 5 pm – 6:30 pm.

If interested, please complete the application form by Friday, 31 March 2023

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.
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Ask the MMA

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

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