Flower Market Circular – 22nd December 2021

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In this edition of the Flower Market Circular:

– New 40-year inductees honoured at celebration wall launch 
– $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs when you complete the market survey
– Christmas trading hours

Market News

40-year celebration wall official launch

Last Thursday, we officially launched our 40-year celebration wall, where the latest inductees were proudly presented with their 40-year gold card and certificate. The wall honours all market users who have been part of the community for over 40 years, including our flower market, making the market what it is today.
We were privileged to have 64-year market veteran Luis Gazzola speak at the event, to talk about what the market community means to him and how he felt when he received his gold card several years ago. 
Congratulations to the latest inductees, and to all of those who are celebrated on our 40-year wall.
If you are approaching 40 years in the market or have already reached the milestone, we’d love to hear from you. Download and complete the 40-year service award form from the website. 

Missed the presentation on Thursday?
The event was filmed, so if you couldn’t make it on the day, you can watch the presentations below. $1000 worth of prizes to win when you complete the market survey
Every year the MMA distribute the flower market satisfaction survey to get feedback and insights on how we’re going, what’s working, what can be improved and how we can assist your business. The survey takes approximately 7 minutes to complete. 

This year, in the spirit of Christmas, all valid access cardholders who complete the survey will go into the draw to win one of three fantastic prizes. **T&Cs apply. 

1st prize: Hisense A6G 50″ 4K UHD LED Smart TV (valued at $695)
2nd prize: Ultimate Ears MEGABOOM 3 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (valued at ($299)
3rd prize: Homedics Handheld Physio Massager (valued at $99) 

Already completed the survey? No worries! All respondents who meet the terms and conditions will be entered into the draw. 

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!Click here to complete the survey

Please note: each person can only complete the survey once.
*You must enter your Market access card number to be in the running for a café voucher.
**Competition runs from 10/12/2021 until 31/12/2021 and is open to valid Melbourne Market access cardholders. Entrants must have a valid access card with up to date payments to enter the draw. Excluding MMA staff, contractors and their relatives. Winners will be drawn at the Melbourne Market Authority office on 10/01/2022. Winners will be notified by email (or SMS if email is unknown) by 14/01/2022. In the event a winner cannot be contacted after 7 days another winner will be drawn.  

Flower industry program to divert plastic sleeves from landfill
The Australian flower industry will soon have a recycling scheme to save an estimated 500 tonne of polypropylene plastic flower sleeves from going to landfill.

The Melbourne Market is participating in the program, which will see plastic collection bins positioned in key areas around the flower market car park. The initiative is designed to specifically collect unwanted plastic flower sleeves, which will be recycled and used to re-manufacture products for the horticulture sector, including the black buckets currently widely used in the industry.

Santa Claus is coming to town

Be on the lookout for a special visitor in the market this Thursday morning, who will be giving out some sweet treats and spreading some festive cheer with his helper elves.  
Santa will be rattling donation tins again this year, collecting funds for the Royal Children’s Hospital. 

Christmas Trading Hours

Thursday 23 December – 3:30am – 7:30am, regular trading
Friday 24 December – 2:00am – 7:30am, – extended trading hours
Saturday 25 December – MARKET CLOSED, public holiday
Monday 27 December – MARKET CLOSED, public holiday
Tuesday 28 December – MARKET CLOSED, public holiday
Wednesday 29 December – 2:00am – 7:30am, – extended trading hours
Thursday 30 December – 3:30am – 7:30am, regular trading hours
Friday 31 December – 2:00am – 7:30am, – extended trading hours
Saturday 1 January – MARKET CLOSED, public holiday
Monday 3 January – MARKET CLOSED, public holiday
Tuesday 4 January – 3:30am – 7:30am, regular trading hours 

Are you on the My MMA Portal?

Email Amanda Flannery to learn more. 

Industry News
Christmas flower arrangement ideas for all rooms

Flowers are a fabulous way to add a touch of flourish to any room, especially at Christmas time. Considered Christmas flower arrangement ideas welcome both colour and fragrance to delight the senses, setting the scene for festive cheer. From blooming Christmas table decoration ideas to welcoming bouquets in hallways, there’s a flower arrangement to suit every living space.Read more on Ideal Home. Houseplants: Plant pro shares houseplant trends to ‘look out for’ in 2022

The houseplant trend doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere, and plant expert Silver Spence, thinks there are certain trends gardeners should “look out for”.

Read more on Express

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.
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