Flower Market Circular – 25 March 2019

Edition 98: Taiwanese flower display
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In this edition of the Flower Market Circular:

– Taiwanese flower display in the Market
– New advisory committees hold first meeting
– Easter and Anzac Day trading hours

Taiwanese Flower Display

To celebrate the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show the Melbourne Flower Market will get a display of its very own with a traditional Taiwanese flower display on Tuesday 26 and Thursday 28 March.
The display will be impressive, with Phalaenopsis’, Anthuriums’ and other Taiwanese flowers put together in a large wall display, providing inspiration and ideas on how to sell and display these stunning arrangements. There will also be cut stems, pots and other foliage on sale.
– Tuesday 26 & Thursday 28 March
– The Orchid Man
– Stands 683 – 685

Golf Day wrap up

Another Melbourne Market Charity Golf Day has been a huge success with perfect weather and a great day had by all.
The team from Toyota Material Handling took home the trophy for overall golf winners, however there were more winners than just those playing golf.
With 26 raffle prizes drawn during the night’s entertainment event, there were plenty of people walking away winners.
The Flower Market’s own Mr Fresh, Paul Pavlou, took home 1st prize in the raffle and will drive home from the Market this week in a brand-new Fiat 500.
Once calculated, the golf day committee will be able to announce the final figure raised for DEBRA Australia.
Thank you to all Market users who supported the cause through buying raffle tickets or attending on the day.

16 different wedding bouquet ideas to try in 2019

A companion on the trip down the aisle, and a constant fixture in wedding photographs, the choice of floral arrangement can say a lot.
But if your bride is not into the traditional clutch of roses, or domed posy, why not opt for something a little different?
Click here to check out these 16 different wedding bouquet ideas.

New advisory committees hold first meeting

Our four new advisory committees attended a joint meeting last fortnight with the MMA where the groups were talked through the corporate plan and future projects for the Market.
Advisory committees work with the MMA to advise on matters relating to Market operations and the fresh produce and flower industry and they are a great source of information and advice for Market users.
The new advisory committees hold office for a period of three years commencing 1 March 2019, the new members of the Flower Advisory Committee are:
– Greg Duffy (Chair), Mayblooms
– Cheryl Roehrich, Dakota Flower Company
– Lesley Imbesi, Geelong Flower Farm (Geelong Fresh)/ The Orchid Man (Allan Neo)
– Vince (Vincenzo) Cidoni, Grown Florist (LE Enterprise VIC Pty Ltd)

Easter and Anzac Day trading hours

The Market will be closed on public holidays during the Easter and Anzac Day period as follows:

Thursday 18 April – normal trading hours
Friday 19 April, Good Friday – market closed
Saturday 20 April, Saturday before Easter Sunday – market closed
Monday 22 April, Easter Monday – market closed
Tuesday 23 April – normal trading hours
Wednesday 24 April – normal trading hours
Thursday 25 April, Anzac Day – market closed
Friday 26 April – normal trading hours

If your parking permit only allows access on a day that falls on one of the public holidays, and you would like to come to the Market on an alternative adjacent day, you will not be charged for parking and can enter the Market. However please note, your regular bay may not be available. Please see a Market Relations Officer on arrival for instruction.

Annual access card renewals

Thank you to those businesses who responded to our call for review of current card holders. You should have received your annual access card renewal invoice. Please note payment must be received by the due date to ensure continued access to the market. If you have any queries in relation to your invoice please contact accounts@melbournemarket.com.au or (03) 9258 6100.

Answers to some commonly asked questions can be viewed by clicking here

Improving safety in the breezeway

Last year the MMA began working on a project to improve safety in the area between the Flower Market and the Fruit and Vegetable trading floor by re-aligning handrails and updating the line marking. The purpose of the project is to improve traffic management and stop forklifts rounding the blind corners at speed.
The first part of the project was to install temporary barricades between the existing handrails and the canopy pillar, which was done last year.
On Tuesday 26 March works to permanently move the railing and re-do the line marking will commence. It is expected the works will take five days to complete.
If you have any questions, please speak to a Market Relations Officer.

Key Dates

Friday 19 April – Good Friday
Saturday 20 April – Saturday before Easter Sunday
Sunday 21 April – Easter Sunday
Monday 22 April – Easter Monday
Thursday 25 April – Anzac Day

Ask the MMA

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

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