Flower Market Circular – 29 March 2022

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In this edition of the Flower Market Circular:

– New Advisory Committee Members 
– Children in the Market Returns
– Easter Trading Hours 

Market News
New Advisory Committee term commences
Last week a joint advisory committee meeting was held with all new and returning committee members, commencing the new three-year term. During the kick-off meeting, committee members and the MMA discussed future projects and initiatives at the Melbourne Market as well as issues most important to our market community. 

Advisory committees work with the MMA to advise on matters relating to market operations and the fresh produce industry. Committee members are leaders within our market community and can provide information and advice to market users. As well as speaking directly to the MMA or market operations team, you can speak to your advisory committee members about the market and industry issues that are important to you.  

GROWERS ADVISORY
– Nicholas Patsuris (Chair), Patsuris Premium Produce
– Anthony Pignataro, Glow Fresh
– Vince Doria, Freni and Doria
– Ricky Mazaris, Mazcorp 5
– Frank Attana, Butler Market Gardens

RETAILERS ADVISORY
– Dean Lamb (Chair), Watts Fresh
– Desmond (Des) Hopwood, Henrys Mercato
– Graham Gee, The Happy Apple Greengrocer
– Andrew Sculli, Sculli Brothers
– Kara Maisano, Masani Dining Group

WHOLESALERS ADVISORY
– Harry Kapiris (Chair), Kapiris Bros
– Brett Collins, Perfection Fresh
– Michael Barker, Barkers Fresh Produce
– Thanh Truong, Aus Asia Produce
– Jason Cooper, Fresh State

FLOWER ADVISORY
– Vince Cidoni (Chair), Grown Florist
– Dianne Templeton, Buds & Branches
– Michael Pavlou, Floriculture
– Ilayda Kaplan, Halit Flowers
– 5th position vacant

Over the coming weeks, we will be profiling each of our advisory committee members for you to get to know a little more about them.

Children in the Market Returns!
 

We are very excited that after two long years, we are finally welcoming children back into the market these school holidays! Children in the Market is a favourite event for many market users and we can’t wait to welcome families back into the market for a fun morning! 

The Children in the Market event will be held on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 April. Children must be pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian at all times. Keep an eye on next week’s newsletter for registration forms and further details. 

Easter Trading Hours 


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

– Thursday 14 April – regular trading hours
– Friday 15 April (Good Friday) – Market Closed
– Saturday 16 April – Flower Market Closed
– Monday 18 April (Easter Monday) – Market Closed
– Tuesday 19 April – regular trading hours
– Wednesday 20 April – regular trading hours
– Thursday 21 April – regular trading hours
– Friday 22 April – regular trading hours
– Saturday 23 April – Flower Market open
– Monday 25 April (ANZAC Day) – Market Closed

$76,274 raised for DEBRA Australia
We are very pleased to share that through the 2022 Melbourne Market Golf Day just over $76,000 was raised for DEBRA Australia, bringing the total amount raised for DEBRA over our long-standing relationship to an incredible $620,000. On behalf of The Melbourne Market Lions Club, Fresh State, Toyota and the MMA we would like to thank our community for their generosity and for making this possible. Funds raised will go a long way to improving the lives of those living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). 



THINK SAFETY
Only smoke in designated smoking areas. 

Industry News
20 Pet-Friendly Houseplants You Can Grow Without Worry




People love their fur babies and their houseplants. But sometimes the two simply don’t mix. If your customers have curious pets, a new pet, or a pet who likes to take the occasional nibble on the houseplants, you can advise them to choose greenery that is less likely to cause their beloved pets harm. 
Click here to read more. 

Melbourne’s flower and garden show is finally back. Here’s what to see



The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is Australia’s biggest annual celebration of all things horticulture and, after a two-year COVID-prompted hiatus, it returns to the Carlton Gardens and Royal Exhibition Building next week. The five-day event, which has been held since 1995, has always been a barometer of the times. This year, visitors can expect displays that reflect gardening in the face of global warming, species extinction, extreme weather events and pandemics. Click here to read more.

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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