Flower Market Circular – 4 April 2023

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In this edition of the Flower Market Circular:

– Easter Trading Hours
– Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show
– Pat Cronin & Children in the Market event

Market News

Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show success

The Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show is the largest horticultural event in the Southern Hemisphere. Held in the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, thousands of people swarmed to take in the stunning arrangements on display.

The National Flower Centre was front and centre, with one of the biggest stands popping with colour and drawing large crowds by having the Market’s best florals from multiple growers on show and for purchase.

Thank you to everyone who provided flowers and those who volunteered their time to show why the National Flower Centre is the best place for florists to buy flowers.

Pat Cronin Foundation & Children in the Market event

Children in the Market is back over the Easter school holidays, on Tuesday, 18 and Wednesday, 19 April.

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.

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

Grant from Flavorite will be riding 1500km from Alice Springs to Darwin to raise $100,000 for the Pat Cronin Foundation.

The foundation was set up to honour Pat’s life by helping young Australians make wise decisions in hopes of eliminating the Coward’s Punch through education.

The money will help the foundation expand its Be Wise education program into all states of Australia.

A dedicated fundraiser page has been set up at www.ride2bewise.com.au so you can join Grant and Rick on this epic journey through a “virtual ride”.

You can also get involved during the Children in the Market event by visiting the Pat Cronin smoothie bike stand in front of Customer Service and donating via the donation tins while you jump on the bike and blend your favourite smoothie through pedal-power!

Click here to hear Grant’s story.

What is Ramadan?

In 2023, Ramadan started on the evening of Wednesday, 22 March and will finish on the evening of Friday, 21 April.

Ramadan is the Arabic name for the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.

It is considered one of the holiest months for Muslims and is marked by a period of fasting, considered one of the Five Pillars of Islam.

How do I wish someone ‘Happy Ramadan’?
You’re welcome to say, “Happy Ramadan” or “Happy Eid”.
You can also say “Ramadan Mubarak”, which means: “Have a blessed Ramadan.”
Another popular greeting is “Ramadan Kareem”, which means: “Have a generous Ramadan.”

Watch the video to find out more and how you can support your Muslim colleagues during Ramadan.

Melbourne Market Footy Tipping Competition

Congratulations to Nic for taking out the top spot after round three!

Be sure to put in your weekly tips to be in with a chance to win one of three great prizes below!

Advisory Committee meetings held last month

Tuesday, 21 March, the Wholesalers, Growers, Retailers and Flower Advisory Committees met with the MMA to provide advice and discuss matters relating to Market operations and the fresh produce industry.

Key themes discussed by the groups included Stronger Together – the cultural change program, results of the Market Satisfaction Survey and Market hours.

Speaking to your advisory committee members is an effective way to raise key issues with the MMA.

For a full list of Advisory Committee members and to view minutes from previous meetings, visit the MMA website.

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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Ask the MMA

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

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