Flower Market Circular – 8 March 2022

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In this edition of the Flower Market Circular:

– International Women’s Day
– Vaccination Hub final week
– Food Service Australia Expo

Market News
International Women’s Day 2022

Today is International Women’s Day, a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

We will be marking the occasion by delivering some delicious cupcakes around the market from 4am to 7am. We will also be encouraging market users to get behind International Women’s Day by sharing content on social media in support of the important day and the women of the market and industry.

Keep an eye out on our social media channels today as we feature prominent women from the fresh produce industry who have played an important role in the Melbourne Market and the businesses they work for. Click below to follow the MMA and stay up to date.

Vaccination Hub final week
A reminder that the Melbourne Market Vaccination Hub will be open from 4:15am – 11:15am every day this week. This will be your last chance to get vaccinated in the market, with the hub’s last day Friday, 11 March. 

Food distribution workers eligible to receive an additional COVID-19 vaccine by 12 January 2022, are required to receive a COVID-19 third dose vaccine by 12 March 2022. Food distribution workers who were not eligible to receive an additional COVID-19 vaccine by 12 January 2022 are required to receive their COVID-19 third dose vaccine by 29 March 2022.

The Vaccination Hub is open to all market users who are needing any of their COVID vaccinations. Click here to book a vaccine appointment, or line up for a walk-in spot as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 

Food Service Australia Expo
Last weekend the Melbourne Market participated at the Food Services Expo under the banner of Melbourne’s North Food Group.
The event is well known in the industry and had over 450 exhibitors showcasing the latest food, drink, flowers and equipment. Around 10,000 people attended the three-day event, which saw expert panels and the Chef of the Year awarded. 

Exhibiting at the event was also a great way to showcase the Melbourne Market to those in the industry who were unfamiliar with the market. We received lots of enquiries around accessing the market and produce delivery, potentially leading to new buyers in the market.

Teisha and Carolyn from the Market Fresh Schools program also attended the event, allowing visitors to taste some of the amazing produce the market has to offer. 

The opportunity was used to promote an Industry Open Day at the market to be held later this year. 
A special thank you to the following businesses in the Melbourne Market who supported the event and supplied produce:

Kapris Bros.
LaManna Premier 
Aus Asia Produce 
Produce of Virginia
Latorre’s Fruit and Vegetable Wholesalers
All Aussie Farmers
Grown Florist


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