This Week in the Market – 22 November 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Save the Date – Cherry Auction
– Men’s Health Month
– Julie Goodwin shop at your local ad
Market News
Save the Date – Cherry Auction

Men’s Health Month
Did you know 1 in 5 men in Australia will be diagnosed with prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia. Across the country, more than 240,000 men are living with and beyond the disease.

Some factors that increase the risk of prostate cancer include age and family history of prostate, breast or ovarian cancer. Knowing the signs and early detection will significantly increase prostate cancer survival.

There are support groups that can provide a safe, non-judgmental and caring environment to discuss issues of concern and be a valuable source of support and advice for partners, carers and family members.

Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) – 1800 22 00 99
Cancer Council – 13 11 20For more information, download the PCFA guide here.

Foodbank Drive-Thru Volunteers Needed

Ready to lend a hand? The Melbourne Market is proud to support Foodbank Victoria’s next food hamper drive, held here in the Melbourne Market visitor car park on Sunday, 4 December, between 11am – 3pm.

With the rising cost of living and many people struggling to put food on the table, Foodbank will be distributing over 1000 boxes containing non-perishable items and fresh produce sourced directly from the market to those in need.

Volunteer your time!
Anyone from the Market (and family members over 16 years old) can volunteer their time to help pack cars; the MMA will be providing a delicious BBQ lunch to all volunteers. 
Email the MMA to let us know if you would like to lend a hand.

A similar food hamper drive was run from the market in July earlier this year. 
Click here to watch Seven News coverage of the initiative.

New Campaign Launch

A better choice!are excited to share their latest commercial with campaign ambassador Julie Goodwin, which celebrates the hard work of our local greengrocers and the benefits of shopping local.This ad is just a small part of the campaign, as A better choice! retail members can also expect a personalised video endorsement from Julie and geotargeted advertising for their store.

To find out more, please get in touch with Zac. Watch the ad here!

What’s in Season – Help us showcase the Melbourne Market produce
You may have recently seen our What’s in Season videos on social media. 

Check out Peter from Produce of Virginia, providing all the information on the Nam Doc Mai mango, putting COO David Whitchelo to the test and enjoying his reactions to the different flavour combinations. Download all three dipping sauce recipes here!

We love getting your expert advice on all things fruit and veg! If you have produce you would like to showcase in our What’s in Season series, please contact us. Follow us on our socials to see future What’s in Season videos!

Marketfresh Schools Program

The Marketfresh Schools Program continues to educate and provide fresh produce to children across the state. Thank you to all the below market businesses who kindly donated produce to the program during term 3.

Kapiris Bros
Loc Bros
VB Sculli
Fresh Crop
Mit Ong
Geelong Citrus
The Apple & Pear Co.
Gazzola Farms
Mildura Fresh
C&S Ponte
Big Valley Produce
Betta Fresh
Costa Farms
F. Legudi
Ferrinda Fresh
A & V Fresh
Premier Fruits
Pand Jr Ltd
Young Sang
Louis Melbourne
Market City Fruits

2022 FIFA World Cup

You may have seen the opening ceremony and first match between host nation Qatar and Ecuador in the early hours of Monday morning.

We are happy to televise a selection of upcoming popular games over the next four weeks, including every Australia game and all finals, on the Buyers’ Walk and Flower Market large TV screens.

As there is a high traffic volume in the area, please remain vigilant of all vehicles whilst these matches are on.

OBEY ALL ROAD RULESThe MMA completes random safety checks at various locations and times around the site. Market users found disobeying road rules such as speeding, failing to stop, or give-way to oncoming traffic will be issued with an infringement.

Industry News
Floods have ravaged vegetable supplies for restaurants in the lead up to Christmas period

Flooding through the country this week has caused delays in the fruit and vegetable supply chain that are expected to stretch into the Christmas period.

Summer fruit and vegetable farmers in flood-affected areas could find soils too wet to begin planting crops for the upcoming harvest.

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email 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

Mildura Fresh Marketing – Forklift Drivers
Mildura Fresh Marketing is a reputable vegetable wholesaler at the Melbourne Markets in Epping. We are looking for reliable and motivated people to join our growing team.

For more information, click here.
To apply, please email your resume to If you have any queries regarding the role, please ring Phil on 0400 202 668.

The Great Australian Mushroom Company – Sales/Pick Packer
The Great Australian Mushroom Company is seeking a full-time Sales/Pick Packer.

To find out more about the role, click here.To apply, please call or text Jeremy on 0433 759 833 or visit us at Store 90.

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