This Week in the Market – 27 September 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Upcoming Public Holidays
– Children in the Market
– Melbourne Market’s Great Big Feast
Market News
Upcoming Public Holidays

The Melbourne Market will be closed on the two upcoming public holidays, this Thursday 22nd September (Memorial Day for Queen Elizabeth II) and Friday 23rd September (AFL Grand Final eve).

If your parking permit only allows access on Thursday or Friday, and you would like to come to the market on an alternative adjacent day, you will not be charged for parking; however, your regular parking bay may not be available, so please speak to a Market Relations Officer on arrival for parking instructions.

With a four-day break in trade, the MMA understand that there may be a need for some fruit and vegetable buyers to pick up stock over this period. 

Buyers will be able to enter the market to collect any pre-orders on the public holidays, however, the Buyers’ Walk and trading floors will be closed, so individual arrangements must be made between buyers and sellers for any produce pick-ups.

Register now for Children in the Market

Children in the Market is back next Tuesday, 27 and Wednesday, 28 September. Children can grab a goodie bag on arrival at Gate 1, which will include a colouring competition and market quiz, with prizes available. A face painter will be at the Market from 5am to create unique designs for all the kids.

Please ensure all children are pre-registered before the event and accompanied by their parent or guardian. 

Complete the registration form here, print it, and return it to customer service. 

As well as ensuring children enjoy their time at the market our biggest priority is safety. We ask all market users to be especially vigilant and be conscious that children will be onsite over these two days. 

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

Have you purchased your tickets to the Melbourne Market’s Great Big Feast yet? 

Tickets are now available, but be quick to secure your prefered table location, as ticket sales will open to the general public very soon.Click here to secure your table now!

Watch the video below to hear our event ambassador Matt Tilley, describe how the Buyers’ Walk will be transformed into a sophisticated dining room for a three-course lunch and why this is an event you won’t want to miss.

Melbourne Market Industry Open Day

The MMA will host the next Melbourne Market Industry Open Day on Thursday, 6 October, from 5am – 8am.

The Open Day is an exciting opportunity for those working in the hospitality, fresh produce and flower industries to come and experience everything the Melbourne Market offers.

If you think people within your networks would be interested in visiting the market during our Open Day please forward this link and have them complete the registration form.

Vale Peter Mazaris

The MMA and Melbourne Market community offer condolences to the Mazaris Family on the recent passing of Peter Mazaris, who died peacefully in his sleep on 10th September.

Peter spent most of his working life in the market, selling the stock he produced on his Werribee South farm. He saw many changes in the market and industry over the years, working in all three wholesale markets, Queen Victoria Market, Footscray and Epping. 

Peter built a great foundation and customer base in the market and will be missed by many. 

Rest in Peace, Peter. 

Tune in for the next episode of Everyday Gourmet
The next episode of Everyday Gourmet with Justine Schofield airs tomorrow at 4pm on Channel 10.

Tune in to see how the Melbourne Market is the critical link in Victoria’s fresh produce supply chain.

Keep an eye on our socials for all the Melbourne Market segments on Everyday Gourmet.

Retailer of the Year 2022
It’s great to see the excitement from our retailers when they are presented with their Retailer of the Year finalist certificates!

These awards have made for highly engaging social media content for retailers, such as these posts from Queen’s Harvest and Rod’s Fruit and Veg!

Retail Store Profile
This week we hear from Sam in Preston, and hear all about the story behind their successful fruit and veg shop, Just Ripe!You can view Sam’s story and many other retailers and growers stories on the 
A better choice! Youtube channel

Industry News
New SMS system to assist with picker recruitment

An SMS system that allows growers to directly recruit and communicate with pickers is among the latest updates to AgPick Technology’s harvest management platform, AgPick.

The SMS integration enables growers to directly recruit and communicate with prospective pickers and plan their labour, via a simple systemClick here to find out more. Melbourne Market Job Board and Community NoticesDo 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

Great Australian Mushroom Co
The Great Australian Mushroom Co. is seeking a casual general hand to start immediately. Duties will include pick packing & delivering orders.
Forklift license preferred. If you are interested in this position, please ring Jeremy on 0433 759 833 or visit us at Store 90.

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