This Week in the Market – 6 September 2022

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In this week’s Market News:

– Melbourne Market’s Great Big Feast
– Children in the Market
– R U OK? Day

Market News

Have you heard about Melbourne Market’s Great Big Feast? You won’t want to miss this exciting event – watch the video to learn more.

Register now for Children in the Market

The Children in the Market event is back on Tuesday, 27 and Wednesday, 28 September. Join us for a fun morning filled with many activities!

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. 

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.

Marketfresh Schools Program
The Marketfresh Schools Program is pleased to be back in schools after a slow few years due to COVID. Teisha and Carolyn are continuing their education about the importance of fresh fruit and vegetables to school students.

Thank you to all the below market businesses who kindly donated produce to the program during the term.

Australian Apple & Pear Co. 
Bacchus Marsh Apple
Betta Produce
Fresh Max 
Geelong Citrus 
Kapiris Bros
Loc Bros 
Louis Melbourne
Market City Fruits
Melba Fresh 
Mildura Fresh
Mit Ong 
Mountain Fresh Wholesale 
Perfection Fresh 
Priest Bros 
Sunzest Organic 
VB Sculli 
Young Sang 

R U OK? Day – September 8
R U OK? has developed four conversation steps to give you the skills and confidence to navigate a conversation with someone you’re worried about.

For further assistance on how to start a conversation, you can download the ‘How to Ask’ guide here or sign up to gain access to a number of resources such as Guides to Supporting R U OK?Day, Conversation Guides, Posters, Social Media Tiles, Digital Resources and Activity Sheets.

Foodbank is feeding the equivalent of an MCG Grand Final crowd!
Every. Two. Days.

How can you help Victorians doing it tough? By reaching out to Dec and donating fresh produce.

Dec from Foodbank is at the market every Tuesday and Thursday, so if you have food that will last and is safe to eat, drop it off at the Foodbank stand next to Store 148 or give him a call on 0468 607 070.

Tune in for the next episode of Everyday Gourmet
Last week on Everday Gourmet with Justine Schofield saw the high demand for fresh, premium Australian produce and the exporting process directly from the Melbourne Market nationally and internationally.

Tune in today at 4pm on Channel 10 to see the wide variety of chillies available at the Market.

Be sure to watch our social media channels to find out when future episodes will air.

Zespri Sungold Kiwifruit Campaign
We have now finished rolling out Zespri Kiwifruit Sungold POS items and have loved seeing the excitement generated with customers in-store!

Zespri has awarded a 75inch Samsung TV to Freshcorp Fruit MarketWatt’s Fresh Kyneton, and Adelaide Fresh Fruiterers Morphett Vale as their favourite in-store displays.

There’s still 1x 75-inch Samsung TV to be won at the end of September, so keep sharing your display on social media with the hashtag #shopforsungold to be in the running.

Contact Zac to find out how to give yourself the best chance of winning the last TV!

Retail Store Profile
Earlier this year, the A better choice! team travelled to Armstrong Creek to visit Tom Nguyen in the newly opened Tom’s Marketplace. Tom will be familiar to many as he has been buying in the market for years before finally deciding to open his amazing store in Armstrong Creek!Watch Tom’s Marketplace story here

Industry News
Fair Farms passes major milestone

Australia’s Fair Farms programme has reached a major milestone with 13,000 workers now covered under the initiative.
Across Australia, there is a severe worker shortage, and this programme opens the gates to hiring staff in what is an incredibly competitive environment, aiming to provide a level of certainty for workers and for employers. Click here to find out 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

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