This Week In The Market – April 23

In this week’s Market News:

– Vehicle Safety Notice
– Market Fresh Schools Donors
– Buyers’ Walk Deep Clean

Market News

Vehicle Safety Notice 

Vehicles present one of the biggest safety risks on the Melbourne Market site, especially when operating rules are not followed.

The video below is a re-enactment of a real-life forklift incident that injured a market user at the Melbourne Market.

The short animation breaks down and shows all the contributing factors that led to the collision. It reminds us of what we need to do to help ensure we all get home safely to our loved ones.

When operating a buggy or forklift, please remember the following;

  • Obey speed limits
  • Wear a seatbelt 
  • Stay securely inside vehicle while in motion 
  • Always have your headlights on
  • Drive on the correct side of the road
  • Do not cut through parking bays
  • Do not use a mobile phone 

Market Fresh Schools Donors

Market Fresh Schools is designed to teach students the importance of eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily as part of a healthy, balanced diet. The program also teaches children how fresh fruits and vegetables are grown and harvested, including an overview of the market supply chain.

The program could not have gone ahead without the generous support of market traders who donated some of the delicious fresh produce that was served as part of the program.

The team from the Market Fresh Schools would like to thank the following businesses for their support:

  • Kapiris
  • Apple & Pear Co.
  • VB Sculli
  • Gazzolla
  • Mit Ong
  • Perfection Fresh
  • Latorre
  • Schruers
  • Geelong Citrus
  • Fresh Crop
  • David Wallace
  • Loc Bros.
  • Hygiene Packers
  • Louis Melb
  • Betta
  • Dykes
  • Antonello
  • Old Oak Orchard
  • VF Siciliano

Buyers’ Walk Deep Clean

From Monday, 29 April to Friday, 3 May, between 2pm and 5pm, heavy-duty machinery will be operating on the Buyer’s Walk to undertake a deep clean of the area.

The schedule of the works will run as follows:
Tenancy 1-27 – Monday, 29 April
Tenancy 29-69 – Tuesday, 30 April
Tenancy 71-103 – Wednesday, 1 May
Tenancy 105-127 – Thursday, 2 May
Tenancy 129-156 – Friday, 3 May

When the area in front of your tenancy is due to be cleaned, please ensure you remove all items, including any equipment and/or products, from the area.

A deep clean of Warehouse 5,6,7 Forklift Highways will also be undertaken on Saturday, 4 May, between 8am and 4pm.

Callum Hann at South Melbourne Market supporting The Blend campaign

A better choice! was at the South Melbourne market on Friday with Callum Hann, cooking up a storm, promoting mushroom with The Blend campaign.

Using fresh produce sourced from the market and a mix of portobello, button and brown mushrooms, onlookers were treated to a live cooking demonstration with the versatile fungi.

Callum showcased innovative ways to incorporate mushrooms into everyday meals, and all who attended got to try some delicious Blended tacos at the end of the demonstration.

The Blend giveaway, which runs until June, offers one lucky winner a $5000 kitchen makeover!

For more information about The Blend click here or contact Ayse at

Industry News

Australians are eating less fruit and vegetables and drinking less milk, says latest Australian Bureau of Statistics report

Australians are consuming less of all major food groups with vegetables, fruit and milk products leading the decline.A total of 14.8 million tonnes of food and non-alcoholic beverages were sold across Australia in 2022-23, according to a new report released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

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Ask the MMA

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Forklift Driver – Tripod Farmers

Tripod Farmers is looking for a motivated individual to join our team immediately at the Epping Market.
You will be employed on a part time basis and will be required to work night shift. All applicants must be able to work well in a team environment.
Applicant must have experience, duties will include:
•             Order Picking
•             Forklift Driving
•             Stocktake
•             Pallet Counting
If you are interested in this position with our company, please email your resume to

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