This Week in the Market, Edition 102 – 4 October 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market, make the most of our free business listings and ensure new customers can find you, trading hours for the Melbourne Cup public holiday are announced and help boost vegetable consumption by promoting National Nutrition Week. 

Market News


Make sure your customers can find you!

All Melbourne Market businesses have the opportunity to list their details for free on the Melbourne Market website and App or the MarketFresh website. 

To ensure your customers can find and contact you, it’s important you check your listing is up to date.

Businesses within the Market (stores, stands, cafes etc)

Businesses located within the Market are listed on the Melbourne Market website as well as on the Melbourne Market Navigator app. These listings not only help new buyers locate your business within the Market,  but can also provide them with contact details for orders and enquiries.

All new buyers to the Market are encouraged to download the Melbourne Market Navigator App, so make sure your listing is there! 

  1. Head to and search for your business name.
  2. Download the Melbourne Market Navigator App and search for your business name.
  3. Check both your listings are accurate and include all the details your customers need to find you. This can include, contact names, phone numbers, location, email, website as well as your main product lines.

If you can’t find your listing or if your listing needs updating, contact the MMA on 9258 6100 or email

Greengrocers and retail shops

Greengrocers and other retails stores who purchase their fresh produce from the Melbourne Market can have their business listed for free on the MarketFresh website. 

This listing is a comprehensive online directory and is also used in promotions and competitions to help drive customers to your store. Make sure your business is listed and up to date. 

  1. Head to and search for your business name.
  2. Check your listing is accurate and includes all the details your customers need to find you. This can include address, phone numbers, email, website as well as your specialties.
  3. Click the “Claim your Business” link on the top right hand side of the page so you can edit and update your listing at any time

If you can’t find your listing or if your listing needs updating, contact the MMA on 9258 6100 or email


Melbourne Cup public holiday

The Market will be closed on Tuesday, 1 November 2016.

The Fruit and Vegetable Market will open at 3:30am on Wednesday, 2 November 2016.

Warehouse access remains unchanged on public holidays. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

Calling all Greengrocers – we need your feedback

The Fruit and Vegetable Retailers Advisory Committee has discussed the need for a formal training program specifically tailored for greengrocery.

Following the consultation undertaken during June by Melbourne Polytechnic, solid progress is being made in this area to have a training program available by early 2017.

At this stage of the course development, Melbourne Polytechnic need feedback from greengrocers to ensure the program they’re developing meets your needs.

We would appreciate it if you could take 5 minutes to complete the survey by clicking here.

Industry News

National Nutrition Week 16 to 22 October – Try For 5 Challenge

It’s astonishing that less than 4% of Australians get enough vegetables each day.

Let’s turn that around with National Nutrition Week and strengthen our voice about how to enjoy more vegetables every day.

This year’s theme, Try For 5, aims to encourage more Aussies to eat their five serves of vegetables every day.  Because eating more vegetables is one of the easiest, cheapest – and tastiest – things we can all do for better health and wellbeing.

How you can help

Upskill your testing knowledge 

The Fresh Produce Safety Centre (FPSC) is running a technical workshop for wholesale fresh produce QA Managers on Wednesday 12 October, 10:00am to 2:30pm at the Melbourne Market Conference Centre.

This is a professional development workshop specifically developed for wholesale QA Managers that will bring you up to date with the latest in chemical and microbial testing issues.

Don’t miss out – Register now to secure your place!

Presenters will include retailers, commercial QA Managers, regulators and testing experts. Contact FPSC if you’d like more details.

This is a Professional Development Event conducted by the Fresh Produce Safety Centre (PMA-ANZ/University of Sydney). It is specifically designed to help QA Managers in fresh produce businesses access and correctly use the latest information on testing requirements.

Key Dates

Fresh Produce Safety Centre – technical workshop

  • 12 October 2016

Forklift and electric vehicle storage renumbering

  • October

Melbourne Cup Public Holiday – Market Closed

  • 1 November 2016

Extended trading following Melbourne Cup Public Holiday

  • 2 November 2016 – Fruit and Vegetable Market will open at 3:30am

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