This Week in the Market, Edition 114 – 17 January 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, we welcome three new members to the MMA board, Foodbank need your help and come along to the Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day.

Market News

Changes to the Melbourne Market Authority Board of Directors. 

Today, we farewell Stephen McArthur, Russell Cooper and Bill Lewis as they complete their three year term as members of the Melbourne Market Authority Board.

On 23 December, the Acting Minister for Agriculture, the Honourable Jacinta Allan, announced the following new Board appointments for the Melbourne Market Authority:

  • Peter Tuohey, MMA Chairman
  • Robyn Stewart, Board member
  • Jacinta Carboon, Board member

View the full statement from the Minister here. Peter, Robyn and Jacinta join current board members Gisela Marven and Sue Friend.

Be sure to say hi to our new Board members if you see them around the Market.

Foodbank need your help!

Foodbank have resumed their collections from the Market this week however last week they received several donations of rotten produce.

Produce donated to Foodbank must be fit for human consumption, that means, no moldy or rotting produce can be left at the collection point.

Please note, any produce left at the Foodbank collection point that is not fit for human consumption will be considered rubbish dumping and the offender will incur an infringement of $200 plus an additional $50 if the dumped produce is on a pallet.

Organic product that is fit for human consumption can continue to be donated to Foodbank next to Store 148 Monday to Friday from 6.30 am until 9.00 am and is tax deductible at the Market price of the produce.

For more information contact Foodbank on 03 9362 8300.

Australia Day public holiday

Image result for australian flagThe Market will be closed on Thursday 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday.

Refer to the Melbourne Market website for full details.

Save the Date: Chinese New Year 2017

Image result for chinese new year 2017 rooster2017 is the year of the Fire Rooster, and while Chinese New Year falls on Saturday 28 January, the Market will be celebrating with a traditional lion dance touring the Market on Tuesday 31 January from 5:00am.

Industry News

Have you registered for the Melbourne Market Golf and Bowls day 2017?

This Melbourne Market annual event is set to impress again in 2017 by including barefoot bowls to the traditional Golf Day line up all to raise funds for the charity Debra Australia.

Enter a team of four in the golf or bowls events, enjoy lunch on course, a sit down dinner as well as opportunities to win some fabulous prizes. Plus, there are also some great sponsorship opportunities available.

Places are limited and filling up fast. Be sure you don’t miss out on this great annual event.

Head over to the event webpage for more details and to register today or download the event flyer and registration form.

Key Dates

Australia Day public holiday – Market closed

  • Thursday 26 January 2017

Chinese New Year celebrations in the Market

  • Tuesday 31 January 2017

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday 24 March 2017

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