This Week in the Market, Edition 118 – 14 February 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, help shape a landmark greengrocery training program, celebrate Valentine’s Day today and access card return form reminder.


Calling on greengrocers to help shape a landmark course in greengrocery

In 2016 Melbourne Polytechnic joined to the Market to provide onsite training for Market users and to develop a dedicated training program for greengrocery.

Recognised training in greengrocery is a key gap in the industry. In late 2016, a reference group comprising industry, government and education sectors met to provide feedback and guidance to Melbourne Polytechinic.

Melbourne Polytechnic have been successful in securing government funding to develop a Certificate 2 and Certificate 3 in greengrocery.

We’re now calling on all greengrocers to help shape this landmark program by completing the short survey via the link below.

If you completed the previous survey late last year, thank you for your feedback. This survey contains more detailed information on the qualifications and we would love to hear from you again.

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Click here to complete the survey now

It’s Valentine’s day – don’t forget the flowers!

Have you seen the MMA’s Valentine’s Day campaign this year challenging Real Men to Send Real Flowers for their loved one? Show your support for the campaign by purchasing flowers for your Valentine from the Flower Market or your local florist today.

Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest occasions of the year for the Flower Market and it’s a great opportunity to see how vibrant, colourful and full of action it is.

Access card common expiry – form return reminder

Thank you to all businesses who have returned their access card forms. If you have completed your form, don’t forget this form is due back to the MMA next week (21 February).

If you still haven’t received your letter please contact the MMA Customer Service Centre immediately on 9258 6123 or

Have you visited J & J’s cafe lately?

View the latest edition of MarketFresh News for more great offers from Market cafes during February and March.

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Greengrocers – free chestnut recipe brochures

Pick up FREE chestnut recipes outside the Customer Service Centre provided by Chestnuts Australia.

Hurry though – stocks are limited!

New 2017 course dates for forklift refresher training

Forklift refresher training provided on site at the Melbourne Market will assist safety conscious organisations to keep their workers’ skills up to date and current.

The training will provide workers with information about current WorkSafe regulations and/or legislation and standard operating procedures as well as site safety and safe driving principles.

Training will be delivered at the Melbourne Market in 3 hour blocks over a 2-day period for a total of 6 hours.

Training Dates:
21 and 22 February, 2017
21 and 22 March, 2017
11 and 12  April, 2017
16 and 17 May, 2017
20 and 21 June, 2017

Time: 8.00am to 11.00am
Cost: $324.50 (includes GST)

At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For further information regarding the, call 03 9269 8615 or email:

Download the course flyer.

Key Dates

Access card forms due date

  • Tuesday 21 February 2017

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday 24 March 2017

Access card common expiry

  • Sunday 30 April 2017

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