This Week in the Market edition 144 – 15 August 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, the winter edition of MarketFresh News is out now, Warehouse 6.22C open for inspection on Thursday and don’t forget to let the MMA know if you no longer park at the Market.

Market News

MarketFresh News out now

The winter edition of MarketFresh News is now available and has been distributed to stores, stands and flower stands. Copies are available at the Customer Service Centre and the cafes.Highlights of this edition include:

  • An update on the greengrocery training program,
  • Steritech coming to the Melbourne Market,
  • The WUWM Congress in October,
  • The LED upgrade at the Market, and
  • Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day Campaign wrap ups.

A copy of the magazine is also available digitally here.

Warehouse open for inspection

Warehouse 6.22C is one of two 95sqm warehouses available for rent in Building 6 and will be open for inspection this Thursday 17 August from 8:30am to 8:45am.

For more information contact Matt Elliott on 0448 908 821 or

No longer parking at the Market?

Please ensure you submit a Parking Disposal Form at the Customer Service Centre from the day you stop parking to cease any future parking charges.

Please note if you dispose of a reserved parking bay and you require one again in the future, you will need to reapply and may not be guaranteed the same bay.

All parking forms can be found under the form library on our website here.

Industry News

City of Whittlesea Agribusiness Dinner

The City of Whittlesea is holding its annual Agribusiness Dinner on Saturday 26 August 2017 at the Growling Frog Golf Course in Yan Yean.

The farming community is invited to come together and celebrate a successful year with an evening of local food, wine and music by renowned Australian country music icon, James Blundell.

When: Saturday 26 August 2017
Where: Growling Frog Golf Course
Time: 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Cost: $45 including drinks and dinner

Tickets are strictly limited so please book early here or contact Annemaree Docking on 9217 2593.

Farm Biosecurity Planning workshop

Assessing on-farm biosecurity management planning from a ‘ground-up’ approach, this hands on workshop will provide participants with the latest industry updates in biosecurity management, as well as supporting the development of an on-farm biosecurity management plan.

Topics and speakers will include:

  • US Plant Biosecurity Study Tour shared lessons – Dr Jessica Lye, AUSVEG Biosecurity Officer
  • LAMP Soil Analysis – undertaking leaf or soil pathogen diagnostic using portable PCR – Dr Brendan Rodoni, Agriculture Victoria Biosciences Research Leader (Microbiology)
  • Developing an on-farm biosecurity management plan – Dr Jessica Lye, AUSVEG Biosecurity Officer

Date: Thursday 7 September 2017
Time: 12.30pm – 4.30pm (with refreshments)
Location: Schreurs & Sons, 90 Twyford Road Clyde, VIC

Please RSVP to Clinton Muller on 0498 192 596 or

Key Dates

Warehouses open for inspection

  • Thursday 17 August 2017

Fresh State Gala Ball

  • Saturday 26 August 2017

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