This Week in the Market – Edition 51
At the Market
What do you think about the new Market?
What do you think about the new Market? What works? What can be done better? We want to hear from you. Tell us by filling out this survey. Before the move to Epping hundreds of you responded to our surveys, this gave us important information to provide support for the relocation. Now that we’re settling into the new Market, we’d like to hear what you thought about the move and what you think about the new Market. Let us know by completing this survey. Your answers will be anonymous, and it only takes 5 minutes to complete the survey.
Celebrating the Market’s heritage- can you help?
A mural commemorating the rich history of wholesale fruit and vegetable trading in Victoria is planned for everyone to enjoy in our new Market. If you or someone you know has an image of the Melbourne Market from years gone by we would love to hear from you. Please contact Rebecca Curcija this week by phone 9258 6181 or email. (image of trading floor, view from east West Melbourne, courtesy Andreas Makarewitsch)
A school holiday reminder
It’s school holidays and we’d like to remind everyone that in the interests of safety, no children under the age of 15 are allowed on Market land.
Did you know?
We now have an express post mail box in front of the Administration Building. To access next day delivery please ensure you place your express post item in the mail box prior to 4.30pm. Please note, this box is only temporary. Australia Post will assess if the express post box will become a permanent fixture based on usage, if you’d like this service retained, please use it! The Australia Post Somerton Business Hub is located at 2-6 Scammel St Somerton Vic 306 which offers a range of postage and packaging options to suit your business needs. The Somerton Business Hub offers free delivery for all stock and postal orders over $50 and offers a credit account. Please feel free to contact them by email or 03 9241 3486. For more detail about Australia Post business hubs visit.
Calling All Greengrocers!
Pick up your free Go Aussie Spears Retailer Kit supplied by the Australian Asparagus Council to help drive your sales of Australian asparagus! Available now from the Customer Service Centre open Monday – Friday 4.00 am – 11.30 am. Fresh Australian asparagus is available from September to March, making it the perfect spring and summer vegetable for all menus.
Citrus growers forum
If you are a citrus grower, the 2015 Citrus Australia National Issues Forum & AGM is being held at Rendezvous Hotel Melbourne – 11 & 12 November 2015. This event will be attended by delegates from across-industry, providing attendees a platform to discuss and tackle key issues affecting the industry, as well as giving growers an opportunity to have their say on issues as diverse as market access, quality standards and bio-security. More information can be found here.
Thanks to all the greengrocers who took part in the recent survey about Country of origin Labelling. The winner of the prize is Green Leaf Produce- congratulations.
Market Business Highlight
Orino’s Market Kitchen
Cos, Jon and the team from Orino’s have fired up their gleaming Italian Rancilio coffee machine and are cooking up all their customers’ favourites. Cos says they are “seeing some new faces in the café as well as our old regulars from West Melbourne”. You can find them open between 11pm and noon in store 105, right opposite Priest Bros on the Buyers walk. Love them or hate them, the industrial metal life size sculptures have made the move from West Melbourne too! You can call Orino’s to place an order or get a delivery on (03) 8405 3459.
Ask the MMA
I have Friday access to the Market, what do I do before the new AFL grand final long weekend public holiday? All Melbourne Market access card holders that have Friday access will have their access extended to the Thursday before a long weekend public holiday (if they don’t already have access). Parking may not be in the same allocated bay but bay numbers will be allocated to ensure you can buy produce. This arrangement applies to all public holidays. If you have a question for the MMA please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday and Thursday 5.30 am – 10.00 am MMA staff answer parking allocation queries and take payments for parking in Customer Service Centre on the Fruit and Veg buyers walk
- Friday 2 October Grand Final Public Holiday
- 30 October Conclusion of free Wi-Fi at Epping