This Week In The Market – May 7

In this week’s Market News:

– Mother’s Day Flower Posters Available
– Food Waste to Energy Project with Yarra Valley Water
– Help Keep our Market Clean
– Reminder: Activities Requiring Written Approval

Market News

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day is just days away, this Sunday 12 May!

Don’t forget to pick up promo posters for retailers who sell flowers from the front of Customer Service on the Buyers Walk or within the National Flower Centre.

The National Flower Centre’s advertising campaign will continue this week, including on radio, social media and billboards.

You can also get involved by sharing Mother’s Day content from the National Flower Centre Facebook and Instagram.

Food Waste to Energy with
Yarra Valley Water

Have you ever wondered what happens to the organic waste collected in the blue bins? Watch the video to find out more.

The MMA’s Food Waste to Energy partnership with Yarra Valley Water transforms fruit and veg that’s not fit for consumption into clean energy, generating enough to power the equivalent of 1,300 homes each year! The program uses organic matter collected in the blue bins, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and reducing food waste to landfill.

Long term, the MMA hopes to be able to power more of the market with this green hydrogen for the benefit of the environment and all market users.

Thanks to the efforts of the market community, together we can turn waste into opportunity and work towards a greener future.

Help Keep our Market Clean and Avoid an Infringement

Over the coming months, the Syed and the operations team will be focusing on specific issues to support the safety and cleanliness of the market. The focus is currently on produce being kept outside stores on the Buyers’ Walk.

Please help with pest control and to keep the market clean by packing all produce and equipment away into your store at the end of trade. Market Relations Officers will be issuing infringement notices on businesses who have been given more than one warning. Everyone’s co-operation is appreciated.

Reminder: Activities Requiring Written Approval

If you plan to engage in the below activities, please come and have a chat to Syed, Izzy, Amy or the operations team so we can put appropriate plans in place.

  • Filming on the market premises
  • Pre-registration of any large groups of visitors
  • BBQs or cooking on gas/open flame
  • After-hours deliveries, especially of large items such as furniture
  • Leaving equipment or vehicles in shared spaces on-site

While these may seem like small activities, letting the team know in advance means we can plan for things such as liability insurance, secure storage of goods or any accidental trigger of the fire alarms (which would incur a $3000 fire crew call out fee).

If you have any questions or wish to talk further, please contact Syed on

Access Card Expiry

Annual access cards expired on 30 April.

Any unpaid access card renewal invoices are now overdue, and lockouts for unpaid cards have commenced.

Business principals are advised to pay access card renewal notices in full, if not done so already, to avoid disruption to business operations.

Payment methods
1. Log on to the My MMA Portal
2. Visit Customer Service between 4 am and 11 am and pay via cash, credit card or debit card.
3. Pay over the phone via credit card by phoning 9258 6144

Zespri SunGold Kiwi Campaign Kicks Off

A better choice! is in its third year with the Zespri SunGold Kiwi campaign, celebrating the fact that this scoopable snack is in season.

Did you know that one Zespri SunGold Kiwifruit contains 100% of your daily vitamin C needs?

Ayse will be making her way around to participating retailers with promotional materials including display bins, kiwi cut outs, magnets and the much loved SunGold ‘Bro’ stuffed toys.

Please direct any enquiries to Ayse: or 0461 567 871.

Retailer of the Year voting is open

Shop & Win continues and voting is officially open for Retailer of the Year. Customers can vote as part of their Shop & Win entry. Simply snap, scan and win. We are already seeing some healthy competition between retailers – keep it up!

Voting closes on Sunday 9 June, with Retailer of the Year announced on Wednesday 19 June.For more information about Shop and Win click here or contact Ayse at

Industry News

Tickets selling fast for Hort Connections 2024

Conference tickets for Hort Connections 2024 are selling fast as the event’s program fills with expert speakers from across the Australian and international horticulture industry. This year’s program boasts speakers from government and regulatory authorities, researchers, growers, agronomists, agrifinance, market analysts and many more.Beyond the conference program, Hort Connections attendees can book a seat on four separate pre-event tours that offer unique access to businesses and facilities that are normally closed to the public. This year’s tours include:

  • A tour of the Melbourne Wholesale Market, fruit and berry farms in the Yarra Valley, and lunch at a local vineyard.
  • A visit to Mornington Peninsula growers Butler Market Gardens, Peter Schreurs & Sons and Gazzola Farms.
  • A tour of a range of innovative retail settings around Melbourne
  • A visit to Bacchus Marsh and Werribee horticulture businesses Boomaroo Nurseries, Tripod Farmers and Boratto Farms – SOLD OUT.

Click here to read more.

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