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2019 Golf Day – Celebrity Player Silent Auction

  HOW WILL IT WORK? This year there will be a silent auction before the Melbourne Market Golf Day, that will be held for the celebrity players that will be attending the event. The winners of these auctions will get to have their celebrity join their golf team on the day of the event. These […]

Fresh State of Affairs: Christmas Edition – Issue #45

Our Christmas Edition of Fresh State of Affairs is packed with information about the market, including an article on the changed market hours, what the Victorian election results mean for the market, and what the idea of a “public market” really means. Our Melbourne Market wholesalers and market associated businesses have also put together Christmas advertisements to wish their customers the very best over the holiday season and into the New Year.

Fresh State of Affairs – Issue #44

Find out how the Labor state government is holding the market back, which familiar face at the market has been working in the industry for 50 years, and all the highlights from the Fresh State Gala Ball (including photos) in issue #44 of Fresh State of Affairs

The Fresh State Promotional Video is now Live!

Make sure you watch the brand new Fresh State Promotional Video that was premiered at the 2018 Fresh State Gala Ball. Not only is it filled with familiar faces, but it showcases the community and friendships of the market and what Fresh State provides to it’s members everyday. Feel free to share this link with […]

Pricing News from the Market Floor for September

  Bananas – Are in good supply and prices are low. Tomatoes – Good to heavy supply of both gourmet and truss varieties at very cheap values. Avocados – Light/moderate supplies of mainly Hass variety from Western Australia. Prices remain steady. Asparagus – Supplies from Mexico are diminishing but local supply is building. Prices are […]

Pricing News from the Market Floor for July

  Bananas – Only moderate supplies available. Prices remain high for this time of year. Avocados – Light to moderate supply and values are strong. Beans – Good supplies available with attractive values. Sweet Corn – In good supply at the moment and prices are low. Capsicums – In very good supply from the Queensland […]

FMA respond to ACCC’s Horticulture Report

Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) has responded to an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report into fair trading issues in the horticulture industry saying it shares many of the concerns raised over what are unworkable Federal Government regulations. Both the FMA and ACCC have labelled the Horticulture Code of Conduct, currently under review, as “ineffective” […]

Fresh State defend damaging claims from media

Fresh State have hit out at comments made recently by some media accusing Melbourne Market wholesalers of underhanded tactics when dealing with growers. Fresh State President Shane Schnitzler says recent comments made in The Weekly Times encourage rumours that are not only detrimental to wholesalers at the Melbourne Market but also tarnish the entire industry.   […]

Fresh State search for new CEO

Fresh State wish to advise that Chief Executive Paul Hodgson is no longer employed at Fresh State. “The Fresh State Board are now focused on employing a new Chief Executive with a passion for the fresh produce industry as well as a sound skill set for this key position” says Fresh State President Shane Schnitzler. […]