Greenworld – Spring 2016
Grow your business
at the new
The Melbourne Market, home of the largest wholesale Flower
Market in Victoria has limited opportunities for potted plant
suppliers to sell at the Market.
Branch out by selling direct to local florists, supermarkets
and greengrocers. Located in Epping, north of Melbourne,
the Flower Market operates Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Limited casual and permanent stands are available.
Register for a stand today
Phone 03 9258 6100melbournemarket.com.au/flowermarket
Melbourne Market offers new horizons
Melbourne Market has a new site and offers a market for the buying and selling of potted plants as well as its
traditional trade in wholesale fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Last year, Melbourne Market relocated to new
state-of-the-buildings at Epping. Rachael Blake took a tour of the new facilities for
visit to the new Melbourne Market means
an early start but all that’s forgotten when
you arrive at the bustling site. I was at
the market on a cold Thursday morning at 7am
to join a tour with Commercial and Business
Development Manager Matthew Elliott.
The Melbourne Market Authority offers tours for
buyers and potential sellers as well as for interested
groups and the media. A tour not only orients
visitors to the site but also explains the day-to-day
operations with more than 3000 people on-site.
We headed into the Flower Markets and here as
Matthew explained that Victoria produces around
40 per cent of the national cut flower market. An
incredible figure well supported by the array of
colours and varieties of fresh cut flowers. The place
was bustling and it smelt wonderful… and for
those in need of a morning caffeine fix, there was a
great on-site café serving breakfast as well as coffee
The Flower Market has been designed to
keep cut flowers in optimum condition for sale
throughout Australia and for export. There are
around 60 wholesalers and
growers with a total of 140
stands selling fresh flowers to
more than 700 florists and
The Market Authority is
keen to increase the number of
plant wholesalers operating at
the site, as there is a demand
for potted plants from florists,
greengrocers and associated
businesses that buy regularly
there. I’d recommend a tour to find out more!
The Market trade fromMonday to Saturday
with Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
the busiest days. To find out more, visitwww.melbournemarkets.com.au
1300 907 337.
The new site opened in 2015 at Epping in Victoria.
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