Farm Guide VIC : 2012-13
68 Wholesale Markets MarketFresh Schools Program To support and promote the fresh produce industry in Victoria the Melbourne Market Authority operates a healthy eating program, the MarketFresh Schools Program. This program is designed to educate children about the importance of fruit and vegetables in their diets and the processes involved in bringing the produce to their home. It also looks at the difference between fruit and vegetables and their nutritional qualities. Each session concludes with a tasting of fresh seasonal produce. The program is tailored to suit junior and senior students. A nominal fee of $100 is charged for each session with a maximum of 200 students. The program is supported by a number of growers and fresh produce industry groups. Retailers are also encouraged to sponsor schools in their area. For all enquiries please phone Sharyn, Melbourne Market Authority on 9258 6179. Feedback from Teachers and Students …..What a wonderful program you run! The food was fantastic, fresh, colourful and appealing. We will certainly look forward to having you out again next year. Marg, Student Wellbeing Coordinator …Just a note to thank you and your staff for the wonderful incursion. The beautiful fresh fruit and vegetables, so well presented, certainly encouraged the children to ‘eat these most’. We hope we will see Carolyn and Teisha again next year. Please congratulate them on their work and again thank them for making this such a worthwhile activity. Monica, Prep Teacher Dear Footscray Market, I loved the avocado dip and pineapple, they were delish. The rabbit video was funny. Nina, Student Hello, I want to thank you for coming to St Anthony’s Primary School. I have learnt how to be healthy and how I should pack my lunch. Have a healthy day. Abi, Student Business Orientation Visits Melbourne Markets provides a service to help introduce new business customers to the Market. The orientation includes a customised tour of trading areas, introduction to operations, marketing, waste disposal and other relevant services. Business tours are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and are only available to new/intending traders/buyers (groups restricted to 5 max). Bookings are essential. For enquiries please phone Nancy on 9258 6108 (Monday to Friday, 7.30am to 3.30pm). Your complete A-Z guide to fruit, vegetables and owers.