Come Visit Melbourne Market
Did you know that most of your fruit, veggies and cut flowers are probably being distributed just 13 minutes away from Aurora down the Hume Freeway? Melbourne Market is a 60 hectare site at Epping that acts as the central distribution point for 4,000 businesses from around Victoria and is really the hub of fresh plant produce for the city and surrounds.
In terms of volume, Melbourne Market is impressive. There are over 480 permanent and temporary stands to sell fresh fruit and vegetables to greengrocers and supermarkets around Melbourne. Another 140 stands sell fresh cut flowers to florists. This is a huge number and vital to the national flower industry – Victoria’s flower growers account for about 40% of the flowers sold throughout Australia.
There is also 120,000 square metres of warehousing onsite at Melbourne Market as well. This space is the largest warehousing operation of any Australian central market.
The Melbourne Market is a wholesale rather than retail market which means that the produce is not open for sale to the general public except on specific dedicated days. To get more information about those dates and how you can do tours of the market, click here.
55 Produce Drive, Epping, www.melbournemarkets.com.au