Sydney Markets annual Fresh Awards sees NSW and the ACT’s best greengrocers, florists, growers, wholesalers and bloggers recognised for excellence in their fields.
The Award encourages best practice and innovations in fresh produce and flower growing and retailing.
“Customer service, quality and value are imperative to business, but for small business, it is at the heart of its survival”, says Sydney Markets’ Fresh Awards, Manager, Sue Dodd.
The award ceremony was held this year at The Star in Sydney and the fabulous former actor turned singer Tom Burlinson performed to the crowd.
Celebrating the best bloggers supporting independent fresh produce and flower retailers, the awards also include a category for the best stories about local florist and grocers – judged by The Carousel’s Publisher Robyn Foyster, Ch7’s Sunrise’s Edwina Bartholomew (an avid flower arranger), TV chef Lyndey Milan and Liz Posmyk!
Sydney Markets CEO, Brad Latham, said: “Whether family run, a partnership between friends or a sole trader, independent businesses are the heart and soul of their local communities.” Sydney Markets is home to the Sydney Produce Market, Sydney Flower Market and Sydney Growers Market.
Supplied by over 20,000 local and interstate growers, more than 700 businesses call the Sydney Markets home, selling fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers to florists, fruit retailers and consumers.
For further information about the 2018 Fresh Awards and this year’s winners, visit www.freshawards.com.au