The annual Sydney Markets Fresh Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding fruit, veg and flower producers, retailers and bloggers across New South Wales and the ACT.
At the 2017 Fresh Awards night, to be held at Sydney’s Museum of Contemporary Art in mid-July, ABC Radio presenter and former Channel 7 TV journalist Chris Bath will MC the awards presentation and iconic Aussie band Mental As Anything will give a special performance.
Tickets include entry to the Awards gala, three hours of “fabulous cocktail food”, served throughout the evening; Australian sparkling, wines and beer; and entertainment.
There are five major categories of Fresh Awards:
Produce (Fruit and Vegetable) Grower of the Year recognises NSW and ACT fruit and vegetable growers with stands at Sydney Markets who demonstrate “a high degree of competence across a range of criteria including product quality, consistency, presentation and customer service”.
Flower Grower of the Year recognises outstanding NSW and ACT flower growers with stands at Sydney Markets.
Greengrocer awards include the 2017 Fresh Award for Greengrocer of the Year and separate awards for Service Excellence; Retail Presentation; Knowledge in Action; Small Business Fresh; Medium Business Fresh; and Large Business Fresh.
Florist awards include the Fresh Award for Florist of the Year, and awards for Service Excellence; Retail Presentation; and Merchandising and Branding Excellence.
Blogger awards go to food bloggers with the Best Greengrocer Story and Best Florist Story.
- Check out this year’s finalists at the Fresh Awards website.
- Find out more about last year’s Fresh Awards winners.
- Meet the Ung family, of Goldenfields Growers, winners of the 2016 Fresh Award for Producer of the Year, in this short video.
- And have a look at the way last year’s winners of the Fresh Award for Flower Grower of the Year run their operation in the video below..
Tickets and more information
Early-bird tickets to the 2017 Sydney Markets Fresh Awards night are on sale until 7 June 2017 and cost $132 per person – act fast! Otherwise, tickets are $150pp.
Tickets will be emailed to you after purchase; print them off and bring them with you to the event.
If you have further queries, contact Sydney Markets Limited reception on 02 9325 6200 between 8am and 4.30pm on weekdays.