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Thank You for a Wonderful 2018

Thank you for all your support throughout 2018, it’s been another huge year and we’ve loved seeing our Market community grow!

Some things we have celebrated this year:

We welcomed a record 5.1 million people!

 South Melbourne Market Emerald Deli.

Special events such as the South Melbourne Night Market and Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival achieved record attendances too.

Mussel & Jazz Festival_SimonShiff-88

A range of delicious and eclectic new stalls opened like Pieno di Grazia, Cannoleria, Frank’s Quality Fruit & Veg, La Central, The Fish Shoppe, South Melbourne Poultry and Aptus Oyster Bar.

Pieno di Grazia

On 11 April, the Market introduced a ban on single use plastic bags. This was a significant step for us in moving towards a greener, more sustainable future. We also introduced a complete ban on the sale and use of plastic straws on 1 December, with stallholders providing recyclable paper straws instead.

South Melbourne Market Jute Bag

We welcomed the Queens Baton Relay in February as it made its way to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Queens Baton Relay

We continue towards a greener, more sustainable future with the diversion of most of our organic waste and the production of two garden products from this waste – Market Magic vermicompost and South Melbourne Market Soil Food. In addition to this, we introduced our Shuck, Don’t Shuck oyster recycling project in February to help build and restore the lost shellfish reefs of Port Phillip Bay.

Shell Recycling Project Shuck Don't Chuck - Halle Branigan by Simon Branigan

Thanks to our loyal community of shoppers, traders, locals and visitors for your support and for choosing South Melbourne Market.

We wish you all a happy and safe holiday filled with great food, family, friends and fun.

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