Spring 2008

It has been the coldest winter in 10 years, many crops have not performed well.

With spring in the air and s ummer nearly upon us we are already seeing a clear glut of vegetables.



Industry leader recalls changes
Mornington Peninsula Grower and re-elected Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria President Luis Gazzola can comfortably say he has done everything in his power to hold the mantle for ‘his’ industry.

VGA Annual General Meeting 2008
South East grower Luis Gazzola was elected for a third term at this month’s Vegetable Growers Association of Victoria’s AGM

Carbon footprint for vegetables
Does the vegetable industry need a carbon calculation tool and if so, what should it look like and what are the benefits for growers ?

Vital Vegetables – secures vital future
A range of great-tasting, healthy vegetables aims to start a move away from commodity-based vegetables to high quality, premium products that bring healthy returns to growers.

VGA Golf Day
Growers, young and old, had a sensational day of banter and play at the Vegetable Growers’ Golf day in August…

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Costs of production
This season growers will once more feel the squeeze with rising costs of production such as fertiliser, power, water, fuel and packaging – just to name a few…

Relocation to Epping
Victoria Fresh Markets (VFM) has been formed to liaise with State Government for all functions of the new market management and future ownership…

Werribee Expo update
Planning is well under way for the Vegetable Expo to be
held at Werribee on May 7-8, 2009…

“Go For Your Life” campaign
We are now in the final stages of this Victorian promotion for fresh produce after successfully completing a “Just Add Fruit & Vegetables” dinner launch in Castlemaine during August…

Market Summer Trading Hours

Growers who trade produce at the Melbourne Market should note that from November 1, 2008 trading hours will commence at: 3am Monday, Thursday and Friday and 4am Tuesday and Wednesday…

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