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14 Apr 2021

2021 Perth Markets Golf Day

The 2021 Perth Markets Golf Day held on the 26th March 2021 was another great event after missing out in 2020 due to COVID-19. There were 19 teams who participated on the day at Secret Harbour Golf Links. The weatherman certainly put it on for all the players with a beautiful day for golf with a slight seabreeze coming in later in the day.

There were some great prizes up for grabs thanks to our sponsors Perth Markets, Toyota Materials Handling, Maddington and Canning Vale Toyota, Market City Meats, Origin Energy and Secret Harbour Golf Links.

Unfortunately, no one took out the hole in one prize at the 12th Hole – a Toyota HiAce Van valued at $51,000 sponsored by Maddington and Canning Vale Toyota.

Nett Winners – Mercer Mooney

Best Gross – Quality Produce

Nett Runners up – DPD 3

Nearest to Pin on the 5th – Dion Folias

Nearest to Pin on the 12th – Paul Ieraci

Longest Drive on the 3rd – Dat (KGC Transport)

Longest Drive on the 16th – Hugh Nguyen

Market West would like to thank all of the sponsors and prize donors for helping to make the 2021 Perth Markets Golf Day a success and we look forward to seeing everyone back next year.

If you would like photos from the day please contact Michelle at the Market West Office on 9455 2742 or email admin@marketwest.com.au

 

04 Feb 2021

Queensland Fruit Fly Outbreak

On Tuesday, 2 February 2020, the State Government’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) released a gazettal notice regarding an outbreak of the Queensland Fruit Fly (Qfly) in Coolbellup. The notice places the Perth Markets’ Site within a 15km Quarantine Area. There are now requirements for how certain products can be handled, stored and transported in and out of the Quarantine Area (including the Perth Markets Site).

Tenants, Buyers and Transporters should work towards implementing the requirements as soon as possible. DPIRD will work with Tenants to implement compliance through education for the first 14 days, before monitoring compliance with enforcement. DPIRD (the State Government) will be responsible for the compliance.

For the list of products that this gazette applies to visit here.

If you have specific questions in relation to QFly Management, please contact the DPIRD Industry Liaison Officer Ian Wilkinson on (08) 9780 6278 / 0459 846 705 or IanS.Wilkinson@dpird.wa.gov.au .

Up to date information can also be found on the DPIRD website at www.agric.wa.gov.au/plant-biosecurity/biosecurity-alerts-queensland-fruit-fly-updates

Gazettal notice

View the State Government’s Gazettal notice

Treatment options

View the approved measures for the intrastate movement of Queensland fruit fly (Qfly) host produce

11 Dec 2020

Cherry Auction King gives the ultimate gift to WA’s seriously ill children

The 28th Charity Cherry Auction at the Perth Markets held this morning saw heated competition between Perth’s highest-profile fresh produce retailers, who bid against one another for the title of Cherry King or Queen in support of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

John Alessandrini – on behalf of his father Tony Alessandrini (Tony Ale) and the Alessandrini family – took out the title of Cherry King by purchasing a box of cherries for a generous $85,000. With a total of 7 boxes of cherries auctioned throughout the morning, the event raised $131,000 for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation to help build WA’s first children’s hospice. In less than three decades the growers and produce community in WA has donated a staggering $1.5 million to the Foundation.

“Through the success of my father, we are in a fortunate position to be able to contribute in such a way to help improve the physical and mental health of our children,” Mr Alessandrini said.

“This year we are particularly focused on supporting the children’s hospice. I am blessed with four healthy children and three healthy grandchildren. The kids in palliative care don’t deserve the hand they have been dealt – and that motivates my family to contribute.”

Being delivered in partnership with the Child and Adolescent Health Service (CAHS), the WA Children’s Hospice will provide care for children aged from birth to 18 years who have a life-limiting condition and require palliative care.

“Right now, there’s an estimated 2,000 children living with life-limiting illness who could benefit from this service – so we know this home away from home will make a significant difference to those WA families,” said Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO Carrick Robinson.

This humble Christmas tradition kicked off with the special arrival of the Foundation Christmas Ambassador Mahi – whose little sister Ziya passed away a year ago at 20 months old from a rare type of mitochondrial disease. She entered the central trading area in a cherry covered Toyota Hilux thanks to Maddington and Canning Vale Toyota.

Without available hospice facilities, Ziya’s parents made the hard decision for her to come home to live the end of her life. Mother Preeti Raghwani said the hospice would have provided an alternative space for them to have been together as a family throughout Ziya’s journey.

“I see the hospice as a type of Nirvana. A place for people to just be and to live. The whole essence of it is living – it isn’t dying. That was a part of it, but a very small part of it. The bigger picture is living the life that we have and making the most of it,” she said.

Foundation CEO Carrick Robinson said funds raised from the Cherry Auction, enable the Foundation to work closely with those on the frontline of children’s health to transform the lives of WA’s sick children.

“We are extremely grateful to Market West, the Perth Markets Group Limited, the Cherry Growers’ Association of WA and the State’s fresh produce wholesalers and retailers for their continued generous support. The difference that can be made by purchasing a box of cherries is immense,” added Mr Robinson.

2020 Cherry Auction
Donations Amount
Toyota Materials Handling BBQ Donations $587.50
Market West sponsored coffee donations $130.00
Canning Vale & Maddington Toyota $1,000.00
Bidder Business Amount
Tony Alessandrini $5,000.00
Rodney Dullard Key Produce $7,000.00
Michael Gilbert Gilberts $8,000.00
Colin Parks Central Fruit Sales $7,500.00
Shane Patching SJ Fresh Produce $7,000.00
Ben Tanner Fresh Produce Group WA $10,500.00
Tony Alessandrini $85,000.00
Total Funds Raised: $131,717.50

As is always the case, 100% of proceeds directly benefit the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

27 Nov 2020

Fresh Produce Retailers compete for the 2020 Awards in Excellence

The 2020 Perth Markets Ball and WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Awards were celebrated at Optus Stadium in the River View Room on Friday 27th November.  This prestigious event has been running for 18 consecutive years and is an initiative of Market West, supported by naming rights partner Perth Markets Group Limited for eligible retailers who source their fresh produce form the central markets in Canning Vale. The Honourable Alannah MacTiernan MLC, in her capacity of Minister for Agriculture and Food attended for the first time, presenting one of the awards.

The WA Fresh Produce Industry is a key component in the pursuit of a healthy lifestyle, particularly this year as the community navigates an unprecedented health threat. Industry stakeholders joined together to recognize their peers and the vital role they play in keeping the community healthy, the fresh produce supply chain and the broader WA agricultural economy.

The awards are open to all retailers including independent retailers, small stores and supermarket chains, regional and metropolitan.  250 nominations were received and judged in 8 categories across a range of stringent criteria.

Almost 550 people enjoyed a sumptuous 3 course meal while the winners were announced. The celebrations included entertainment provided by Australia’s Comedy Hypnotist, Matt Hale. Iconic Australian Band 1927 played all their hits and the night concluded with Flyte keeping everyone on the dance floor.

Winners of the 2020 Fresh Produce Retailer of the Awards are:


Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year (Overall Winner)
Fresh Provisions Bicton


Regional Store
Kulin IGA


Best Small Store
BG’s Farmstand


‘A Better Choice’ Retailer of the Year
The Herdsman


Best Fresh Produce Section within a National Supermarket – Metropolitan
Woolworths Harrisdale


Best Fresh Produce Section within a National Supermarket – Regional
Coles Eaton Fair


Best Fresh Produce Section within an Independent Supermarket – Metropolitan
Taylor Road IGA


Best Fresh Produce Section within an Independent Supermarket – Regional
Boddington IGA


 View our photo gallery of the night

17 Dec 2019

2019 Market City Annual Charity Cherry Auction

The 27th annual Market City Charity Cherry Auction held Friday morning saw heated competition between Perth’s highest-profile fresh produce retailers, who bid against one another for the title of Cherry King or Queen in support of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Tony Galati of Galati Group, John Ale of Tony Ale and Co and Fred Fairthorne of Farmer Jack’s collectively took the title of Cherry King by purchasing a box of cherries for a record-breaking

$110,000. This winning bid matches the 2010 national record held by Sydney Markets, bringing the total raised for the day to $131,000. In less than three decades the growers and produce community in WA has donated a staggering $1.3 million to the Foundation.

“There is nothing more important than the health of kids. We’re expecting our first, so it’s more important to us now than ever before,” remarked John Ale.

Funds raised from this year’s auction will support the development of specialised paediatric vaccines at the Paediatric Systems Biology Centre. A one-shot flu vaccine could be available in as little as two years. This means children born after 2021 will possibly never have to experience the flu. The experts are already here and, with adequate funding, there is no reason this vision could not be achieved.

This humble Christmas tradition kicked off with the special arrival of the Foundation Christmas ambassadors and Perth Children’s Hospital cardiology patients, Cherry Prince Malin and Cherry Princess Freya. They entered the central trading area in a Cherry covered Toyota Hilux thanks to Maddington and Canning Vale Toyota. The crew from Toyota Material Handling manned a sausage sizzle.

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO Carrick Robinson said funds raised from the Cherry Auction have, and continue to, play a large part in funding specialist medical equipment, expertise, research and positive patient experiences, thanks to the ongoing support of Market West on behalf of their Members, the Perth Markets Group Limited and the Cherry Growers’ Association of WA.

“With this year’s Cherry Auction again raising an incredible amount for the Foundation, we are extremely grateful to WA’s fresh produce wholesalers and retailers for their continued generous support. The difference that can be made by purchasing a box of cherries is immense,” added Mr Robinson.

2019 Cherry Auction
Bidder Business Amount
John Ale Tony Ale & Co $3,000
Rodney Dullard Key Produce $3,500
Lance Cross Toyota Materials Handling $3,000
Sam Napoli Napoli Mercato $4,000
Basil Gotsis Fresh Provisions $2,500
Paul Davies Maddington Toyota $2,000
Basil Gotsis Fresh Provisions $1,500
Ahmad Albirkawi Mirrabooka Fresh $1,500
John Ale, Tony Galati & Fred Fairthorne Tony Ale & Co, Galati Group, Farmer Jacks  $110,000
$131,000
10 Dec 2019

2019 Market City Golf Day

The 2019 Market City Golf Classic was held on Friday 15th November at the Secret Harbour Golf Links with 15 teams participating on the day. Fortunately the sea breeze set in after a hot day was forecast. A great day was had by all with some excellent scores recorded. Thanks to our sponsors and prize donor’s fantastic prizes were collected by the winning teams. Unfortunately no one took out the hole in one prize at the 12th Hole – a Toyota Hiace Van valued at $46,500 sponsored by Maddington and Canning Vale Toyota.

Winners

Nett Winners – ITC Industries

Best Gross – Perth Markets Limited

Nett Runners up – Quality Produce # 2

Nearest to Pin on the 5th – Davin Harris playing for In2Food

Nearest to Pin on the 12th – Joe Goncalves playing for Key Produce

Ladies Longest Drive – Rhonda Moore playing for SJ Fresh

Men’s Longest Drive – Joe Macri playing for Key Produce

Market West would like to thank all of the sponsors and prize donors for helping to make the 2019 Market City Golf Classic a success and we look forward to seeing everyone back next year.

If you would like photos from the day please contact Michelle at the Market West office on 9455 2742 or email admin@marketwest.com.au

07 Nov 2019

2019 Annual Charity Cherry Auction

The Annual Charity Cherry Auction will be held on Friday 13th December.

DATE: Friday 13th December 2019
TIME: 7:00am to 9:00am
LOCATION: Central Trading Area Market City, Canning Vale

All bids for cherries are tax deductible and we can arrange for you to bid by phone if you can’t make it on the day.

Thanks to your generous support of the Cherry Auction, over $1,000,000 has been raised to support children and families at PMH and Perth Children’s Hospital.

02 Aug 2019

Fresh Produce Retailers compete for the 2019 Awards in Excellence

The 2019 Market City Ball and 30th Anniversary and WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Awards were celebrated at the Crown Ballroom on Friday 2nd August. This prestigious event has been running for 17 consecutive years and is an initiative of Market West and supported by Perth Markets Limited, Market City.

The Fresh Produce Industry is a key component of the ongoing search for a healthy lifestyle. Industry stakeholders joined together to acknowledge their peers and their vital role in the community and the wider agricultural landscape.

The awards are open to all retailers including independent retailers, small stores and supermarket chains. Stores can nominate and be judged across a range of stringent criteria in eight award categories.

Almost 600 people enjoyed a sumptuous 3 course meal while the winners were announced and the festivities included local versatile musician Courtney Murphy, breathtaking aerialists ‘Faerial’ high above the crowd and finished off with Bump 40/40 keeping everyone on the dance floor.

Winners of the 2019 Fresh Produce Retailer Awards are listed below.

Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year
The Herdsman Market

Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year
Regional Store
Rigters SUPA IGA

Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year
Best Small Store
Cunderdin IGA

‘A Better Choice’ Retailer of the Year
Napoli Mercato

WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Award
Best Fresh Produce Section within a National Supermarket – Metropolitan
Coles Cockburn Central

WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Award
Best Fresh Produce Section within a National Supermarket – Regional
Woolworths Mandurah Forum

WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Award
Best Fresh Produce Section within an Independent Supermarket – Metropolitan
Dalkeith IGA

WA Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year Award
Best Fresh Produce Section within an Independent Supermarket – Regional
Lake Grace IGA

14 Dec 2018

2018 Market City Annual Charity Cherry Auction

The 2018 Cherry Auction held on Friday 14th December raised a record-breaking total of $135,450 for the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Network Ten’s Tim Gossage our auctioneer arrived alongside Cherry Prince, Romeo and his twin sister and Cherry Princess Isabelle, together with a procession of drummers, dancers and the Foundation’s mascot, Stitches the Bear.

The heart-stopping auction saw Tony Galati go head-to-head with John Ale, who bid against each other up to the winning amount of $100,000 far in excess of the previous record of $55,000– all of which goes to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation. Tony Galati is now the proud owner of the state’s most expensive cherries and therefore this year’s Cherry King!

The Market City Cherry Auction began in 1992 and is now in its 26th year thanks to the ongoing support of Market West and Perth Markets Limited on behalf of the Central Market Wholesalers.

The significant support from WA’s fruit and vegetable community has seen more than $1,200,000 raised to help West Australian children like Romeo, who have benefited from state of the art burns equipment and research funded by Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation, after suffering serious burns during an overseas holiday.

2018 Cherry Auction
No: Item Bidder Business Amount
1 Strawberries Steve Hay 5 Seasons Fresh $1,000
2 Cherry Box Rodney Dullard Key Produce $4,500
3 Cherry Box Shane Patching SJ Fresh $5,000
4 Cherry Box John Ale Tony Ale & Co $5,000
5 Cherry Box Steve Hay 5 Seasons Fresh $5,200
6 Cherry Box Basil Gotsis Fresh Provisions $5,500
7 Cherry Box Jordan Brindle Canning Bridge IGA $5,000
8 Cherry Box Ahmad Albirkawi Mirrabooka Fresh $4,250
9 Cherry Box – Final Tony Galati Spudshed $100,000
        $135,450

Thanks also goes to Toyota Materials Handling who provided the sausage sizzle and WB Pit Stop for keeping the coffee flowing which together raised another $828.70 bringing the total amount on the day to an amazing $136,278.70.