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2021 Produce Grower of the Year

Nominations are now closed.

ABOUT

The Produce Grower of the Year Award recognises Sydney Markets Fruit and Vegetable Growers who demonstrate a high degree of competence across a range of criteria including Product Quality, Consistency, Presentation, Customer Service and how the business operates within the Sydney Growers Market.


NOMINATE A GROWER

All produce growers who have a stall and trade in Sydney Markets GTA can be nominated or nominate for this Award.


HOW IS THE WINNER DETERMINED?

Step 1: Each nominee will be required to support their nomination by providing Sydney Markets Limited (SML) with the contact details for 3 buying customers.

Step 2: The buyers will be asked to complete an online survey assessing the grower on quality, consistency, customer service, presentation and ordering process.

Step 3: All information will be gathered and scores tallied to determine the top four finalists for the Produce Grower of The Year Award.

Step 4: SML will conduct site/farm inspections to the four finalists – judging on presentation, infrastructure, innovation, cleanliness, environmental management.

Step 5: The buyers' scores for the four finalists will be collated together with SML's site assessments to determine the ultimate winner. The winner will be announced at the 2021 Fresh Awards event.

 

PRIZES

The winner of the Produce Grower of the Year Award will receive

  • The Title: 2021 Fresh Awards – Produce Grower of the Year
  • A short video interviewed by Chris Bath to feature on your website and social media, valued at $12,000
  • $1,000 cash prize thanks to our sponsor Veolia
  • A 2021 Produce Grower of the Year Awards logo
  • Kick start your day your morning with coffee or breakfast on us, with a gift voucher for $400 to spend at any Sydney Markets café of your choosing.
  • Recognition on the Fresh Awards and Sydney Markets websites and social media channels
  • A winner’s trophy

Total prize value = $13,400


Key Dates

Nominations Open 1 March 2021
Nominations Close 7 May 2021
Tickets to Fresh Awards on Sale 24 May 2021
Produce and Flower Grower Finalists Notified 24 May 2021
Finalists Announced on Website 27 May 2021
Fresh Awards Event, Sydney 30 November 2021
Nomination forms can be collected from the ops team