Produce Grower of the Year


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.


• Nominations – Number and Quality • Business Accountability • Industry Contribution • Implements Best Practice • Stand & Staff Presentation • WHS – Work Health Safety • Uniqueness of Offer • Marketing & Branding


Only fruit and/or vegetable growers with a stand at Sydney Markets can be nominated for a Fresh Awards Produce Grower of the Year Award. Nominations can be made by any grower or customer of Sydney Markets. All nominations will be judged on their merits and a shortlist of 10 finalists will undergo further judging by the Produce Grower of the Year Committee.

Nominations open March 2019.


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

  • The Title: 2019 Fresh Awards – Produce Grower of the Year
  • $1,000 cash prize thanks to our sponsor Veolia
  • A 2019 Produce Grower of the Year Awards logo
  • A Smeg stand mixer – style with the power, torque and versatility to mix it with the best, rrp $799
  • Recognition on the Fresh Awards and Sydney Markets websites and social media channels
  • A winner’s trophy
  • Publicity in community and industry publications
  • A promotional video presented by Chris Bath to promote your business.

Total prize value = $3,799

Key Dates

Nominations Open 10 March 19
Tickets to Fresh Awards on Sale 17 May 19
Nominations Close 20 May 19
Produce and Flower Grower Finalists Notified 29 May 19
Finalists Announced on Website 15 June 19
2019 Fresh Awards Event, Sydney 24 July 19