Sydney Markets has announced the 2024 Fresh Awards finalists to celebrate the best of the best in the fresh produce and flower industry.

The Sydney Markets Fresh Awards recognises greengrocers, florists, produce and flower growers, wholesalers, providores, Paddy’s traders, and fresh content creators from across NSW and the ACT.

Sydney Markets’ Fresh Awards honours the achievements and dedication of local business owners and staff, providing an opportunity for the markets community to showcase quality produce and flowers, industry expertise, innovation, and dedication to customers.

This year there are 89 finalists across 22 award categories vying to be crowned the winners at the Fresh Awards gala dinner that will be held on Friday 12 July at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Participants are evaluated on product quality and freshness, as well as customer service and industry knowledge through a rigorous judging process that includes a mix of customer surveys, farm inspections and a mystery shopping program.

Sydney Markets CEO, Brad Latham said the quality of applicants this year had been remarkable.

“Every year, I’m thrilled by the enthusiasm and commitment shown by our markets community, showcasing unwavering dedication to quality and excellence in all sectors. The finalists for this year are truly outstanding, and I eagerly anticipate celebrating with the multitude of businesses that contribute to Sydney Markets’ exceptional reputation.”

Sydney Markets is home to the Sydney Produce Market, Sydney Flower Market, Sydney Growers Market and Paddy’s Markets. Supplied by thousands of local and interstate growers, more than 2,000 businesses call the Sydney Markets home, selling fresh fruit, vegetables and cut flowers to florists, fruit retailers and consumers. 

GreenGrocer Awards

Best Small Business Finalists:

  • Fita Fruita – Turramurra
  • Frank’s Fruit Market – Haberfield
  • Rossi’s Fresh – Carlingford
  • QE Foodstores – Paddington

Best Medium Business Finalists:

  • Bulli Fruit & Vegetable Market – Bulli
  • Galluzzo Fruiterer – Glebe
  • Peachy Greengrocer – Rutherford
  • Minchinbury Fruit Market – Minchinbury

Best Large Business Finalists:

  • Fill & Carry Fruit Market – Kanwal
  • Parisi’s Food Hall – Rose Bay
  • Westpoint Growers – Blacktown
  • Best Fresh Grocer – Caringbah

Best Extra-Large Business Finalists:

  • Fruitezy Marketplace Maroubra – Maroubra
  • Jesmond Fruit Barn – Jesmond
  • Trim’s Fresh – Merrylands
  • Martelli’s Fruit Market – Cherrybrook

Retail Presentation Finalists:

  • Fruit For All – Berkeley Vale
  • Ziggy’s Fresh – Fyschwick
  • Richmond Fruit Market – Richmond
  • Menai Top of the Crop – Menai

Knowledge in Action Finalists:

  • Sutherland Best Fresh – Sutherland
  • Jesmond Fruit Barn – Jesmond
  • St Ives Greengrocer – St Ives
  • Bulli Fruit & Vegetable Market – Bulli

Service Excellence Finalists:

  • Fruitezy Marketplace Maroubra – Maroubra
  • Peachy Greengrocer – Rutherford
  • Wollombi Road Providore – Cessnock
  • Mortdale Fruit Box Market – Mortdale

Florist Awards

Retail Presentation Finalists:

  • The Ohana Collection – Harden
  • Flowers with Devotion – Carlton
  • Pearson’s Florist – Bondi Junction
  • Copper Beech – Balgowlah

Service Excellence Finalists:

  • The Little Garden – Belmont
  • Bella Floral Boutique – Morisset
  • Vanessa Pringle Floral Designs – Bathurst
  • Boydita Flowers Delivered – Erina

Merchandising and Branding Finalists:

  • Petals & Leaves – Cherrybrook
  • The Wildflower Studio – Kiama
  • B&M Monterey – Monterey
  • Pick Me Flowers and Gifts – Orange

Non-retail/Studio Florist Finalists:

  • Christine and Rose Flowers
  • JW Flower
  • The Lillipillian
  • Noah & the Fox

Growers Awards

Produce Grower of the Year:

  • Grima Farm Fresh Produce
  • Sydney Bean Sprouts
  • JZ Growers
  • D Fresh Produce

Flower Grower of the Year:

  • East Coast Wildflowers
  • Jonima Flowers
  • Eagles Green Supplies
  • Bagala Bros

Wholesaler Award

Wholesaler of the Year finalists:

  • Southern Asia
  • Fresh Produce Group Australia
  • Lemdell
  • Zappia Produce Group
  • Preferred Fruit

Providore Award

Providore of the Year Award

  • St George Food Distributors
  • Parisi
  • Pros Bros Providore
  • Gourmand Providore

Fresh Content Award

Fresh Content Award Finalists:

  • Suzanne Robinson, Mummy to twins plus one
  • Vincent Lim, dimsimlim
  • Lorraine Elliott, Not Quite Nigella
  • Katie White, by_katie_white

Paddy’s People Choice Awards

Paddy’s Choice Fresh Finalists – Flemington:

  • Nino’s Ice Cream Truck
  • Mario & Natalie Vella
  • Yep Lum & Co
  • Green Valley Spices

Paddy’s Choice Retail Finalists – Flemington:

  • Vanilla Grove
  • Bella’s Bees
  • Anthony’s Pets
  • Australia D & J Training

Paddy’s Choice Fresh Finalists – Haymarket:

  • Go Nuts Australia
  • Tender & Fresh Meat
  • Jason’s Fruit & Veg
  • Mustafa Allazze Fruit & Vegetables

Paddy’s Choice Retail Finalists – Haymarket:

  • Bruck Travel Goods
  • Malika
  • Sydney Uggs
  • Sydney Souvenirs