Home' Grower : August 2013 Contents 12 The South Australian Grower -- August 2013
IN 1988, Australia was celebrating
its bicentenary, the Prime Minister
was Bob Hawke, Crocodile
Dundee II premiered in cinemas,
and the television series The Comedy
Company made its debut on the Ten
It was also the year that the
Adelaide Produce Market opened.
After 25 years, the market contin-
ues to be a hive of activity in the
early hours of each day.
There are 45 wholesalers, 60 grow-
ers, and hundreds of retail operators
who meet and trade 250,000 tonnes
of fresh produce annually, worth an
estimated wholesale value of about
On September 21, the Adelaide
Produce Market will hold a gala
ball to celebrate its 25th birthday
and pay tribute to distinguished
Ricky Musolino, Musolino Group, Virginia, sells
leeks, tomatoes, cauliflowers, and cabbage
among others. The company grows most of the
vegetables it sells at APM.
Georgie Parker, AF Parker & Sons, Uraidla, sells
apples, strawberries, and pears at her family's
Joe Priolo, Zerella Fresh, Virginia, has potatoes,
carrots, onions, garlic, and shallots in his selling
Adam Gallarello, GT Produce, is pictured selling
chillies. The APM-based trader sells pawpaw,
ginger, and sweet potatoes among others.
IG Fresh's Ilia Antonas,
Penfield Gardens, sells
capsicums, and cucumbers
Matjarra's Nigel Tripodi
is pictured holding some
of their range of herbs
and chillies. The brand
came about from a
partnership with Aboriginal
communties. The products
are grown at Port Victoria.
Wild Salad's Jess
Ruggiero, Murray Bridge,
sells a range of lettuces
and salad mixes.
Wholesaler Nick Mercurio, Mercurio Bros, sells
celery, sprouts, leeks, snow peas, sugar snaps,
cauliflowers, Chinese and red cabbage, brussel
sprouts, and rhubarb among others.
Bal at National Wine Centre
'Open day' for public
Market wholesale value at
Apples make up 85 per cent of trade for Bill
Filsell, Filsell's Apples, Forest Range, while the
rest are cherries and persimmons.
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