Well worth waking up at 4:20 am – We had a great tour this morning of the newly opened (and transitioned) 60-hectare wholesale fruit, vegetable and cut flower market situated at Epping – http://www.melbournemarkets.com.au – thanks to Jan from Cthemarket – www.cthemarket.com.au; highly recommended.
The guys we met leave home at 11 pm and get home at 2 pm, the market opens to buyers at 3:30 am and they all try to be out by 6:30 / 7. Meaning *before* 3:30 am your daily stock needs to be on the floor, ready for purchase from your warehouse, then cleared out by 8 or 9 am. It’s all a bit amazing and hard work too.
The majority of farms are in Werribee, north in Shepperton or East / South-East in Gippsland.
NB: it’s big.. really big 🙂