SMF Events 2023

42nd Cherry Auction and Gala Dinner

Cherry Selection gets the winning box!!

Kristina Kenneally, CEO of our charity partner, Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation, was at the market floor on November 9th, for the auspicious occasion in selecting from 4 of our wonderful representing wholesalers: Damian Hendriks from Goldenfruit, Hugh Malloy from Antico International, Domenic Pisciuneri from Allseasons Produce and Brendon Lai from Fresh Produce Group.

They all shared their wealth of knowledge of cherries whilst Kristina tasted from the hidden boxes to finally reveal her favourite cherry – Wandin Valley Farms to be the winner with Fresh Produce Group as their wholesaler and one of our event sponsors!! See video here.


QE Foodstores Crowned 2023 Cherry King!

What a fabulous night it was on Saturday – thank you to all those who attended, contributed, volunteered and enjoyed the evening with us!

An emotional speech by Dr Richard Mitchell, Head of the Kids Cancer Centre, had our Cherry Auction bidders fired up to dig deep! With the winning cherry box going for a whopping $50k this year!

Congratulations to QE Foodstores, Narinder Singh, Cherry Crown Winner of 2023! This amazing bid increased to $70,000 with a $20,000 donation from Sydney Markets Credit Services. A MASSIVE thank you.

We could not have had such a successful event if it weren’t for our sponsors: Sydney Markets Limited, Fresh Produce Group, Perfection Fresh Australia, Flemington Unloading Services, and Toyota Material Handling Australia – thank you for your generous support.

We would also like to thank David Burger from Tafe Padstow and his students for their gorgeous donation of flower arrangements for our event, and to all the volunteers, contributors, and attendees for making it such an incredible night. Amazing effort for this incredible industry!

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We made a whopping $4800 for this fundraiser! Thank you to all those who contributed.

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