2022 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.


All produce growers who have a stall and trade in Sydney Markets GTA can be nominated or nominate for this Award.


Step 1: Each nominee will be required to support their nomination by providing Sydney Markets Limited (SML) with the contact details for 3 buying customers.

Step 2: The buyers will be asked to complete an online survey assessing the grower on quality, consistency, customer service, presentation and ordering process.

Step 3: All information will be gathered and scores tallied to determine the top four finalists for the Produce Grower of The Year Award.

Step 4: SML will conduct site/farm inspections to the four finalists – judging on presentation, infrastructure, innovation, cleanliness, environmental management.

Step 5: The buyers' scores for the four finalists will be collated together with SML's site assessments to determine the ultimate winner. The winner will be announced at the 2022 Fresh Awards event.



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

  • The Title: 2022 Fresh Awards – Produce Grower of the Year
  • A short video interviewed by Chris Bath to feature on your website and social media, valued at $12,000
  • $1,000 cash prize thanks to our sponsor Veolia
  • A 2022 Produce Grower of the Year Awards logo
  • Kick start your day your morning with coffee or breakfast on us, with a gift voucher for $400 to spend at any Sydney Markets café of your choosing.
  • Recognition on the Fresh Awards and Sydney Markets websites and social media channels
  • A winner’s trophy

Total prize value = $13,400

Key Dates

  • Finalists will be announced by April 30, 2022.
  • Winners will be announced at the 2022 Fresh Awards on Wednesday 29th June, 2022