I first visited the Melbourne Wholesale Market on Footscray Road, West Melbourne in March 1993 at the insistence of a friend of mine who had just started up his own fruit and vegetable home delivery service. I knocked on a few doors, and managed to get a couple of dozen families to commit to giving me a go. My plan was to do it for six months or so…. Well, here I am, twenty-two years later still getting up in the middle of the night, doing what I do best.
This week marks the last week I’ll be visiting the “Footscray Market”, the new Epping Wholesale Market opens on Monday 30th August. It will mean an earlier start, and a longer drive, but I’m hoping the new state of the art facility will put back a bit of pep in my step. I’m trying to stay positive about the move, change has its challenges, I think I’m up for it. Watch this space.