Columns » QVM Trader Profile

How one customer’s fondness for organics made Garden Organics what it is today

How one customer’s fondness for organics made Garden Organics what it is today

April 26th, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

Before the crack of dawn, at precisely 3.15am, Karen Birthisel and Fahna Ammett are awake and hunting down the best produce at their regular wholesale market for their Garden Organics stall at Queen Victoria Market (QVM).

Latest

The e-fish-ent fishmonger of Queen Victoria Market

March 22nd, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

George the Fishmonger at Queen Victoria Market is scaling things up this Easter with a wide selection of fresh Australian products to ensure every table is overflowing like a Christmas feast.

Read More

Spreading the love through healthy products

February 22nd, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

As a highly qualified pastry chef, who trained at one of France’s most prestigious institutes, Bertrand Richardot spent years perfecting flour and butter-laden products with generous amounts of sugar.

Read More

Glimpse into history with Retro Mamma

January 25th, 2023 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

Tucked away in one of the larger containers on String Bean Alley in Queen Victoria Market is Mary Jones and her renowned speciality store Retro Mamma. 

Read More

Perfectly crafted chocolate shop provides a burst of flavour for QVM’s Munro Build

November 23rd, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

Eight years ago, Anya Tran and Jason Stockton were casually discussing their dream to one day have their own business and, come July this year, they were opening the doors to their very first city located chocolate shop Only Mine. 

Read More

Improving the Ambiance of Melbourne homes this December

November 23rd, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

While sisters Connie and Mel Martino’s Ambiance shop may be open all year round, this month is the time when it truly shines. 

Read More

QVM’s very own certified cicerone

October 26th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

After experiencing the hospitality industry in the United Kingdom and finding a passion for introducing people to new experiences and styles of beers, Darren Ivey has found his place at Brick Lane Shed.

Read More

Curing people’s palates one product at a time

September 21st, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

From standing on his tippy toes trying to see over the counter as a child, to full-time owner as an adult, it is clear to see just how special Big Vic Deli is to Konstandinos Kardaras.

Read More

New group of refugee traders live their dreams at QVM

August 24th, 2022 - Brendan Rees

A man who fled civil war in East Africa more than two decades ago is among a new group of refugees realising their dreams at the Queen Victoria Market (QVM).

Read More

A long-awaited Tuscany dream comes into fruition

July 27th, 2022 - Kaylah Joelle Baker

Business owner of Tuscany Cafe, Sergio Lollini always dreamed of opening a coffee shop, so when a space in Queen Victoria Market became available he did not even hesitate to make it his.

Read More
Since Labor has been in power …

Since Labor has been in power …

March 20th, 2024 - Evan Mulholland
Like us on Facebook