South Australia’s independent fruit and vegetable retailers have gone head to head in an auction bidding war at the Pooraka wholesale markets to raise money for Camp Quality. After a winning bid of $50,000, Anthony Romeo was crowned 2021 Cherry King following this morning’s cherry auction held at the South Australian Produce Market. The 5-kg box of Adelaide Hills grown cherries came in at a premium of $10,000 per kg.
Angelo Demasi, SA Produce Market CEO, said “It was an honour to crown Anthony Romeo the 2021 Cherry King/Queen. The Market Community have made significant donations to charities supporting children with Cancer and we are delighted to have partnered this year with Camp Quality who will receive a donation of 100% of the proceeds raised from the auction.”
Camp Quality Partnerships Manager, Simon Renshaw, says the generous donation will make a real difference to the lives of kids impacted by cancer.