About Us

About Us

Sydney Produce Surveyors (SPS) operates primarily from within the Sydney Market offering a wide range of post-harvest services to all sectors of the horticultural industry, especially in those areas where integrity and total impartiality are essential.

SPS works together with growers, agents and merchants by assisting them in becoming the best at what they provide. We aim to promote a high level of integrity within the Australian Horticultural Industry in order to ensure Australia’s reputation is built upon as a world-class leader in fresh produce standards.

Sydney Market Reporting Service (SMRS) has been operating since 1995. SMRS is a part of the Ausmarket group of consultants that cover the Australian network of markets and market price reporting.

Daily fruit and vegetable, weekly detailed and summary, monthly detailed and summary, and historical reports are available by email or by subscription.

Download the SMRS Order Form.

Download a sample Daily Report.

Senior Consultant

Chris Cope
Chris Cope, Senior Inspector, Sydney Markets

Chris Cope has served in the horticultural industry for over forty years — working with the Department of Primary Industries

  • in the Sydney Market,
  • at the airport, wharves and
  • with the import/export of fresh produce.

His broad experience in the area of post-harvest problems is held in high regard within the industry.

Initially starting with the NSW Department of Agriculture which covered the Sydney Markets and Quarantine work, his experience has been extensive. He has gained international markets knowledge and expertise having spent time in South East Asia as an outturn officer for the Australian government.

Chris started Sydney Produce Surveyors at the time the industry was deregulating and there became an ongoing need for independent consultants. He has been based at the Sydney Markets since 1994 and is highly sought after as an independent surveyor/consultant.