What’s fresh

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - with Nick Mo­raitis

THE cold weather is con­tin­u­ing to have an im­pact on fresh pro­duce, with the cost of many veg­eta­bles through the roof.

The price of a box of green beans has jumped up to $120, which trans­lates to about $20 to $25 per kilo at the shops.

Ev­ery­thing seems dearer at the mo­ment as the weather con­di­tions have also af­fected the sup­ply of other veg­eta­bles such as broc­coli and cau­li­flower, push­ing prices up.

Toma­toes con­tinue to be very ex­pen­sive, com­ing in about $5 to $6 per kilo. While pota­toes and pump­kins are not cheap, these veg­eta­bles re­main af­ford­able and are great to feed the whole fam­ily.

But if you’re af­ter a sweet treat and happy to splash out there are beau­ti­ful peaches, nec­tarines and cher­ries com­ing in from the US, where they are in full sea­son at the mo­ment. Choose be­tween tasty white and yel­low flesh va­ri­eties of nec­tarines.

Nick Mo­raitis is the ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of fresh pro­duce en­ter­prise Primo Mo­raitis Fresh.

NEC­TARINES yel­low flesh Cost: $9.90/kg

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