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