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Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE - Nick Mo­raitis is the ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of fresh pro­duce en­ter­prise Primo Mo­raitis Fresh with Nick Mo­raitis

THE wet weather and flood­ing in re­gional NSW is push­ing up the price of a well-loved kitchen sta­ple – pota­toes.

I haven’t seen pota­toes this dear for a long time. They are re­ally at the top of the tree at the mo­ment.

We don’t know what to ex­pect in com­ing weeks with potato grow­ing ar­eas such as such as Forbes and Hill­ston still deal­ing with flood­ing and its af­ter­math.

The wet weather is also likely to af­fect the sup­ply of stone fruits com­ing on to the mar­ket in­clud­ing peaches, nec­tarines and plums as the sea­son is about the be­gin.

I did try some Amer­i­can stone fruits re­cently but they were a bit hard and I didn’t think they com­pared favourably.

Zuc­chi­nis have been ex­pen­sive too, but the price of toma­toes is com­ing down af­ter an ex­pen­sive few weeks. Most of the straw­berry crops are start­ing to fin­ish lead­ing to more ex­pen­sive fruit.

POTA­TOES White washed Cost: $4/kg

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