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