What’s fresh

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

IN THE past, Aus­tralians bought pump­kins for cook­ing and eat­ing. But we’ve jumped on the Hal­loween band­wagon from the US and started carv­ing them into dec­o­ra­tions.

Grown in Queens­land spe­cially for the oc­ca­sion, Hal­loween pump­kins have been avail­able in NSW for about the past five years. These pump­kins are stern and round. They are gen­er­ally not con­sid­ered ed­i­ble. How­ever, Hal­loween pump­kins are the per­fect shape to carve eyes and a mouth for trick or treaters.

In other market news, toma­toes and lo­cally grown let­tuce are good buy­ing — great for mak­ing sal­ads as the weather warms up.

Man­goes from Queens­land and the North­ern Ter­ri­tory are also start­ing to ap­pear at the shops. The Kens­ing­ton Pride va­ri­ety of mango is con­sid­ered one of the best to eat.

Stone fruit will start to ap­pear at the shops in the next cou­ple of weeks.

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