STRAWBERRY PRICES LOW
AUSTRALIAN strawberry farmers are pleading with buyers to stock up on strawberries as the industry takes another hit due to Covid-19 lockdowns.
The Queensland Strawberry Growers Association put a call out on social media asking Australians to support farmers by buying strawberries as prices plummet.
“Queensland Strawberry farmers need you to buy strawberries at the craziest low prices ever!” it said.
“Every punnet you buy will help strawberry farmers to stay afloat and tackle oversupply issues and food wastage.
“With prices per punnet as low as $1, head to your local fruit shop or supermarket today to help save our strawberries.”
Mountains of perfectly good strawberries could be dumped if sales do not pick up, in a devastating blow to farmers.