Earlier this year, a massive number of tomato and capsicum plants in Queensland were poisoned in what appeared to be a case of deliberate sabotage. That reduced the available crop for tomatoes and capsicums, and we're about to see the impact with higher prices.
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The ABC reports that price rises have now began to filter through to Brisbane's wholesale fruit markets, with one buyer predicting that costs could go up by $2 to $3 a kilogram for tomatoes. Might be time to come up with some new variations for your favourite salads.
Noticed a change in prices for these items at your local store, or are you still picking up market bargains? Tell us in the comments.