As they say shop local and that was certainly the case at this week's Earth Market in Maitland where iceberg lettuces were a mere $5/each

Louise Nichols
By Louise Nichols
Updated June 22 2022 - 2:21am, first published June 16 2022 - 1:54am

With social media full of photos highlighting the cost of the iceberg lettuces now around $10/each in supermarkets it was a pleasant surprise to find a locally grown iceberg selling for a mere $5 at this week's Hunter Valley Slow Food Earth Market in Maitland.

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Louise Nichols

Louise Nichols

Senior journalist

From cattle to coal. Once a specialist agriculture writer today its about community, in particular, the Upper Hunter. I have lived and worked in the region for more than 30 years. Land use issues and the future direction of our region. But you cannot take ag out of the picture - our food and how we grow it is the basis of all life. Covering the Hunter and Mid North Coast rural issues is now part of my role with ACM.