More variety at latest market

FRESH: Austin Breiner of Oakhampton with his goods at the Maitland Produce Market on Thursday morning. Picture: Simone De Peak

FRESH: Austin Breiner of Oakhampton with his goods at the Maitland Produce Market on Thursday morning. Picture: Simone De Peak

Four new varieties of potato and two garlic growers have joined Maitland's produce market.

Shoppers flocked to the market in The Levee on Thursday to soak up the range of fresh produce.

It was the biggest display the market has produced since it started in May.

More than 120 kilograms of potatoes were sold in one hour.

Peaches and nectarines also flew off the tables as did Phoenix Park farmer John Wright's beetroot crop.

"There was such a good range, we had two garlic growers who sold a kilogram of local garlic for $40," Slow Food Hunter Valley Leader Amorelle Dempster told Fairfax Media.

"People are having different things on their plate instead of the standard things and it's lovely people are willing to try new things."

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