Earlier this year we brought you the story of Medowie farmer Harry Harris who was struggling to keep his tomato crop alive.
Well, what a difference some rain makes. The crop that was hanging on by a thread is now in full production and the juicy fruit is thriving in all directions.
It's doing so well that Mr Harris has more tomatoes than he can handle.
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The fruit would have gone to waste, but luckily Tony Millburn - a man passionate about reducing food waste, stepped in to help.
The Slow Food Hunter Valley volunteer handpicked between 800 and 1000 tomatoes and now he needs the city's help to make sure they end up in dishes and on dinner plates.
"Tony is an incredible volunteer and has been very dedicated to pick the tomatoes. This certainly isn't the first time he has been involved in a food rescue," Slow Food Earth Market chairwoman Amorelle Dempster said.
"We hope people will support this cause. This is a way we can all do something to help a farmer who has had a tough time in the drought."
We hope people will support this cause. This is a way we can all do something to help a farmer who has had a tough time in the drought,Slow Food Earth Market Maitland chairwoman Amorelle Dempster
The tomatoes will be sold from Reader's Cafe and Larder in the East Maitland Library building.
Shoppers can buy 1 kilogram for $4.
The panic-buying pressure on the Slow Food Earth Market in The Levee earlier this month has led the group to enforce a 1 kilogram per shopper limit on the fruit.
"Bring your own bag and pay by Tap and Go. If you can't do that we'll take an I Owe You and they can pay when everything calms down. We'll do that because we don't want a pensioner to be turned away because they don't have a card to pay with," Ms Dempster said.
Additional measures have been put in place to comply with the federal government's social distancing rules. Shoppers must stand 1.5 metres apart while waiting for their turn. They must also stand 1.5 metres from volunteers. A volunteer who is wearing gloves will tip 1kg of tomatoes - ripe and green, into each shopper's bag.
Collect tomatoes from the cafe on Friday between 9am and 1pm or on Saturday from 9am until 12 noon.