PULP and juice made a muddy turf salad as it dripped through the tracks of an excavator doing clean-up work beside the Bruce Hwy, near Glenwood, yesterday.
"That's red gold," said one onlooker of the squishy carpet of tomatoes that marked the site of a grocery truck crash early yesterday morning.
At up to $12 a kilo in the stores, the many thousands of southbound tomatoes, lost in the Glenwood accident, were worth a fortune one minute and nothing at all the next.
Smashed butternut pumpkins, at around $6 a kilo, also littered the ground beside the crash scene yesterday.
It all added to up to a swagman's feast, if one had been nearby to take advantage.
Maryborough police said a southbound semitrailer laden with produce for the Brisbane markets had overturned off the Bruce Hwy.
"We were notified at 2.21am.
"The driver got out with no injuries," the spokesman said.