Jaegers market update 22.10.21

Jaegers market update 22.10.21 Jaegers market update 22.10.21

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I see red I see red I see red, in red I mean blood oranges! I did say this last week but guess what guys, they're back and they're bloody! It's going to be the wind-down of the citrus season, but blood oranges are still floating about and they're on a pretty penny, make the most of them while you still can! Afourer mandarins are still eating delicious, so if you're looking for value it's the tail end of the season, citrus is going to be far better than the new season stuff! which is a stone fruit.

Speaking of the end of citrus season, Navel orange is a finishing and Valencia oranges are starting! A Valencia orange is a summer, eating orange. In Europe, you would see them in June or July, in Australia you’ll see them in October through till April. To protect themselves from the harsh, summer sun, they develop a slight green tinge on the outside of their skin, which I call orange sunscreen! It keeps them protected from the sun, and it's that notable mark of an Australian origin summer. If you see navel oranges in summer in the supermarkets, they've either been stored for six months or they're from Egypt, just so you know!

I’ve had a little whisper and secured some snacking nectarines! They are a bit smaller and probably the sizes you'd see in the supermarket, therefore a bit cheaper than the bigger fruit we normally sell.  Next week, yellow snacking nectarines are definitely on a ticket in terms of price point for stone fruit and eating great! Definitely the most consistent eating stone fruit at this time of year.

It's not very berry good news downstate in Victorian. Victoria has copped a downpour of rain early on and the new season strawberries will not keep for as long as they normally would. They've been soaked with water, and you’ll have to eat them within two to three days for them to be in their prime. Still eating very berry well but they're not lasting very berry long! Blueberries obviously got caught up with a smash of hail last night so there will be some issues with blueberry supply and we expect prices to tighten over the coming weeks, but quality is still excellent eating. Again, if they've been hit with a lot of weather, it means they won't last as long. I’m hanging out for the beginning of the true Victorian and Tazzy berry season, it's around the corner - blackberries, raspberries, crimson berries, whatever you want berry they're coming!

Candy melons are coming on strong, they're absolutely sensational value at the moment and they taste delicious! Candy melon is a stunning melon crossed between everything like with a rocky and everything you like about a honeydew - cross them together and you get a candy!

In terms of the veggie world, my mate Simon has been flushed with Bok Choy and Shallots! They're on a pretty ticket so definitely get those summer stir-fry’s happening. Pop the Bok Choy in a colander, dunk it in some boiling water for about 40 seconds, pull it out and run it under cold water to maintain that crisp, fresh texture! Fry up some shallots and a touch of garlic and ginger, take it off the heat and add some vinegar. Splash of red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar and a dash of peanut oil, chop the shallots and a sprinkle if sesame seeds and you have a classy dish served up for a whole of about three bucks. That's my take on how to support Simon this week!

Now, how to support another great grower is talking about silver beet and leeks bunches from Farmer Steve, both $2.99. He has also got tonnes of gold, regular and target beetroot. What I'm getting him to do is send them all to me, all i will mix up a bunch for your box! They're absolutely a celebration of spring colours. If you haven't seen a target beetroot you do next week! Don’t beet around the bush, beet with Farmer Steve!

Lebanese cucumbers are on an absolute ticket at $4.99 a kilo, warm days and cool nights are perfect growing conditions. I love Lebanese cucumber for a whole bunch of reasons, but in a nutshell my favourite way to have cucumber (and I will give a shout out to Kitchen by Mike) is a beautiful cucumber salad. Lime juice, rice wine vinegar, ginger a dash of sesame oil, sliced long red chilies and you've got this delicious dressing. Chop up the cucumbers and toss through the dressing with some toasted sesame seeds to finish, and it is a beautiful dish to accompany something like rich and heavy, like pork belly! 

Small avocados, I have sung their praises once or twice, and I'll sing it again - five for two bucks! They are a small single serve avocado so cut them open, use them, then throw away the skin, no wastage in your fridge!
 

Australian baby corn is back, it's very cute and it's super sweet! If you want to get fancy, you could grill it in the husk (skin on the outside) or throw it into an Asian slaw! Mint, parsley, and coriander only $1.99 again this week. Mint and cucumber in a salad, coriander in a summer stir-fry with Mr Steve’s greens or parsley in your favourite fish parcel, they are essentials you must get your hands on!

Over in the butcher’s corner, I’ve got a beef with beef as the prices have gone through the roof! Basically, it's the effect of the drought, COVID and the bushfires. The cost of keeping the cattle became so high, and the farmers couldn’t afford to feed their stock, so they got rid of everything which pushed the price up! Now the likes of the hospitality industry are popular again the demand is high, and they are taking everything they can from the market. I’ve come up with a creative way to overcome this. Next week Beef Rum Cap 500g is the piece of beef you need to get your hands on! It's the tender and the most flavoursome part of the cap, beautiful! It's got a thin layer of fat on the outside of it, like you would imagine a porterhouse steak to have but it is seriously stunning. The best value and best tasting piece of beef that you will see on the market next week and only $18 for 500g. I might have beef with beef, but I’ve also got beef, herb and garlic sausages are on a ticket next week, only $8.95!

Over in the fish corner I’m starting to line up some stunning seafood in the build up to Christmas! While I negotiate you guys the best prawns, I’ve found a Red Circle Emperor this week you must try! A perfect fish for steaming, barbecuing, frying- you name it is perfect and the meat will just fall apart!

SHOP WEEKLY SPECIALS HERE! 

I see red I see red I see red, in red I mean blood oranges! I did say this last week but guess what guys, they're back and they're bloody! It's going to be the wind-down of the citrus season, but blood oranges are still floating about and they're on a pretty penny, make the most of them while you still can! Afourer mandarins are still eating delicious, so if you're looking for value it's the tail end of the season, citrus is going to be far better than the new season stuff! which is a stone fruit.

Speaking of the end of citrus season, Navel orange is a finishing and Valencia oranges are starting! A Valencia orange is a summer, eating orange. In Europe, you would see them in June or July, in Australia you’ll see them in October through till April. To protect themselves from the harsh, summer sun, they develop a slight green tinge on the outside of their skin, which I call orange sunscreen! It keeps them protected from the sun, and it's that notable mark of an Australian origin summer. If you see navel oranges in summer in the supermarkets, they've either been stored for six months or they're from Egypt, just so you know!

I’ve had a little whisper and secured some snacking nectarines! They are a bit smaller and probably the sizes you'd see in the supermarket, therefore a bit cheaper than the bigger fruit we normally sell.  Next week, yellow snacking nectarines are definitely on a ticket in terms of price point for stone fruit and eating great! Definitely the most consistent eating stone fruit at this time of year.

It's not very berry good news downstate in Victorian. Victoria has copped a downpour of rain early on and the new season strawberries will not keep for as long as they normally would. They've been soaked with water, and you’ll have to eat them within two to three days for them to be in their prime. Still eating very berry well but they're not lasting very berry long! Blueberries obviously got caught up with a smash of hail last night so there will be some issues with blueberry supply and we expect prices to tighten over the coming weeks, but quality is still excellent eating. Again, if they've been hit with a lot of weather, it means they won't last as long. I’m hanging out for the beginning of the true Victorian and Tazzy berry season, it's around the corner - blackberries, raspberries, crimson berries, whatever you want berry they're coming!

Candy melons are coming on strong, they're absolutely sensational value at the moment and they taste delicious! Candy melon is a stunning melon crossed between everything like with a rocky and everything you like about a honeydew - cross them together and you get a candy!

In terms of the veggie world, my mate Simon has been flushed with Bok Choy and Shallots! They're on a pretty ticket so definitely get those summer stir-fry’s happening. Pop the Bok Choy in a colander, dunk it in some boiling water for about 40 seconds, pull it out and run it under cold water to maintain that crisp, fresh texture! Fry up some shallots and a touch of garlic and ginger, take it off the heat and add some vinegar. Splash of red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar and a dash of peanut oil, chop the shallots and a sprinkle if sesame seeds and you have a classy dish served up for a whole of about three bucks. That's my take on how to support Simon this week!

Now, how to support another great grower is talking about silver beet and leeks bunches from Farmer Steve, both $2.99. He has also got tonnes of gold, regular and target beetroot. What I'm getting him to do is send them all to me, all i will mix up a bunch for your box! They're absolutely a celebration of spring colours. If you haven't seen a target beetroot you do next week! Don’t beet around the bush, beet with Farmer Steve!

Lebanese cucumbers are on an absolute ticket at $4.99 a kilo, warm days and cool nights are perfect growing conditions. I love Lebanese cucumber for a whole bunch of reasons, but in a nutshell my favourite way to have cucumber (and I will give a shout out to Kitchen by Mike) is a beautiful cucumber salad. Lime juice, rice wine vinegar, ginger a dash of sesame oil, sliced long red chilies and you've got this delicious dressing. Chop up the cucumbers and toss through the dressing with some toasted sesame seeds to finish, and it is a beautiful dish to accompany something like rich and heavy, like pork belly! 

Small avocados, I have sung their praises once or twice, and I'll sing it again - five for two bucks! They are a small single serve avocado so cut them open, use them, then throw away the skin, no wastage in your fridge!
 

Australian baby corn is back, it's very cute and it's super sweet! If you want to get fancy, you could grill it in the husk (skin on the outside) or throw it into an Asian slaw! Mint, parsley, and coriander only $1.99 again this week. Mint and cucumber in a salad, coriander in a summer stir-fry with Mr Steve’s greens or parsley in your favourite fish parcel, they are essentials you must get your hands on!

Over in the butcher’s corner, I’ve got a beef with beef as the prices have gone through the roof! Basically, it's the effect of the drought, COVID and the bushfires. The cost of keeping the cattle became so high, and the farmers couldn’t afford to feed their stock, so they got rid of everything which pushed the price up! Now the likes of the hospitality industry are popular again the demand is high, and they are taking everything they can from the market. I’ve come up with a creative way to overcome this. Next week Beef Rum Cap 500g is the piece of beef you need to get your hands on! It's the tender and the most flavoursome part of the cap, beautiful! It's got a thin layer of fat on the outside of it, like you would imagine a porterhouse steak to have but it is seriously stunning. The best value and best tasting piece of beef that you will see on the market next week and only $18 for 500g. I might have beef with beef, but I’ve also got beef, herb and garlic sausages are on a ticket next week, only $8.95!

Over in the fish corner I’m starting to line up some stunning seafood in the build up to Christmas! While I negotiate you guys the best prawns, I’ve found a Red Circle Emperor this week you must try! A perfect fish for steaming, barbecuing, frying- you name it is perfect and the meat will just fall apart!

SHOP WEEKLY SPECIALS HERE!