Jaegers market update 12.11.21

Jaegers market update 12.11.21 Jaegers market update 12.11.21

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It's been a great week because it’s the start of Aussie grapes and what that means is it’s a sensational time to support the growers. You have got to think about these guys, support them in the early season when they actually make a buck, rather than the middle of the season when they're $5.99, have a have a go the grapes this week! They're great quality, the variety that I'd be going for are the Red Flames, a super delicious seedless grape.

We've popped some cherries this week! I have eaten a bucketload at the market and been shooed away for many stands because they're obviously commanding a lot of money early on. There is some small, inferior fruit around, but I would worry about it. It's going to be picked too early and not much flavour so we're only running one line to start off with, cherries will come down in price as we go throughout the season. First week, first pick means high prices so we're just running a premium punnet at the moment. This means they are the bigger cherries and a better variety so definitely look out for these!

Flying back next week are Mareeba mangoes. They're climbing up the ladders and they're starting to pick the first few mangoes, I have a tray next to me that are eating sensationally and have been growing on the top of the hills in the sun all day, avoiding the low valley altitudes that cause problems to the fruit. More growers are starting to play, we still have Kathryn on and now we've got Mareeba.  One of the best growers just rang and said he's just started to pick so by next week prices will start to fall. You've got tray sales that were over 50 bucks last week, only $39.95 this week - 22 mangoes in those trays so under two bucks per mango!

Its time to get stoned! Nectarines and white peaches have come way back in price and there’s heaps around. Yellow peaches are in the naughty corner so watch out for them. However, yellow nectarines and white peaches have to be the pick of the stone fruit and if you really want a real bang on bargain, five for two bucks in the kiddie section for snacking nectarine. What they lack in size they do not lack in flavour!

Get your hands on my melons because watermelon is on a ticket next week! Bruno is bringing some stuff from North Queensland, its cutting like fire and eating like sugar only $3.99 for half a watermelon, while the supermarkets are on $3.50 for a quarter! Hello half, goodbye quarter!

Last call for pears, corella pears! I was walking the market this morning and I said, what is that shiny little beast over there? Everything you love about a pear with a little sprinkle of cinnamon and a sprinkle of sugar which a corella pear obviously does, with a slight little spice at the end of the fruit note. 

Apples, tail end of the season! Grannies are on the way up, pinks will go next.  Some of the bigger Shepperton farms are wrapping up next week and then we move to the tail end of the other farms as well. Definitely make the most of apples, as the season winds down they will climb up in price.

It has been a berry good week, but there isn’t berry good news down in South Australia. Basically, a storm rolled in from Western Australia and knocked down a few growers on the way, it's now heading over to Adelaide and due to go to Victoria! Strawberries are coming from South Australia and the cold stream district in Victoria at the moment, 20 minutes out of Melbourne which means next week you’re going to have to eat them quick! They have had 50ml of rain today, that’s a lot of rain for the little berry to cope with, I'm giving you an early warning!

I won't lie to you, lychees are coming back! I'm not going to lie about lychees there are someone around! They’re $40 a kilo and taste like you drank your dad's diesel engine, dry! They're picking them early, trying to get these early prices so I'm saying hold off for a week.

Passionfruit, forget about it. Pavlova is going to have to wait till Christmas because they're not coming down in price until December!

I'll tell you what next week wondercots have started, there the better varieties of the apricot. They're still early season and they're called wondercot because they taste wonderful! Let them get ripe, do not eat them firm because they will taste like a rock.

Veggies! It's pretty easy to run through this. Broccoli and cauli are expensive, ditch those guys. Asparagus, kale beans, cucumbers (both varieties) are a cracker. Small flat mushrooms are the ticket next week on $3.99 for a punnet, BUT if I can get them, I will try get the small Portobello variety that I saw this morning because they absolutely eat a trait. They're a bit firmer than a flat mushroom but when you open them up, they've got more depth in flavour and stunning to look at! If I'm thinking flavour combos next week, it's hard to go past parsley and garlic mushrooms with sautéed asparagus, because you can do it for about six bucks! Parsley, coriander and mint on two bucks! Get your parsley and chop it up real fine, shave a little clove of garlic, sauté your mushrooms off until they start to sort of bend a little and then chuck in asparagus. At the end thrown in the garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and olive oil and it will be a stunning flavour, making a garlic butter and the parsley gives a vibrant kick!

I was swanning the little isles and there were these beautiful rainbow varieties of cherry tomatoes, all still on the vine which is very rare for those mixed variety punnets. So, I said let's get the little plum and cherry tomato and make up our own punnets of beautiful little rainbow trust cherry tomato boxes for $4.50. You cannot go past it! And if you're thinking, what am I going to do? You're going to chop him in half, toss him with some cucumbers, a little rice wine vinegar, a spray of chilli flakes and a dash of olive oil and then a few sprigs of mint and you've got like a stunning cucumber and rainbow tomato little salad salsa!

Have I got news for you! New at Delish, Jewfish cutlets on a stunning price of 500g pack for $18.95. Fresh locally caught, and a beautiful colour with really fleshy meat, a little bone in the middle of it but the meat just breaks away. Fish of the week is Smooth door, coming from the south coast 2 x 175g for $15.95. Last but definitely not least in the meat corner, I was driving down the road the other day and I saw a meat store in my area with cheap prices. Beef Eye Fillet Grass-fed 4 x 250g (1kg) for $39.99, you just wouldn’t read about it!

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It's been a great week because it’s the start of Aussie grapes and what that means is it’s a sensational time to support the growers. You have got to think about these guys, support them in the early season when they actually make a buck, rather than the middle of the season when they're $5.99, have a have a go the grapes this week! They're great quality, the variety that I'd be going for are the Red Flames, a super delicious seedless grape.

We've popped some cherries this week! I have eaten a bucketload at the market and been shooed away for many stands because they're obviously commanding a lot of money early on. There is some small, inferior fruit around, but I would worry about it. It's going to be picked too early and not much flavour so we're only running one line to start off with, cherries will come down in price as we go throughout the season. First week, first pick means high prices so we're just running a premium punnet at the moment. This means they are the bigger cherries and a better variety so definitely look out for these!

Flying back next week are Mareeba mangoes. They're climbing up the ladders and they're starting to pick the first few mangoes, I have a tray next to me that are eating sensationally and have been growing on the top of the hills in the sun all day, avoiding the low valley altitudes that cause problems to the fruit. More growers are starting to play, we still have Kathryn on and now we've got Mareeba.  One of the best growers just rang and said he's just started to pick so by next week prices will start to fall. You've got tray sales that were over 50 bucks last week, only $39.95 this week - 22 mangoes in those trays so under two bucks per mango!

Its time to get stoned! Nectarines and white peaches have come way back in price and there’s heaps around. Yellow peaches are in the naughty corner so watch out for them. However, yellow nectarines and white peaches have to be the pick of the stone fruit and if you really want a real bang on bargain, five for two bucks in the kiddie section for snacking nectarine. What they lack in size they do not lack in flavour!

Get your hands on my melons because watermelon is on a ticket next week! Bruno is bringing some stuff from North Queensland, its cutting like fire and eating like sugar only $3.99 for half a watermelon, while the supermarkets are on $3.50 for a quarter! Hello half, goodbye quarter!

Last call for pears, corella pears! I was walking the market this morning and I said, what is that shiny little beast over there? Everything you love about a pear with a little sprinkle of cinnamon and a sprinkle of sugar which a corella pear obviously does, with a slight little spice at the end of the fruit note. 

Apples, tail end of the season! Grannies are on the way up, pinks will go next.  Some of the bigger Shepperton farms are wrapping up next week and then we move to the tail end of the other farms as well. Definitely make the most of apples, as the season winds down they will climb up in price.

It has been a berry good week, but there isn’t berry good news down in South Australia. Basically, a storm rolled in from Western Australia and knocked down a few growers on the way, it's now heading over to Adelaide and due to go to Victoria! Strawberries are coming from South Australia and the cold stream district in Victoria at the moment, 20 minutes out of Melbourne which means next week you’re going to have to eat them quick! They have had 50ml of rain today, that’s a lot of rain for the little berry to cope with, I'm giving you an early warning!

I won't lie to you, lychees are coming back! I'm not going to lie about lychees there are someone around! They’re $40 a kilo and taste like you drank your dad's diesel engine, dry! They're picking them early, trying to get these early prices so I'm saying hold off for a week.

Passionfruit, forget about it. Pavlova is going to have to wait till Christmas because they're not coming down in price until December!

I'll tell you what next week wondercots have started, there the better varieties of the apricot. They're still early season and they're called wondercot because they taste wonderful! Let them get ripe, do not eat them firm because they will taste like a rock.

Veggies! It's pretty easy to run through this. Broccoli and cauli are expensive, ditch those guys. Asparagus, kale beans, cucumbers (both varieties) are a cracker. Small flat mushrooms are the ticket next week on $3.99 for a punnet, BUT if I can get them, I will try get the small Portobello variety that I saw this morning because they absolutely eat a trait. They're a bit firmer than a flat mushroom but when you open them up, they've got more depth in flavour and stunning to look at! If I'm thinking flavour combos next week, it's hard to go past parsley and garlic mushrooms with sautéed asparagus, because you can do it for about six bucks! Parsley, coriander and mint on two bucks! Get your parsley and chop it up real fine, shave a little clove of garlic, sauté your mushrooms off until they start to sort of bend a little and then chuck in asparagus. At the end thrown in the garlic, parsley, salt, pepper and olive oil and it will be a stunning flavour, making a garlic butter and the parsley gives a vibrant kick!

I was swanning the little isles and there were these beautiful rainbow varieties of cherry tomatoes, all still on the vine which is very rare for those mixed variety punnets. So, I said let's get the little plum and cherry tomato and make up our own punnets of beautiful little rainbow trust cherry tomato boxes for $4.50. You cannot go past it! And if you're thinking, what am I going to do? You're going to chop him in half, toss him with some cucumbers, a little rice wine vinegar, a spray of chilli flakes and a dash of olive oil and then a few sprigs of mint and you've got like a stunning cucumber and rainbow tomato little salad salsa!

Have I got news for you! New at Delish, Jewfish cutlets on a stunning price of 500g pack for $18.95. Fresh locally caught, and a beautiful colour with really fleshy meat, a little bone in the middle of it but the meat just breaks away. Fish of the week is Smooth door, coming from the south coast 2 x 175g for $15.95. Last but definitely not least in the meat corner, I was driving down the road the other day and I saw a meat store in my area with cheap prices. Beef Eye Fillet Grass-fed 4 x 250g (1kg) for $39.99, you just wouldn’t read about it!

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