Jaeger's Market Update 29th April 2022

Jaeger's Market Update 29th April 2022 Jaeger's Market Update 29th April 2022

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Rain rain go away cumquat again another day! 
I say that in jest and think of the poor growers who have lost 100s of thousands  of dollars of crops and keep struggling to get in and plant the next crop! 
In that breath, there is some grape news and some not so grape news...
Let's go with a schnitzel sandwich approach the good, the bad and then the good!
The good news is the local Sydney basin growers I have spoken to have said it has been super tough, but they can see some blooms coming...
Whats been tough? 
In the midst of the rain clouds we have been facing, they lost all of their autumn crops that literally ran away in the streams of rain, down into the Hawkesbury river. Then we had a little reprieve, however not long enough for the growers to properly get in to prepare the soil for the new crops. Normally in a time of crisis like this they would plant fast yielding veg to make a little back and keep the farm afloat whilst they concentrated on the winter crops. This wasn't the case this time :(
However, here comes the light at the end of the schnitzel...They did get enough reprieve a few weeks back to get the winter crops in and ready! So all of the goodies from your faves like Farmer Steve, Sam, Leigh and My Xerri Bros should be coming on over the next four weeks.... 
In the interim what does this mean? 
All of the bunch lines like silverbeet, beetroot bunches, leeks, radishes will still be from Victoria and with only one state supplying NSW, QLD and Victoria these sort of lines will be tough! 
However, there are some great veggies about, you just need to be smart and deviate from old behaviour. 
Prime example to spruke some thoughts is Cauliflower and Cauliflower Blossom AKA Caulini.... What the hell is that you say?
Well many of years ago, you thought broccoli was the ducks nuts, then broccolini came along and blew every home cooks mind from Parliament house to Parramatta to Paddington to Caboolture! 
Well that's what Caulini is doing to cauliflower and half the price, half the work and double the flavour, I strongly suggest you give it a whirl!
Here are some other snazzy in and outs that I would suggest to help you navigate a super tricky veggie market
- Green beans: choose Flat beans or Snake beans
- Cauliflower - get on the Caulini
- Beetroot bunch swap for Beetroot loose
- Mini cucumber over Leb cucumber
- Leek bunch over normal leek 
- Baby cos over iceberg (I know it's a weird change as one is slightly more bitter) but the price of iceberg at the moment -  I would just ditch it. 
It's all about how many growers don't have crops as a result of mother nature, the less farmers with a crop, the less in the market, meaning it drives demand and price up. It's not bean easy for anyone and I hope these tips help! 
In the land of fruit here comes some more grape news! Lots of fruits are really flourishing! 
Mandis are all time - Give them a Mandi, then another one - prices are great and they are eating superb. 
Grapes - Crimson are easily the pick, they are stunning.
Yellow Candy Melon - is the melon I would be grabbing this week! Super well priced, super delicious and beautiful on the eyes. 
Passionfruit - talk about squirting flavour! These bad boys are brilliant they are a must. 
Pears - take your pick, Josephine, Beurre Bosc, Packham are all eating amazing!!!!
And last but not least - she's all apples, whilst Farmer Jack is off to get hitched this week, this may be leaving frowns across Sydney's singles, but his apples are leaving smiles across the faces of Sydney's children.
Take your pick this week Kanzi, Pink lady, Grannies or Bravo .... no that's not me applauding myself - that's a new variety that truly deserves a clap. 
They are a brilliant dark red colour paying homage to the apples from decades ago like Braeburn and Lady Williams! The apples will leave you on your knees and begging for more! 
Rain rain go away cumquat again another day! 
I say that in jest and think of the poor growers who have lost 100s of thousands  of dollars of crops and keep struggling to get in and plant the next crop! 
In that breath, there is some grape news and some not so grape news...
Let's go with a schnitzel sandwich approach the good, the bad and then the good!
The good news is the local Sydney basin growers I have spoken to have said it has been super tough, but they can see some blooms coming...
Whats been tough? 
In the midst of the rain clouds we have been facing, they lost all of their autumn crops that literally ran away in the streams of rain, down into the Hawkesbury river. Then we had a little reprieve, however not long enough for the growers to properly get in to prepare the soil for the new crops. Normally in a time of crisis like this they would plant fast yielding veg to make a little back and keep the farm afloat whilst they concentrated on the winter crops. This wasn't the case this time :(
However, here comes the light at the end of the schnitzel...They did get enough reprieve a few weeks back to get the winter crops in and ready! So all of the goodies from your faves like Farmer Steve, Sam, Leigh and My Xerri Bros should be coming on over the next four weeks.... 
In the interim what does this mean? 
All of the bunch lines like silverbeet, beetroot bunches, leeks, radishes will still be from Victoria and with only one state supplying NSW, QLD and Victoria these sort of lines will be tough! 
However, there are some great veggies about, you just need to be smart and deviate from old behaviour. 
Prime example to spruke some thoughts is Cauliflower and Cauliflower Blossom AKA Caulini.... What the hell is that you say?
Well many of years ago, you thought broccoli was the ducks nuts, then broccolini came along and blew every home cooks mind from Parliament house to Parramatta to Paddington to Caboolture! 
Well that's what Caulini is doing to cauliflower and half the price, half the work and double the flavour, I strongly suggest you give it a whirl!
Here are some other snazzy in and outs that I would suggest to help you navigate a super tricky veggie market
- Green beans: choose Flat beans or Snake beans
- Cauliflower - get on the Caulini
- Beetroot bunch swap for Beetroot loose
- Mini cucumber over Leb cucumber
- Leek bunch over normal leek 
- Baby cos over iceberg (I know it's a weird change as one is slightly more bitter) but the price of iceberg at the moment -  I would just ditch it. 
It's all about how many growers don't have crops as a result of mother nature, the less farmers with a crop, the less in the market, meaning it drives demand and price up. It's not bean easy for anyone and I hope these tips help! 
In the land of fruit here comes some more grape news! Lots of fruits are really flourishing! 
Mandis are all time - Give them a Mandi, then another one - prices are great and they are eating superb. 
Grapes - Crimson are easily the pick, they are stunning.
Yellow Candy Melon - is the melon I would be grabbing this week! Super well priced, super delicious and beautiful on the eyes. 
Passionfruit - talk about squirting flavour! These bad boys are brilliant they are a must. 
Pears - take your pick, Josephine, Beurre Bosc, Packham are all eating amazing!!!!
And last but not least - she's all apples, whilst Farmer Jack is off to get hitched this week, this may be leaving frowns across Sydney's singles, but his apples are leaving smiles across the faces of Sydney's children.
Take your pick this week Kanzi, Pink lady, Grannies or Bravo .... no that's not me applauding myself - that's a new variety that truly deserves a clap. 
They are a brilliant dark red colour paying homage to the apples from decades ago like Braeburn and Lady Williams! The apples will leave you on your knees and begging for more!