Jaeger's Weekly Market Report 25.3.22

Jaeger's Weekly Market Report 25.3.22 Jaeger's Weekly Market Report 25.3.22

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Whilst there has been a ton of rain and some more to come this week, we are seeing a definite improvement in quality on some lines and a bunch of new season produce hitting the markets. The snapshot is of early-season citrus that has been floating about over the last 10 days. Imperial mandarins are always the first to pop their little heads up and say hello, however, early season fruit is normally flushed off the tree to make it ripe and will mean it won't eat a treat, after many years of learning the tricks of the trade we know its too early to give them a whirl and you will be left disappointed like that date you went on but wish you didn't! Give it a week for the fruit to mature on the tree and then make sure the first bite is one to remember! 

On that note, what's good in fruit this week? 

Well, I'm going with the new season apples, they cannot be missed! Our lovely friend Jack from his family farm in Batlow has just started picking his Kanzi apples - they are a must-try for pink lady lovers! They are more exy than a Gala which is on a bloody ticket at the moment, prices from the 80s! $2.95 a kilo. I normally suggest new season apples be kept in the fridge, as they are being picked in the earlier part of the season the nights are warmer and they will retain heat, which means they will become softer quicker from the core out! It's just mother nature showing us that not all fruit is created equal and is very much dependent on the forces of nature and the seasonal tides! 

Other cracking fruits are grapes, watermelon, pineapples, passionfruit, custard apples, pears of all persuasions and if you are willing to crack open the piggy bank try mangosteen it's like someone through a pile of sherbert on lychee wrapped it in tangy laces of white gold and put it in new delicious fruit they hail from the depths of the Daintree rainforest and are brilliant eating fruit. But they also carry a price to match. 

Regarding grapes, I really am a lover of all varieties, however, a newbie on the market is not to be missed and I really encourage you to try these long tubular looking grapes. The black sapphire! It's seedless and carries the vibrancy of a black grape without the seeds and a crispness similar to a white or crimson grape! They are stunning and not to be missed. 

Off to veg land, well I must say I'm normally a bunched local greens sort of guy from kale to Asian veg I love raw natural bunched produce. However, the recent rains made these bad boys hard to love, doubling in price... But they will start to decline over the coming weeks as Simon, Steve and their clans clear out the mud and start to pick again. So hold tight and within a week or two they should be reasonable again. 

In the interim, the pics are; Zuccs, Pumpkins, Snow peas, sweet potatoes, dutch creams, local corn, Caulini, avocados and the unsung hero Mr Spaghetti vegetable! 

Caulini is on a bloody ticket next week, with his mate cauliflower more expensive than ever. It's a must-try - this guy has the brilliance of the wise cauliflower with the nimble and new age tenderness and versatility of broccolini! Not to be missed next week! 

If you're looking for a tomato, well I must say they are all a little exy, but if you're willing to take a punt for something that will remind you of that time you visited Italy and tasted beautiful fresh and untainted tomato goodness! You must try the black heirloom truss tomatoes, cousins of the Black Ortello Heirloom tomato. They are punchy in flavour, beautiful to look at and sweet on the inside! Give them a go. If you're looking for a more affordable option I would be picking the cherry truss tomatoes. 

All in all, things look positive and in a week or two, we'll be singing mandarins! 

GET ALL YOUR WEEKLY SPECIALS HERE! 

Whilst there has been a ton of rain and some more to come this week, we are seeing a definite improvement in quality on some lines and a bunch of new season produce hitting the markets. The snapshot is of early-season citrus that has been floating about over the last 10 days. Imperial mandarins are always the first to pop their little heads up and say hello, however, early season fruit is normally flushed off the tree to make it ripe and will mean it won't eat a treat, after many years of learning the tricks of the trade we know its too early to give them a whirl and you will be left disappointed like that date you went on but wish you didn't! Give it a week for the fruit to mature on the tree and then make sure the first bite is one to remember! 

On that note, what's good in fruit this week? 

Well, I'm going with the new season apples, they cannot be missed! Our lovely friend Jack from his family farm in Batlow has just started picking his Kanzi apples - they are a must-try for pink lady lovers! They are more exy than a Gala which is on a bloody ticket at the moment, prices from the 80s! $2.95 a kilo. I normally suggest new season apples be kept in the fridge, as they are being picked in the earlier part of the season the nights are warmer and they will retain heat, which means they will become softer quicker from the core out! It's just mother nature showing us that not all fruit is created equal and is very much dependent on the forces of nature and the seasonal tides! 

Other cracking fruits are grapes, watermelon, pineapples, passionfruit, custard apples, pears of all persuasions and if you are willing to crack open the piggy bank try mangosteen it's like someone through a pile of sherbert on lychee wrapped it in tangy laces of white gold and put it in new delicious fruit they hail from the depths of the Daintree rainforest and are brilliant eating fruit. But they also carry a price to match. 

Regarding grapes, I really am a lover of all varieties, however, a newbie on the market is not to be missed and I really encourage you to try these long tubular looking grapes. The black sapphire! It's seedless and carries the vibrancy of a black grape without the seeds and a crispness similar to a white or crimson grape! They are stunning and not to be missed. 

Off to veg land, well I must say I'm normally a bunched local greens sort of guy from kale to Asian veg I love raw natural bunched produce. However, the recent rains made these bad boys hard to love, doubling in price... But they will start to decline over the coming weeks as Simon, Steve and their clans clear out the mud and start to pick again. So hold tight and within a week or two they should be reasonable again. 

In the interim, the pics are; Zuccs, Pumpkins, Snow peas, sweet potatoes, dutch creams, local corn, Caulini, avocados and the unsung hero Mr Spaghetti vegetable! 

Caulini is on a bloody ticket next week, with his mate cauliflower more expensive than ever. It's a must-try - this guy has the brilliance of the wise cauliflower with the nimble and new age tenderness and versatility of broccolini! Not to be missed next week! 

If you're looking for a tomato, well I must say they are all a little exy, but if you're willing to take a punt for something that will remind you of that time you visited Italy and tasted beautiful fresh and untainted tomato goodness! You must try the black heirloom truss tomatoes, cousins of the Black Ortello Heirloom tomato. They are punchy in flavour, beautiful to look at and sweet on the inside! Give them a go. If you're looking for a more affordable option I would be picking the cherry truss tomatoes. 

All in all, things look positive and in a week or two, we'll be singing mandarins! 

GET ALL YOUR WEEKLY SPECIALS HERE!