This report was updated on Wednesday 26th July 2017 for deliveries 31st July - 3rd August 2017

Monday - Wednesday Delivery: Order by 4pm Sunday. 
Thursday Delivery: Order by 9.30am Monday.
Some things are worth the wait !

If you find you have missed the Cut-off's simply call our office - of course we will do our best to fill an order for you if we can : )

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PRODUCE SPECIAL : Fennel - $4.00 per bunch. Coming from Charlie Galea in Theresa Park, NSW.    

GROCERY SPECIAL : Ozganics - Simmer Sauces $5.90 each...usually $6.90 each
Create an exotic dish with just a few ingredients from Australian owned Ozganics. This great range of simmer sauces will easily transform your meal into authentic flavours of the world. These versatile sauces are suitable for the whole family. Gluten Free. Dairy Free.

  • A big thank you to all of our amazing customers who have already taken part in our survey and emailed regarding suggestions and in many cases love for our existing site.....If you didn't order last week... We are considering making a few changes to our website. She is an old girl who has served us well....but now heading into double digits which in IT terms is about a 1000 years old : ) we think it may be time (no promises though as we are quite attached!). Considering so many of you have been shopping on this site for ...well 10 years, we thought it best to ask you if there is something you would like to see in the future at lettucedeliver.com.au
    We can't promise we can do everything and at this stage we are just talking about the possibilities.... but we would love to hear from you. We are often asked for more than 1 favourite order...so that feature is definitely on the cards....for anything else please send us an email and if possible could you please answer a few questions for us on Survey Monkey  Thank you in advance for taking the time.  
  • It's hard to believe...but the end of Forest Orchard Apple season is upon us. We still have Forest Orchard Fuji, Golden, Red Del and Sundowner...Graeme had indicated he could not supply any more Fuji (our fav at Lettuce)....but has spent the time sorting more fruit to keep them going for us - woohoo!!! Apples from Mock Red Hill will replace Graeme's varieties as stock is exhausted.....keep in mind that all of the apples we have available have been off the trees for some time now....so please store your Apples in the fridge from here on in....
  • ...thinking of items that need to be stored in the fridge - brings Pears to mind. Packham Pears from Linton Greenwood are now showing their age with wrinkling around the cylix. Don't let this put you off - the fruit itself is still really sweet and texture is still good...
  • Ok, so I know that unlike Imperial, Daisy Mandarins do require some major effort to peel....but it is worth it. Flavour has been amazing and the fruit super juicy. Add some to your order this week. You will not be disappointed. 
  • Pim's Strawberries also deserve a special mention - delicious, fantastic, amazing!
  • Cavendish Bananas, Grapefruit - both Yellow and Ruby, Hass Avocadoes, Kiwifruit, Lemonade Fruit, Navel Oranges, Passionfruit (although a little wrinkly), Lemons and Tangelos have been great. Pomelo available this week. 
  • Rachel has been in touch to lettuce know that her Baby Green Russian Kale is looking amazing.....we know. A favourite in our house is Kale chips - so easy. Throw the Baby Kale on a baking tray with olive oil and a little herb salt...then bake until crunchy. Great afternoon snack! Try it this week - only $3.90 per 100gm punnet. 
  • ...Produce Special this week is locally grown Fennel from Charlie - $4.00 for a bunch of 2 - 3. Don't let the long fronds scare you away. These can be used in a salad or as garnish or you can simply cut these off and compost as the real hero is the crunchy bulb which is delicious in salads and slaws (make sure you slice it very thin). The bulb can also be braised or grilled until tender. Try a simple Fennel Salad.
  • Charlie's locally grown Bok Choy also in good supply and on grower special this week - only $2.90 per bunch. 
  • Carrots are still on the 'ho hum' list...if you can do without them - do that. There is little to no flavour in what is available, which is so far from what we have become use to....Can I suggest Dutch Carrots - but....Greens are a little yellow. Don't let this put you off - the baby carrots are super sweet.
  • As many of you know from past seasons, Winter tomatoes are never fantastic and certainly no comparison to full flavoured Summer fruit. We are seeing some random problems, which is not unusual for this time of the year, as it is a direct result of the fruit taking so long to ripen. Pick of the available tomatoes is definitely in the Cherry department - Mini Roma & Grape were fantastic this week. 
  • ...and just when we thought the Onions were on a downhill slide - K Produce has started their late NSW season. Woohoo - Order with confidence. Both Gold and Spanish now available. They still have the potential to sprout, but are much firmer than the onions we have been supplying over the last few weeks. 
  • Sadly, nothing has changed with our supply of Garlic which is also wanting to grow again - some bulbs are now splitting, resulting in us supplying you cloves...and some cloves are now a little discoloured. Ironically, as we approach end of season and the worst garlic we have seen - the price increases. This is a direct result of supply and demand - and there is very little available garlic on the market. New season will start in September.  
  • Veges (although prices are now climbing) in general have been excellent. Sweet Potato, Cabbage - all varieties, Broccoli & Cauliflower (although size has been decreasing), Lebanese Cucumber, Brussels Sprouts, Beans, Silverbeet, Dutch Carrots, Eggplant, Celery, Collard Bunches, Rainbow Chard, Corn (although husks are a little dry), Salad Mix, Shallots and zucchini were outstanding this week. 
  • Like most Winters we are experiencing a milk shortage. We will have enough in total numbers to supply all orders...but we may sub to a brand you have not ordered. If you are wanting the brand of milk you have ordered or nothing at all please advise.  
  • Please excuse us over the next few weeks if any indications we have given of the origin or the size of the produce on our website is off the mark...Rest assured we only deal in CERTIFIED ORGANIC fresh produce....that is, produce that has been independently audited to ensure that it is grown in line with the National Standard for Organic Production. Lettuce Deliver is also independently audited to ensure we are selling Certified Organic Produce. We are Certified with NASAA...and can produce an audit trail on all our produce at a moment's notice.
  • Did you know we have Recipe Packages, also simply known as Meal Inspiration for those of us preparing dinner for the fam each evening...Head to our Meal Inspiration Page to find this week's selection of Recipe inspirations. We know you all have things in your pantry like Olive Oil so with our packages you can simply add the package to your cart and then delete any goodies you don't require. So simple !  

We have updated our website with the most up to date and accurate information available to us at this time, but due to many factors including that most of the produce is yet to be picked there is of course some uncertainty with our expected supply. The good news is that we have quite a few supply options available to us and so may list a Grower on our site that does not end up supplying us goodies this week. Rest assured we only deal in Certified Organic Fruit and Veges - so any replacements we may supply to you from other Aussie Growers will also be grown in line with the National Organic Standard. You don't have to take our word for it... Lettuce Deliver is also a Certified Organic Retailer which means that we have to be able to prove these claims at a moment's notice : )

RAW GOAT MILK SUPPLY..

.as with each year at this time, the supply of Raw, Unpasteurised Goats Milk is really tight. We will do our best to share around the stock we receive each week until of course the supply dries up completely. 

MILK

...in many cases the Milk we offer you needs to be pre-ordered at our end a week in advance. Most of the time our guess- timates are spot on...but we have been caught out on the odd occasion. We do have a number of Dairy options available to us and so if we run short  on some varieties, we may look to others to fill the gap. If you would like us to supply ONLY the milk you have ordered or nothing at all, please make a note with your order.

PLEASE RETURN OUR POLY BOXES and ICEBLOCKS

We pick up all boxes that we deliver in and ask that you keep them clean and dry for a week so that we can swap them with the empty boxes when making your next delivery....If our drivers are not picking up your empty boxes please lettuce know. The Gel pack Iceblocks that we are supplying you are also a considerable cost to our business if they are not returned as are the poly boxes. Please leave out for collection with your next order. We will also collect any packaging material we may supply you including egg cartons, plastic boxes, bubble wrap etc. - simply leave inside your returning boxes.

CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS

As you know, we charge your credit card for your delivery total on the day of or day after your delivery. Please ensure that we have your up to date credit card details and that there are sufficient funds available on the day of your delivery for us to process your payment.