This report was updated on Wednesday 25th November 2015 for deliveries 30th November  - 3rd December  2015.

Monday - Wednesday Delivery: Order by 4pm Friday for priority supply. 
Monday delivery: Orders accepted up until 6am Saturday.
Tuesday/Wednesday delivery: Orders accepted up until 4pm Sunday. 
Thursday Delivery: Orders by 9.30am Monday.

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 : ) 






  • ...only 4 more deliveries before the Christmas Break !!! A quick note to all our customers who send our beautiful Hampers to their colleagues, associates, friends and family each year. Fresh new Hampers now available - Check out the New Products  section this week. For multi orders to be delivered Christmas week, could you please have your orders to us as soon as possible so we can start getting stock organised. Keep in mind, we also make the most amazing custom hampers, so if you have a special someone who has everything, lettuce know what you have in mind and we will get a few options available for you to choose from. As with each Christmas/New Year we will be taking a short break...Last deliveries will be made Monday the 21st - Thursday the 24th. First deliveries of 2016 will be made week starting Monday the 11th of January.
  • Generally speaking, the fruit has been fantastic this week. Summer Strawberries, Blueberries, Seedless Watermelon, Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots - all delicious. Keep in mind that the stonefruit is arriving on the firm side and this is generally how we like delivering your Summer fruits, it gives them a much better chance of arriving in one piece. For those of you who like to eat your Stonefruit with a crunch, simply store in the fridge...and for those of you who like your fruit soft and juicy simply leave at room temperature for a few days to ripen. First varieties of Peaches & Nectarines often present open seeds....not really a problem, but certainly a shock if you are not expecting it while eating. Early Peaches can also become a little wrinkly on their way to being super ripe - don't let this put you off - the flavour is excellent for being so early in the season....and keep an eye on your Apricots - they go from being firm to super soft at a very fast rate in warm weather. It is so nice to have Summer fruits back on the list...but...prices are still on the higher end of the we all need to focus on quality rather than quantity, especially for those customers ordering a seasonal box.
  • Finally, NSW Cherries are in good supply - $28.00 per kilo this week. Variety is now Rons and Vans which are some of the biggest Cherry varieties. David Fairey is set to start his Cherry season in the next 1 - 2 weeks. Woohoo ! His glamour Zucchini season is also just around the corner. 
  • Kensington Pride Mangoes are very slow to come back in price this year as there is very little fruit to supply the market. The good news is that the Mangoes on offer do have a great flavour. As with most seasons some of the fruit is developing 'black spot' around the cylix (spot they were attached to the tree) as they ripen....These spots are generally only skin deep and are a result of a set of weather conditions at the time the fruit is in flower. Conventionally, mangoes can be subjected to some fairly heavy chemicals to prevent this spotting, but obviously Organic mangoes are not. Get your nose dirty and munch into a mango this week. You will not be disappointed.
  • Sorry about the shortage on Rockmelons this week....Unfortunately a problem with Sun spot resulted in Kevin deciding not to send into Sydney. Brander is set to start his Rockie season at some stage next week - likely Friday (bummer)....and Gary and Kathy Harm are not far off either with their glamour melon season. So....Rockmelon back on the menu week starting Monday the 7th December.
  • Lemons will again be on the ugly side and now quite a bit larger than our preferred 'small' sizes. Know what to expect. Supply is extremely limited at the moment and what might be graded out at another time of the year is now finding their way into first grade boxes.
  • As you all know, Apples are right at the end of the season, in fact a few weeks will see them out until the new season starts early 2016...Remember (like all Winter fruits) they must be stored in the fridge or you could literally see them shrivel up before your eyes. We will continue to offer Fuji as well as Grannies (which are now arriving with discoloured skins - ONLY for those using for medicine) and Juicing Apples (which may require tidying up at your end). Know what to expect. Pear quality is also now dismal. We have listed the first quality fruit now as 2nds as pretty much all the fruit is discoloured and wrinkly around the cylix. Only for those who can't be without.
  • As many of you know, Shane has not been able to meet our needs on Red Caps for quite a few weeks now, which has resulted in us topping up supply with fruit from Russell Pitt in QLD. For those who buy Shane's Red Caps each week of the year, the difference between the look and taste of these caps is very obvious. Hang in there. Shane's supply is steadily increasing and within the month should be back in full swing. Until then, you may notice that there is a whitish powder visible on some of the Red, Coloured & Green capsicum coming from Russell....this can be mistaken as mould due to the colouring ! The powder on the cap is Uniman Talc which is an edible mineral, allowed under the National Organic Standard 9.2.1. The powder is used to stop sunburn on the Capsicum and should wash straight off. Did you know that Red Cap are fully ripe Green Capsicum...on the way to becoming Red, many cap are lost along the way which is the reason Red Capsicum prices are generally so high.
  • Cauliflower and Broccoli is also in very short supply - but we should not be without stock : ) I mention this because as usual when supply is tight lesser quality heads seem to find their way into the boxes. Supply should increase over the next few weeks. As many veterans of Lettuce know Broccoli on change of season (and variety) during change over can arrive with fairly open flowerettes...this makes the head look kind of loose and fluffy. Adding to the Broccoli focus is that some of the heads have quite a purply tinge. Don't forget that the Broccoli stem can also be eaten. It has quite a woody outer layer, so simply peel this off with a potato peeler and then cook as you would the Flowerettes. We cut ours into discs. A favourite in our home.
  • ...thinking of lesser quality Baby English Spinach is coming to mind. Quite alot of the leaves had insect marks on them this week. Of course the leaves can be eaten, but they do look like someone has taken to them with a white gel pen.
  • It's that time of the year again when QLD potatoes want to grow again because of the warmer weather...hence under the right conditions you may begin to see a potato developing a sprout. Simply flick them off. If you have the room store your spuds in your fridge to stop the sprout from developing.
  • Silverbeet (still on Grower Special - $3.60 per bunch), Locally grown Basil, Bunched Beetroot, Bok Choy (although on the smaller side), Corn (although husks are really dry), Dandelion, Dutch Carrots, English Cucumber, Salad Mix, Shallots, Asparagus, Broccolini (on Grower Special), Herbs - Flat & Curly Parsley as well as Coriander (all only $2.40 per bunch), Lebanese Cucumber, Carrots and Cherry Tomatoes from Shane have been excellent.
  • Many of you will have noticed that some of the meat we have supplied you over the last few weeks is labelled Nicholson's Organic Farm Fresh Meats or Shoulder to Shank. The reason for this change is not because we have a new supplier, but simply because Robert Nicholson who has previous to now traded under the label Cleaver's Farm Fresh is rebranding. The meat we offer you at Lettuce Deliver is cut to order and then frozen immediately by Robert himself or one of his small team of skilled Butchers. The meat itself has not changed.