This report was updated on Wednesday 20th September 2017 for deliveries 25th - 28th September 2017

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

Some specialty items like Bread & Dairy have specific order cut off times. Please check these out when placing your order.

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 : Shallots - $4.00 per bunch. Coming from Pim Mens in Glasshouse Mountains, QLD.        

GROCERY SPECIAL : Kombucha Max (500ml) $2.95 each...usually $3.95 each
Kombucha is a legendary Chinese health elixir. Kombucha Max is Australian made, brewed with antioxidant Rich  Green Tea, Low in Calories, Low in GI, Low in Carbs and Shelf stable.

  • ...sorry for the tease on Asparagus everyone.....Definitely available this week...well not definitely but 99% ...just reminding myself to never say definitely unless I am picking, packing and delivering to Sydney myself. Like the beginning of most seasons we put pressure on the grower to start, who semi-commits...but mother nature is in charge as we all know. Maurice tells us that the ground has been to cold! But, picking has started and Asparagus should be on our plates next week. Not for the fainthearted - $7.80 per bunch. 
  • New season Italian Garlic did not disappoint this week, we ended getting some amazing large bulbs from Mark Weier in Pittsworth, QLD. Order with confidence. Russian Garlic on the other hand is still 'old season' with some of the pieces now arriving a little discoloured, others are developing a sprout through the centre as the garlic is wanting to grow again.
  • ...and that's it for the Imperial Mandarin season. I can't say the last week has been without problems....remember to store in the fridge and eat sooner rather than later. We have had a few random reports of dry fruit...so eating in the car without inspection is off the list. Any major probs please lettuce know. 
  • Lemonade Fruit season is also coming to an end. You will notice the fruit we have sent out this week looks even more aesthetically challenged than you have already grown to expect - which is difficult : ) Fruit will look much the same this week as we enjoy the end of season fruit. 
  • Heading into the end of the Winter Fruit season always does present some problems. The fruit is aging, and the weather warming up.....destination - potential problems. Remember to inspect your fruit on arrival - Especially 3kg Navel Oranges. Being inside a plastic bag, one problematic orange can send others bad at lightning speed if trapped without ventilation. Quite a few Navel Oranges are now arriving with a little discoloration on the skins with a leathery appearance. Rest assured this is only skin deep and does not affect the flesh at all. All of your winter fruits should now be stored in the fridge - that is your Apples, Lemonade Fruit, Mandarins, Pears, Oranges and Kiwifruit. Unrefrigerated you will literally see them shrivel before your eyes. If you are like us, and prefer your fruit at room temperature it is best to store in the fridge and then take out what you will consume that day and leave in a cool area of the kitchen. Pick in the Apples is definitely the Fuji coming from Don Edwards and in the Pears - the Bosc coming from Mock Red Hill Farm. Ellendale Mandarins will replace the Imperial this week - If you can get past the incredible amount of seeds Ellendale house, the flesh is delicious and super juicy. 
  • ....feeling like a Summer treat - you can't go past the fantastic Blueberries coming from 15 Acre Farm in QLD. Berries are plump and sweet and now only $9.50 per punnet. YUM !  ...Rockmelons from NT were quite good this week and will sweeten with each passing week......Mangoes should be available from NT by mid - late October. NSW cherry trees are budding and our Peach, Plum and Nectarine trees in Kingsvale are now in full bloom....won't be long before our fruit bowls are again overflowing with delicious Stonefruit!
  • Strawberries, Hass Avocadoes, Kiwifruit (although ripening at lightning speed), Cavendish Bananas and Rhubarb were great this week. Sharwill Avocadoes & torpedo Watermelons back on the list this week. 
  • Similar to the last few years, the new Gold Onion season has started before the exiting Onion season has come to a complete end (another year without a gap in supply). So....onions this week will be a combination of old and new season - both with their own potential problems. Old season onions will have a thick skin and may start to shoot sooner than you might expect, while new season onions will have a very thin skin and may not be completed dried out, leaving them very open to developing mould just under the skin under the right conditions. 
  • Generally speaking the Veges we have on offer have been great. Red Capsicum, White Onions, Broccoli, Snowpeas, Fennel, Kale - all varieties, Shallots (Our produce special again this week), Celery, Carrots (although discolouring very quickly - make sure you store in an airtight container or peak fresh bag in your crisper) Mushrooms - all varieties, Pumpkin - Jap in particular, Zucchini, Dandelion & Corn were great this week. Orange & Yellow Capsicum as well as red Bullhorn Caps back on the list this week from Shane. Shane is also digging his first crop of Parsnip this week - we can't wait to see it. 
  • 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 !  
  • Please excuse us if the indications we have on size of produce on our website is off the mark at the moment, or we supply you from a Grower that is different to which we have listed on our site..... The end of the Winter fruit season often presents us with some unexpected sizes, not to mention the unpredictable end of Winter weather can always throw a spanner in the works with supply. We have updated our website today with the most up-to-date and accurate information about what will be available for next week's deliveries...but it is Wednesday and there are quite a few days before we will actually see the produce we are selling to you. 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 proudly produce an audit trail on all our produce at a moment's notice.

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. Supply should improve shortly.

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 ICE BLOCKS

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.