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Our Fresh Produce Report

This report was updated on Wednesday 21st Feb for deliveries 26th Feb - 1st March 2018

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 :  Corn - $1.40 each. Coming from Charlie Galea in Theresa Park. NSW

GROCERY SPECIAL : Pim's Organics - Dried Mango (100gm) $10.50 each ...usually $14.00 each
Pim's Dried Mango is out of this world delicious. Treat yourself!

 

  • Graeme has confirmed today that we will have his amazing Royal Gala Apples in our warehouse on Monday the 5th of March. Yeehah. Season is shaping up well with alot of fruit on the trees....the only problem is the birds are having a field day eating the fruit : ) Check out our instagram page to see a pic of the Orchard under nets. Until we have Forest Orchard apples back on the list, we have good fruit available from McMahon - Fuji, Gala & Granny Smith. 
  • ..Pears from McMahon have also been really good. Shapes have been a little rough though : ) as they are each season. Linton will kick off his William season this week which should result in more uniform sizing from here on in.   
  • If you were looking at your Ralli Seedless Grapes this week thinking they looked alot like Ruby Seedless you would be right. Ralli were a late scratching and so we looked to Robinvale's delicious biodynamic fruit. The grapes were a little smaller than we have been supplying but they made up for their size in flavour - YUM. This week the pick in red seedless is Crimson coming from 'Don't mess with Mother Nature'. Always a favourite due their very serious crunch! Please keep in mind that there may be a few bad grapes amongst your bunch (that goes for all varieties)..it just happens especially on bunches that are tightly formed - like Crimson!
  • White Peaches back on the list from Gillies. Delicious! ...and Yellow Peaches from Brooke-Kelly as Green Gables has a small gap in supply. 
  • Strawberries from Fred have had a delicious flavour...but are not lasting long due to the heat. Make a 'use first item' each week for the time being. 
  • Valencia Oranges are now approaching end of the season...fruit is starting to feel a little soft, but flavour is still fantastic. Remember to refrigerate at your end.  
  • Plums (keep an eye on your fruit as in warmer weather they will ripen really quickly), Cavendish Bananas, Fingerlimes, Dragonfruit, and Nectarines were excellent this week. 
  • ....Thinking of excellent Blueberries coming from Sky Blue deserve a special mention - Big, plump and super sweet. As good as Blueberries get! I have had a few enquiries as to how long Sky Blue's season will continue.....approx 4 - 5 weeks.
  • I'm sure you will all agree, our produce special - Corn has been fantastic. Remember, Corn should be an 'eat first' item as they are sweetest when they are first picked. For any extended delay in eating it is best to cut off the kernels and freeze for later use. Corn is also very susceptible to Ear Worm - conventionally, crops are heavily sprayed to get rid of this little critter and even then, many cobs have their tip cut off due to damage. We find with our organic corn, that more often than not there is a worm or evidence of it being present at some stage on most cobs. Don't let it's remains turn you off, simply cut the tip off ! 
  • Early Asparagus available this week from Tarcoola
  • Cauliflower supply is improving each week...but keep in mind Summer Cauliflower are always a little rough around the edges, an off white to yellowy colour, a little rubbery and generally not as densely developed as the Winter Cauli's we love, this loose formation coupled with extreme temps can result in there being random problems with grubs etc....the good news is they have a good flavour if you can get past the uninviting appearance. 
  • Leeks, Shallots, Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage (although extremely small), Celery (size is now good and flavour great - but some bunches have the centre cut out - this is happening on farm), Carrots, Kumera (have you tried Sweet Potato toast yet ?) Cherry Tomatoes - Grape & Round in particular, Red Capsicum, Cucumber - all varieties, Jap & Butternut Pumpkin, Basil, Bok Choy, Zucchini & Squash have been excellent.  Snow Pea Sprouts available this week from Energetic Greens. 
  • Mungalli Creek Yoghurt supply has just improved out of sight....Take a fresh new look at their range this week. 
  • As with most February's....we are experiencing a whole range of weather conditions - hot and wet being one of the worst for Growers around the country. Of course these conditions can always present random problems across a whole range of produce...Please keep in mind that we guarantee the quality of all of the produce we supply you. We would hate to think that anything we have supplied you has ended up straight in the compost...but we are dealing in fresh fruit and veg and these things can happen...thankfully not often ! We have updated our website with the most up to date and accurate information available to us at this time, but due to the unpredictable weather 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 fresh Fruit & Vegetables and so if the origin of the goodies we supply to you changes the organic status will not.
  • 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..... 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 : )

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.