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Our Fresh Produce Report

This report was updated on Wednesday 18th January 2017 for deliveries 23rd - 27th January 2017

Monday - Wednesday Delivery: Order by 4pm Friday for priority supply. 
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 : Blueberries - $7.50 per punnet. Coming from Yellingbo in Seville, VIC. 

GROCERY SPECIAL : Rosehip PLUS - Night Cream - Nourishing 50ml $21.15 each
Rosehip PLUS nourishing night cream is a 100% pure and natural Australian certified organic skincare product. Containing extracts of the seeds of rosehip fruit, it supports and encourages a healthier looking skin. Maintains skin hydration and softness, improves the appearances of fine lines and wrinkles and promotes skin elasticity and texture.

Australia Day public holiday is upon us. Falling on Thursday this year, the holiday will result in a strange week for us...Our Monday - Wednesday Deliveries will be made as usual, and our Thursday Deliveries will be made on Friday the 27th of January.  Happy Australia Day!

  • So...it could be the first time ever....we have been carrot-less. A miscommunication in our warehouse regarding the new naming of Juicing carrots to '2nd Quality Carrots' has resulted in our first grade carrots being sent out as Juicing : ( so sorry to all of you who missed out. Adding insult to injury carrots were in extremely short supply this week, so I was then unable to purchase more to fill the shortfall we had created. Sorry again everyone. 
  • New season apples have finally started with Gala coming from GMP...but... keep in mind the first of the Gala Apples are always very pale in colour with not much flavour. Of course we are yet to see the apples, but experience tells us that we are unlikely to be ooooing and arrring over these....fruit is also likely to be very small. Juicing Apples will be 'old season' fruit coming from Fruitlands and will require tidying up at your end.  
  • First pick of Pears are also available from Legg in Cadell, SA. We are listing them as Williams - but they are actually a variety called WBC...so similar it would take an expert to pick the differences. Fruit will be very small. 
  • Green Gables famous Donsworth Blood Plums made a late entry to the list this week - Yum - they are so delicious. Santa Rosa are also amazing. David's Angelina (baby Sugar Plums) are around a week from starting. It was fantastic to see the first of Green Gables Zucchini and Squash season - super shiny with excellent flavour. It is so funny watching everyone do a double take as our boxes of Zucchini's catch their eyes as they come through Sydney markets - shiny Black Jacks all lined up perfectly in open boxes.    
  • First pick of Menindee Grapes were amazingly good - although I think I feel that way each year as I eat the first grape of the season - so perhaps it is just that we have missed them so much : ) A quick reminder that we often see a mouldy grape or two on each bunch...in fact it is very rare that you can eat a whole bunch down to the last grape. This is especially true for tightly clustered grapes. Ralli Seedless now also available from Rocisano. Strawberries also back on the list from Fred Rowdowsky - Yeehah.
  • Cherries were divine this week. Stella and Black Douglas varieties now available - these are the super dark coloured Cherries with amazing flavour and meaty flesh. Order with confidence.  
  • Lemons will continue from McMahon in QLD...as many of you know the fruit has been coming through very much on the green side. They do colour up quite quickly, although I must admit we have been cutting them green and they taste just fine. 
  • Stonefruit - White Peach in particular, Seedless Watermelon and Pineapples were also stand outs this week in the fruit department. Lychees definitely available from McClure this week
  • Our locally grown lettuce are really struggling in the heat. Iceberg has been so badly affected Paul has asked us to take it off the list this week. Jo's pick is Mini Cos, although all varieties are on the smaller side....and may need revival at your end - especially with more hot weather expected over the next few days...to revive a droopy lettuce, simply re-cut the stem of the lettuce and then submerge in cool water for a few minutes. Remember to thoroughly dry before storing in the fridge. As many of you know we pay Jo an agreed price all year on lettuce and so we take the big with the small...at the moment they will be small. 
  • Pim's lettuce is also struggling in the extreme temps....we will have Salad Mix of course, but it may be from Coolibah...we won't know for sure until Saturday. 
  • Quintin's Summer Cauliflower have made it into Thursday deliveries this week (19th January)...hopefully this will be the beginning of a continuing supply. Please keep in mind that Summer Cauliflower are 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 all 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. 
  • ....Biodynamic Spaghetti Squash from Glenrose Farm have been superb.  
  • Corn (on grower special this week - $1.50 each), Celery, Broccoli, Silverbeet, Squash, Zucchini, Savoy Cabbage, Red Capsicum, Lebanese Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes - all varieties, Carrots, Pumpkin - both Jap and Butternut, Shallots and Baby Spinach have been excellent.   
  • With the expected high temps over the next week (exactly what we expect for January in Australia) we are of course expected to be presented with some hurdles in terms of produce - 30 + days coupled with wet weather is literally a farmers worst nightmare...Each Wednesday we update our website to reflect the most up to date info available to us but the actual picking and packing of these items is still some days away. If for some reason we have to swap and change supply of produce as the days progress we will....Rest assured we have quite a number of options for produce available to us, all Certified Organic of course. As you all know we send Ice blocks with all fridge items and strongly recommend the use of our free poly boxes with ice packs should you require for fresh produce. Just remember to keep the boxes and ice packs clean and out of the sun so that we can collect them when we drop off your next order. Thinking about collection - please also leave out any other packaging material we have supplied you out for  collection with your empty boxes.
  • Did you know we have Dinner Boxes or Recipe Packages also simply known as Dinner Inspiration for those of us preparing dinner for the fam each evening...Head to our Package Deal 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 !

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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.