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Our Fresh Produce Report

This report was updated on Wednesday 30th September 2015 for deliveries 6th  - 9th October  2015.


Please keep in mind all deliveries starting Monday the 5th of October will be one day later than usual.

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.

  • As 4.00am came and went on Monday with no sign of Shane Eldridge's produce from SA... I was sadly reminded of the fact that I must never promise in regards to produce unless I am picking, packing and delivering the goodies myself from Farm...Arrrghhh. So sorry everyone, just when I said to put quite a few things back on the menu, the truck Shane's pallet was on missed the markets curfew (4am) and so the produce was unable to be accessed until late Tuesday morning. Thankfully Beans from Mahaffey were juicy with good flavour (don't let the larger size put you off) and we were able to get just enough Snowpeas from Les Rogers to get us through until Shane's goodies arrived. Let's try that again everyone, as these things rarely happen ....Beans, Snowpeas, Cocktail Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Lebanese Cucumber, Round Cherry Tomatoes as well as Red Capsicum from Shane Eldridge in Murray Bridge have been great - Order with confidence. 
  • Stand out in the fruit this week is definitely the Blueberries coming from 15 Acre. They were delicious ! Treat yourself... These berries are plump and full flavoured just as we like them - $11.00 per punnet this week.
  • Pim's Strawberries were also fantastic...but sadly the abundant supply has in the last few days literally been washed away with heavy rains. End of season is now in sight, as all it will take is an extremely hot day or more wet weather to end the season completely. Keep in mind that end of season fruit will not last if left in the fridge for a week. Strawberries should now be consumed within the first few days of delivery.
  • Although it does not feel like it today, hot weather is on it's way...which is always a worry when end of season Winter Fruit is involved ! Remember to store your Oranges (which are now looking a little sad with leathery skins - but super sweet), Kiwifruit (which will ripen at lightning speed), Apples (pick is still Fuji as crunch and flavour is still good), Lemons, Pears (which are now a little wrinkly around the cylix and arriving with some discoloration on the skins) and Mandarins in the fridge to prolong life. Don't forget that all fruit should now be closely inspected upon arrival - especially 3kg bags of Navel Oranges. Being inside a plastic bag, one problematic orange can send others bad at lightning speed if trapped without ventilation. This time of the year always presents a few random problems, as the Winter fruit is so close to coming to an end. Any major problems lettuce know. ....Hang in there ! This time of the year is always difficult  in terms of quality fruit availability... the Summer season really hasn't started and the winter fruit is past its best. We always receive a lot of enquiries around this time of the year as to when the Summer fruits will start (especially considering some are available in the major Supermarkets) …..We all wonder if we can eat another Mandarin or Pear ! Eating seasonally is very much about overdosing while items are available and then just when you feel that you have had all that you can handle – the season comes to an abrupt end ! By the time the new season comes around again we have all forgotten about the way we felt at the end of the season and welcome it again with open arms ! The good news is that soon enough our fruit bowls will be overflowing with Summer fruits - Valencia Oranges are only a week away from starting, Honeydew and Rockmelon are only a few weeks away, Kensington Pride Mangoes will start in mid - late October & Cherries will begin from Brooke-Kelly and David Fairey early December. We may see some early Plums at the end of November, followed by early Peaches in December...and Grapes will start in early January.
  • Passionfruit from Steve Martin, Hass Avocadoes, Rhubarb and Cavendish Bananas were great this week. 
  • 2nd Quality Hass Avocadoes are again the special of the week....they are actually just very small sized biodynamic fruit coming from Red Hill Farm in Telegraph Point. In 1kg you will receive approx 8 - 12 avocadoes.  
  • Jo's Lettuce patch is literally bursting at the seams...We usually make a little note about the fact we pay Jo an agreed price for his lettuce all year when the lettuce is at their smallest. Well....we are now at the other end of the spectrum and in general the lettuce are a very good size and making up for the smaller sized heads you may have received from Jo in Winter. Jo's pick in the lettuce this week is  Mini Cos and Red Oak. Charlie's Farm is also in overload with most of his greens on Grower Special this week. Paul is also enjoying the Spring weather - with all herbs now looking very healthy ! Order with confidence.   
  • Cauliflower & Broccoli season from Gary and Kathy Harm is drawing to a close. I'm sure you will agree the veg has been amazing as usual. As we approach end of season, you will find the QLD Cauli's are not as crisp as they have been...they are now feeling a little rubbery in the hotter weather. Don't let this put you off, QLD Cauli's will only be available for another 2 or so weeks and once cooked, you would never know. Gary has confirmed today that his Spanish Onions are 2 weeks from starting.
  • Asparagus from Caffra (now $3.30), Baby Veges from Rachel Saliba, Zucchini & Jap Pumpkin from Silverado, Baby Beetroot & Carrots from Arahura, Leeks from Colin and Paul were great this week.
  • 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 the one 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 early Spring 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.