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Our Fresh Produce Report

This report was updated on Wednesday 22nd June 2016 for deliveries 27th - 30th June  2016

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 : )





  • Well, I'm sure you have all noticed that Winter is finally here and it's been cold and wet ! This results in produce across the country growing slowly with problems. Thankfully we have been co-operatively trading with our growers and suppliers for a period extending over 16 years and so are at the top of most lists...but there can always be some gaps in supply. We have done our best to display the most up to date and accurate information about what will be available for next week deliveries...but it is Wednesday and there are quite a few days before produce will be picked and cut. June & July is notoriously problematic with supply....Please excuse us over the next few weeks if indications we have on size of produce is off the mark....or we supply you from a Grower that we do not have listed as supplying us on a particular week. Unpredictable weather can mean that we have to look to another supply at the last minute. 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 fact we have just had an audit - which we have again passed with flying colours.
  • Fuji are now the pick of the Apples for those of you who like your apples with crunch. For the eighth year in a row some of the fruit is displaying 'water core'...this is a phenomena that makes the core of the Apple look wet…..basically the apple has been sun ripened to the point that starch converts to sugar making the fruit extremely sweet !  Don't let it put you off - there is nothing wrong with the apple itself, in fact in some countries these fetch a much higher price and are very sought after.... Jonathon and Golden Delicious Apples are now what we consider 'soft'. Grannies are also now feeling a little waxy - rest assured they are not waxed, this is not allowed under the National Standard for Organic Production...this apple is so clever that as we move further into the season, the apple itself secretes a coating to prolong it's life. Amazing !  Take advantage of the produce special on Juicing Apples this week - Excellent for cut fruit, apple pie, homemade iceblocks, stewing, juicing, blending, drying, etc.
  • A quick reminder about our 'Second Quality' Bananas, I'm sure you will all have noticed how good the quality has been for weeks now...please don't let this trick you into a false sense of security on what you should expect : ) We buy these bananas from one of our Wholesalers who pack out for a large Supermarket and these bananas have been rejected for one reason or many. Wrong shape, too ripe, too bruised, too big, too small - it's amazing how picky some are ! We have absolutely no control over this fruit and take what we are given, which is why we have noted on our site 'no credits'..the bananas theoretically may need peeling, cutting up and freezing on the day of delivery for making smoothies.
  • Hass Avocado price is still holding at an all time high...can I direct you all to the 2nd Quality fruit, as it is much better value for money compared to the pieced fruit...there is nothing wrong with these avos, other than the fact that they may be extra small, an odd shape or have a mark on the skin. They are picked, packed and delivered at the same time as the trayed fruit.
  • It's that time of the year again when the pears from Greenwood can start to wrinkle around the cylix (part that the fruit has been attached to the tree). Don't let the look put you off - the Pears - both Bosc and Packham have been delicious....
  • Imperial Mandarins now available from Jo Knight in Renmark and Jan Ridgewell in Palinyewah - Woohoo ! The BEST !
  • Navel Oranges, Cavendish Bananas, Grapefruit - both Yellow and Ruby and Kiwifruit were fantastic this week. For those of you hanging out for Peter Fraser's Lemonade fruit, they are still 3 - 4 weeks away from starting.
  • Bok Choy and Russian Kale in good supply from Charlie this week - $2.80 per bunch.
  • QLD Corn was amazing this week - Husks are dry as we expect with most QLD Corn - but don't let this put you off...the kernels are sweet and juicy.
  • Onions and Garlic are now at the end of their season and are wanting to grow again. The best way to slow this process is to store them in the fridge. If the green shoots do appear, just cut in half and remove before use or simply eat them too ! New season will begin again in August/September… Russian Garlic is now showing signs of age with some cloves becoming discoloured and arriving in segments not bulbs. 
  • New Season QLD Potatoes have started with Sebago from Black Crow...all other varieties are still 'old season' which means they have been in the ground for more than 3 months and are coming from the Southern Garlic and Onions these spuds have the potential to sprout under the right conditions as they are wanting to grow again. If the sprouts do appear simply flick them off.
  • Broccoli and Cauliflower, Carrots, Beans, Red Capsicum, Leb Cucumber, Cabbage - all varieties, Pumpkin - all varieties Baby Spinach (although now containing a little winter grass), Radish, Shallots and Zucchini have been great.  
  • Jo has been in touch to lettuce know that unfortunately Deer have eaten his entire Radiccio patch. Interestingly Jo relayed that most wild animals eat the bitter greens. Instinctually they obviously know what's good for them !
  • Tomato are still arriving to us a little greenish...Ensure you leave them in a warm area of the kitchen which will see them ripen within a few days. Do not refrigerate ! Tomatoes if ripening over an extended period can go bad before becoming fully ripe...keep an eye on your fruit, especially if in a punnet and make sure you remove any split or bad fruit as well as wash any tomatoes that have come into contact with 'tomato juice' - one bad fruit can turn the others at a very fast rate.
  • Like most Autumn/Winters we are experiencing a milk shortage. We will have enough in total numbers to supply all orders...but we may sub to a brand you have not ordered. If you are wanting the brand of milk you have ordered or nothing at all please advise. 
  • We strongly recommend the use of our FREE ice packs to be delivered with your order. Just remember to keep them clean and out of the sun so that we can collect them when we drop off your next order. We also welcome the return of all other packaging material that may find it's way into your order, egg cartons, bubble wrap, plastic boxes, etc. Please leave all these goodies in your returning boxes out for our drivers to collect on your next delivery.