This report was updated on Wednesday 22nd May for deliveries 27th - 30th May 2019

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 : Cos Lettue - $2.40 each. 
Coming from Charlie Galea in Theresa park, NSW.

GROCERY SPECIAL: Absolute Organic Rice - Basmati, Brown & White - 15% all of April
Your side to...well...almost everything : ) Providing instant energy, stablizing blood sugar levels and regulating bowel movements we should all have a pack in our order each week : )

  • Last variety of Grapes available this week from Robinvale - Red Emperor. These grapes are super sweet and crunchy....but do have seeds.  Embrace the seed! 
  • Kiwifruit, Mandarins, Navel Oranges and Apples have been fantastic! Yep, Winter is on it's way. 
  • We will continue to offer late season Valencia Oranges from Fat Goose - they are looking pretty tired....but flavour is still good. Remember to immediately refrigerate your Valencia's on arrival as they have been off the trees for quite some time.  
  • Strawberries from Pim will begin to trickle in this week - Yeehah. Although QLD fruit is pricey due to supply and demand the fruit has been fantastic.
  • Lemons, Passionfruit, Bananas & Rockmelon (although really small)  were also really good this week. Fuerte Avocadoes and Guava Apples available this week. 
  • If you don't have Cauliflower on the menu you should! As many of you already know we received QLD Cauliflower this week from Mount Whitestone. Heads were not huge, but certainly not tiny ....were white and tightly formed as we like them. Cauli from Gary & Kathy Harm are always in more of a ball shape than a half ball, which makes the heads appear smaller than they actually are. Broccoli has also been superb. Keep in mind that Gary & Kathy leave quite a bit of stem on their broc - Don't discard. Potato peel, as the skin around the stem can be quite thick and cook as you would the flowerette. We personally peel the thick stem of broccoli and then slice into discs. 
  • Garden Peas back on the list from Tim Hamilton. 
  • Brussel Sprouts from Forest Herbs have been fantastic - delicious...but...similar to most other seasons some are requiring stripping back. These delicate tiny cabbages often develop black spotting on the outer leaves which need to be removed before cooking. Try something new this week...Simply strip your brussels, then slice and pan fry with a little butter and garlic. So simple and easy! 
  • QLD Celery season starting this week. Supply is still incredibly limited but will improve over the next few weeks as a few Growers begin their season. Bunches will be on the smaller side this week as Black Crow pick the first of their mature bunches. Young Celery can often appear 'floppy' this is not an indication of an old celery, but rather that the bunch has not filled out. To revive a droopy Celery bunch simply re-cut the stem and submerge in water. The transformation will be nothing less than miraculous! 
  • Fennel and Green Curly Kale in good supply from Charlie - both on grower special this week. Cos will remain our produce special - only $2.40 each.  Try Cos with a simple Tahini dressing (personal fav) So simple....tahini, olive oil, lemon, mustard, salt, honey, pepper and water to thin. 
  • Tomatoes are still in very short supply...At this time of year, we see fruit that at other times of the year would not make it into 'first quality' boxes....as well as fruit that is a little greener than we would usually like. Know what to expect. 
  • The end of the Onion and Garlic season is upon...this can result in the veg beginning to want to grow again under the right conditions. Store in a well ventilated, cool area of the kitchen. If your onions or garlic do start to sprout, it is still fine to eat. You can remove the sprout if you prefer, otherwise simply cut up, sprout and all ! Prices are starting to climb as a direct result of supply and demand. Ironically as the quality of both Onions and Garlic deteriorates as we move to the end of the season the price increases due to lack of supply : (   
  • Beans (less rust this week...and less expected next week), Squash, Bok Choy, Carrots, Leeks, Parsnip, Mushrooms, Grape Cherry Tomatoes, Silverbeet, Red Capsicum, Jap Pumpkin, Sweet Potato and Zucchini were stand outs in the veg this week. 
     
  • Due to the cooler weather we are experiencing an egg and milk shortage. We will have enough of both 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 eggs or milk you have ordered or nothing at all please advise. 
  • 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 return our boxes, icepacks and plastic boxes containing soft fruits and veges! These can be used over and over again if treated with care. We also welcome the return of all other packaging material that may find it's way into your order, egg cartons, bubble wrap, lettuce and spinach boxes, etc. I know many are sceptical about the recycling of goods through local councils....but please be assured we deliver all of the packaging material we use (when the end of their life is upon us) into Sydney Markets where recycling is a big business.....Please leave all these goodies in your returning boxes out for our drivers to collect on your next delivery.

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 we 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, Australian Grown 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 (NASAA Retailer R9291) which means that we have to be able to prove any claims we make about a products organic status 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.

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.