This report was updated on Wednesday 18th September for deliveries 23rd - 26th September 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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  • An important issue you may not be aware of ....is a change to legislation in regards to GM Crops... The Gene Technology Act 2000 currently requires all scientific and commercial activities using genetic modification processes and living products to be notified to the Office of Gene Technology Regulator for assessment and licensing. But the Government has proposed changes to the Gene Technology Regulations which will exclude a class of methods from any notification or scrutiny at all. The regulations will become law on 8th October 2019, unless the Senate disallows them, and Australia will become one of the first countries in the world to deregulate the use of these new genetic modification techniques. Essentially this change will mean that GM Crops, made using these techniques, could soon be introduced into the Australian food supply without any safety assessment, including for any allergic, toxic, reproductive or cancer-causing effects. There will be no labelling, either - taking away our right as consumers to choose whether or not we buy them! As you all know Certified Organic Farms are all GMO free....but with deregulation of Gene Technologies at any level our  Organic Farms in Australia could become contaminated by neighbours (that the Organic Farmer is not even aware is using these technologies) and then lose their Certification through no fault of their own. Not to mention this change could cripple our Certified Organic export market due to no longer meeting standards required in other countries. Read more here, take action and please share with your communities.
  • Heading into the end of the Winter Fruit season always presents some random problems. Remember to inspect your fruit on arrival - Especially 3kg Navel Oranges. Being inside a bag, one problematic orange can send others bad at lightning speed if trapped without ventilation. Quite a few Navel Oranges are now arriving with a little discoloration on the skins. Rest assured this is only skin deep and does not affect the flesh at all. All of your winter fruits should now be stored in the fridge - that is your Apples, Lemonade Fruit, Mandarins, Pears, Oranges and Kiwifruit. Unrefrigerated you will literally see them shrivel before your eyes. If you are like us, and prefer your fruit at room temperature it is best to store in the fridge and then take out what you will consume that day and leave in a cool area of the kitchen. Pick in the Apples is still Pink Ladies coming from Forest Orchards...which are now showing some surface bruising...and Juicing Apples are just that. I know many of you buy juicing apples for eating during the season as they are such good value....but being so late in the season, the juicing apples are mostly now rejects from first quality boxes which may require cleaning up at your end, due to break down. Know what to expect.  
  • If you are looking for a Summer treat - you can't go past the fantastic Blueberries coming from 15 Acre Farm in QLD. Berries are plump and sweet...
  • Strawberries, Tangellos, Hass Avocadoes, Kiwifruit (although ripening at lightning speed), Seedless Watermelon & Cavendish Bananas were great this week. 
  • Generally speaking the quality of our veges has been fantastic! Bok Choy (still on grower special - $2.90 per bunch), Asparagus (now down to $5.60 per bunch), Broccoli, Snowpeas, Sugar Snap Peas, Corn, Brussels Sprouts (although most are requiring stripping back due to black spot), Cauliflower, Lebanese Cucumber, Red Capsicum, Beans, Kale - all varieties, Celery (although a little rough around the edges has amazing flavour), Mushrooms - all varieties, Pumpkin - all varieties, Zucchini, Dandelion, Spaghetti Squash, Petite Cherry Tomatoes & Dutch Carrots were stand outs this week. White Salad Onions back on the list this week from Keller in QLD.
  • New season Purple Italian Garlic has not disappointed. Wow - quality from Allambee has been outstanding! Old season Russian Garlic is also still available - bulbs are now splitting into cloves with some segments now a little discoloured and others springing to life under the right conditions....If you can get past the initial impression, the garlic itself is still quite good. Alternatively try the Aussie Gralic Powder/Granules from Corndale - so good, not to mention handy. 
  • Mini Tiara Cabbage available from Shane Eldridge again this week. Mini Tiara are a delicious little cabbage with sweet, crunchy leaves that are great as a substitute for lettuce....in a salad or as a wrap...or use as you would in any other cabbage recipe. Shane also has quite a lot of small Dutch Cream potatoes available (we have them listed as Chats) so make sure they are also on your list this week - only $3.00 per kilo. Shane also digs from sandy soil which makes the spuds very easy to wash and then cook in their jackets...thinking about Dutch Cream Potatoes...you may notice there are some small imperfections on the Dutch Cream Potatoes....nothing major, but they are not as clean as we may like. Most knicks are very small and will be gone with your first swipe of the potato peeler. Know what to expect. 
      
  • 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 : )

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THANK YOU

Thank you all so much for support regarding our listing on NSW Food Authorities site for being in breach of a food act. If you have been blissfully oblivious to the drama, you can come up to speed here... or just sail on by and come on in to order our Aussie grown, All Certified Organic Fruit & Veges : )

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.