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Our Fresh Produce Report

This report was updated on Wednesday 24th April for deliveries 29th April - 2nd 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 : Broccoli - 1kg or more - $6.50 per kilo.
Coming from Blackgold in Koowerup in VIC. 

GROCERY SPECIAL: The Unexpected Guest - Muesli's and Bars - 15% all of April
The Unexpected Guest are proud to be producing products that stimulate your taste buds and lift your spirit! Celebrate the unplanned and spontaneous!

  • Thank you so much to everyone who sent well wishes for Easter and our break. We have had a wonderful time with our family....but I must say we can't wait to fill our empty fridge : )  
  • First thing on the list will be apples from Forest Orchard - Gala and Fuji have been fantastic....Graeme's famous Granny Smith Apples are also now available as are the Golden Delicious....but the Golden's do have some skin marks this year. Graeme's Juicing Apples are also excellent - great value for money at the beginning of the season....these apples have not made the first quality boxes simply because they are too small, an odd shape or have an insect bite. For all of you waiting on the Pink Ladies - it won't be long - approx 2 weeks from starting.
  • Imperial Mandarins back on the list from Mount Gayndah. They did start last week when we were closed and so we should all dive in. Flavour is good and flesh sweet. Mount Gayndah's Navel Oranges are also superb....but are still in short supply...so we will continue to offer Valencia's from Fat Goose Fruit which are amazingly good for being so late in the season. Keep in mind the  fruit has been off the trees for some time and does require immediate refrigeration at your end. For any of you juicing your Oranges - a Valencia/Navel mix is delicious. 
  • Grapes are still on the list....just - season will come to an end in approx 2 weeks time. You may notice the stems are starting to brown now as the end of the season is so close. Don't let this put you off - the grapes themselves are still really good. The odd bad grape has now turned into a couple of bad grapes - but generally speaking you will not be disappointed. Can I suggest you check your bunch on arrival...remove the grapes off the bunch and then store in an airtight container in the fridge...this way the kids (big and small) can just pour them into a bowl without actually having to check out which are good or not so good... 
  • Persimmons, Pears - all varieties, Lemons, Ruby Grapefruit, Custard Apples and Avocadoes (although pricey due to short supply and high demand) are looking good.    
  • New season QLD Broccoli is starting this week, with quite a few Victorian and New South Wales farmers still with crops.....all with good quality veg.....so Broc is the Produce Special this week - $6.50 per kilo for 1 kilo or more. Keep in mind that generally speaking Organic growers leave quite a bit of stem on the 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...so yummy! 
  • I am sad to report that Rachel Saliba has decided to put a hold on her Organic Veges for the moment...like most working mums she has been juggling for quite some time....not that any of us would realize considering her veges have been faultless each week for years! Thank you Rachel.....I have loved working with you!!! So, for now we will look to Coolibah Herbs to supply our Baby Kale - sorry everyone, they only offer Baby Russian Kale in pre-packs. 
  • Celery price has finally come down. Quality is still a little ho hum...but flavour good. Time to put back on the menu.    
  • Quality Tomatoes are still in in short supply as they are each year at this time. Thankfully, Shane looks after us on tomatoes each week of the year....but 'nightmare' season is approaching as Shane's tomatoes will really slow up now due to the cooler weather. We have not been short on fruit to fill our orders...yet...but we always know that there is a real possibility of being short...We also 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. Bear with us...this shortage on tomatoes is going to be a problem until early June.  
  • It's hard to believe but the end of the Onion and Garlic season is upon us once again...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 ! Garlic price will start to climb in the next few weeks as demand is now far outweighing the available supply.....this forces the price up, while the quality of the garlic is deteriorating....
  • Generally speaking the veges we have on offer have been great. Stand outs are Snowpeas, Sugar Snap Peas, Spaghetti Squash, Pumpkin - both Butternut & Jap, Beans, Carrots, Dutch Carrots, Red Capsicum, Lebanese Cucumber, Corn, English Cucumber, Shallots, Sweet Potato and Zucchini. 
     
  • 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.