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Our Fresh Produce Report

This report was updated on Wednesday 14th August for deliveries 19th - 22nd August 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 : Sweet Potato - Kumera - 1kg or more - $6.80 per kilo.
Coming from Ken Small in Cudgen, NSW. 

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  • Please keep in mind that all Winter fruit - Apples, Navel Oranges, Mandarins, Lemons and Pears (now a little wrinkly around the cylix with some skin discoloration) are at the end of their season and are best stored in the fridge. If you only like eating your fruit at room temperature, can I suggest storing your fruit in the fridge and then each morning put the fruit that will be eaten that day into the fruit bowl. 
  • ....Aussie Kiwifruit are also at the end of the season and ripening at lightning speed - also best stored in your fridge.  
  • For everyone still looking at rock hard Red Dacca Bananas in their fruit bowls....so sorry. Interestingly some have ripened while others are being stubborn. The good news is the fruit will eventually ripen...but it could take up to 6 weeks....which is irritating to say the least. If you can't bear to watch them ripen over this extended period please throw in the compost, lettuce know and we will address a credit or simply make them your kitchen experiment....Ruby & Jett are checking ours daily to see if they are ready to be eaten. Like a Cavendish Banana, the flesh will be soft when ready to eat.
  • Cavendish Bananas, Passionfruit (although a little wrinkly), Strawberries, Mandarins - both Daisy & Imperial, Hass Avocadoes, Lemonade Fruit, Tangellos and Navel Oranges have been excellent. 
  • Our produce special is Sweet Potato - Kumera again this week coming from Ken Small in Cudgen - only $6.80 per kilo. Sweet Potato is such a versatile vegetable which can be used roasted in salads, baked with a drizzle of olive oil and sprinkle of salt to make a delicious side dish....or try one of our favs which is Loaded Sweet Potato skins. So quick and easy....and a winner with adults and kids.  Simply pierce each sweet potato a few times and bake at 200 degrees for 50 minutes, or until soft. Let the sweet potatoes cool then cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the flesh leaving a thin layer of sweet potato inside, and add flesh to a medium bowl. Place skins back on baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake at 200 degrees  for 10 minutes. Mash the sweet potato flesh with milk, salt, pepper and minced garlic until smooth and creamy. Remove sweet potato skins from oven, fill each with an equal amount of mixture and top with cheese. Bake at 200 degrees  for 15 minutes until the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and top with crumbled bacon. Serve with sour cream and chives. Yessss...so good. 
  • Some of our Celery is a little floppy! This is because some of the bunches are young and not completely filled out. You will be amazed at the transformation by loving your bunch for a few minutes. Simply recut the bottom of the stem and submerge in water for a few minutes. Know what to expect.
  • Onions - both Gold & Spanish available from K Produce this week - woooohoo! Back to the smaller size most of you are after. These late season onions are always superb. Order with confidence. 
  • Baby Spinach PP from Coolibah Herbs are being packed containing some Winter Grass...this really can't be helped at this time of the year. Know what to expect. Rocket PP back on the list this week. 
  • Garlic is at the end of the season and wanting to grow again - some bulbs are now splitting as we handle them, resulting in us supplying you cloves...and some cloves are now a little discoloured. New season will start in September.  
  • Roma Tomatoes (on grower special this week - $11 per kilo), Chinese Cabbage (huge bunches available from Pim this week), Spaghetti Squash, Lebanese Cucumber, English Spinach Bunches, Petite Cherry Tomatoes, Cabbage - all varieties, Brussels Sprouts  (although most are requiring stripping back due to black spot on the outer leaves), Silverbeet, Bok Choy, Pumpkin - Butternut in particular, Broccoli & Cauliflower (although prices are now climbing), Mushrooms & Leeks were stand outs in the veg this week. Vege prices are climbing due to shortages in supply. Chinese Broccoli still a week from starting - sorry. 
  • Special on Glenrose Eggs this week. Only $13.30 per dozen. Best before 06.09.19 - so plenty of date. Eden has 'the best' eggs. If they are usually not on your list, give them a try this week. 
  • Feedback please: As many of you know we have been unable to supply Certified Organic Pork over the last few weeks. We are able to get it, although the price has almost doubled!!! Would you buy Certified Organic Pork from us at almost twice the price ? Would you like us to offer Free Range Pork until the price of Certified Organic Pork comes down ? I have unblocked the Pork category this week. The prices showing are the prices we could offer for Free Range Pork at this time. So, we would basically need to double the listed price for the Certified Organic Pork. Your feedback would be appreciated.  
       
  • We have had a number of requests to allow New Products to remain in the New Products category for longer than 1 week....so from now on we will leave the new products in this section for 4 weeks... Please do scroll down as the listing is alphabetical and so it may not be obvious at first glance that there are new items further down the page. 
  • We have a box of Winter Edition Living Now magazines in our warehouse (due to advertising). They usually retail for $8.80. We are basically giving them away for $1.10 each. You can find the mag in the New Products section 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 : )

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.