This report was updated on Wednesday 17th May 2017 for deliveries 22nd - 25th May 2017

Monday - Wednesday Delivery: Order by 4pm Friday for priority supply. 
Monday - Wednesday Delivery: Order by 4pm Sunday. 
Thursday Delivery: Order by 9.30am Monday.
Some things are worth the wait !

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 : BABY Green Russian Kale (100gm) $3.45 each. Coming from Rachel Saliba in East Kurrajong, NSW

GROCERY SPECIAL : Blue Dinosaur Bars $2.96 each...usually $3.95 each inc gst 
Blue Dinosaur start with a collection of beautiful ingredients that your body wants to eat and combine them into a bar for your convenience.

 

  • For anyone following our Instagram page - you already know this....for anyone not following - Pim has started to pick her Winter crop of Strawberries this week - Yeehah !!! In fact some of you will have Pim's Strawberries in your orders tomorrow (Thursday). Volumes will increase over the next few weeks until there will plenty for everyone. Sorry about the rationing we have had to do over the last month....Pim's season is later in starting compared to last year and Fred's VIC crop finished earlier than expected with all that rain. The good news is there is light at the end of tunnel. Until Pim can supply all of our Strawberry requirements we will also look to Coochin and McMahon for berries.  We have had quite a few requests recently for Second Quality Strawberries - won't be long now - approx 3 - 4 weeks ! As Veterans of Lettuce know our Second Strawberries are not last week's fruit - but rather Strawberries picked by Pim at the same time as our first quality punnets that are simply a strange shape, have a rub mark or insect bite.     
  • Hass Avocado price is still right up there...The 2nd Quality fruit 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.
  • Graeme's full complement of Apples are just about in (we are still waiting on Red Delicious). It's hard to believe but....the Golden's are now what we consider a little 'soft'....flavour is still amazing! Fruit will continue to be a little aesthetically challenged this season....thank you for all of your feedback on the amazing flavour - We have been passing your comments onto Graeme and Fiona who appreciate our support ! 
  • Mandarins from Bonita & Les Darrow deserve a special mention - Deeeeelicious! 
  • Although Grapes are looking as though they will continue for at least a few more weeks, it is time for us to give them a miss. As many of you know we did not send out the O'Hanez we received on Monday - just not good enough...So we are leaving the season on a high. I'm sure you will all agree the Grapes have been great this season. 
  • Navel Oranges, Custard Apples, Rhubarb, Lemons, Pears - all varieties, Kiwifruit, Passionfruit, Bananas & Pineapple have been excellent. 
  • For all of those curious customers who ordered Dacca Bananas this week - please re-order. The fruit arrived rock hard and so needed to be sent to the ripening rooms (otherwise we would have been waiting for them to ripen for the next 6 weeks). A little reminder - Dacca Banana have a Reddy/Purple skin with a creamy - to light pick coloured flesh which is softer than the flesh of a Cavendish Banana. Some say the flesh tastes a little like mango/raspberry. 
  • Cauliflower from Mt. Whitestone was amazing this week - Snow white, tightly formed and a variety that is roundish (rather than a half ball so to speak), these Cauli's look deceivingly small but when cut up are quite substantial. Order with confidence. Gary's Broccoli & Cabbage - both Green & Red have also been fantastic. 
  • Corn from Pinnacle were fantastic this week - sweet and Juicy as we like them. Do not let the colour of the husk put you off - QLD corn often arrives looking a little dry - they have simply been bathing in the QLD sun.  
  • ..QLD Beans were also fantastic this week coming from Trevor Mahaffey. 
  • Brussel Sprouts from Quintin Bland in Yeltholm are good, but they do need stripping back. As with most seasons these delicate tiny cabbages often develop black spotting on the outer leaves which need to be removed before cooking.
  • 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, they are still fine to eat. You can remove the sprout if you prefer, otherwise simply cut up, sprout and all ! New season will start again in September. Russian Garlic is starting to arrive in segments with some areas a little discoloured. Know what to expect.     
  • Tomato availability is still limited across the country. Some of the fruit we are supplying you from Shane is a little greener than we would usually like due to the cooler weather. These tomatoes are mature, but not ripe. Do not refrigerate. If possible leave in a closed paper bag in a warm location of the kitchen and the fruit will colour up within the next few days. Unfortunately we do sometimes see problems with tomatoes that take an extended time to ripen with sore spots that develop around the cylix. Any major problems lettuce know. Shane's Red Caps are still on grower special - more than likely for the last time this week. Enjoy ! 
  • Sorry about the shortage on Dutch Carrots this week everyone.....late arrival has resulted in most of you receiving normal carrots in replacement. All should be fine this week - Please do lettuce know how your Dutch Carrots have arrived best over the last few weeks as we experiment in getting them to you in their best condition! 
  • Radishes, Bok Choy (still on Grower Special - $2.90 per bunch), Salad Mix, Kale - all varieties, Rainbow Chard (still very young), Pumpkin - all varieties, Celery (although we are still experiencing some problems with browning leaves and in some cases have the centres cut out - this is happening on farm), Lettuce - all varieties, Sweet Potato and Zucchini have been excellent. Garden Peas available this week from David Cohen.  
  • 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.
  • Please keep in mind that we like to pick up the boxes & icepacks we supply in your orders as well as 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. 
  • We have updated our website with the most up to date and accurate information available to us at this time, but due to weather conditions 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 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 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 which means that we have to be able to prove these claims at a moment's notice : )
  • 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 ! 

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RAW GOAT MILK SUPPLY..

.as with each year at this time, the supply of Raw, Unpasteurised Goats Milk is really tight. We will do our best to share around the stock we receive each week until of course the supply dries up completely. 

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.

PLEASE RETURN OUR POLY BOXES and ICEBLOCKS

We pick up all boxes that we deliver in and ask that you keep them clean and dry for a week so that we can swap them with the empty boxes when making your next delivery....If our drivers are not picking up your empty boxes please lettuce know. The Gel pack Iceblocks that we are supplying you are also a considerable cost to our business if they are not returned as are the poly boxes. Please leave out for collection with your next order. We will also collect any packaging material we may supply you including egg cartons, plastic boxes, bubble wrap etc. - simply leave inside your returning boxes.

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.