This report was updated on Wednesday 16th August 2017 for deliveries 21st - 24th August 2017

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 : Small Iceberg - $2.00 each. Locally grown by paul Cremona in Cranebrook, NSW.    

GROCERY SPECIAL : Ozganics - Simmer Sauces $5.90 each...usually $6.90 each
Create an exotic dish with just a few ingredients from Australian owned Ozganics. This great range of simmer sauces will easily transform your meal into authentic flavours of the world. These versatile sauces are suitable for the whole family. Gluten Free. Dairy Free.

  • With all the 'beautiful one day, perfect the next weather' at Pim's place, the Strawberry patch is literally busting at the seams. Woohoo - Strawberries only $6.00 per punnet this week. Pim's Salad Mix has also been superb. 
  • Juicing Apple special continuing for another week - only $3.00 per kilo. There are so many options - fresh juice, dried rings, apple pie, puree.....Forest Orchard Apples will most likely be totally exhausted this week. Thank you again to all Lettuce customers who embraced the 'less than perfect looking fruit' that came from Forest Orchard this season. As you all know the apples have now been off the trees for some time and require refrigeration at your end or you will see them soften or wrinkle very quickly. Pick in the Apples is now Fuji and Lady William coming from Don Edwards in Victoria.....Pink Lady are also pretty good, although now showing some superficial bruising - same goes for the Grannies - some obvious bruising and pretty slippery - this apple is so clever it secretes its own protective layer to prolong it's life. Rest assured this slipperiness is not wax...post - harvest waxing of apples is not allowed under the National Organic standard for Organic production. Red Delicious & Golden Delicious are now what we consider ‘soft’...so for anyone looking for an apple with crunch - stick with Fuji and Lady William.  
  • Keep in mind that all Winter fruit -  Navel Oranges, Mandarins, Lemons and Pears (now a little wrinkly around the cylix with some skin discoloration) are also 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. 
  • Honey Mercott Mandarins now available from Mount Gayndah. Remember, Honey Mercott  have a very tight skin and are not easy to peel (definitely do not attempt with one hand while driving)...but they are worth the effort as they are super juicy with a great flavour. 
  • Aussie Kiwifruit are also just about done, you will notice they are ripening at lightning speed. In the next week or two we will look to fruit coming in from New Zealand. 
  • Can you please make a dash for your Blueberries....I have found a few punnets this morning with a severely moulding berry....If left in the punnet this will turn the other Blueberries. Any major problems please lettuce know. We stand firmly behind our quality guarantee and would hate to think that anything we have supplied you is tossed straight into the compost. 
  • Hass Avocadoes, Seedless Watermelon, Black Sapote, Rhubarb, Lemonade Fruit, Bananas, Tangellos, Passionfruit (although some are a little wrinkly), Lemons and Bosc Pears (although a little aesthetically challenged this year) were delicious this week.  
  • Charlie has been in touch to lettuce know he will have quite alot of Bok Choy ready for picking by the weekend - so back to $2.90 per bunch.  
  • Corn deserves a special mention....although the husks are looking a little grey and dry (so often the case with QLD Corn), the kernels are fantastic. Super sweet and juicy - just as we like them.
  • Small Iceberg Lettuce - our produce special again this week. Add San Choy Bow to the menu this week. Good news is that the cups will be the perfect mouthful...no messy second bites required. Woohoo.
  • As many of you know we did not supply Roma Tomatoes again this week....quality has been a little hit and miss. At this stage we will leave them on the list...but may supply Gourmet if quality falls below our expectations. If you are wanting Roma or nothing at all, please make a note with your order. 
  • Put Broccolini on the menu this week. Bunches coming from Peninsula are 'real Broccolini', rather than the Broccoli Shoots we call Broccolini most of the year. Quality is outstanding!
  • Come to think of it the Veges in general have been fantastic - Winter always does produce some of the most amazing Vegetables. Stand outs this week were Zucchini, Sugar Snap Peas, Celery, Salad Mix, Red Cap, Lebanese Cucumber, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Leeks, Jap Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Grape Cherry Tomatoes and Baby Spinach PP.
  • Garlic is at the end of the season and may now arrive in segments with a little discoloration. Don't let this put you off flavour is still good. New season Italian Garlic will start at the end of September.  
  • Please keep in mind that indications we have on size of produce on our website may be off the mark at the moment.... The end of the Winter fruit season often presents us with some unexpected sizes. We have updated our website today with the most up-to-date and accurate  information about what will be available for next week's deliveries...but it is Wednesday and there are quite a few days before we will actually see the produce we are selling to you.  
  • Like most Winters we are experiencing a milk shortage. We will have enough 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 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 !  
  • CONGRATULATIONS Sue in West Pennant Hills !! You are the lucky recipient of the Detox Box from Secrets Organic Box. Check out this weeks Blog Post for a chance of receiving a packet of Ceres Buckwheat Grains with your order next week.

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 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 : )

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.