This report was updated on Wednesday 17th January for deliveries 22nd - 25th January 2018

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 : Flat Parsley - $2.10 per bunch. Coming from Paul Cremona in Cranebrook, NSW

GROCERY SPECIAL : Hemp Seeds (250gm) $11.20 each...usually $14.95 each
Hemp is considered one of the most nutritious plants in the world and the seeds contain all 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential ones that our bodies cannot produce on its own.
 

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Happy Australia Day! Falling on Friday this year, deliveries will not be affected!

Try these Healthy Lamingtons courtesy of The Healthy Chef

 

 

 

 

  • I'm sure you will all agree the first pick of Gala Apples from GMP in Victoria were amazingly good this week, once you got past their very pale appearance : ) Don't wait. Sizes are a little mixy...apologies to anyone who got a few tiny apples with a few big ones this week....Juicing Apples will also now be new season Gala that may be an odd shape, have some bruising, an insect bite, etc. We will continue to run 'old season' Grannies for one more week as we know how many of you are using Green Apples for medicine...but remember these Apples have been off the trees for quite some time, have some discoloration on the skins and need to refrigerated asap at your end. 
  • ...to join the Apples, William Pears are starting this week from McMahon in QLD....also expected to be a wide range of sizes Mal's William Pears were fantastic last season and we are expecting similar things this season. Order with confidence.
  • Price on Hass Avocadoes is holding at an all time high. 2nd Quality Hass are much better value...the avo's are  picked at the same time as the premium fruit but may be an odd shape, extra small or extra big (majority have been on the smaller side of late). 
  • Green Gables famous Angelina Plums are starting this week....a favourite with kids and adults. Sweet, tear drop shaped fruit that are sweet and juicy. YUM! Santa Rosa also still available.....and it won't be long now until David's 'next level' peaches are back in our fruit bowls....
  • ...thinking of 'next level' Nectarines from Brooke-Kelly are coming to mind - on the larger side and a little rough around the edges this week, flavour and texture were out of this world. So, so good. Treat yourself everyone the stonefruit is never around long enough. 
  • ..in fact the QLD Kensington Pride Mango season will wrap up this week : ( don't stock up - end of season fruit always develop 'black spot' at a very fast rate. R2E2 mangoes also available this week. 
  • Grapes were also great this week. A quick reminder that we often see a mouldy grape or two on each bunch...in fact it is very rare that you can eat a whole bunch down to the last grape. This is especially true for tightly clustered grapes. 
  • Blueberries, Rockmelon, Cherries, Peaches, Lychees and  Seedless Watermelon were also stand outs this week in the fruit department. Pineapples returning to the list this week
  • Charlie has been in touch as he is expecting a heap of Bok Choy to be ready by the weekend - $2.90 per bunch this week. 
  • Locally grown Flat Parsley also in good supply - our produce special this week. Homemade Flat Parsley Salad perhaps at your Australia Day BBQ. So easy - simply chop parsley, shallots, tomatoes and then add lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper to taste....it's kind of like a cheats version of tabouli. We have been known to be too lazy to cook the Burghul (cracked wheat) : ) 
  • How are your Lebanese Cucumbers ? I have seen 2 photos of 2nd Quality fruit that literally took my breath away. We stand firmly behind our quality guarantee and would never intentionally supply any goodies that end up straight in the compost....but we are dealing in fresh fruit and veg and not nuts and bolts...so please don't yell down the phone at us....We always make good at our end as these things can happen - thankfully not often! : ) 
  • Kale supply is back to Joe....the new patch is looking good, but will of course be a little on the small side. As many veterans of Lettuce know we work on agreed prices for quite a number of lines from our local growers...so we must take the small with the big so to speak....the size always evens out over the year. With some pretty extreme heat expected over the weekend, I might just remind everyone how to revive a droopy, sad lettuce - simply re-cut the stem of the lettuce and then submerge in cool water for a few minutes. Remember to thoroughly dry before storing in the fridge. 
  • Summer Cauliflower from SA and VIC are a 90% chance  for Monday so we will list them and hope for the best...Please keep in mind that Summer Cauliflower are a little rough around the edges, an off white to yellowy colour, a little rubbery and generally not as densely developed as the Winter Cauli's we all love. This loose formation coupled with extreme temps can result in there being random problems with grubs etc....the good news is they have a good flavour if you can get past the uninviting appearance. 
  • ....Biodynamic Spaghetti Squash from Glenrose Farm have been superb - but on the larger side. Most pieces are over 1.5kg.
  • Beans, Red Capsicum, Broccoli, Bulk Beetroot, Carrots (Dutch in particular), Eggplant, Mushrooms, Onions, Sweet Potato, Pumpkin and Grape Cherry Tomatoes were stand outs in the veg this week. White Sweet Potato and LIVE Sprouts available this week. 
  • Also, a quick note about the Dried Sultanas we have sent out from Robinvale. They have been incorrectly date stamped...best before should be 15.06.2018 NOT 15.01.18
  • 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 excuse us if the indications we have on size of produce on our website is off the mark at the moment, or we supply you from a Grower that is different to which we have listed on our site..... 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. Rest assured we only deal in CERTIFIED ORGANIC fresh produce....that is, produce that has been independently audited to ensure that it is grown in line with the National Standard for Organic Production. Lettuce Deliver is also independently audited to ensure we are selling Certified Organic Produce. We are Certified with NASAA...and can proudly produce an audit trail on all our produce at a moment's notice.

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 : )

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 ICE BLOCKS

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.