This report was updated on Wednesday 11th April for deliveries 16th - 19th April 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 :  Sapphire Potatoes - 1kg or more - $4.00 per kilo. Coming from Shane Eldridge in Murray Bridge, SA. 

GROCERY SPECIAL : Cherry Tree Broths - 15% off all of April.

ANZAC DAY is falling on Wednesday this week. 

Monday & Tuesday deliveries will be made as normal and then Wednesday and Thursday deliveries will be made one day later than usual.  

  • UPDATE: As many of you already know (thank you for forwarding the replies you have received) the Government has backed down on their planned compulsory treatment of fungicide to imported brassica seeds before entering Australia. Of course this information is a huge relief for all of us wanting to limit our exposure to chemicals and eat clean, green food. Thank you to everyone who took the time to send off submissions.
     
  • Drum roll please....Imperial Mandarins & Navel Oranges are starting this week....Don't stock up! First pick is just that - first pick! Brix (sugar content) levels are acceptable....but as we all know the fruit will sweeten with each passing week. It's a similar story with Kiwifruit....we almost decided not to supply considering no one will be eating their Kiwi this week : ( Sorry everyone. I think we started a week too early. The good news is we will all be watching 'what is to come' as the fruit slowly ripens in our kitchens. New season is always difficult. The fruit will ripen if left in a warm location of the kitchen. Same goes for Hass Avocadoes as so many of you already know. The beginning of the season always presents avos that take the longest time to ripen. As the season moves on this time becomes less and less until we are delivering them almost ripe. Did you know it takes around 9 months for an avocado to naturally ripen on the tree ? 
  • At the polar opposite of new season fruit are the Valencia Oranges we have on offer from Fat Goose Fruit. The fruit has been off the trees for some time now and does require immediate refrigeration at your end - but flavour is still really good. For any of you juicing your Oranges - a Valencia/Navel mix is delicious. 
  • One fruit item that is a stand out and a must have are the Apples from Forest Orchards - so, so good! Pears - all varieties have also been amazing, as have been the Bananas and Custard Apples from Pim.  
  • Crimson Grapes are also still fantastic. You may notice the stems are starting to brown now as the end of the season is in sight. Don't let this put you off - the grapes themselves are still great. The odd bad grape has now turned into a couple of bad grapes - but generally speaking you will not be disappointed. 
  • If you are looking for Dates and/or Date & Coconut Rolls - they have not disappeared, we have moved them to the Dried Fruit section. This allows us to boast without any exceptions that ALL of the fresh produce we supply is Australian Grown - and Certified Organic of course. The Dates as you all know come in from the USA and are frozen during transport which theoretically does not count as being fresh. 
  • New season QLD Broccoli was fantastic this week and in good supply - now $8.00 per kilo. Keep in mind that Gary & Kathy as well as black Crow leave quite a bit of stem on their 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, slice into discs and then cook as you would your broccoli.....Gary's famous Cauliflower is not far off either. 
  • Celery is now only available from Helps Rd in SA. As usual there is some browning of the leaves and in some cases the centres of the bunches have been cut out - this is happening on Farm. The good news is that the Celery has great flavour and the bunches are a good size, so you are not left feeling robbed that the centre of the bunch is missing. Know what to expect. 
  • It's that time of the year again when the Allium Family is wanting to grow again. Under the right conditions your garlic and onions will come to life. Keep in a well ventilated, cool area of the kitchen. Don't let the green shoot put you off, just eat it !  Garlic price will soon begin increasing as demand will far outweighing supply as we approach end of season....the irony is that as the price goes up, the quality of the garlic will deteriorate : ( 
  • Red Capsicum (still on grower special), Brussels Sprouts (although they do have some black spots on the outer leaves), Silverbeet, Cherry Tomatoes - all varieties, Zucchini, Snowpeas, Mushrooms, Carrots - normal and Dutch, Beans, Cabbage (although on the small side), Corn, Cucumber - both Lebanese and English, Fennel, Bok Choy, Pumpkin, Baby Spinach PP, Shallots and Sweet Potatoes were fantastic this week. Locally grown Collards from Rachel back on the list this week.  
  • Please return our boxes, icepacks and plastic boxes containing soft fruits! These are of a considerable cost to our business and 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, 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. 
  • 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 !  

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 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 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.

PLEASE RETURN OUR POLY BOXES, ICE BLOCKS & PACKAGING MATERIAL

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.