This report was updated on Wednesday 21st June 2017 for deliveries 26th - 29th June 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 : Cos Lettuce - $2.00 each. Coming from Paul Cremona in Western Sydney. 

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.

  • Firstly, thank you so much to all of those customers who took the time to send us an email or made a note on their order about the ice pack situation. We had a number of brilliant suggestions presented to us, many of which were hilarious. I am reminded once again what a wonderful group of funny, whitty, not to mention lovely people we are supplying food to each week. We have weighed up all the pros and cons  and have decided to stay with the flat pack ice blocks for the time being at least. Thank you so much to all those customers who have diligently returned the flat pack ice blocks in pristine condition to us with each returning box in the past....and thank you in advance to all those customers who have promised to return the flat packs moving forward : ) 
  • For anyone who missed out on trying Red Dacca Bananas a few weeks ago - they are back on the list. These bananas have a reddy/purply skin with a creamy coloured flesh that some say tastes a little like mangoes or raspberries. 
  • Fuji are now the pick of the Apples for those of you who like your apples with crunch. For the ninth year in a row some of the fruit is displaying 'water core'...this is a phenomena that makes the core of the Apple look wet…..basically the apple has been sun ripened to the point that starch converts to sugar making the fruit extremely sweet !  Don't let it put you off - there is nothing wrong with the apple itself, in fact in some countries these fetch a much higher price and are very sought after.... Golden Delicious Apples are now what we consider 'soft' and Grannies are now feeling a little waxy - rest assured they are not waxed, this is not allowed under the National Standard for Organic Production...this apple is so clever that as we move further into the season, the apple itself secretes a coating to prolong it's life. Amazing !  
  • Strawberries (now $8.50 per punnet), Hass Avocadoes (now coming from Wodonga Park), Lemons, Imperial Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Cavendish Bananas and Kiwifruit have been fantastic. Ruby Grapefruit & Blueberries returning to the list this week. We really do love our Lemonade Fruit at Lettuce Deliver, I know because of how many of you are already asking when they will be available - at least 4 weeks ! 
  • Vegetables in general have been outstanding. Broccoli, Cauliflower, Carrots, Beans, Red Capsicum, Leb Cucumber, Cabbage - all varieties, Pumpkin - all varieties Baby Spinach (although now containing a little winter grass), Radish and Zucchini stand outs. 
  • Locally grown Collards still on grower special - $4.20 per bunch this week. Try something new. Collards are fantastic as a substitute for a wrap or taco, the leaf is strong, yet delicate with a slightly bitter taste. 
  • QLD Corn was also amazing this week, although the husks are a little dry as we expect with most QLD Corn - don't let this put you off...the kernels are sweet and juicy.
  • You may notice there are no tomatoes or cherry tomatoes in any of the season boxes this week. Can I suggest we all give them a miss unless they are a 'must have' in your household. Shane is picking so green that I am sure that due to the length of time the fruit will take to ripen we may as well wait until next week. Tomatoes that take an extended period to ripen never do so perfectly and have the potential to go bad before becoming fully ripe. If you leave tomatoes on your order, make sure you leave them in a warm area of the kitchen. Do not refrigerate ! 
  • Onions and Garlic are now at the end of their season and are wanting to grow again. The best way to slow this process is to store them in the fridge. If the green shoots do appear, just cut in half and remove before use or simply eat them too ! New season will begin again in August/September… Russian Garlic is now showing signs of age with some cloves becoming discoloured and arriving in segments not bulbs.  
  • Like most Autumn/Winters 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.  
  • 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 ! 

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.