This report was updated on Wednesday 25th November for deliveries 30th Nov - 3rd Dec 2020

Orders for delivery Monday - Thursday 

Order by no later than 3pm Sunday 

Some specialty items like Bread & Dairy have specific order cut off times. Please check these out when placing your order.


 

Thank you all so much for bearing with us over the last few months as we chopped and changed the way we have been delivering to you as we work around the Corona Virus and the strangeness that it brought for all of us.


We are now back to picking up all boxes (including cardboard) as well as all packaging material on a weekly basis...

....BUT if we cannot safely separate returning boxes from orders we are yet to deliver in our vehicles .....our priority will be picking up poly boxes (please put all packaging material in your poly)....so if we take your poly and not your cardboard - please recycle the cardboard at your end that week.

Returned boxes and packaging material are being cleaned, stored and re-used in due course. Please let me assure everyone that we are taking the cleaning and storing process very seriously at our end to protect our own family (including staff) and yours (our extended Lettuce family).

We are all still well....none of our family (including staff) have come into direct contact with any person carrying the virus and we are following strict procedures at our end to limit the chance that our team are exposed to the virus.

Our warehouse is still not open to the public at all and Couriers delivering stock to us are not coming inside our warehouse. We are following all of the guidelines provided to us by the World Health Organisation aswell as our Government to reduce any potential exposure to COVID-19.

Take care everyone,

Emma for Ben Slade and Cheryl & Bob Stuart


Please take note:

  • No additions of changes to orders will be accepted after 3pm each Sunday. 
  • Sensible Substitution will be made at our end if items are short or not available unless you advise otherwise. 
  • Favourite orders (for recurring order customers) will be placed as early as Thursday. If you change your order after we have placed it on your behalf please send a new order to us (before the cut off) - we will know which one we have placed and delete it. 

    
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  • ...only 4 more deliveries before the Christmas Break !!! As with each Christmas/New Year we will be taking a short break...Last deliveries will be made Monday the 21st  - Thursday the 24th. First deliveries of 2021 will be made week starting Monday the 11th of January. FRUIT MINCE Tarts now available from Bowan Island Bakery - Yippee! Gluten Free Xmas Cakes ($85.00 each for 1kg Cakes) available week starting Monday the 7th November from nonies! Anyone interested in nonies famous Gluten Free Xmas Fruit Mince Tarts ($16.00 for 4)? 
  • We are really getting to the bottom of the barrel with our Apple  & Pear supply....this time of the year our packing of apples literally takes us twice the amount of time as we carefully roll each piece to inspect for breakdown and even then the fruit can deteriorate on their way to your place. Being stored in coolrooms with a constant temperature for so long, can on change of temperature send fruit literally droopy, wrinkly and/or rotten before your eyes. Remember to refrigerate asap at your end.  New apple season will begin again in January/February from McMahon in Pozieres, QLD.
  • Victorian Strawberries now available from Daylesford (Wombat Farm) ....So sweet - Summer varieties really are to die for. Order with confidence....in good supply this week - only $8.00 per punnet.  Blueberries also deserve a special mention - Delicious! Treat yourself! 
  • Thinking of delicious....brings Apricots to mind - YUM. The Golden may (a larger variety of Apricots) available from Leja in Victoria are superb. Full flavoured with great texture. 
  • Mangoes (now coming from QLD), Bananas, Nectarines - both Yellow and White, Rockmelons (although small flavour is superb from Harm) as well as Valencia Oranges were fantastic this week....
  • Generally speaking our veges have been amazing. Stand outs this week include - Cauliflower from Fred, Celery from Shane, Snow Peas, Shallots, Lettuce heads - all varieties, Onions - all varieties, Lebanese Cucumber, Pumpkin - Jap in particular, Red Capsicum (although small in size), Baby Spinach PP,  Asparagus, Herbs & Tomatoes - all varieties (price is finally coming back on Tomatoes), Petite Cherry Tomatoes and Zucchini.  Basil & Purple Sweet Potato returning to the list this week.
     
  • Please return our boxes, icepacks and plastic boxes containing soft fruits and veges! These 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, lettuce, strawberry and cherry tomato punnets aswell as spinach boxes, 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. If our drivers are not picking up your boxes please lettuce know.
     
  • 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, Australian Grown 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 about a products organic status at a moment's notice : )

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CHRISTMAS 2020

As we did last year we are only getting Turkeys and Legs of Pork in for customers who specifically ask for them. If you want one, could you please lettuce know this week.  Turkeys will be approx 3.5 – 5.5kg @ $26.00 per kilo. Pork Legs (available in butt or leg end) will be approx 2 - 4kg @ $32.00 per kilo
Our last deliveries of 2020 will be 21st - 24th of December.
Our first deliveries of 2021 will be 11th - 14th January

PLEASE RETURN OUR BOXES 

Please return our boxes, icepacks and plastic boxes containing soft fruits and veges! These 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, lettuce and spinach boxes, 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.  

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.

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.