This report was updated on Wednesday 22nd January for deliveries 28th - 31st January 2020 

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 : Blueberries  - $5.00 per punnet.
Coming from Kevin Black in Childers, QLD.

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GROCERY SPECIAL: Robinvale - Sparkling Drinks, Grape Juice & Dried Fruit - 10% off all of January
Mr. & Mrs. George Caracatsanoudis established Robinvale Organic Wines located at Robinvale (470km North-West of Melbourne on the Murray River) in 1976. Today sons' Steve, Bill and their families continue to produce beautiful biodynamic wines, non-alcoholic beverages, fresh grapes and dried fruits for us to enjoy. 

Happy Australia Day!
With the holiday falling on Monday the 27th January this year, all deliveries will be one day later than usual.

  • ....so as you all know Blueberries were not from Ardrossan Orchards this week as we expected, main reason there were not as many ready to pick as was first thought...thankfully we were able to get enough fruit from 15 Acre and Kevin Black to fill all of your orders.....Blueberries will remain the produce special this week with fruit this week expected from Kevin Black in Childers, QLD. Blackberries from Ardrossan were a stand out in the fruit department this week - now in good supply and only $6.00 per punnet.  
  • Cherries now from Esperence Bay in Tassie were so good this week - huge and sweet. Don't wait - season is almost over.  
  • ..thinking of seasons being over is bringing KP Mangoes to mind - I'm sure you will all agree it has been a good one! The last pallet of Mangoes from the Rehberger family (Mangoes are Us) is arriving Tuesday. We will then see a gap on mangoes until the Keitt variety start which could be a few weeks. Like most seasons we are seeing some black spot on the mangoes where they are attached to the tree. This discoloration is only skin deep - know what to expect. 
  • Grapes have been fantastic - Menindee, Ralli Seedless & Flame all now super sweet. Please keep in mind that there may be a bad grape or two amongst your bunch..it just happens - especially with tightly clustered grapes like Flame. We always laugh about the fact that organic grapes cannot be consumed while driving as you really do need to site each grape before eating : )  
  • Stonefruit from Brooke-Kelly has been exceptional! Treat yourself....Also slip stone at the moment (flesh does not stick to the seed) which means you can cut like an avocado and then twist off the seed. Greg's Fragar (White Peaches) also available this week.  
  • A quick note about the Second Quality Stonefruit - from one week to another we have no idea how many will be available.....so, please make a note with your order if you would like us to replace your order of Seconds with First quality fruit should the Seconds not be available. 
  • New season Apple season has started with fruit from GMP....as expected the colour of the apples was very pale. The good news is that Mal McMahon is picking his QLD fruit for delivery on Tuesday the 28th so colour should be much better this week....We will continue to offer Grannies and Juicing (both old season) until new season are available.  
  • Clapp Pears also now available from Linton Greenwood in Merrigum.
  • Paul's Radish Tops have again turned to a shade of yellow - this happens each year in the warm, wet weather. Don't let the tops put you off, the bulbs are fantastic. Check out our website to find out how best to store your Radish when they get to your place. 
  • Charlie's locally grown Asian vege (Bok Choy, Pak Choy and Choy Sum) has also been badly affected by the big wet and heat....you may have noticed that some of the bunches this week have a little patch of discoloration - a direct result of the heavy rains last week....we will now see a gap in supply for at least a week. 
  • ..with more extreme temps forecast for the next few days I might 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. 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. 
  • Generally speaking our veges under the current conditions have been fantastic - stand outs this week being - Dutch Carrots (season finishing from Tim Burrell his week), Beans, Lebanese Cucumber, Roma Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes - Petite in particular, Red Capsicum (on grower special again this week), Roma Tomatoes, Carrots (coming from Fred Rowodwsky), Mini Leb Cucumber, Sugar Snap Peas, Snowpeas, Dutch Cream Potatoes & Jap Pumpkin. 
  • Sorry about the shortage on Eggs this week....unfortunately road closures resulted in Glenrose Eggs being in short supply. 
  • With the incredible weather conditions and natural disasters being experienced across our beautiful country.... we have again done the best we can to update our site with the most accurate and up to date info about where our produce will be coming from, but as you all know we do not sell from stock in our coolrooms, produce is still on farm at this stage....should the source of our produce change over the next few days, rest assured our fresh fruit & veg offerings are all Certified Organic and all Australian grown - Always.  Our hearts and thoughts are with those that have been affected by the tremendous devastation being felt across our dry and tired Country...and our thanks is with those who are assisting at the front line, helping our wildlife and all those who have donated their time and money to assist those Aussies needing a hand x
       
  • 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 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.

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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THANK YOU

Thank you all so much for support regarding our listing on NSW Food Authorities site for being in breach of a food act. If you have been blissfully oblivious to the drama, you can come up to speed here... or just sail on by and come on in to order our Aussie grown, All Certified Organic Fruit & Veges : )

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.