This report was updated on Wednesday 11th September for deliveries 16th - 19th September 2019

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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Coming from Tzannah in Glenreagh, NSW.

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  • An important issue you may not be aware of ....is a change to legislation in regards to GM Crops... The Gene Technology Act 2000 currently requires all scientific and commercial activities using genetic modification processes and living products to be notified to the Office of Gene Technology Regulator for assessment and licensing. But the Government has proposed changes to the Gene Technology Regulations which will exclude a class of methods from any notification or scrutiny at all. The regulations will become law on 8th October 2019, unless the Senate disallows them, and Australia will become one of the first countries in the world to deregulate the use of these new genetic modification techniques. Essentially this change will mean that GM Crops, made using these techniques, could soon be introduced into the Australian food supply without any safety assessment, including for any allergic, toxic, reproductive or cancer-causing effects. There will be no labelling, either - taking away our right as consumers to choose whether or not we buy them! As you all know Certified Organic Farms are all GMO free....but with deregulation of Gene Technologies at any level our  Organic Farms in Australia could become contaminated by neighbours (that the Organic Farmer is not even aware is using these technologies) and then lose their Certification through no fault of their own. Not to mention this change could cripple our Certified Organic export market due to no longer meeting standards required in other countries. Read more here, take action and please share with your communities.
  • Now to the produce....we haven't had a week like this for a while....Sorry about the shortage on Pears, being the last week we discarded more fruit than we could use, which of course resulted in us being short in supply. Please make a use first item this week as the fruit will not last long. Red Caps arrived Monday morning...but by midday we realised that the fruit was starting to break down (they had become hot on their way to Sydney from SA)....we pulled them from the packing line...but had already delivered to some of you....Please check out your caps and if you have any problems please lettuce know....
  • ...thinking about potential problems now brings all the winter fruit to mind. With the warmer days there is always the chance that good fruit turns bad on change of temperature.  Please store in the fridge from here on in and check on arrival - especially 3kg Navel Oranges...being inside a bag, one problematic orange can send others bad at lightning speed if touching each other.  Winter fruits include - Apples (pick is still Pink Ladies from Forest Orchards), Oranges, Mandarins, Kiwifruit (which are ripening at lightning speed), Lemons & Lemonade Fruit. If you are like us, and prefer your fruit at room temperature it is best to store in the fridge and then take what you will consume that day out of the fridge and put in a fruit bowl. 
  • Blueberries from 15 Acre deserve a special mention! The berries are big, crunchy and delicious. Treat yourself this week. 
  • Avocadoes (all varieties), Strawberries, Blood Oranges (although some do not have red flesh), Bananas, Passionfruit (although a little wrinkly), Lemons, Limes & Tangellos have been fantastic. Seedless Watermelon & Reed Avocadoes back on the list this week.
  • Mini Tiara Cabbage available from Shane Eldridge this week - $4.50 each (no halves). Mini Tiara are a delicious little cabbage with sweet, crunchy leaves that are great as a substitute for lettuce....in a salad or as a wrap...or use as you would in any other cabbage recipe. Shane also has quite a lot of small Dutch Cream potatoes available (we have them listed as Chats) so make sure they are also on your list this week - only $3.00 per kilo. Shane also digs from sandy soil which makes the spuds very easy to wash and then cook in their jackets. 
  • ...thinking about Dutch Cream Potatoes...you may notice there are some small imperfections on the Dutch Cream Potatoes coming from Bauer....nothing major, but they are not as clean as we may like. Most knicks are very small and will be gone with your first swipe of the potato peeler. Know what to expect. 
  • Celery has been a bit floppy of late, this is because the bunches are young, not completely filled out and a little thirsty. You will be amazed at the transformation by loving your bunch for a few minutes. Simply recut the bottom of the stem and submerge in water for a few minutes. Know what to expect.
  • Please inspect your bunch of English Spinach. Elastic bands are tight on beautiful big bunches which can strangle the leaves. Remove any damaged leaves before storing. Baby Spinach PP also from Coolibah has been good, but containing 'more than usual' winter grass....which gets picked and packed with the spinach. Know what to expect. 
  • Fantastic New season Italian Purple Garlic now available from Allambie in QLD. Bulbs are amazingly big and flavour superb. End of season Russian Garlic also still available...but now arriving in segments not bulbs and have some discoloration. Can I suggest you give Corndale Garlic Granules or Powder a whirl - so good and on special this month. 
  • Brussels Sprouts (although most are requiring stripping back due to black spotting on outer leaves), Spaghetti Squash, Bok Choy (still on grower special - $2.90), Broccolini, Silverbeet, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Pumpkin - both Jap and Butternut, Red Capsicum, Zucchini, Mushrooms, Beans, Lebanese Cucumber, Leeks, Onions - both Gold and Spanish, Peitite Cherry Tomatoes & Round Cherry Tomatoes (on grower special this week - $5.20 each) were great this week. Amber Sweet Pumpkin available this week - Jap shape with Butternut colouring. Price has also increased on farm from Coolibah for pre-packed Rocket, Baby Spinach, Super Food Mix & Baby Kale.     
  • Also, a big apology to those customers who have missed out on Kin Kin and Urban Forager items this week and last week. I had initially under estimated how many of you already knew and loved these products and of course how many of you would embraced them as new products - so I did not have enough initial stock on hand...then our subsequent order got lost in transit and arrived Monday afternoon instead of Friday...so orders that left Monday missed out again. Shelves are now fully re-stocked here on premises....so please add them to your order this week.  
      
  • 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.