This report was updated on Wednesday 16th January for deliveries 21st - 24th January 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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PRODUCE SPECIAL :  Blueberries - $5.50 per punnet.
Coming from Kevin Black in Childers, QLD & Ardrossan Orchards in Batlow, VIC.

GROCERY SPECIAL : Pure Life Bakery Sprouted Breads - 15% off all of January.
Pure Life is Australia's original and longest-serving sprouted bread bakery. Guilt-free and easily digestible bread options for almost everybody. Rather than using flour, Pure life breads are made from activated and sprouted grains and seeds. Unlocking the nutrients available in our food through sprouting makes it easier for our bodies to digest and use those nutrients to increase our energy, boost our immune system, regulate hormones, improve gut health and so much more.
  

  • For those of you who received he first pick of Gala Apples from GMP in Victoria, I'm sure you will all agree, they were amazingly good, once you got past their very pale appearance : ) Don't wait. Sizes are a little mixy...apologies to anyone who got a few tiny apples with a few big ones this week....Juicing Apples will remain 'old season' for at least the next week. 
  • Green Gables famous Angelina Plums are starting this week....a favourite with kids and adults. Sweet, tear drop shaped fruit that are sweet and juicy. YUM! David's Queen Rosa and Blood Plums available as well as 'next level' Peaches.  
  • ....thinking of 'next level' brings Nectarines from Greg Brooke-Kelly to mind - although on the larger side and a little rough around the edges the flavour and texture are outstanding. So, so good. Treat yourself everyone the stonefruit is never around long enough. 
  • ..in fact the QLD Kensington Pride Mango season will wrap up this week : ( don't stock up - end of season fruit always develop 'black spot' at a very fast rate. 
  • Grapes were also good this week. A quick reminder that we often see a mouldy grape or two on each bunch...in fact it is very rare that you can eat a whole bunch down to the last grape. This is especially true for tightly clustered grapes. 
  • As many of you know, the Qld Lemons arrived on the green side this week - make sure you don't refrigerate. Leave at room temperature and you will find they colour up very quickly.   
  • Blueberries (still our produce special), Passionfruit, Rockmelon, Cherries, Pineapples, Peaches, Lychees and  Seedless Watermelon were also stand outs this week in the fruit department. Golden Queen Peaches (for bottling) & Blackberries 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. As many veterans of Lettuce know we generally supply our stonefruit on the firm side....we do this so they get to you in one piece as well as allowing you to decide when they ripen. For those of you who like to eat your stonefruit hard refrigerate on arrival....they will eventually become soft...but not quickly. For those who like a dripping peach, simply leave at room temperature. 
  • Broccoli colour is a little orangey...rest assured it is not old....simply a little sunburnt. Flavour is good....Can I steer you towards small cauli's from Fred Rowdowsky. Quality has been amazing. 
  • Locally grown Baby Russian Kale is in good supply this week - on Grower Special from Rachel - $4.00 each. This is such a convenient and easy way to get your greens. Baby leaf, pre-washed and ready to eat. 
  • Locally grown Asian Veges also in good supply - Bok Choy, Choy Sum & Pak Choy - $3.00 per bunch this week. 
  • Joe's Kale is still quite badly affected by insect looking for cover and moisture.....you will see evidence of their activity on the back side of the leaves....this can't be helped and is likely to continue for at least the next few weeks. 
  • ....Biodynamic Spaghetti Squash from Glenrose Farm have been superb. 
  • Generally speaking the Veges on offer have been fantastic. Stand outs this week - Mini Roma Cherry Tomatoes (although fruit is extremely ripe), Red Capsicum, Broccolini, Jap Pumpkin, Sugar Snap Peas, Beans, Shallots, Bulk Beetroot, Carrots, Mushrooms, Onions, Sweet Potato & Zucchini. English Spinach bunches back on the list this week. 
  • Glenrose Eggs are still on Grower Special! These amazing pastured eggs come from Eden & Jason Bruessow in Findon Creek, via Kyogle in NSW. The hens free range unrestricted on the farm which has been  biodynamic since 1984. The hens have constant access to certified organic grain and lush pasture. Eden's lucky 2000 Hens free range over 8 hectares.
  • 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 : )

SEASONAL BOX CHANGE FROM JANUARY 2019

The time has come for us to remove the seasonal $35.00 mixed box from our offerings, as well as increase our fruit box to $50.00 and our vege box to $70.00...this will come into effect in January 2019. Our $44.00 juicing box will also increase to $55.00.

We have come a long way since 1999 when we offered only certified organic fruit & veges and Greenwood juices for home delivery from our small shop in Tamarama..... today we have a warehouse packed to the brim with thousands of delicious, must have items to fill your pantry, fridge and freezer.

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.