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Our Fresh Produce Report

This report was updated on Wednesday 19th February for deliveries 24th - 27th February 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 : Zucchini - 1kg or more - $5.50 per kilo.
Coming from Blackgold Organic in Kooweerup, VIC.

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  • If you don't have Blueberries from Blue Sky Berries in Deep Bay Tassie on your list - you are missing out. The berries have been super sweet with excellent texture...not to mention they are HUGE and super PLUMP - As good as Blueberries get! Sky Blue's season is never around long enough - their season finish mid to late March. 
  • ...Fred has been in touch to lettuce know that his Strawberries will begin to trickle in this week. Yasss...so fruit for the next few weeks will be a combination of both Daylesford and Rowdowsky. Keep in mind due to the weather, the Victorian berries are only lasting a few days in the fridge....so make a 'use sooner rather than later item' for the moment. I will let you know when things turn around.   
  • Grapes were also a stand out this week - all varieties fantastic! I have had a few enquiries about whether Autumn Royal have seeds - I don't have them listed on the website as seedless, because in theory they could have seeds....but we eat these every week they are available (Ruby's favourite) and we have not seen a single seed for the last 3 seasons. Also, please keep in mind that there may be a few bad grapes amongst your bunch (that goes for all varieties)..it just happens especially on bunches that are tightly formed like Crimson. Black Muscatelle also available this week. 
  • Valencia Oranges are now approaching end of the season...fruit is starting to feel a little soft, but flavour is still fantastic. Remember to refrigerate at your end.  
  • Figs deserve a special mention - fruit from Pennyfield's in SA has been outstanding! So, so good. 
  • Green Gables have a little gap on Peaches this week, which has worked in perfectly with a heap of fruit being available from Kevin & Cindy Legg in Cadell, SA - fruit will be on the smaller side and only $14 per kilo this week. Yellow Nectarines are also in good supply coming from Ken Lester in Wood Wood, VIC - only $12 per kilo. 
  • Bananas, White Dragonfruit, Rockmelon and Plums have also been great. 
  • You will notice that our offerings on lettuce and soft greens is very light on....our local Farmers Paul, Joe and Charlie have pretty much lost everything on farm over the last few weeks due to the heat and heavy rains. Although the short term is looking bleak...the bigger picture has seen dry and cracking dams now filled with beautiful water! So bottom line is that it will take at least 8 - 10 weeks for all 3 farms to fully recover. In the meantime we will look to Victoria to supply our needs on lettuce, kale and spinach. 
  • Cauliflower is still in short supply...sorry everyone, no price relief in sight, also please keep in mind Summer Cauliflower are always a little rough around the edges, an off white to yellowy colour, a little rubbery and generally not as densely developed as the Winter Cauli's we love, this loose formation coupled with extreme temps can result in there being random problems with grubs etc....the good news is they have a good flavour if you can get past the uninviting appearance. 
  • As with most February's....we are experiencing some fairly extreme weather conditions - hot and wet being one of the worst for Growers around the country. Of course these conditions can always present random problems across a whole range of produce...Please keep in mind that we guarantee the quality of all of the produce we supply you. We would hate to think that anything we have supplied you has ended up straight in the compost...but we are dealing in fresh fruit and veg and these things can happen...thankfully not often ! 
  • Beans, Ginger, Celery, Red Caps, Eggplant (now in good supply - $10.00 per kilo), Sweet Potato, Shallots, Sugar Snap Peas, Snowpeas, Carrots, Turmeric, Broccolini, Mushrooms and Corn have been great.  
  • A quick note about the Second Quality offerings we have available on our site....from one week to another we have no idea how many will be available as the seconds are rejected from 1st quality produce.....so, please make a note with your order if you would like us to replace your order of Seconds with the first quality equivalent should the Seconds not be available. 
         
  • 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.