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Week 6 News Update - Delivery Week 07/02/2022


Produce Supply Issues

Unfortunately, we are now starting to see the effect of the Covid on the food industry, which is affecting meat processing plants, product packaging shortages and transport. Thank you so much for your continued understanding and support.
 
Fresh Produce
 
While we are able to guarantee a supply of fruit and vegetables through our own primary production program (which we have ramped up this year), there may still be minor issues with the supply of some fresh produce. This is due to businesses struggling with limited staff due to isolation requirements. We endeavour to supply you with your chosen produce where available, however your regular choices may change slightly each week while supply issues are settling.
 
Meat
 
With the abattoir issues throughout Australia, the big meat corporations are hitting up the small abattoirs to get their animals put through, effectively pushing out the small guys - it's not the lack of stock, it's the lack of workers to process through smaller abattoirs and reduced capacity.
 
This is the first time ever in 12 years we have been short on meat supply. Certified Organic Chicken from Queensland is also in short supply for lack of workers.  Our  supplier gave us a big order the other week, however with sales of meat skyrocketing we have been hit hard and cannot guarantee that we will receive stock this week - fingers crossed!
 
Due to transport issues, there are a few shortages of grocery lines starting to pop up but we are pretty sure our suppliers will be doing the best they can.
 
Please rest assured that we are working to look at new options to supply you during this shortage, and as soon as things return to normal, so will our meat supplies.

Delivery Update

Due to the increase in sales we are constantly having to monitor our delivery day options and also ensure our drivers are not doing long days, nor our vehicles too overloaded, so we are now having to move our customers down south FROM Reynella East through to Port Noarlunga South to FRIDAY DELIVERY.

Customers in Seaford, Moana have been moved to TUESDAY delivery.

Thank you for being so understanding with the changes to delivery days and let us know if for any reason these changes are inconvenient and we will do what we can to work around them.

Deliveries are as normal other than this, so please remember that orders close at midnight so don't miss out on your delicious organic goodies! If you want to be added to our SMS reminder please just contact us.

Also can we ask that swaps and changes be kept to 1-2 as we are so busy.  If you need more changes it might be easier for us, or you, to "create your own box" - just ask us how!!!!

Detox Box

I understand that many of you are very excited to begin your New Years Detox. Due to the current supply issues, we have no option but to delay the detox, but we will keep you posted to inform you of when it will be available.
 

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For 12 years, local S.A family-owned OrganicBox has been delivering truly certified organic food to families in South Australia. We pride ourselves on sending out the freshest certified organic foods in our boxes, and back that up with our 100% no questions asked replacement policy. If you are not happy, neither are we...
 
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