WELCOME TO RUTIZ FARMS
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT OUR FARM STAND
Rutiz Farms is looking for a new team member to join the farm stand sales staff.
The ideal candidate is a self-starter who is ready to work hard in a fast-paced environment with a positive attitude. You are responsible for being the face of the farm to our customers and retail sales (quick mental math is a necessity).
We are looking for a long-term employee for 30 to 40 hours per week. If you are interested please email your resume and a letter explaining why you would be an asset to the Rutiz Farm team by April 20 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Position start date is May 1. If you know of someone that might be interested in this position, please feel free to pass this message along.
Pizza and wine party at our farm to benefit the campaign of Jimmy Paulding, who is running for 4th District Supervisor.
Sunday, April 22, 2018 - 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Rutiz Family Farm.
Come to the farm on Earth Day to enjoy artisan wood fired pizza ( roll out the dough, put on your choice of toppings and we'll cook it in the wood-fired oven ), a farm salad, local wine, informational farm tour and strawberry picking for desert! You'll have an opportunity to meet and talk with Jimmy while enjoying good food and an afternoon at the farm.
Purchase your tickets ( $50 each ) by going to Jimmy Paulding's campaign website at https://jimmypaulding.org/farm/
Our strawberries are FINALLY ripening up and tasting great!
We should have plenty of baskets for this week and going into the spring and early summer!!!
THIS FRIDAY AT THE STAND
BeeWench Farms chicken, pork, bone broth and Thanksgiving turkey pre orders.
Little Red Hen bread
BlissRiver Organics elderberry syrup.
Kacey Cakes gluten free treats
Central Coast Catch will only be offering fish for her CSF members..no retail sales . Contact Jo for more info on her CFS ( email@example.com ).
What's in this week's Box
Grown on our farm using organic farming methods:
broccoli, carrots, potatoes, artichokes and green garlic
The "Persian" type cucumbers are grown by Ocean breeze Farms in Nipomo...pesticide free.
The vine ripened tomatoes are grown by Debbie Chamberlin in the Salton Sea are of Southern California...picked fully ripe for great flavor...pesticide free.
The Zutano avocados are grown by Dave Righetti...pesticide free.
The Mandarin oranges are grown by Friend's Ranch in Ojai...pesticide free!
artichokes....don't use your microwave when steaming your artichokes. I highly recommend the "old fashioned" way and use a steamer on the stove top with lots of water. I feel it makes for a good, moist artichoke, cook until tender. Make sure a knife goes into the heart very easily and the outer leaves should pull off very easily. If you under cook them, they will be tough and inedible...but with the right amount of cooking, the artichokes should be delicious.
"spring" garlic...this is a true garlic plant, just harvested early, before it makes a bulb and dries out.
They are the size of a large scallion and have a sweet and mild garlic flavor. Use them the same as a onion scallion or regular garlic...raw cut up and added to salad, sauteed in a stir-fry with carrots, broccoli, or potatoes... or coat them with a little olive oil and roast them on a bar-b-que or under a broiler. Use the bottom 3 to 4 inches, but not the leaves as they can be a bit tough.
cucumbers come from Ocean Breeze Farms in Nipomo. They are grown using pesticide- free farming practices. . The "Persian" cucumber is unique among cucumbers in that it has a thin skin that doesn't require peeling and has no bitter aftertaste.
The "Sierra Gold"
potatoes are great for baking, roasting, mashing or frying. No need to peel off the outer skin, just scrub off the dirt and cook with the skins left on ( much of the nutrients in a potato are in the skins!). They have a nice sweet taste and a yellow, creamy insides.
PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT OUR STAND FROM OTHER FARMERS AND BUSINESSES:
Custom canned Premium Albacore caught by Wayne and Diane Moody of Arroyo Grande. Check out their website at EatAlbacore.com for more info on their sustainable fishing methods, their history and recipe ideas.
Medjool Dates from Christina and Robert at the Flying Disc Ranch located in Coachella Valley ( near Palm Springs ).
"Artisan" breads from "Little Red Hen" Bakery every Tuesday and Friday
Goat cheeses from Drake Farms in Southern California...apricot and honey, jalapeno, herbs de Provence, and garlic and onion flavors.
Heather and John Teixeira bring their locally raised beef cuts to our stand every 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month. Sarah and Ryan from Beewench Farms brings their frozen chickens every 2nd and 4th Friday.
Almond Brittle from Paso Almonds of SLO...freshly made each week by Rusty and his crew.
Citrus from Bob Polito in San Diego County and from Friends Ranch in Ojai....pesticide free.
Springville Ranch "Grass Fed" Ground Beef ..for sale in frozen 1 pound packages
Bone Broth made with BeeWench chicken bones and organic vegetables.
Sierra High brand Lavender and White Sage essential oils.
Vegetable and herb starts from The Transitions Mental Health Growing Grounds of Santa Maria...pesticide free!
Fresh fish caught by local fisherman out of Morro Bay is offered every Friday at our stand. Contact