Rutiz Family Farms
Newsletter


WELCOME TO RUTIZ FARMS

Our strawberry crop is trying hard to get going, but the recent cold weather followed by the rains has made the berries not quite as sweet as we would all like.  We will keep picking and having them for sale at the farm stand...but do keep in mind that their taste will most definitely get better as we roll into the springtime.
Speaking of springtime...be sure to set your clocks ahead 1 hour this coming Sunday...and with the time change, our farmstand will be open until 6 pm every Tuesday and Friday starting next Tuesday, March 13.  Our Saturday hours remain the same..10 am to 4 pm.

We just received a new shipment of the cloth shopping bags with our farm logo on them.  We will have them for sale at the stand for $15 each.  Also we received some sweatshirts with our farm logo on the fronts...in X-large and 2X- large size...$20 each ( for those of you who like a "roomy" fit).

We are now stocking BeeWench Farms bone broth...Chicken Bone Broth made with BWF Chicken Bones, Organic Carrots, Organic Celery, Organic Onions, Organic Garlic, Organic Black Peppercorns, Organic Turmeric, Organic Parsley Flakes and Sea Salt  We have a supply of the frozen bone broth in jars that are available for sale on all of our Stand days.  

THIS FRIDAY AT THE STAND
Craig will be cooking up pizzas in his wood-fired oven, using our potatoes and baby broccoli for toppings.
BeeWench Farms chicken, pork, bone broth and now taking pre-bookings for their holiday turkeys.
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 ( 2cccatch@gmail.com ).

What's in this week's Box
Grown on our farm using organic farming methods:
cabbage, lettuce, carrots and potatoes, 
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 kiwis are grown by Mallard Lake Ranch in Nipomo...pesticide free
The apples are grown by Cuyama Orchards near Cuyama Valley...certified organic.

AN EASY SAUTEED CABBAGE RECIPE
Cut the cabbage in half and, with the cut-side down, slice it as thinly as possible around the core, as though you were making coleslaw. Discard the core.
Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large saute pan or heavy-bottomed pot over medium-high heat. Add the cabbage, 1 tsp.salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper and saute for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage is tender and begins to brown. Season, to taste, and serve warm.

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.
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        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
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 
Jo Oliver  at 2cccatch@gmail.com for sign up info for the fish CSF.     
We have two great beekeepers that bring their honey to our stand...Alisha Taft from the Rock Front Ranch near Cuyama  brings her sage and wildflower honeys and David's Blue Ribbon Honey ( and bee pollen ) from the Arroyo Grande area. 
   
"At Rutiz Farms, our goal is to provide the highest quality fresh produce while using sustainable farming practices, including legume green manure cover cropping, organic fertilizers, no pesticides and no GMO crops."     Our goal is simple...to bring to our customers ( and their families ).. fresh, nutritious, and safe food at a reasonable price and good value.
  


  

Available at the Standstrawberry
Here are the items that we should have on the "table" for this Friday:
sugar snap peas or English Shelling peas---$4/ pound
baby broccoli--$5 pound
broccoli--$3/ pound
onions--$1.00/ pound
kale--$2/ bunch
collard greens--$2/ bunch
dandelion greens--$2/ bunch
chard--$2/ bunch
beets--$2/ bunch
lettuce-- $1.50 each
Sierra Gold" potatoes--$2/ pound
Brussel Sprouts--$4/ pound
carrots--$2.50 / bunch
leeks--$2/ bunch
baby mixed salad greens--$2/ bag of about 1/2 pound  
Bloomsdale baby spinach--$2/ bag               
cucumbers--$2/lb  from Ocean Breeze Farms in Nipomo
fennel bulb--$1 each
fresh herbs--$1/ bunch.. Italian flat-leaf parsley, cilantro       rosemary, arugula, 
Meyer Lemons--$2.50/ pound 
Mandarin oranges--$2.50/ pound
apples from Cuyama Orchards--$2.50/ pound
Honey:  $13 for a 1 pound jar, $20 for a 2 pound jar 
goat cheese--$7/ tub
almond brittle--$5 / 5 oz  bag or $13/ 1 pound bag
Fresh eggs--$7/ doz                       
Flowers:   $6 to $10 / bunch    

Harvest Box Info
You are welcome to come by and pick out individual items from the table or continue to pick up your reserved Harvest box or both( add items that may not be included in your Box that week)..The Harvest Boxes, which cost $18 / week , will be available for pick up during the Stand hours on Fridays only. I would ask you to kindly let me know by Thursday evening of each week, with a E mail response( use the link in the right hand column of this newsletter where it says  Order Your Harvest Box)  if you want a Box for the week.    Please take note:  this ordering link is only usable for the current week's newsletter....After Friday morning of each week, the ordering link becomes unusable!

  

Week of March 9 2018

In This Issue
Available at the Stand
Harvest Box Info

Order Your Harvest Box  
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(this ordering link is only active until 7am  Friday of the week that this newsletter was originally sent out. )
Harvest Box   

Produce in the Harvest Box this week:

orange Mokum carrots

green cabbage

"Persian" type cucumbers

vine ripened tomatoes

red butter lettuce

"Sierra Gold"  potatoes

2 Zutano avocados

kiwis

apples from Cuyama Organic Orchard

  PLEASE bring back the empty boxes each week.
Stand Hours
OPEN RAIN/SHINE 

Tuesdays and Fridays: noon to 5 pm
Saturdays: 10am to 4pm

FARM STAND LOCATION:
1075 "The Pike" in Arroyo Grande.
We are located on the south side of The Pike, between Halcyon Road and Elm Street. Visit our web site at www.Rutizfarms.com for a map to the farm.

Our mailing address is:
Rutiz Farms
333 Miller Way
Arroyo Grande,  Ca 93420


 
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Jerry & Maureen
Rutiz Family Farms