WELCOME TO RUTIZ FARMS
Mother's Day coming this Sunday...to help you celebrate, we'll have plenty of our strawberries and fresh cut flowers (sweet peas, French tulips and godetias) along with all our usual produce at the farm stand on Friday and Saturday.
2018 World Migratory Bird Day is this Saturday!
Another advantage of supporting a farm committed to using organic practices and no pesticides is that the habitat is vibrant and protected! This weekend is an international event focused on BIRDS! We have a thriving bird population and wanted to invite any birders to bring their binoculars and look around to see what species are present and/or possibly migrating through town! Last spring, over 25 different species were spotted including American Goldfinch, Black Phoebe, California Quail, Cliff Swallow, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, Hooded Oriole, White-crowned Sparrow, and Western Bluebird and Lesser Goldfinch We are open Saturday 10-4: feel free to walk the fields and Eucalyptus borders and of course stop by the stand for refreshments.
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Anyone need a full flat of our wonderful strawberries...this coming Friday and Saturday we will have a special price of $30 for a full flat ( 12 baskets ). Our regular price is $40/ flat. A good time to stock up your freezer with our strawberries...for smoothies later on when the strawberry crop is finished!
Our strawberry field is now open for
u-pick each Tuesday and Friday from noon to 6 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm. Bring the family out for a fun time picking our delicious strawberries. Bring your own containers or use our baskets to pick into. The price will be $3.00 per pound, which works out to be about $3.00 per one pint basket ( our regular price when purchased already picked at the stand is $3.50 /basket ). We will continue to have plenty of picked berries available at The Stand, along with all our other veggies and fruits.
THIS FRIDAY AT THE STAND
BeeWench Farms chicken and pork.
Lisen from Vintage organics will be selling her locally raised lamb.
Little Red Hen bread is taking the week off...so no bread this coming Friday or next Tuesday.
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:
chard, peas, fava beans, spring onions, artichokes, strawberries and salad mix.
The Hass avocados are grown by Dave Righetti...pesticide free.
The "Persian" cucumbers come from Ocean Breeze Farms in Nipomo. They are grown pesticide- free .
Rainbow colored chard:
Heat olive oil in a large skillet or pot over medium heat. Stir in the sliced garlic, red pepper flakes, and chard stems, and cook for 3 minutes until the flavor of the garlic mellows and the stems begin to soften. Stir in the shredded chard leaves, cover, and cook 5 minutes over medium-low heat.
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.
The peas in this week's box are the
sugar snap peas...edible pod....which means that you eat the outside skin also...no need to shell these peas. They are sweet and crunchy, great served raw with a dip or added to a stir fry dish.
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