Rutiz Family Farms
Newsletter


WELCOME TO RUTIZ FARMS 

We are now on our "winter" hours:
open Tuesday and Fridays, noon to 5 pm.
and Saturdays, 10 am to 4 pm.

Blueberries are back from Gary Teixeira Farm in Orcutt. Grown without the use of pesticides...sweet and delicious.
His harvest is kind of hit and miss this fall...but we should have them for sure this Friday, Saturday and next Tuesday.

THIS FRIDAY AT THE STAND
BeeWench  Farms chicken.
No Little Red Hen bread ( she's taking the week off to attend a bread making class..we'll expect great things when she comes back next Tuesday!)
Kacey Cakes gluten free treats.
Central Coast Catch will be taking this Friday off...no fish deliveries for the CFS this week.  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:
carrots, lettuces, beans, Delicata squash, potatoes, kale and celery.
The cucumbers come from Ocean Breeze Farms in Nipomo...pesticide free.
The apples are grown by Mike Cirone in See Canyon...pesticide free.

How about a nice fresh kale salad using the bunch of Tuscano kale in your box this week. First, gently massage the leaves with your hands for a minute to make them a bit more tender. Then cut up the leaves into thin "ribbons" discarding the thicker portion of the stem. Mix in a bowl with some vinaigrette dressing and chopped nuts and fruits and finish with some Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top..delicious and good for you! Or how about some "kale chips"...wash and separate the leafy part from the stem ( discard the thicker stems ), cut up the leaves into smaller portions, add a little olive oil and seasonings, put on a roasting pan and roast in a hot oven until the leaves are crispy.

The Delicata squash is delicious roasted in the oven. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, remove the seeds, then roast in the oven at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes until soft. The skin is thin and becomes edible when cooked. Another way to cook the Delicata is to make "squash rings". Cut into 1/2 inch wide rings, scoop out the seeds from the center, brush on some olive oil and sprinkle on a little seasonings, spread out on a cookie sheet single layer, roast in the oven until the rings become brown and crispy...the kids will think they are onion rings! 
        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....pesticide free.
Lemonade and grapefruit juice...fresh squeezed each week by Polito Farms . 
 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:
raspberries--$4/ basket
Blackberries-$3/basket
"Blue Lake" green beans---$3/ pound
baby broccoli--$5 pound
broccoli--$3/ pound
onions--$2.00/ pound
kale--$2/ bunch
collard greens--$2/ bunch
chard--$2/ bunch
beets--$2/ bunch
lettuce-- $1.50 each
Sierra Gold" potatoes--$2/ 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 
fennel bulb--$1 each
fresh herbs--$1/ bunch.. Italian flat-leaf parsley, cilantro, rosemary, arugula, 
Valencia oranges-$1.50/ pound,, 
            and Meyer Lemons--$2.50/ pound 
apples from See Canyon--$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 / 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 Nov 10 2017

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:

Blue Lake green beans

a bag of salad mix

celery

"Mokum" orange carrots

Delicata squash

"Tuscano" kale

"Persian" cucumbers

"Sierra Gold" potatoes

See Canyon apples

  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