Rutiz Family Farms
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WELCOME TO RUTIZ FARMS

Our raspberry field is now open for u-pickers...the field is located inside our "hoop houses" ( those greenhouse structures located on the west side of our farm).  It is a 4 minute walk from our parking lot...but well worth it if you are into raspberries.  Prepare for warm temperatures inside the hoop houses during the middle of the day.  Please follow the instructions at the field as to which rows to pick in .  The price is $5/ pound, which is about 1/2 the regular price of $3.50/ basket for already picked raspberries at our farm stand.
Bring your own containers to pick into or use our baskets and boxes.  The u-pick is available during our regular farm stand hours...Tuesday thru Friday, noon to 6 and Saturday, 10 to 4.

NEW ITEMS AT THE FARM STAND
DUCK EGGS raised by Jenny Durling ---"If you haven't tried duck eggs, you don't know what you are missing. Darling Acres eggs have the large orange yolks and wonderful flavor that come only from pastured raised ducks. Our ducks roam freely over 5 acres in rural Arroyo Grande, getting their fill of plants and bugs. They are supplemented with organic feed and produce grown right here on the property without pesticides, artificial hormones or antibiotics.
Many who are allergic to chicken eggs are able to eat duck eggs and they are unbeatable for baking and pastries. Give them a try!"  We have them available for sale on the farm stand table for $6/ 1/2 doz.

Raul's dried Red Kidney Beans.  Grown on our farm by one of our field employees as his "farm project".  $5/ 1 pound bag.

Fresh Shitake mushrooms sourced from a local grower...$16/ pound.

THIS FRIDAY AT THE STAND.
BeeWench Farm chicken, pork and bone broth.
 Little Red Hen bread will be taking the Friday off...be back next Tuesday
BlissRiver Organics elderberry syrup will be attending bi-weekly through the summer.
Kacey Cakes gluten free treats 
Central Coast Catch ( fish ) will offer their pre-ordered deliveries...contact Kevin Hall at 2ccCatch@gmail.com for sign up info.

THIS SATURDAY AT THE STAND
Craig will have his wood-fired pizza oven cooking up pizzas from 11 am to 3 pm ( or until sold out).
Shannon and Justin from MicroCosmic Organics will have their organic microgreens .
Nelson and Christina from Wild Bread Co will have their freshly baked breads. 
Jennifer from The Vreamery will have her dairy-free cheeses every 1st and 3rd Saturday.

BeeWench Farms has their Thanksgiving turkeys available for reservation.  "If you have had one of their pasture raised turkeys before, you know how moist and flavorful they are...and how quickly they sell out!"  Turkeys are raised on pasture with a supplementary no-corn and no-soy ( totally non GMO too ) feed.  They're never given antibiotics.  The turkeys will be fresh upon delivery and in the 12- 20 lb size range.  Pick-ups will be on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving at our farm stand.  A $50 deposit is required to reserve your turkey and will be subtracted from your final total.  Talk with Ryan this Friday at our farm stand or call 805-423-7187.

WHAT'S IN THE HARVEST BOX THIS WEEK
Grown on our farm using organic farming
methods: broccoli, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, beans, cabbage, raspberries, cucumbers, onions, spinach and carrots.

Cabbage --A simple coleslaw recipe using the cabbage and carrots:
Combine the shredded cabbage and carrots in a large bowl. Whisk together the mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, sugar, vinegar, mustard, celery salt, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl, and then add to the cabbage mixture. Mix well to combine and taste for seasoning; add more salt, pepper, or sugar if desired.

A simple and delicious way to prepare the  zucchini  squash. .cut the squash lengthwise into stripes about 1/4 inch thick, cover with a little olive oil and  seasonings, put them on a hot bar-b-q grill or under a broiler for 5 to 10 minutes on each side until brown and crispy

        PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT OUR STAND FROM OTHER FARMERS AND BUSINESSES: 
 Springville Ranch "Grass Fed" Ground Beef ..for sale in frozen 1 pound packages
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.

Deglet noor and Dayri 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 and N.14th Wild Bread Co. every Saturday.
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.
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!  
   
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 week:
raspberries and blackberries---$4/ basket
Green beans, yellow wax beans, Romano beans--$3/ pound
Zucchini or yellow crookneck squash--$2/ pound
Tomatoes--$3/ pound
Persian Cucumbers--$3/ pound
Pickling cucumbers--$3/ pound
lemon cucumbers--$3/ pound
baby bok choy--$1.50 / bunch
fennel--$1 each
kale--$2/ bunch
dandelion greens--$2/ bunch
collard greens---$2/ bunch
chard--$2/ bunch
beets--$2/ bunch
lettuce-- $1.50 each
"Sierra Gold" potatoes--$2/ pound
"Halcyon" gold or red potatoes--$2/ pound
Fingerling potatoes--$3/ pound
yellow onions--$2.00/ pound 
"Mokum" orange baby carrots--$2.50 / bunch
leeks--$ 2 pound
baby mixed salad greens--$2/ bag of about 1/2 pound 
Endive --$3/ bag of about 1/2 pound
spicy greens  mix--$3/ bag of about 1/2 pound  
Bloomsdale baby spinach--$2/ bag
fresh herbs--$1/ bunch.. Italian flat-leaf parsley, cilantro , mint, rosemary, French tarragon and basil
Flowers: $6 to $10/ bunch

from other growers ( pesticide free unless otherwise noted )
Hass avocados--$2 each
peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots--$3 / pound
Mandarin tangerines--$2.50/ pound
Honey:,$14 for a 1 pound jar, $22 for a 2 pound jar
goat cheese--$7/ tub
almond brittle--$5 / 5 oz bag or $13/ 1 pound bag

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 $20 / 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 August 9 2019

In This Issue
Available at the Stand
Harvest Box Info

Order Your Harvest Box  
Click Here      
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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:

  broccoli

spinach

Blue Lake beans

4th of July tomatoes

 carrots

"Russian Banana" fingerling potatoes

sweet yellow onions

green and yellow squash

cabbage

"Persian" type cucumbers

raspberries

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

Tuesdays through Fridays: noon to 6pm
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