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 ( email@example.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.
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
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