Rutiz Family Farms
Newsletter


WELCOME TO RUTIZ FARMS

THE PUMPKINS ARE READY!!!
Come pick out your Halloween pumpkins now from our u-pick field ...and wait to carve them until just before Halloween...then you'll be able to enjoy them for the next few weeks! We are selling the large Jack O Lantern ( orange or white skinned ) for 50c per pound  and smaller "pie" pumpkins and ornamental gourds for $1/ pound. 
For those of you who "engraved" a pumpkins last August, yours are ready to go home now.

WINTER SQUASHES ARE READY
We have a nice selection of "winter squashes"---those squashes that have a hard outer skin that makes them able to store for several months out of refrigeration.  Butternut, orange or green skinned Kabocha, Spaghetti and Delicata squashes.  Also we have mini pumpkins ( both orange and white skinned ) and "warty" gourds.

BLUEBERRIES ARE BACK
At least for the next couple of week, we will have plenty of Gary Teixeira's blueberries for sale at our farm stand.  $4/ basket...very sweet!

Does anyone need corn stalks for their fall decorations? ...we have bundles for sale at the farm stand for $5.

THIS FRIDAY AT THE STAND.
BeeWench Farms chicken, pork and bone broth ( from noon till 3 pm this Friday)
 Little Red Hen bread 
BlissRiver Organics elderberry syrup .
Kacey Cakes ( offering  gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar-free desserts and savory sauces. They currently make non-baked cheesecakes, chocolate peanut butter cups, french macaron cookies, vegan queso sauces, and vegan alfredo sauce ).
Central Coast Catch ( fish ) will offer their pre-ordered deliveries...contact Kevin Hall at 2ccCatch@gmail.com for sign up info.  Follow them on Instagram at centralcoastcatch 

THIS SATURDAY AT THE STAND
Shannon and Justin from MicroCosmic Organics will have their organic microgreens .
Nelson and Christina from Wild Bread Co. 

 TUESDAY AT THE STAND
 Michelle from "Oceano Craft" bakery will be selling her scones from noon till 2 pm.  

WHAT'S IN THE HARVEST BOX THIS WEEK
Grown on our farm using organic farming
methods :, potatoes, onions, cauliflower, peppers, beans, corn, celery, lettuce and carrots.
Avocados from Dave Righetti in SLO.
Blueberries from Gary Teixeira in Orcutt.

The green  Shishito peppers  are great roasted or sauteed.  You can grill or cook in a frying pan.  We slice them up very thin, saute in some olive oil and add to our salad, also just throw them whole on the bbq or in a fry pan with a little olive oil, and roast until the skin darkens, eat as a side dish.  They are neither spicy or sweet, just delicious for what they are!

        PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT OUR STAND FROM OTHER FARMERS AND BUSINESSES: 
Duck eggs from Darling Acres and their free range ducks.

 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.

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 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, strawberries and blackberries---$3.50/ basket or 3 baskets for $10
Green beans, yellow wax beans, Romano beans--$3/ pound
Zucchini or yellow crookneck squash--$2/ pound
Tomatoes--$3/ pound
baby bok choy--$1.50 / bunch
fennel--$1 each
kale--$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
Jicama--$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 
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
apples, pears, grapes -$3/ pound
Mandarin tangerines--$2.50/ pound
Valencia oranges--$1.50/ 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 Oct 11 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:

bi-color sweet corn

cauliflower

green beans

shishito peppers

rainbow colored carrots

a head of red butter lettuce

celery

fingerling potatoes

yellow sweet onions

blueberries

2 Hass avocados

  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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Thank you for choosing to support our farm and local, pesticide free, sustainable agriculture.

Jerry & Maureen
Rutiz Family Farms