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.
Teixeira Cattle Co beef.
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, cabbage, beans, corn, chard, spaghetti squash
Avocados from Ocean breeze farms in Nipomo.
Apples from Mike Cirone in See Canyon.
Cooking the 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.
Cabbage--A simple coleslaw recipe using the cabbage:
Combine the shredded cabbage 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.
spaghetti squash, most people seem to fall into one of two categories:
There are those who LOVE spaghetti squash as a lower-calorie replacement for spaghetti. And there are those who shun it, believing that if you're going to eat pasta, you should enjoy the real thing.
But I feel that looking at spaghetti squash as a pasta "substitute" in the first place does the vegetable an unfair disservice. The unique taste and texture of spaghetti squash ought to be appreciated in their own right, not compared to carb-filled noodles.
No matter how many websites you find that claim their spaghetti squash recipe "tastes just like the real thing," spaghetti squash will never be pasta.
And that's completely okay!
The following recipe is my favorite method for how to cook a spaghetti squash that yields non-watery results every time. It calls for roasting the spaghetti squash at 460 F, which is higher than any other recipe I've ever seen and works beautifully to caramelize the natural sugars in the squash and zap away extra moisture, leaving you with perfectly cooked spaghetti squash that is ready to be dressed up however you wish or even eaten by itself.
To Bake Spaghetti Squash:
Start by carefully cutting the spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise.
Place the squash-flat sides up-in a baking pan. If desired, scoop out the seeds and brush the squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt. I usually opt to scoop out the seeds after baking.
Place the pan on the middle rack in a non-preheated oven, and turn the oven to 460 F.
Most spaghetti squashes will take around 40-50 minutes to fully roast, depending on the size of the squash; but if you have a small squash, it's a good idea to check it after 20-30 minutes or so.
Scoop out the strands, and add tomato sauce, cheesy sauce, alfredo sauce, salad dressing, pesto, or any other sauce you'd add to pasta
recipe courtesy of chocolatecoveredkatie.com
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!