Rutiz Family Farms
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WELCOME TO RUTIZ FARMS

U- PICK OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK
Two u-picks offered for this week on the farm:
Raspberries---$5/ pound
Blackberries---$4/ pound
 The u-pick is available during our regular farm stand hours...Tuesday thru Friday, noon to 6 and Saturday, 10 to 4.

A WORD ABOUT OUR RASPBERRIES AND BLACKBERRIES:
This time of the year, it becomes apparent that there may be some fruit fly larva inside some of the berries.  If you are not planning to eat the berries the same day that you purchase them at our stand...please put the basket in the refrigerator when you get home.  By keeping the berries cold, if there happens to be larva in the fruit, they won't be able to develop ( and thus you won't notice them).  The fruit fly larva are not harmful to eat...they are just one of the "perks" of organically grown berries!

If anybody has some  Meyer lemons growing on their backyard tree...we would be happy to buy them from you... so we could offer them to our customers at our farm stand.  Write me an email at Jerry@Rutizfarms.com  to set up delivery details.

THIS FRIDAY AT THE STAND.
BeeWench Farms chicken, pork and bone broth.
 Little Red Hen bread will be taking this week off...she'll be back next Tuesday.
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 will have their freshly baked breads. 
Jennifer from The Vreamery will have her dairy-free cheeses every 1st and 3rd Saturday.

 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,  tomatoes, beans, corn, raspberries, blackberries, spinach, bok choy, peppers and carrots.

BOK CHOY STIR FRY from Allrecipe website:
 This basic stir-fry can be served as is, or you can add meat or tofu to make it more substantial. Quick and easy, this is one of my favorite ways to load up on leafy greens. Serve with fluffy rice or over noodles.  The bok choy cooks down quite a bit, so the raw amount may look like it will be too much before cooking.   If you want a more robust flavor, feel free to add some soy sauce or oyster sauce to the finished product, but personally I like to let the simple but delicious taste of the bok choy shine through
Ingredients:
1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 2 cloves garlic (crushed and chopped) 1 to 2 heads bok choy (trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces..use both the white stems and the green leaves )
Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat, and cook the garlic in the hot oil until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes.
Mix in the bok choy, and cook and stir until the green parts of the leaves turn bright green and the stalks become slightly translucent, 5 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with salt to serve.

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: 
 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 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, 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
Persian Cucumbers--$3/ pound
Pickling cucumbers--$3/ pound
lemon cucumbers--$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
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
peaches, nectarines, plums, apricots, apples, pears, grapes -$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 Sept 13 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

shishito peppers

green and yellow beans

 tomatoes

 carrots

spinach

bok choy

red and yellow potatoes

yellow sweet onions

blackberries

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