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 month! We are selling the large Jack O Lantern size for 50c per pound .
For those of you who "engraved" a pumpkins last August, yours are ready to go home now.
Does anyone need corn stalks for their fall decorations? ...we have bundles for sale at the farm stand for $5.
NEW VENDOR AT OUR FARM STAND
Tom Nestor will be selling his "rare" cactus and succulents every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Come check out these "hard to find" varieties in 2, 4, and 6 inch pots. Tom will be able to answer all your questions about the care of these cactus and succulents.
U- PICK OPPORTUNITIES THIS WEEK
Two u-picks offered for this week on the farm:
Blackberries---$4/ pound ( $3/ pound if you pick 10 pounds or more!)
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!
THIS FRIDAY AT THE STAND.
BeeWench Farms chicken, pork and bone broth.
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.
Jennifer from The Vreamery will have her dairy-free cheeses every 1st and 3rd Saturday.
Tom Nestor will be selling his "rare" cactus and succulents every 2nd and 4th 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, celery, blackberries, cabbage,fennel and carrots.
fennel bulb as you might use an onion...cut up the white bulb portion and add to a stir fry...it will give you a mildly, sweet licorice flavor. You can also use the white bulb portion to make a salad by finely shaving and adding to salad greens.
--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.
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 Stand
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
Persian Cucumbers--$3/ pound
baby bok choy--$1.50 / 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!
Order Your Harvest Box
(this ordering link is only active until 7am Friday of the week that this newsletter was originally sent out.
Produce in the Harvest Box this week:
bi-color sweet corn
a bulb of fennel
yellow sweet onions
PLEASE bring back the empty boxes each week.
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
for a map to the farm.
Our mailing address is:
333 Miller Way
Arroyo Grande, Ca 93420