Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market Fresh News 5-16-14


RSFFM_Logo_1_200Dear Friends,

Spring has brought fresh fruit to the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market this Sunday!  White peaches have arrived, along with many other fresh fruits that are in season for a short time.  Take home some fresh herb plants from Atkins Farms to use in this weeks Delicious Fresh Market Recipe!

DON’T FORGET, our weekly Rancho Santa Fe Certified Farmers Market is open from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center.  Look for your favorites and new vendors each week and check out the new tenants in the center while you are there.

Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market is the perfect place for shopping local to fill your fridge with fresh produce and flowers, delicious treats, prepared meals to go and more!

Remember, to bring an ice chest in your car or on wheels so you can relax and enjoy a nice lunch made fresh for you right at the market.  Take a few minutes to slow down and enjoy our live entertainment with your family and friends in the comfort of new Market umbrellas, bistro tables and chairs!


Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market … Make it a weekly habit.  Let’s go Shopping!

See you on Sunday,                                                               Like Us on Facebook
Diane & Michael


Located in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center at 16079 San Dieguito Rd. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091


Bring the Market into Your Garden with Atkins Farms!

Take Home Some Fresh Herb Plants to Add to Your Garden


Atkins Farms is the vendor to see this week.  Stop by their booth for a huge selection of fresh herb plants that are ready for potting. Plant them in your home garden for a little taste of the Market in your own kitchen!  Keep reading to find out how you can use them in this weeks Fresh Market Recipe.


LIVE Market Music Makes for a Fun, Relaxing Experience

Enjoy the musical talents of Rodello’s Machine while you shop this Sunday.  Sit back and relax at one of our bistro tables while you indulge in a fresh Market snack and watch live entertainment.


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This Weeks Fresh Market Recipe is Full of Fresh Flavor!

Parsley and Thyme Zucchini Sticks Make a Perfect Spring Side Dish or Appetizer


           Prep time: 10 minutes             Cook time: 20 minutes             Yield: Serves 4.


  • zucchini-thyme-12 Tbsp olive oil (Thyme of Essence)
  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter (Franks Cheeses)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (Valdivia)
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley (Atkins Farm)
  • 1 pound fresh zucchini, cut into 3-by-1/2-inch sticks (Valdivia or Sage Mountain)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh thyme, chopped (Atkins Farm)
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter on medium heat. Add the onion and parsley, sprinkle with salt, and cook until soft, but not browned.


2zucchini-with-thyme-3. Add the zucchini sticks and thyme. Sprinkle with a little more salt and some black pepper. Gently stir to coat the zucchini. Cover and cook until tender, from 10 to 15 minutes, depending on how tender the the raw zucchini is to begin with, and how small you have sliced the pieces. Check and stir every few minutes. Be careful not to overcook.


Diane Haworth



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This Orphan “Annie” Believes in Tomorrow!

Helen Woodward Animal Center introduces Annie looking for a forever home

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Meet Helen Woodward Animal Center’s Pet-of-the-Week, Annie! This 3.5-year old, 7lb spayed Chihuahua blend has her heart set on tomorrow. With a sweet smile on her face and sunshine in her soul, she’s poised to melt hearts everywhere! Even with tons of star-power behind her, she dreams of the one loving family that will accept her forever. Have room in your heart for an addition? Come meet her today!

Annie is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. She has been spayed and is up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. Her adoption fee is $269, and, as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, she is micro chipped for identification.  As an added bonus, Annie also comes with two free passes to Sea World!

Helen Woodward Animal Center is located at 6461 El Apajo Road in Rancho Santa Fe. Kennels are open daily Monday through Thursday from 12pm to 6pm; Fridays from noon to 7pm; Saturdays 10am to 6pm; and Sunday 11am to 6pm (last application accepted 15 minutes before closing).”

For more information call 858-756-4117, (option 1) or visit www.animalcenter.org.



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