The Market is Full of Fresh and Unique Items this Sunday!
The focus is always on “fresh” at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market. This week, meet two of our local farms that bring amazing fresh produce to us each week, Valdivia Farms and our newest addition, Coast Farms. Shop through all of their mouth-watering items this Sunday as you pick up the ingredients for the recipe of the week, Fresh Linguini with Cherry Tomatoes.
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!
Located in the Del Rayo Village Shopping Center at 16079 San Dieguito Rd. Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
WEEKLY VENDOR SPOTLIGHT
“The seemingly endless rows of tomato plants at Valdivia Farms are thick with sun-ripened heirlooms – red, bright yellow, green and purplish globes peeking through the vines.
Workers quickly move down the rows methodically plucking the tomatoes and placing them in cardboard boxes, tossing aside bruised or split ones deemed unfit for sale. Before long, the bed of a pickup truck is full with cartons of tomatoes that ultimately will find their way to local farmers markets, fine-dining restaurants and distributors who will ship the product to buyers as far away as the Midwest. Besides tomatoes, there are delicate golden squash blossoms still to be picked and green beans to be harvested, as well as berries, watermelons and baby corn.
Meanwhile, workers in the packing shed at this family-run farm neatly fill foam-lined cardboard boxes with an assortment of heirloom tomatoes, creating a mosaic of Cherokee purple, Brandywine, pineapple and great white varieties. All of this is carried out under the ever-watchful eye of patriarch Francisco Valdivia, an immigrant from Mexico who learned farming on the job as a young man.”
All of these amazing, family grown fruits and vegetables arrive at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market each Sunday. Valdivia Farms works hard to bring their family’s love and hard work to your dinner table! Stop by their booth this week and pick up your favorite fruits and vegetables freshly picked from their Carlsbad farm.
Coast Farms Arrives at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market
We are happy to announce that Coast Farms of Del Mar is the newest addition to the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market! They will be joining us this Sunday with local, organically grown produce. Stop by their booth and shop through all of the amazing items they have to offer!
Live Music this Week by Lisa Campbell
Lisa Campbell will be performing live at the Rancho Santa Fe Farmers Market this Sunday! Pick up your favorite Market meal, sit at a bistro table in the shade and enjoy Lisa’s amazing music.
The RSF Fresh Market Recipe of the Week is…
Fresh Linguini with Cherry Tomatoes
- 1 1/2 lbs small golden and cherry tomatoes, halved (Valdivia Farms)
- 3 large shallots, minced (Valdivia Farms)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (Thyme of Essence)
- 1/4 tsp hot red pepper flakes
- freshly ground black pepper
- 1 lb fresh linguini pasta (Pasta Designs)
- 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, sliced into thin ribbons (Sage Mountian Farms)
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Mad for “Mocha”!
Helen Woodward Animal Center introduces Mocha looking for a forever home
Meet Mocha, Pet-of-the-Week at Helen Woodward Animal Center! This 2-year old, 11lb female Chihuahua-blend was named for her super-sweet personality. Cupcake’s very favorite activity is spending time with an affectionate human companion. Whether tumbling around in adorable puppy play or snuggling up in a loving lap, Mocha is sure to be a sweet addition to a simply perfect day!
Mocha is waiting to meet you at Helen Woodward Animal Center. She has been altered and is up-to-date on all of her vaccinations. Their adoption fees are $299 each, and, as with all pets adopted from Helen Woodward Animal Center, they are micro chipped for identification. As an added bonus, her also come 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.