Meals schedule… Breakfast (buffet style) Saturday (arrival day) from 7 to 9 a.m. and Sunday thru Friday from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Lunch (buffet style) Saturday (arrival day) from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday thru Friday from Noon to 1:30 p.m. Dinner (table service) nightly from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Rancho La Puerta is renowned for freshly picked produce and nutritious natural foods. We have developed, tested, and proven hundreds of recipes since 1940. Over sixty years of culinary creativity, experimentation and dietary research have culminated in a superb all-natural diet. It is low in fat, sodium, and refined flour and sugar -- while high in energy, fiber, and complex carbohydrates. Portions can be abundant thanks to our recipes' low calorie counts as well as your activity-filled days.
We follow ‘Slow Food’ precepts. As much as possible, and as attuned to the seasons as we can reasonably be, we procure organic fruits and vegetables from our own extensive organic farm, or from our region's purveyors who practice sustainable, organic farming. Our decades-old methods are now validated with almost every passing day, from new vegetable gardens at the White House to the back yards of millions of home gardeners now embracing “urban farming.” One of the Ranch’s regular speakers, Marion Nestle, was recently featured in the N.Y. Times discussing the movement, along with our founder Deborah Szekely’s longtime friends Alice Waters of Chez Panisse fame and Michael Jacobson, head of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. To read the article, click here. For upcoming speakers at the Ranch, click here.
A new program for our week-long guests who are seeking a full mind, body and soul jump-start.
A Lighter You focuses on practical lifestyle skills such as designing a week's menu, healthy eating with the family, tips on how to grocery shop for weight loss, strategies for lowering calories and balancing meals and even techniques for managing stress.
Call for more details 877-440-7772
La Cocina Que Canta, our culinary center that opened in the summer of 2007, is an exciting center where the ‘Cuisine of the Californias’ can be learned, explored, discussed, and created by guests along with talented chef/teachers from around the world.
Our cookbook was a Finalist/Nominee for a James Beard Award—the "Oscars" of the food world
Great cooking, using fresh, local, seasonal ingredients – is at the heart of the experience offered by Rancho La Puerta. Cooking with the Seasons, a beautiful, hardbound cookbook published by Stewart, Taboori & Chang, with 120 luscious seasonal recipes, transports that regenerative experience to your own home kitchen. It will change the way you think about food and cooking—and, quite possibly, help you live the longer, healthier life.
To order a copy direct from Rancho La Puerta, SIGNED BY DEBORAH SZEKELY and her co-author, please call our Reservations Department at 800-443-7565. Orders of five or more books can be signed AND personalized with your message—a great gift idea. $35 plus shipping and tax, if applicable.