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O2T DELIVERIES : Santa Clara / San Mateo counties 7/30 & Santa Cruz 7/31


Greetings Friends,


We have some special new products to share with you!


Introducing Feta Cheese from Garden Variety. Pair it with Groundswell Early Girl tomatoes & a Salt and Pepper cucumber from Live Earth Farm to create a delicious Greek Salad.


Plus, Fogline Farms will be supplying a Bone-In Chicken Breast!


Limited Quantities of these new products!


Orders of $100 or more receive Free Shipping!


We'll be making deliveries in

Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties:Thursday, July 30th

& Santa Cruz County: Friday, July 31st


NOTE: Please leave out a sanitized cooler for our delivery drivers. If you ordered an O2T Fish & Farm Box or Produce Box, please sanitize last week's box and set it out for pickup.


To order, please head to our Online Store


The O2T Fish and Farm Box Includes:


One Produce Box

One share of King Salmon OR CA Halibut OR Sablefish

1 Share of King Trumpet Mushrooms

One Three Seed loaf from Companion Bakery

Produce Box


1 lb Early Girl Tomatoes

1 pint of Shishito Peppers

1 bunch of Dino Kale

1 bunch of Carrots

1 Green Cabbage

1 Summer Squash

1 Salt & Pepper Cucumber

1 lb of Fatima Plums

All are available on our Online Store and can be purchased individually


Where Our Produce Comes from this Week!


Farm: Groundswell

Farmer: James Cook & Josh Richland

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 07/29/2020

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic, Pesticide Free, Hand Harvested

Item: Early Girl Tomatoes, 1 pint of Padrons


Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmer: Tom Bros

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 07/29/2020

Farming Method: Organic Certifiers

Item: 1 Summer Squash, 1 Salt & Pepper Cucumber,


Farm: Ridge to Reef Organics

Farmers: Pete Rasmussen

Location: Santa Cruz

Farming Method: In the Process of CCOF Certified Organic

Harvest Date: 07/29/2020

Items: 1 Cabbage, 1 bunch of Carrots, 1 Dino Kale


Farm: Sea to Sky

Farmers: Chris & Dana Laughlin

Location: Bonny Doon

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Harvest Date: 07/29/2020

Items: 1 lb of Fatima Plums, 1 bunch of Breakfast Raddish

Item: Simple Sourdough Loaf

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 07/30/2020

Companion Bakery is located on the west-side of Santa Cruz. They turn out all the local's favorites when it comes to baked goods. A staple for morning treats and tasty loaves. Local Simple Sourdough made with local Blanco Grande whole wheat flour


Item: Three Seed

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 07/30/2020

Simple Sourdough with poppy, sunflower, sesame and flax seeds

Fogline Farm


Farm: Fogline Farms

Farmer: Caleb Barron

Location: Ano Nuevo

Harvest Date: 07/28/20

Farming Methods: Fresh Pasture Daily, Organic Feed

Weight: Whole Chicken 3.4 - 3.6 lbs

Half Chicken 1.60 - 1.80 lbs

Chicken Wings 1.1 - 1.3 lbs

Chicken Frame 2.0 - 2.5 lbs

Fogline Farms will be supplying the chickens & was founded in 2009. We share our space with these guys and they honestly grow some of the tastiest, ecologically friendly chickens we've ever tried! Fogline leases land right near Ano Nuevo State Park, where they raise Cornish Cross broilers, on an all-organic feed that are set out to pasture daily.

Available Fish Species


Species: Chinook (aka King) Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Catch Date: 07/27/2020

Boat: F/V Sculpin

Captain: Chris Seeno

Port: Bodega Bay

Catch Method: Trolling Lines

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Good Alternative

Share Size: 1 lb

The Chinook Salmon is a fascinating fish that is born in freshwater streams and rivers. They are unique fish in that they have physiological abilities to adapt to both freshwater and saltwater. The first 3 months to 2 years of their lives are spent in fresh water before migrating to the open ocean where they will end up spending the majority of their lives growing to maturity in 2 to 4 years. In the ocean, salmon feed on plankton, kelp and krill which is what gives them their noticeably pink coloration. When adult Chinook salmon are ready to spawn they migrate back to their ancestral river where the female selectively creates a nest at the bottom of the stream based on her ideal gravel type, water depth and flow. The males then come to spawn with the female and will actively defend their nest site for up to a month before ending their life cycle. Chinook Salmon are a full flavored, high fat content fish with large reddish-orange flakes.

Chinook Salmon in California are fighting an uphill battle. Since the Gold Rush, development on land has lead to the destruction of critical Salmon spawning habitat. The damming of rivers, sedimentation and water diversion projects has meant that huge reaches of essential fish habitat has been blocked or destroyed. With a constrained ability to reproduce, Salmon numbers plummeted. Here locally, the San Lorenzo River which once had runs of 60,000+ fish now sees less than 5000 fish each year. Global warming is also a major contributor as rising ocean temperatures and acidification have lead to increasing variability in bait fish populations. Overfishing has historically been a problem as well. More recently strong regulations backed by extensive scientific efforts has helped to limit the effects of fishing from contributing to the decline of Salmon populations. Every year quotas and the date of season opening is adjusted based on National Marine Fisheries Service surveys. For these reason California Chinook Salmon has been labeled as a “Good Alternative” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.


Species: Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)

Catch Date: 07/27/2020

Boat: F/V Sea Harvest

Captain: Walter Deyerle

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Bottom Set Line

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size: 1 lb

Sablefish is commonly known as butterfish due to its soft texture, delicate flakes and rich buttery taste. These characteristics can be contributed to its high levels of healthy fatty acids. It has been consumed as a delicacy in Japan for many years and is now making its way onto the local market. Sablefish are found in muddy seabeds at depths of up to 9,000 feet and prefer the edge of the continental shelf. They are opportunistic hunters who like to feed on other fish, squid and even jellyfish. Sablefish mature early and have a long lifespan (up to 90 years).

Sablefish’s buttery, rich and flakey texture make it a great substitute for other impact fish, such as the Chilean Seabass. It is a very well managed fish with its population numbers well into the healthy range. When they are caught using fishing methods such as traps or bottom set lines, they have minimal bycatch and environmental impacts.


Species: CA Halibut (Paralichthys californicus)

Catch Date: 07/27/2020

Boat: F/V Blue Dawn

Captain: Dave Vasquez

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Hand Operated Pole

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size: 1.0 lb


California Halibut can be found up and down the California coast and are actually a member of the Flounder family. They start their lives with eyes on both sides of their head and as they grow one eye begins to travel to the left or right side. The side with no eyes becomes the blind side which rests on the ocean floor and turns white. The side with eyes becomes the top side of the fish and turns a mottled brown, camouflaging them from any prey unlucky enough to swim by. They are broadcast spawners and reach maturity in 2-3 years. In California the commercial fishing season is year round but they usually found in abundance during the spring and summer months. They are typically targeted in the Monterey Bay in depths of 40 to 80 ft. Halibut has a beautiful white, dense meat that is slightly sweet and delicious if not over cooked. It is great for grilling, broiling and sauteing.

California Halibut caught by Hand Operated Poles are a great sustainable option resulting in minimal unwanted by-catch or habitat disturbance. They reach sexual maturity relatively quickly and there is not a lot of fishing pressure locally. Trawled halibut from California and Mexico are widely available in local stores and restaurants but should be avoided due to high levels of by-catch.

Additional Add On Items

Item: Moonflower Cheese, Cosmos Feta Cheese , Sheep Milk Yogurt

Farm: Garden Variety

Farmers: Rebecca King

Location: Monterey County

Farming Methods: Pasture Raised Sheep


Garden Variety Cheese is a small farmstead cheese business based in Northern Monterey County and is located on Monkeyflower Ranch.


Moonflower is raw sheep cheese aged for 4-6 months. During aging it develops a washed rind which gives it a lovely orange color. It has a smooth texture, with a salty caramel flavor and a hint of pungency at the finish. It pairs well with cherries and Zinfandel.

2015 Good Food Awards Finalist.


Cosmos is a raw sheep milk feta aged in brine for over 60 days. Sheep’s milk makes a rich and creamy feta which stands up well to the intense saltiness. It is delicious sprinkled over cucumbers, red onions, and fresh tomatoes or mixed into warm pasta with artichoke hearts and sundried tomatoes.


This delicious yogurt is made from pasteurized whole sheep milk. Because sheep milk has almost twice the solids of cow milk, the yogurt is naturally thick and custard-like. It is also very high in protein and Calcium. We make our yogurt in the European style with a pronounced tartness to complement the rich flavor. It goes well with honey and fruit but can also be used in savory sauces and as a substitute for sour cream.



Item: 1 Dozen Large Eggs

Farm: Pajaro Pastures

Farmers: Ryan Ableson

Location: Pajaro

Harvest Date: 07/28/20

Farming Methods: Pasture Raised, Non-GMO Feed

Pajaro Pastures where we will supply farm fresh eggs is located in Corralitos, just down the coast. Unlike the average “free-range” or/and “cage-free” chicken farm, Pajaro moves the birds’ grazing area every week. Their chickens primarily eat native vegetation and are also fed High-Quality Certified NON-GMO Chicken Feed, Certified Organic Vegetables, and Brewers Grains.



Strawberry Jam

Farm: Swanton Farm

Harvested by: Unionized workers of Swanton berry Farm

Location: Santa Cruz, CA

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic, Hand Harvested

Share Size: 10 oz

Swanton Berry Farm is located in Davenport, CA. Swanton has long been a leader in organic farming practices and known for empowering their workers. They were the first organic farm in the US to sign a contract with the United Farmworkers of America and to carry a union label. 

Available Mushroom Species


Species: Tree Oysters, Shiitake, Lions Mane, King Trumpet

Harvest Date: 07/28/2020

Farm: Farm West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb


Dried Matsutake

Species: Matsutake (Tricholoma murrillianum)

Harvest Date: Fall 2019

Location: Siskiyou County

Harvester: Kongkeo Chayasing

Share Size: Full Share 1.25 oz

Dried Porcini

Species: Spring Porcini (Boletus rex-veris)

Harvest Date: Spring 2020

Location: Siskiyou County

Harvester: Kongkeo Chayasing

Share Size: Full Share 1.25 oz


Spring Porcini is found from central California into British Columbia and are generally fruiting in early Spring. Spring Porcini have a mycorrhizal relationship, meaning they are living in a partnership with conifer trees, most commonly Firs and Pines. They are found under Fir and Pine trees at elevations ranging from 3,000 feet to 7,000 feet and are often hidden under conifer needles covering the forest floor.. They have a large, edible body that with pinkish to brown caps with a thick, large stem. Young Sierra Porcini have a firm texture and a white hymenophore that begins to soften and turn yellowish with maturity.


Recipes:


Greek Salad



Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Early Girl Tomatoes

  • 1 Salt & Pepper Cucumber

  • 1/2 pint of Padron Peppers

  • 1 medium red onion

  • Greek pitted Kalamata olives

  • Salt, a pinch

  • 4 tbsp quality extra virgin olive oil

  • 1–2 tbsp red wine vinegar

  • 1 jar of Cosmos Feta Cheese

  • 1/2 tbsp quality dried oregano

Procedure:

  1. Cut the tomatoes into wedges or large chunks

  2. Cut the cucumber in half length-wise, then slice into thick halves

  3. Thinly slice the peppers into rings.

  4. Cut the red onion in half and thinly slice into half moons.

  5. Place everything in a large salad dish. Add a good handful of the pitted kalamata olives.

  6. Season very lightly with salt (just a pinch). Pour the olive oil and red wine vinegar.

  7. Give everything a very gentle toss to mix; do NOT over mix, this salad is not meant to be handled too much.

  8. Now add the the feta blocks on top. Sprinkle the dried oregano.

  9. Serve with Three Seed or Simple Sourdough Loaf



Cumin Crusted Sablefish


Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 (6-ounce) sablefish or white sea bass fillets

  • 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 4 lemon wedges

Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.

  2. Cook cumin seeds in a large skillet over medium heat 2 minutes or until toasted. Place cumin, salt, and pepper in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground. Rub cumin mixture over top and bottom sides of fillets.

  3. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add fillets; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Wrap handle of pan with foil. Bake at 375° for 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley; serve with lemon wedges.


If you have any questions feel free to email us ocean2table@gmail.com or text us at (831) 295-8403.

Thank you for supporting your local farms, fishermen and fisherwomen!

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