OCEAN2TABLE DELIVERIES: SANTA CLARA & SAN MATEO COUNTIES 10/22 & SANTA CRUZ COUNTY 10/23


Dear Friends and Family,


Ian & Charlie have been busy out fishing on the Monterey Bay and have landed some delicious local CA Halibut!

We will also be offering versatile Yellowtail Rockfish and sustainable raised McFarland Spring Rainbow Trout


We are excited to have wild harvested Matsutakes, Golden Chanterelles & White Chanterelles on offer this week!

Plus, Shiitakes & Tree Oysters from Far West Fungi


Groundswell, Live Earth, Sea to Sky & Monte Verde Farms have provided us with a great selection of seasonal & organic produce to offer to you! With tasty add on items, including

Strawberries, Sungold Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Gala Apples, Butternut Squash, Avocados & Chestnuts


We are excited to offer Monkshood Cheese from Garden Variety! This cheese is beer-washed, smooth has a sweet and nutty flavor


Plus, Fogline Farms has an array of Sweet Pepper Marinaded parts this week in addition to Jalapeño Sausage & Sweet Italian Sausage


Finally, more wild harvested Huckleberries from Humboldt County


We'll be making deliveries in

Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties:Thursday, October 22nd

& Santa Cruz County: Friday, October 23rd


To order, please head to our Online Store


The O2T Fish and Farm Box Includes:


One Produce Box


One share of Share of CA Halibut OR McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout OR Yellowtail Rockfish

1 Share of White Chanterellesd

One Three Seed Loaf from Companion Bakery

Produce Box


1 basket of Strawberries

1 bunch of Kale

Cucumbers

1 Butternut Squash

1 lb Fuji Apples

1 Head of Romaine Lettuce

1 bunch of Beets

1 bunch of Carrots

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: 10/21/2020

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

Item: Sungold Tomatoes, Strawberries, Kale, Cucumbers


Farm: Monte Verde

Farmers: Mark Tarantino

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 10/21/20

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Avocados, Chestnuts


Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmers: Tom Bro

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 10/21/20

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

Items: Fuji Apples, Gala Apples, Butternut Squash, Bell Peppers


Farm: Sea to Sky

Farmers: Chris and Dana Laughlin

Location: Bonny Doon

Harvest Date: 10/21/20

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Romaine Lettuce, Red Beets, Carrots

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 10/22/2020

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: 10/22/2020

Simple Sourdough with poppy, sunflower, sesame and flax seeds



Fogline Farm


Farm: Fogline Farms

Farmer: Caleb Barron

Location: Ano Nuevo

Harvest Date: 10/20/20

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

Breast Packs

Leg Quarter Packs

Jalapeno Sausage

Sweet Italian Sausage

Sweet Pepper Marianded Half Chickens, Legs & Drums

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: CA Halibut (Paralichthys californicus)

Catch Date: 10/20/2020

Boat: F/V O2T II & F/V Killer Whaler

Captain: Ian Cole & Charlie Lambert

Port: Monterey

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.



Species: Yellowtail Rockfish (Sebastes flavidus)

Catch Date: 10/19/2020

Boat: F/V Smeagol

Captain: Sean Cross

Port: Half Moon Bay

Catch Method: Fly Line

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size: 1.0 lb


Species: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Catch Date: 10/20/2020

Aquaculture Farm: McFarland Springs

Location: Susanville, CA

Farming Method: 100% Vegetarian Red Algea Feed, Spring Fed Raceway

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size: 1.0 lb

Rainbow Trout are a species of salmonid native to the West Coast of North America. Commonly referred to as Steelhead, Rainbow Trout are anadromous, meaning they are capable of moving back and forth from the river to the ocean then back again to the river to spawn (sometimes several times throughout their lives). They have a delicate texture, medium flake and a flavor similar to wild salmon.

McFarland Springs is leading the aquaculture industry in sustainability by utilizing 100% pure vegetarian feed made with red algae. They have eliminated antibiotics and all other medicines from their diet as well. Most farmed fish (eg. Salmon and Prawns) have a bad rap for good reasons, they are fed a diet that contains large amounts of antibiotics as well as fishmeal which is produced from wild fish stocks. This practice of catching wild fish to feed farmed fish in inefficient and unsustainable. Fish farming practices also degrade wild habitat by polluting local waters with effluent, medicines and other additives.


Additional Add On Items

Item: Monkshood

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.


Monkshood Cheese is beer-washed, smooth has a sweet and nutty flavor


1 Dozen Eggs

Farm: Corvus Farms Chicken & Duck Eggs

Farmer: Robert James

Location: Pescadero

Harvest Date: 10/20/2020

Farming Method: Free Range Rotating


Corvus Farm is nothing shy of chicken heaven.Three hundred chickens spread over ten grassy acres located just north of Año Nuevo State Park in San Mateo County. The chickens free range on bugs, seeds, and small greens. They do have a supplemental local feed, but it is free of all corn, soy, and GMO products and is mostly organic. These chickens are all treated with love



Available Mushroom Species


Species: Golden Chanterelles (Cantharellus formosa)

Harvest Date: 10/18/2020

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Larry Alemeda

Harvest Method: Hand Harvested

Chanterelles are a beautiful species native to the Pacific Northwest commonly found during the fall and winter months. They have a mycorrhizal partnership with conifers trees and are found either alone or in small clusters. They have a distinguished vase shaped fruiting body with a flesh color that ranges from soft yellow to striking gold. The cap is fleshy with wavy, rounded cap margins that taper down to meet the stem. They have a mild nutty flavor that is highly versatile in the kitchen.


Species: White Chanterelles (Cantharellus subalbidus)

Harvest Date: 10/18/2020

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Larry Alemeda

Harvest Method: Hand Harvested

The White Chanterelle closely resembles its cousin, the Golden Chanterelle, although the White Chanterelle is distinguished by its paler, more white color. They are found in California and in the Pacific Northwest among Pines and other Conifer trees. They are a rare treat and can be cooked in the same ways as the golden chanterelle. They have a meaty texture with a mild aroma and flavor.


Species: Matsutake (Tricholoma murrillianum)

Harvest Date: 10/18/2020

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Larry Alemeda

Harvest Method: Hand Harvested

Matsutakes are a beloved mushroom for their distinct taste and aroma. The name literally means “pine mushroom,” (matsu = pine + take = mushroom). They are aptly named as they are most often found in direct association with specific pine trees of a particular age. Fresh matsutake is great to cook with as they are very firm and keep their shape even when sliced or chopped. Their flavor is known for being pine-like, aromatic with notes of cinnamon and earth.



Species: Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)

Harvest Date: 10/19/2020

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Chheap Yoeun

Harvest Method: Hand Harvested

Huckleberry is the fruit from a native plant that grows along the coast of California up throughout the Pacific Northwest. This evergreen shrub is a long living and slow growing. They produce a beautiful white flower that evolves into the edible fruit. The fruit begin with a reddish, yet as they grow and mature throughout summer they begin to develop their characteristic dark color and are ready for harvest in late summer. 



Species: Tree Oysters, Shiitake, Black Pearl Tree Oysters

Harvest Date: 10/20/2020

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:

Halibut with Roasted Vegetables


Ingredients:

  • 1 Butternut Squash

  • 4 Carrots

  • 3 Beets

  • 1 Shallot

  • 4 cloves Garlic

  • Olive Oil

  • Salt & Pepper to taste

  • 1 lb of Halibut

Procedure: :

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

  2. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss the vegetables, or until tender and just beginning to brown.

  3. Rub the halibut fillets with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and a generous pinch of salt and pepper. Lay the fillets on top of the roasted vegetables . Roast for about 10 minutes or until the fish is cooked through.

  4. Serve warm


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