Santa clara / San Mateo counties 5/07 & Santa Cruz 5/08 The O2T Fish & Farm Box Plus Add-ons

Greeting Fish & Farm Enthusiasts,

The King Salmon season has opened and we are excited to be offering a variety of products from this delicious fish! We will be offering King Salmon fillets, trim, collars & frames.

We will also be offering Swanton Farm Strawberries & Strawberry Jam this week!

We have our Fish & Farm Boxes plus an array of delicious additional items on our Online Store.

To view the full alert, recipes, and details of all of our collaborators please check the Full Alert & Recipes button leading to our blog below.

We will be making ONLY Home Deliveries

Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties:Friday, May 7th

Santa Cruz County: Friday, May 8th

Our normal delivery range limits apply, with no deliveries to remote portions of the counties. Due to the complex nature of this new delivery process, we will not be taking pre-paid orders for this week as we adjust to the new format. We will resume in the coming weeks. Thank you for understanding. 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

One Simple Sourdough Loaf from Companion Bakery Produce Box 1 head of Butter Lettuce

1 Basket of Strawberries

2 lbs of Orange & Red Sweet Potatoes

1 bunch of Dill

2 lbs Fuji Apples

1 bunch of Red & Green Chard

1 bunch of Dino Kale

1 bunch of Beets

1 bunch of Radish

1 bunch of Mint Add-on Items King Salmon Fillet

King Salmon Collars

King Salmon Trim

King Salmon Frames (great for stock or your garden!)

Fogline Chicken

Fogline Chicken Frames (great for making bone broth!)

Pajaro Pastures Eggs - Medium & Large Egg Options

Shiitake Mushrooms

Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Oyster Mushrooms


Natural Morels

11th Hour Whole Bean Coffee

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

Farm: JJM Farm

Farmer: Efrain Morales

Location: Hollister

Farming Methods: CCOF Certified Organic, Hand Harvested

Harvest Date: 05/06/20

Items: One bunch Chard, 1 bunch of Dino Kale, 1 bunch of Red Beets

Farm: Groundswell Farm

Farmers: James Cook and Josh Richland

Location: Santa Cruz

Farming Method: Hand Harvested/CCOF Certified Organic

Pesticide Free

Harvest Date: 05/06/20

Items: 1 head of Butter Lettuce

Groundswell Farm was founded by husband and wife duo James and Heather Cook are a favorite at the local farmer's markets. Located off Ocean St. Ext. their CCOF Certified Organic Farm focuses on seasonality and biodiversity.

Farm: Sea to Sky Farm

Farmers: Chris and Dana Laughlin

Location: Bonny Doon

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Harvest Date: Apples Fall 2020 , Dill 05/06/2020

Items: 2 lbs Small Sweet Potatoes, 1 Bunch of Dill

Sea to Sky farm is located in northern Santa Cruz County in Bonny Doon. It is a 24 acre CCOF certified organic fruit, vegetable and herb farm, located 10 minutes from the ocean at 1600’ in elevation, surrounded by coastal redwoods with natural springs, and sites of Native American historical significance.  The farm was started by Chris and Dana Laughlin on Thanksgiving of 2018. 

Chris comes from four generations of family farming – her great grandfather, grandfather, father and both brothers are farmers.

Farm: Prevedelli Farm

Farmers: Nick Prevedelli

Location: Corralitos

Farming Method: Certified Organic, Hand Harvested

Harvest Date: Fall 2019

Items: 2 lbs Small Fuji Apples

Prevedelli Farms is a fourth-generation certified organic, family-run farm.  We have been operating in Watsonville since 1945,

​for over 75 years. The farm was originally established on Old San Jose Road in Soquel in the 1930s.  It was started by Arturo Prevedelli, who emigrated from Italy in the early 1900s. 

A true family-run farm, the entire family works on the farm; whether it's planting, harvesting, or selling at the farmer's market: everybody is involved!

Farm: Mariquita Farm

Farmers: Andy Griffin

Location: Hollister

Farming Method: OMRI Certified, Sustainable Farming Methods

& Pesticide Free

Harvest Date: 05/06/2020

Items: 1 bunch of Radish, 1 bunch of Mint

Species: King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Catch Date: 05/05/2020

Boat: F/V Sculpin

Captain: Chris Seeno

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Trolling Lines

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Good Alternative

Share Size: Full Share 1.0 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.

Item: Simple Sourdough Loaf

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 05/07/2020

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. The Simple loaf is made with 60% white 40% whole wheat. No add ons. They’re typically shaped at 700g in a boule (circular shape).

Add-On Items

Item: Half Bird

Farm: Fogline Farms

Farmers: Caleb Barron

Location: Ano Nuevo

Harvest Date: 05/05/20

Farming Methods: Fresh Pasture Daily, Organic Feed

Weight: 1.60-1.80lbs

Item: Chicken Frame

Farm: Fogline Farms

Farmers: Caleb Barron

Location: Ano Nuevo

Harvest Date: 05/05/2020

Farming Methods: Fresh Pasture Daily, Organic Feed

Weight: 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.

Item: 1 Dozen Medium Eggs

1 Dozen Large Eggs

Farm: Pajaro Pastures

Farmers: Ryan Ableson

Location: Pajaro

Harvest Date: 05/05/20

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 Grain

Salmon Collars, Salmon Trim & Salmon Frames

Species: King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Catch Date: 05/05/2020

Boat: F/V Sculpin

Captain: Chris Seeno

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Trolling Lines

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Good Alternative

Share Size: Full Share 1.5 lbs

Strawberry Jam

Farm: Swanton Farm

Harvest Date: 05/06/2020

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. 

Species: Tree Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Harvest Date: 5/05/2020

Farm: Far West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Location: Moss Landing

Share Size: Full Share 1 lb

Species: Shiitake (Lentinula edodes)

Harvest Date: 4/05/2020

Farm: Far West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Location: Moss Landing

Share Size: Full Share 1 lb

Species: Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus)

Harvest Date: 5/05/2020

Farm: Far West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Location: Moss Landing

Share Size: Full Share 1 lb

Item: The Origin (whole bean)

Roaster:11th Hour Coffee

Location: Santa Cruz. CA

Country: Ethiopia, Guji Zone

Farming Method: No Pesticides & Naturally Processed

Roast Type: Medium-Light Roast

Share Size: 12 oz

For those of you who aren't familiar with 11th Hour Coffee, they are a

local roaster based out of Santa Cruz, CA. Their shop is currently

closed, but they are still sending out beans online and are also

planning on re-opening on April 8th with a brand new online ordering

platform, self-service kiosk, delivery, and curbside pickup


King Salmon with Lemon & Dill


  • 1.0 salmon fillet

  • 1 lemon

  • 4 tablespoons roughly chopped dill

  • 4 tablespoons roughly chopped parsley

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


1. Preheat oven to 400º F.

2. Place salmon filets on rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper (for easier cleanup). Top salmon with lemon slices and sprinkle with dill and parsley. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle on salt and pepper.

3. Place in oven and bake until internal temperature reaches 130º F, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with aluminum foil. Serve when internal temperature reaches 140º F.

Whole Grain Rice with Your Choice of Mushrooms & Chard


  • 1 1/2 cups natural long-grain and wild rice blend (I use a 80/20 blend) (200 g)

  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth (750 ml)

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 small yellow onions, finely chopped

  • 350 g oyster mushrooms, sliced

  • sea salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 1 bunch Swiss chard, green parts only, coarsely chopped (can be substituted with kale)

  • 1/2 cup dry white wine (125 ml)

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley (about a handful)


1. Cook the rice blend according to the package directions, using the broth rather than water. Cook until rice is tender and liquid absorbed.

NOTE: Depending on what type of wild rice you buy, cooking time can vary from 40-55 minutes. Start preparing the rest of the dish about 15 minutes before the rice is finished cooking.

2. Heat the butter and olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring frequently, until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper and cook, tossing frequently, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes more. Add the wine and Swiss chard, increase the heat to medium-hight and simmer until wilted and wine reduced, about 3-4 minutes. Add the rice to the mushroom mixture and toss to combine, then stir in the parsley.

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

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