O2T DELIVERIES : Santa Clara / San Mateo counties 6/25 & Santa Cruz 6/26

Greetings Fish & Farm Enthusiasts,


It has been a great week for local products and sustainably fished seafood! We have a great selection of fish, mushrooms, chicken, vegetables & more!


Choose which fish you would like to order with your Fish & Farm Box! You have the selection of King Salmon OR Bocaccio Rockfish


We'll be making deliveries in

Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties:Thursday, June 25th

& Santa Cruz County: Friday, June 26th


When you spend $100, you will receive free delivery!

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 Bocaccio Rockfish

1 Share of Tree Oyster Mushrooms

One Simple Loaf from Companion Bakery

Produce Box 1 basket of Strawberries

1 bunch of Spring Onion

1 bunch of Red Beets

Little Gem Lettuce

1 bunch of Rainbow Chard

1/2 pint of Golden Raspberries

1 lb of Norland Potatoes

1 lb of Chico Broccoli

1 bunch of Celery

1 bunch of Tokyo Turnips

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: 06/24/2020

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

Item: 1 basket of Strawberries,1 bunch of Spring Onion


Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmer: Tom Bros

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 06/24/2020

Farming Method: Organic Certifiers

Item: 1 bunch of Chico Broccoli, 1 bunch of Celery, 1 bunch of Tokyo Turnips,

1 lb of Norland Red Potatoes


Farm: Ridge to Reef Organics

Farmers: Pete Rasmussen

Location: Santa Cruz

Farming Method: In the Process of CCOF Certified Organic

Harvest Date: 06/24/2020

Items: 1/2 pint of Golden Raspberries, 1 bunch of Beets,

Little Gem Lettue




Item: Simple Sourdough Loaf

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 06/25/2020

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: Holy Moly Batard

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 06/25/2020

It weighs 800g and has white flour, whole wheat, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, oats, and molasses. 


Fogline Farm Chicken


Item: Whole Chicken, Half Chicken, Chicken Wings, Chicken Frames

Farm: Fogline Farms

Farmer: Caleb Barron

Location: Ano Nuevo

Harvest Date: 06/23/20

Farming Methods: Fresh Pasture Daily, Organic Feed

Weight: Whole Chicken 3.4 - 3.6 lbs

Half Chicken 1.60 - 1.80 lbs

Sweet Italian Chicken Sausage 0.5 lbs

Dill Sausage 0.5 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: Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria)

Catch Date: 06/22/2020

Boat: F/V Sea Harvest

Captain: Calder Deyerle

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Bottom Set Line

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size : Full Share 1.25 lbs

Fillets will be skin on and have some small pin bones

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: 06/23/2020

Boat: F/V O2T II

Captain: Ian Cole

Port: Santa Cruz

Catch Method: Hand Operated Pole

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

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: Bocaccio Rockfish (Sebastes paucispinis)

Catch Date: 06/23/2020

Boat: F/V Mr Morgan

Captain: Steve Fitz

Port: Half Moon Bay

Catch Method: Scottish Seine

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Bocaccio is a large species of rockfish that is found ranging from Alaska down to Baja California. As their name in Italian suggests, they can be easily identified by their large mouths. The adult color ranges from a reddish hue to brown and once they are caught and brought to the surface their color tends to brighten to a stronger red hue. Juvenile Bocaccio tend to stay together in loose schools and spend most of their time in shallower water. After about two years of age they begin to descend into deeper water of up to 750 feet near a deep, rocky environment. Bocaccio enjoy an colorful diet of many difference species of fish as well as squid and crustaceans.

Females begin to mature when they reach 17 inches long and they typically grow larger than the males and have a longer lifespan. Fertilization takes place internally within the females body and she holds the developing young until they are ready to hatch as live larvae. Hatching occurs during the months of December through April with the females being capable of hatching 1.5 millions eggs per cycle. Bocaccio can live to be 50 years old, are slow growing and late to mature making which puts them endanger if over fished as their populations take time to recover.


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

Catch Date: 06/21/2020

Boat: F/V Sun Ra

Captain: Willson Quick

Port: San Francisco

Catch Method: Trolling Line

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Good Alternative

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.


Additional Add On Items


Item: 1 Dozen Large Eggs

Farm: Pajaro Pastures

Farmers: Ryan Ableson

Location: Pajaro

Harvest Date: 06/16/20

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.


Tayberry Jam

Farm: Swanton Farm

Harvest Date: April 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. 


Item: This Is It (Blend) Whole Bean Coffee

Roaster: 11th Hour Coffee

Farming Method: No Pesticides & Naturally Processed, Washed, Directly Traded

Roast Type: Medium Roast with notes of citrus & caramel

Share Size: 12 oz

The current moment is often ignored, butThis Is It seeks to bring your attention to it. With a composition of washed and natural processed coffees from Ethiopia, this bright, citrusy blend will not only wake you up but help you take in all that’s happening around you. There’s only so much time. This is it. Don’t waste it.

Available Mushroom Species


Species: Cinnamon Cap & Tree Oysters (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Harvest Date: 06/23/2020

Farm: Farm West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb




Species: Spring Porcini (Boletus rex-veris)

Harvest Date: 06/21/2020

Location: Siskiyou County

Harvester: Kongkeo Chayasing

Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb

Sierra Porcini is found from central California into British Columbia and are generally fruiting in early Spring. Sierra Porcinis 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 Porcinis have a firm texture and a white hymenophore that begins to soften and turn yellowish with maturity


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:


Baked Salmon Tacos



Ingredients:

  • 8-10 corn tortillas

  • 1 lb fresh salmon

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

  • Garlic powder to taste

  • Ground cumin to taste

  • Chili powder (optional) to taste

  • Salt & pepper to taste

Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

  • Juice from 1/2 lime

  • 1 clove garlic minced

  • Handful fresh cilantro chopped

Toppings:

  • 1 avocado diced

  • Iceberg lettuce shredded, to taste

  • Lime wedges to taste


Procedure:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Move the rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with foil. Wrap the tortillas in foil and put them in the oven right away.

  2. Place a piece of salmon on the baking sheet and coat it with olive oil. Gently sprinkle with garlic powder, ground cumin, chili powder, and salt & pepper. Cook in oven for 10-15 minutes or until it flakes easily with a fork.

  3. Meanwhile, combine the sauce ingredients. Set aside. Prepare the avocado and lettuce.

  4. When the salmon is done, roughly cut it into bite-size pieces using a fork. Assemble tacos immediately. Serve with extra lime if desired.



Sautéed Petrale Sole


Ingredients:

  • 1.25 pounds fresh petrale sole fillets

  • Salt, to taste

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

  • 2 tablespoons, cut into 4 pieces, cold, unsalted butter

  • Fresh thyme leaves (or any fresh herb for flavor)

  • Minced fresh chives

Procedure:

  1. Pat dry the fillets, lightly salt: Pat the sole fillets dry with paper towels. There is a lot of moisture in Petrale sole, so you might have to pat them dry twice.

  2. Lightly salt the fillets on both sides.

  3. Brown the fillets on both sides: Heat oil in a large, stick-free skillet on medium-high heat. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the fillets to the pan. Brown the fillets gently on both sides.

  4. Fish is cooked when it flakes easily and is no longer translucent. Sole fillets will cook up very quickly, no more than a few minutes on each side, so don't walk away from the pan while cooking. Once done, remove the fillets from pan and place on a warm plate.

  5. 3 Cook shallots: Add shallots to the pan and sauté until soft.

  6. 4 Make sauce: Add white wine to the pan with the shallots to deglaze the pan, and scrape up the browned bits at the bottom of the pan.

  7. Add butter and gently swirl to make a sauce. Add herbs, and squeeze a little lemon juice into the sauce. Spoon over the sole.


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

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