O2T DELIVERIES : Santa Clara / San Mateo counties 7/9 & Santa Cruz 7/10


Greetings Friends,


Summer is upon us and our Produce Box variety keeps getting better! We will be offering Plums, Strawberries & Shishito Peppers as add on items from Groundswell Farm. Plus, CA Halibut & sustainably raised Rainbow Trout!


Orders of $100 or more receive Free Shipping!


We'll be making deliveries in

Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties:Thursday, July 9th

& Santa Cruz County: Friday, July 10th


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 CA Halibut

1 Share of Shiitake Mushrooms

One Simple Loaf from Companion Bakery

Produce Box

1 pint of Sungold Tomatoes

1 pint of Shishito Peppers

1 pint of Strawberries

1 bunch of Broccoli

1 bunch of Beets

1 head of Lettuce

1.5 lbs of Norland Red Potatoes

1 Cucumber

1 bunch of Spinach

1/2 lb of Sugar Snap Peas

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: 07/08/2020

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

Item: 1 pint Sungold Tomatoes, 1 basket of Strawberries, 1 pint of Shishito Peppers


Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmer: Tom Bros

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 07/08/2020

Farming Method: Organic Certifiers

Item: 1.5 lbs of Norland Red Potatoes, 1 Cucumber


Farm: Ridge to Reef Organics

Farmers: Pete Rasmussen

Location: Santa Cruz

Farming Method: In the Process of CCOF Certified Organic

Harvest Date: 07/08/2020

Items: 1 bunch of Broccoli, 1 bunch of Beets, 1 Lettuce


Farm: Swanton Berry Farm

Farmers: Unionized Works of Swanton Berry Farm

Location: Santa Cruz

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Harvest Date: 07/08/2020

Items: 1/2 lb of Sugar Snap Peas



Item: Simple Sourdough Loaf

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 07/09/2020

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: 07/09/2020

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: 06/30/20

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: CA Halibut (Paralichthys californicus)

Catch Date: 07/05/2020

Boat: F/V Blue Dawn

Captain: Dave Rodriguez

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Hand Operated Pole

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size: 1 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: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Catch Date: 07/07/2020

Aquaculture Farm: McFarland Springs

Location: Susanville, CA

Farming Method: Spring Fed Raceway, 100% Vegetarian Feed

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.

Sustainability: 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.


We are hoping to see more exciting fish add ons as the week progresses! Possibly, Market Squid, White Seabass & CA Yellowtail...Please stay tuned!

Additional Add On Items


Item: Sheep Milk Yogurt

Farm: Garden Variety

Farmers: Rebecca King

Location: Monterey County

Farming Methods: Pasture Raised Sheep

1 pint of Creamy & Delicious Sheep Milk Yogurt.

We are utilizing a Jar Deposit Program! Please save the jar, and put it out next time you order! You will receive a $1 credit per jar received.


This 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.


Farm Information

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


Rebecca King began commercial milking & cheese producing in March 2009. Her sheep produce lovely, rich sweet milk that makes fabulous cheese and yogurt. To ensure the health and well-being of the animals and the high quality of the milk and cheese from Garden Variety Cheese, the 100 milking ewes at Monkeyflower Ranch are fed on fresh pasture, alfalfa hay and organic brewer’s grain from Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing and organic corn from Modesto Milling.


Each ewe is named after a garden flower and treated with love and respect. The dairy sheep are seasonal producers--each individual only gives milk for about six months per year. This season, Rebecca has staggered her breeding she hopes to have fresh milk for yogurt for most of the year.

Item: Moonflower Cheese

Farm: Garden Variety

Farmers: Rebecca King

Location: Monterey County

Farming Methods: Pasture Raised Sheep

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


Item: 1 Dozen Large Eggs

Farm: Pajaro Pastures

Farmers: Ryan Ableson

Location: Pajaro

Harvest Date: 07/07/20

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.


Seaquoia Seaweeds

Products: Giant Kelp Seasoning & Sea Palm Chips

Harvest Date: April 2020

Harvester: Ian O'Hollaren

Harvest Location: Santa Cruz, CA


Sequoia Seaweed was born from Ian O’Hollare's love for the ocean. A California native, he found himself studying tropical horticulture at the University of Hawaii, Hilo and transitioned from a life of farming terrestrial plants back to a true passion which revolves around the sea. Ian began exploring California’s coastal resources, learning about kelp and seaweed. Initially his intention was to create a local kelp fertilizer which he accomplished getting CDFA anfd OMRI certified. During this process Ian discovered the amazing intertidal seaweeds that grow along California’s shores. As restaurants, seafood distributors, health food stores and individuals expressed an interest in eating and learning more about this sustainable resource Sequoia Seaweeds came to be.

In addition to dried and fresh seaweeds Ian has development a freeze-dried kelp powder made from giant lelp, aka Macrocystis pyrifera. This is the iconic kelp that dominates the kelp forests from Southern to Central California. Ian hand harvests hundreds of pounds and has it freeze dried in a state of the art facility in California. This supplement is rich in Iodine and many other minerals and vitamins.


Strawberry Rhubarb 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: Cinnamon Cap & Tree Oysters, Shiitake, Lions Mane

Harvest Date: 07/07/2020

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:


Grilled Halibut with Sungold Tomato Chimichurri



Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Halibut

  • Sea salt and black pepper

  • Olive oil

  • 2 lemons, zested

Chimichurri:

  • 1/2 cup chopped basil

  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley

  • 1/4 cup chopped chives

  • 1/4 cup chopped mint

  • 1 clove garlic, grated on a micro plane

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 3 lemons, zested and juiced

  • 4 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

  • 1½ cups extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups Sungold tomatoes, halved

  • Sea salt


Procedure:

  1. For the halibut:Preheat a grill or grill pan. Season the halibut with salt and pepper, lemon zest and olive oil and grill over medium high for 2 minutes per side.

  2. For the cherry tomato chimichurri: Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss together to season.

  3. To serve: Plate one portion of halibut on each plate. Top with a generous amount of chimichurri sauce to cover. Serve immediately.



Blistered Shishito (or Padron) Peppers

Ingredients:

  • 1 pint of shishito or padron peppers

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil or avocado oil

  • Lemon wedge, optional

  • Salt, preferably flaky sea salt or kosher salt, to taste

Procedure:

  1. Rinse and pat the peppers dry on a clean tea towel. Transfer the peppers to a medium bowl, drizzle in the oil, and toss until the peppers are evenly coated. Set aside.

  2. Preheat a medium skillet over medium heat until it’s hot enough that a drop of water sizzles and evaporates quickly on contact. Add the peppers and let them cook, stirring every minute or so (not too often), until they are tender with charred spots, about 8 to 12 minutes.

  3. Transfer the peppers to a serving plate. Spritz with a lemon wedge, if desired. Sprinkle with salt, to taste (don’t skimp). Serve with a little bowl on the side for the pepper stems.


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

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