OCEAN2TABLE DELIVERIES: 12/23 & 12/24

Dear Friends & Family,

Happy Holidays from all of us at Ocean2Table!


We are excited to offer Miyagi Oysters, Golden Nugget Oysters & Blue Mussels from Tomales Bay Oyster Company

Golden Nuggets are a type of Miyagi Oyster, yet they are considered the premium raw oyster which are hand selected individuals who are ideal for raw consumption based on their size and shape. They are then coined "Golden Nuggets" by the Harvester.

Both of these Oyster & Mussels are from Tomales Bay Oyster Company. Oysters & Mussels are considered a best choice due to the low environmental impacts of shellfish aquaculture. They are raised within Tomales bay in oyster bags within their natural habitat and filter feed on the algea & plankton in Tomales Bay. There are negligible amounts of environmental damage and natural habitat impacts. Oysters are also an important part of the ocean's ecosystem in that they filter and clean the surrounding water helping to eliminate harmful algae and toxins.


In addition, we will have Monterey Bay caught Bocaccio & Whole Chilipepper Rockfish


We also have a great selection of local & organic Produce, Dried Persimmons & Dry farmed, Organic Walnuts


Fogline Farms will have an array of delicious Chicken Products & Corvus Farm will supply more free range Chicken & Duck Eggs


Garden Variety has provided creamy Sheep Milk Yogurt & Hollyhock Cheese. This cheese pairs wonderfully with dried persimmons & walnuts


And more delicious, locally baked Bread from Companion Bakery


Santa Clara / San Mateo Counties: Wednesday, December 23rd

Santa Cruz / Monterey County: Thursday, December 24th


To order, please head to our Online Store


The O2T Fish and Farm Box Includes:


1 Produce Box (See Below)

1 Whole Chilipepper Rockfish

OR Miyagi Oysters OR Bocaccio Rockfish OR Golden Nuggets

1 Share of Winter Mushroom Medley

1 Holy Moly Loaf from Companion Bakery

Produce Box

1 bunch of Red Spring Onion

1 bunch of Celery

1 lb of Parsnips

2 lbs of Red Cabbage

1 head of Cauliflower

1 bunch of Red Beets

1 Meyer Lemon

1 head of Little Gem LEttuce

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: 12/21/2020

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

Item: Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash


Farm: Monte Verde

Farmers: Mark Tarantino

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 12/21/20

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Fuyu Persimmons, Hachiya Persimmons, Meyer Lemons, Bearss Limes


Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmers: Tom Bro

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 12/21/20

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

Items: Naval Oranges, Celery, Broccoli, Red Spring Onion,

Fuji Apples, Gala Apples, Crushed Dry Farmed tomatoes, Apple Juice


Farm: Sea to Sky

Farmers: Chris and Dana Laughlin

Location: Bonny Doon

Harvest Date: 12/21/20

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Red Garnet Sweet Potatoes, Purple Murasaki Sweet Potatoes,

Covington Sweet Potatoes, White Bonita Sweet Potatoes, Little Gem Lettuce

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 12/23/2020

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

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 12/23/2020


The Holy Moly barat weighs 800g and has white flour, whole wheat, sunflower seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, oats, and molasses.


Similar in shape to a baguette, but shorter and slightly thicker these loaves have a thick golden crust with a soft inside.



Fogline Farm


Farm: Fogline Farms

Farmer: Caleb Barron

Location: Ano Nuevo

Harvest Date: 12/21/20

Farming Methods: Fresh Pasture Daily, Organic Feed

Weight: Whole Chicken 3.2 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

Lemon Parsley Half Chicken, Breast, Leg & Thighs

Everything Sausage


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: Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Catch Date: 12/18/2020

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.



Species: Bocaccio Rockfish (Sebastes paucispinus)

Catch Date: 12/15/20

Boat: F/V Sea Harvest

Captain: Calder Deyerle

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Fly Line

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: Whole Chilipepper Rockfish (Seabastes goodei)

Catch Date: 12/20/21

Boat: F/V Sea Harvest

Captain: Rich Deyerle

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Fly Line

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice


Chilipepper Rockfish are one of 70 different types of Rockfish along the west coast. They have a lifespan of about 35 years and are quick to mature, with males maturing at 2 years old and females by about 4 years old. Chilipepper are viviparous, meaning they breed through internal fertilization and give birth to live fish. The juveniles prefer shallow water, while the adults are found within deep rocky reefs and muddy/sandy bottoms feeding on small crustaceans, squid and various species of other fish. Adults are easy to identify by their distinct red-orange color, protruding jaw and spineless head. Chilipepper Rockfish has a medium, firm flesh which makes it versatile for a variety of preparations. Chilipepper’s are often referred to as Rockcod or mislabeled as Snapper.

Chilipepper Rockfish have made a miraculous recovery and Monterey Bay Seafood Watches now rates them as a Best Choice when caught by Scottish Seine or by the California Groundfish Collective (CGC). Rockfish fisheries are highly regulated and use implemented sustainable catch limits and as well as specific gear modifications that have greatly helped to reduce habitat destruction along the seafloor as well as helped to reduce bycatch. Along with a regulated fishery, Chilipepper’s are fast growing and have an early maturity rate which contributes to making them a great sustainable choice.


Species: Miyagi Oyster, Golden Nuggets & Blue Mussels

Catch Date: 12/21/2020

Aquaculture Farm: Tomales Bay Oyster Company

Location: Marin, CA

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size: 13 oysters / bag




Additional Add On Items


Farm: Corvus Farms Chicken & Duck Eggs

Farmer: Robert James

Location: Pescadero

Harvest Date: 12/21/2020

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: 12/20/2020

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Lukas Vrana

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: Hedgehogs (Hydnum umbilicatum)

Harvest Date: 12/20/2020

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Larry Alameda

Harvest Method: Hand Harvested

Hedgehog are found from the central coast of California up to British Columbia and have a mycorrhizal relationship with Live Oaks and sometimes conifers. This type of relationship benefits both the tree and the fungal as they exchange nutrients between the two of them They are among the few species of mushrooms that have a toothed hymenophore, as opposed to gills. Their caps have a soft peach color with a convexed and dented inner margin. Hedgehog’s have a unique earthy and nutty flavor with a mild peppery taste.



Species: Huckleberry (Vaccinium ovatum)

Harvest Date: 12/20/2020

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Arlis Fullerton

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 Oyster

Harvest Date: 12/21/2020

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


Recipes:

Cioppino with Rockfish & Mussels




Ingredients :

BROTH


  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 cup dry white wine

  • 1 28-oz. can whole peeled tomatoes

  • 2 8-oz. bottles clam juice

  • 4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 bay leaves

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


SOUP

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 medium shallot, finely chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 2 lbs Mussels

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

  • 1 lb Bocaccio or Chilipepper Rockfish cut into 1” pieces

  • 1/4 cup (½ stick) unsalted butter, cut into ½” cubes

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  • Flat-leaf parsley leaves (for serving)

  • Toasted companion bread, rubbed with garlic and olive oil

Procedure :


1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 8–10 minutes. Add garlic, basil, oregano, and red pepper flakes; stir until fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove pot from heat and add wine. Return pot to heat, bring to a boil, and cook until wine is reduced by half, about 4 minutes. Add tomatoes with juices, crushing with your hands as you add them. 2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 15–20 minutes. Add clam juice, parsley, bay leaves, and 8 cups water; season with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer until flavors meld, 10–15 minutes more. Discard parsley sprigs and bay leaves. 3. DO AHEAD: Broth can be made 2 days ahead. Let cool slightly; chill until cold. Cover and keep chilled. Reheat before continuing.


SOUP 1. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add shallot; stir often until softened, about 3 minutes. Add garlic; stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Remove from heat; add mussels and wine. Set over medium-high heat, cover, and cook, stirring occasionally, until shells open (discard any that do not open), about 4 minutes. 2. Add reserved broth; bring to a simmer. Add fish. Cover; cook just until opaque, about 4 minutes. Stir in butter; season with salt and pepper. Divide among bowls; top with parsley. Serve with toast.


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

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