Dear Friends & Family, Our friends at the American Abalone Farm are getting ready to harvest RedAbalone for you this week!

Each share will consist of 4 pounded Abalone steaks arranged in their shell, with each steak weighs about 1 oz.

We are excited to offer McFarland Springs WHOLE Rainbow Trout this week, along with Fillet & Roe

The Dungeness Crab season is still holding strong locally and we have more cooked & cleaned Dungeness Crab available

Our friends at Tomales Bay Oyster Company have more Blue Mussels available this week

Our farming friends have been busy harvesting new products which we are excited to offer to you!

Some of those include: Romanesco Cauliflower, Yellow Onions, Little Gem Lettuce, Kholrabi, Spinach & More!

Plus, Feta & Sheep Milk Yogurt from Garden Variety & a variety of Fogline Chicken Products

The O2T Fish and Farm Box Includes:

1 Produce Box (See Below)

Dungeness Crab OR McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout OR Abalone

1 Share of Black Pearl Tree Oysters

1 Three Seed Loaf from Companion Bakery

Produce Box

1 head of Little Gem Lettuce

2 Yellow Onions

1.5 lbs of Yellow Potatoes

1 head of Cabbage

1 bunch of Chiogga Beets

1 Romanesco Cauliflower

1 bunch of Gold Chard

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: 02/17/2021

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

Item: Butternut Squash, Acorn Squash, Dino Kale, Little Gem Lettuce, White Spring Onion

Farm: Monte Verde

Farmers: Mark Tarantino

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 02/16/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Meyer Lemons, Bearss Limes, Rosemary

Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmers: Tom Bro

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 02/17/2021

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

Items: Apple Juice, Spinach, Yellow Potatoes, Yellow Onions, Broccolini, Kohlrabi, Baby Fennel

Farm: Sea to Sky

Farmers: Chris and Dana Laughlin

Location: Bonny Doon

Harvest Date: 02/17/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Purple Murasaki Sweet Potatoes, Creamers, Cabbage

Farm: Mariquita

Farmers: Andy Griffin

Location: Corralitos

Harvest Date: 02/16/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: White Cauliflower, Chiogga Beets, Gold Chard, Golden beets,

Romanesco Cauliflower, Lemongrass, Cilantro

Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 02/18/2021

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.

Fogline Farm

Farm: Fogline Farms

Farmer: Caleb Barron

Location: Ano Nuevo

Harvest Date: 02/16/2021

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 Breast

Sweet Italian 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: 02/17/2020

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: Dungeness Crab (Metacarcinus magister)

Catch Date: 02/15/21

Boat: F/V Patricia Ann

Captain: Brett Shaw

Port: Santa Cruz

Catch Method: Trap

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Dungeness Crab is a West Coast tradition with a fishery dating back to the late 1800’s. They have a unique life cycle that involves five different larvae stages before metamorphosing into mature crabs. The crabs molt annually allowing them to grow up to an inch during their molting season. Without an exoskeleton, they are left defenseless and can be found buried beneath the sand while waiting for their new shell to harden. Mating occurs immediately after molting with the male embracing the female for several days before mating begins. The female is able to carry 2.5 million eggs per season which she keeps safe by attaching them onto her body. When live, these crustaceans have a beautiful purple hue and are prized for the delicate, soft and mildly sweet flavor that is best appreciated fresh from the boat.

Dungeness Crab in California is considered a well managed fishery with strict regulations which only allow crabs to be caught for a select number of months each year. Traps have minimal bycatch and negligible environmental damage. All females are freed and only males with a carapaces greater than 5.75 inches can be retained. Relatively stable landings over the past 30 years suggest that the Dungeness Crab population is healthy, although no formal stock assessments have been made.

Species: Miyagi (Magallana gigas) Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis)

Catch Date: 02/09/21

Aquaculture Farm: Tomales Bay Oyster Compan

Location: Marin, CA

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size: 13 extra small miyagi per bag

The Pacific Oyster is native to Japan and was introduced to North America in the 1920’s, and since then they have become the most commonly farmed oyster in the world. They have a distinctive, elongated shell that has thick, rough folds with the inside being an off white color with purple streaks. Pacific Oysters are fast growers and quick to reach maturity. They are all born male and with age metamorphose into highly fecund females capable of producing 50-200 million eggs during a single spawning event. In the larval phase they are mobile and move through the water column with a larval foot to help them locate a good location to settle as an adult. Once they settle, they permanently attach to their chosen substrate using a cement secreted from a gland in their foot. Often, Oyster larvae will settle onto adult Oyster shells creating a huge conglomeration of Oysters, called an Oyster Reef. Oysters act as filter feeders, siphoning in water and combing out the phytoplankton as their food source and pushing out purified water. They can each purify up to 50 gallons of water per day. Pacific Oysters have a crisp flavor and mild brininess.

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch rates farmed Pacific Oysters as a Best Choice due to the low environmental impacts of shellfish aquaculture. There are negligible amounts of environmental damage and natural habitat impacts. Oysters are also an important members of the ocean ecosystem in that they filter and clean the surrounding water helping to eliminate extra amounts of harmful algae as well as toxins.

Additional Add On Items

Farm: Corvus Farms Chicken & Duck Eggs

Farmer: Robert James

Location: Pescadero

Harvest Date: 02/16/2021

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: Yellowfoot (Craterellus tubaeformis)

Harvest Date: 02/14/2021

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Lukas Vrana

Harvest Method: Hand Harvested

Yellowfoot mushrooms are a member of the Chanterelle family and have a mycorrhizal relationship with several species of conifer. They are found scattered on rotten conifer wood, moss and soil usually during the wet months of January and February, which gives them their nickname Winter Chanterelle. They have a trumpet shaped flowering body that ranges in color from brown to saffron yellow. Their cap is convexed with wide spaced gills becoming hollow in the center and tapering down to a long, thin stipe. They have a delicate and slightly fruity aroma with a soft, moist flesh.

Species: Black Trumpets (Craterellus cornucopioides)

Harvest Date: 02/14/2021

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Lukas Vrana

Harvest Method: Hand Harvested

Black Trumpets can be found locally in mixed Tan Oak and Redwood Forests and fruit in late Fall through winter. They range from Santa Cruz County northward. Sometimes confused as Black Chanterelles, they're actually not closely related to each other. They have a rich and complex flavor a wonderfully fragrant smell and are a favorite of many local foragers and chefs. They can be very difficult to find due to their dark color and camouflaging abilities.

Species: Tree Oysters, Shiitake & King Trumpets

Harvest Date: 01/16/2020

Farm: Farm West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb


Grilled Whole Rainbow Trout with Lemongrass

Ingredients :

  • 60 gram ginger, coarsely chopped

  • 3 stalks, white part only, plus extra to serve

  • 10 cloves garlic

  • 1/3 cup makrut lime leaves

  • Cilantro (handful)

  • 2 spring onions, coarsely chopped

  • 1 tbsp finely grated palm sugar

  • 1 whole rainbow trout

  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil

  • Juice of 1 lemon and 1 lime

Procedure :

1. Pound chilli, ginger, lemongrass, garlic, makrut lime leaves, cilantro, spring onion, palm sugar and 2 tsp sea salt with a large mortar and pestle, or blend in a blender to a paste, then add oil and mix to combine.

2. Slash both sides of each fish 4-5 times with a sharp knife, then rub marinade all over and inside the cavity. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours to marinate. Remove from fridge 20 minutes before cooking to come to room temperature.

3. Heat barbecue or a char-grill pan to medium-high heat and lightly oil grill or pan. Barbecue fish until charred and just cooked through on one side (5-6 minutes). Turn and repeat. Season to taste, squeeze lemon and lime juice over, scatter with lemongrass, lime leaves, cilantro and serve

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

Thank you for supporting your local farms, fishermen and fisherwomen!

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