OCEAN2TABLE DELIVERIES: 3/18 & 3/19

Dear Friends & Family,

Do Fresh Oysters & Local Ceviche Ingredients sound good to you?


We have a nice stock of frozen vac-sealed rockfish fillet, as well as some fresh, that would work wonderfully as the white fish needed for your ceviche.

Pair it with some of our local produce options this week like cilantro, onions, avocados & lemon or lime juice to make a delicious seasonal ceviche!


Check out this link about how to make Ceviche


Oysters, especially when harvested locally, like these Miyagi's and Golden Nuggets from Tomales Bay, are a great choice. Flavorful salt-briney goodness, beneficial minerals, packed with vitamin D, a smart choice for nourishing your body and soul.


Also, they're a great choice due to their overall low environmental impacts. They're raised within Tomales Bay in oyster bags within their natural habitat and filter feed on the algae & plankton in Tomales Bay, which actually cleanse the water and improve the health of the ecosystem as a whole. A must-try or a welcome addition to the weekly menu.


If you have a recipe in mind already we will also have McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout & Monterey Bay caught Fly-line Chilipepper Rockfish



The O2T Fish and Farm Box Includes:


1 Produce Box (See Below)

McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout OR Chilipepper Rockfish OR Miyagi Oysters OR Golden Nuggets

1 lb of King Trumpet Mushrooms

1 Levain Loaf from Manresa Bakery

Produce Box

1 bunch of Carrots

1 bunch of Broccoli

1 head of Cauliflower

1 lbs of Covington Creamers

1 bunch of Rainbow Chard

1 bunch of Red Calcot Onions

1 bunch of Celery

3 Eureka Lemons


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: 03/17/2021

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

Item: Butternut Squash, Carrots


Farm: Monte Verde

Farmers: Mark Tarantino

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 03/16/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Meyer Lemons, Bearss Limes, Eureka Lemons


Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmers: Tom Bro

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 03/09/2021

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

Items: Apple Juice, Yellow Potatoes, Red Potatoes, Yellow Onions, Baby Fennel,

Baby Carrots, Broccolini, Green Leaf Lettuce


Farm: Sea to Sky

Farmers: Chris and Dana Laughlin

Location: Bonny Doon

Harvest Date: 03/17/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Purple Murasaki Sweet Potatoes, Creamers, Dino Kale, Covington Sweet Potatoes


Farm: Mariquita

Farmers: Andy Griffin

Location: Corralitos

Harvest Date: 03/17/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Spring Garlic, Rainbow Chard, Cilantro, Italian Parsley, Tokyo Turnips,

Chiogga Beets, White Scallions, Celery, Escarole


Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 03/18/2021


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: 03/16/2021

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


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: 03/16/2020

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: Miyagi Oyster (Magallana gigas)

Catch Date: 03/17/2020

Aquaculture Farm: Tomales Bay Oyster Company

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.



Species: Chilipepper Rockfish (Seabastes goodei)

Catch Date: 03/15/21

Boat: F/V Sea Harvest

Captain: Richard & Caulder 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.



Additional Add On Items


Farm: Corvus Farms Chicken & Duck Eggs

Farmer: Robert James

Location: Pescadero

Harvest Date: 03/17/2021

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: 03/14/2021

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: 03/14/2021

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.


pecies: Hedgehogs (Hydnum umbilicatum)

Harvest Date: 03/14/2021

Location: Humboldt County

Harvester: Lukas Vrana

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: Lions Mane, Shiitake & King Trumpets

Harvest Date: 03/16/2020

Farm: Farm West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb


Recipes:


Ceviche!



Ingredients : **feel free to add other items that you think would pair nicely! This is just a starting point**

  • 1 pound pre-frozen rockfish

  • 3 limes

  • 2 lemons

  • 1 avocado

  • Salt and black pepper

  • 1/2 onion, sliced root to tip

  • 2 Roma or other paste tomatoes, seeded

  • Turnips or other vegetable

  • 1 habanero or rocoto chile pepper, or more to taste

  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

Procedure :

  • Slice the fish into small, bite-sized pieces. Cut the tomatoes into pieces the same size as the fish and set them aside for later. Zest 1 lime, 1 lemon and the avocado and grate them fine; I use a microplane grater to do this. Mince the habanero fine. Juice all the citrus. Add all the ingredients except for the tomatoes and the cilantro to a bowl or plastic container with a lid and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 2 hours.

  • Add the tomatoes and cilantro, mix well and serve cold with chips.


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