OCEAN2TABLE DELIVERIES: 3/25 & 3/26

Dear Friends & Family,

The F/V Patricia Ann came into the Santa Cruz harbor with trap caught Dungeness Crab


The season here locally is beginning to wind down but we are excited to be able to offer cooked & crab cleaned to you!


Our friends at the American Abalone have harvested sustainably raised Red Abalone

These abalone will be sitting in their shells, pre-pounded and weighing 0.75 - 1.0 ounces with 4 abalone per order


This week Manresa Bread will have two options for bread:

Sourdough Baguettes & the Levain Loaf


Garden Variety has made Sweet Alyssum cheese this week. This is a tangy, spreadable cheese which goes well on toast & with seasonal fruit



The O2T Fish and Farm Box Includes:


1 Produce Box (See Below)

McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout OR Dungeness Crab OR Red Abalone

1 lb of Shiitake Mushrooms

1 Levain Loaf OR Baguette from Manresa Bakery

Produce Box

1 head of Red Butter Leaf Lettuce

2 heads of Bok Choy

2 lbs of Purple Murasaki Potatoes

1 bunch of Dino Kale

1 bunch of Golden Beets

1 bunch of White Scallions

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: 03/24/2021

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

Item: Butternut Squash, Red Butter Leaf Lettuce


Farm: Monte Verde

Farmers: Mark Tarantino

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 03/23/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Meyer Lemons, Bearss Limes, Eureka Lemons


Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmers: Tom Bro

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 03/23/2021

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

Items: Apple Juice, Red Potatoes, Yellow Onions,, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok Choy


Farm: Sea to Sky

Farmers: Chris and Dana Laughlin

Location: Bonny Doon

Harvest Date: 03/23/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

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


Farm: Mariquita

Farmers: Andy Griffin

Location: Corralitos

Harvest Date: 03/23/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

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

Golden Beets, White Scallions, Kohlrabi


Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 03/25/2021


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: 03/23/2021

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 Halves


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: 03/24/2020

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: Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens)

Catch Date: 03/24/2020

Aquaculture Farm: American Abalone Farm

Location: Davenport, CA

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Share Size: 4 per shares & 0.75 - 1.0 ounces


Biological Information: Red Abalone are the largest species of Abalone in the world. They are native to the California waters and prefer the cooler water temperatures north of Point Conception. They enjoy dining on Giant Kelp which they smell for using their sensory tentacles which surround their prized,muscular foot. This foot has the same diameter as their shell and has a powerful suction cup with a strong surface adhesion, making them difficult for most predators to remove. They use this foot to cling on to surfaces as a protection from predators as well as a way to propel forward. Once the sensory tentacles around the foot have found the algae, their radula (a protruding tongue with rasplike teeth) emerges to consume the algae trapped beneath them. Red Abalone reach sexual maturity at around 4 years old and can release more than 2 million gametes per reproduction season, yet the amount of larvae that make it to adulthood is very low. When they do make it to adulthood they can live for 34-54 years old. There is no wild commercial harvest of Red Abalone on the west coast, sourcing from a local Abalone Farm is the next best option. Abalone has a mild flavor and having a texture somewhere between squid and a scallop with a mildly salty and sweet flavor.


Sustainability: Historic over-harvesting of Abalone coupled with rising sea temperatures, periodic low oxygen conditions and a rise in urchin populations threatening kelp forest health have all contributed to the demise of local populations. Recently imposed strict regulations designed to protect wild Abalone have not been enough to protect this species from reaching threatened status. As a result there is no longer any commercial or recreational harvest of wild red abalone on the West Coast making local Abalone Farms the next best option. Several farms in the region use local Red Abalone genetics and grow them from larval to juvenile stage before harvesting them at 3 years old. Fresh, cold salt-water is pumped in and circulated through tanks where the Abalone are fed 100% wild kelp and algae diet. There are no antibiotics, GMO’s or chemicals used in the farming of these Abalone. Monterey Bay Seafood Watches rates farmed Abalone as a “Best Choice” due to minimal environmental disruption and disturbance.




Species: Dungeness Crab (Metacarcinus magister)

Catch Date: 03/24/21

Boat: F/V Patricia Ann

Captain: Brett Shaw

Port: Santa Cruz

Catch Method: Trap

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Good Alternative


Biological Information: 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.


Sustainability: 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.




Additional Add On Items


Farm: Corvus Farms Chicken & Duck Eggs

Farmer: Robert James

Location: Pescadero

Harvest Date: 03/23/2021

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: 03/21/2021

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: 03/21/2021

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: 03/21/2021

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: Tree Oysters, Shiitake & King Trumpets

Harvest Date: 03/23/2020

Farm: Farm West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb


Recipes:


Stir Fried Abalone with Shiitake Mushrooms & Greens


  • 1-2 shares of abalone

  • 0.5 - 1 lb of shiitake mushrooms

  • 1 bunch of a green of your choice

  • Onion (cut into quarters)

  • Salt, sugar, cooking oil, diluted tapioca flour

Procedure :

  • Sautee Onions on low heat, until translucent. add salt & pepper to bloom oil

  • add in the shiitakes and let them braise

  • add in garlic

  • add in the abalone and let all the ingredients sautee together

  • add diluted tapioca flour and the greens until juist wilted


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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