OCEAN2TABLE DELIVERIES: 3/4 & 3/5

Dear Friends & Family,

Our fishing friends out in the Monterey Bay are busy fishing for Sablefish & Rockfish which we are excited to offer to you!


Plus, more locally caught Dungeness Crab & sustainably raised McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout


We are excited to announce our new partnership with Manresa Bread!

We will be offering the Levain Loaf this week

This loaf is delicious and made with organic whole wheat, organic white wheat, sourdough starter, salt, water


5lb bag of Meyer Lemon & Bearss Limes for $8


The ducks at Corvus Farm are producing rich & creamy eggs!

Half dozens for $6


We will also be offering all of our wild mushroom varieties in half pounds! It's a great time to experiment with these different types of mushroom varieties!


The O2T Fish and Farm Box Includes:


1 Produce Box (See Below)

Dungeness Crab OR McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout OR Chilipepper Rockfish OR Sablefish

0.5 lb of Hedgehog Mushrooms

1 Holy Moly from Companion Bakery

Produce Box

1 head of Broccolini

1 Butternut Squash

1 bunch of Baby Tokyo Turnips

1 bunch of Celery

1 bunch of Baby Carrots

1 bunch of Lacinato Kale

2 lbs of Yellow Potatoes


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: 03/03/2021

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

Item: Butternut Squash, Red Spring Onion


Farm: Monte Verde

Farmers: Mark Tarantino

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 03/02/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Meyer Lemons, Bearss Limes, Rosemary


Farm: Live Earth Farm

Farmers: Tom Bro

Location: Santa Cruz

Harvest Date: 03/03/2021

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

Items: Apple Juice, Yellow Potatoes, Yellow Onions, Baby Fennel, Baby Carrots, Celery


Farm: Sea to Sky

Farmers: Chris and Dana Laughlin

Location: Bonny Doon

Harvest Date: 03/03/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Purple Murasaki Sweet Potatoes, Creamers, Red Beets


Farm: Mariquita

Farmers: Andy Griffin

Location: Corralitos

Harvest Date: 03/03/2021

Farming Method: CCOF Certified Organic

Items: Broccolini, Lacinato Kale


Bakery: Companion Bakery

Location: Santa Cruz

Baked Date: 03/04/2021


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: 03/02/2021

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

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: 03/03/2020

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: 03/01 - 03/02

Boat: F/V Carlie Diane

Captain: Frank Cunningham

Port: Moss Landing

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: Chilipepper Rockfish (Seabastes goodei)

Catch Date: 03/01/21

Boat: F/V Sea Harvest

Captain: Richard Deyerle

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Trap

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: Sablefish (Anapaploma fimbria)

Catch Date: 03/01/21

Boat: F/V

Captain:

Port: Moss Landing

Catch Method: Bottom Set Line

Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Rating: Best Choice

Sablefish is commonly known as butterfish due to its soft texture, delicate flakes and rich buttery taste. These characteristics can be contributed to its high levels of healthy fatty acids. It has been consumed as a delicacy in Japan for many years and is now making its way onto the local market. Sablefish are found in muddy seabeds at depths of up to 9,000 feet and prefer the edge of the continental shelf. They are opportunistic hunters who like to feed on other fish, squid and even jellyfish. Sablefish mature early and have a long lifespan (up to 90 years).

Sablefish’s buttery, rich and flakey texture make it a great substitute for other impact fish, such as the Chilean Seabass. It is a very well managed fish with its population numbers well into the healthy range. When they are caught using fishing methods such as traps or bottom set lines, they have minimal bycatch and environmental impacts.


Additional Add On Items


Farm: Corvus Farms Chicken & Duck Eggs

Farmer: Robert James

Location: Pescadero

Harvest Date: 03/03/2021

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: 02/28/2021

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: 02/28/2021

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: 02/28/2021

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: Black Pearl Tree Oysters, Shiitake & Lions Mane

Harvest Date: 03/02/2020

Farm: Farm West Fungi

Farmer: Kyle Garrone

Share Size: Full Share 1.0 lb


Recipes:

Cumin Crusted Sablefish


Ingredients :

  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 4 (6-ounce) sablefish or white sea bass fillets

  • ½ teaspoon olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 4 lemon wedges

Procedure :

1. Preheat oven to 375°.

2. Cook cumin seeds in a large skillet over medium heat 2 minutes or until toasted. Place cumin, salt, and pepper in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground. Rub cumin mixture over top and bottom sides of fillets.

3. Heat oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add fillets; cook 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Wrap handle of pan with foil. Bake at 375° for 4 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork. Sprinkle with parsley; serve with lemon wedges.


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