Red Abalone, Rock Crab, Market Squid, and a Fresh Seaweed Medley

Red Abalone, Rock Crab, Market Squid, and a Fresh Seaweed Medley

Rough winds and weather at sea is keeping most of our partner boats in the harbors, so this week we are offering delicious Red Abalone from American Abalone Company in Davenport.  These scrumptious sea treats are delivered shucked, tenderized, and ready to eat - super easy! 

Also available will be hand harvested Seaweed Medley consisting of three different types of delicious and underutilized seaweed.  Since weather is still pretty rough we will not know exactly what types of seaweed will be able to be harvested, so you're going to have to trust us on this one - you won't regret it!

 In addition we have Market Squid from Monterey (I know many of you have been waiting patiently for their return!) and Cooked Rock Crab Claws from Santa Cruz for our "Seasonal Selection!" 

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Red Abalone

All abalone are shucked and tenderized to order so we have to put our order in by Tuesday morning at the latest. We ask that all orders be placed and paid for by Monday at midnight in order to receive your abalone order for this Wednesday. 

About American Abalone Farm:

Since the collapse & closure of the commercial abalone fishery in California during the 1990's (due to over-harvesting) abalone aquaculture has been the only responsible and sustainable way to commercially consume abalone. American Abalone Farms is a family run facility that has been growing California Red Abalone within the pristine waters of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary for over 25 years. Their facility is located on the beach in Davenport, California, and is open to the public on the weekends - we highly recommend you visit! They raise their abalone in an environment that mimics their natural home - seawater pumps continuously supply clean, fresh seawater to abalone tanks directly from the ocean only a few yards away and they are fed a 100% organic diet consisting of a variety of fresh local seaweeds that workers hand harvest themselves. With the help of abalone farms like this one we help reduce the strain we put on our natural populations so they can begin to rebuild and flourish. 

These Abalone are considered a Best Choice by Monterey Bay Seafood Watch Program and we will be offering them to members already shucked and packaged as whole steaks! 

Check out our page on Abalone here for more! 

Single orders will include 6 ~ 1oz tenderized Abalone steaks and four recipes

NO HALF ORDERS FOR ABALONE

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Fresh California Seaweed Medley

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TRYSOMEWEED

and get $5 off your first seaweed order - go ahead - give it a try!
(write it in the notes if your card is on file or put it in when you check out online!)


We are excited to start offering some fresh hand harvested sea vegetables from a local diver out of Santa Cruz! 

This week we will be featuring a fresh medley of fresh and delicious seaweed - the type will depend on weather conditions!
 

Single Orders of Fresh Seaweed will include 0.5 of fresh seaweed plus four recipe suggestions! 

Regular orders too much seafood for you?  Try a half share!

Half Orders of Fresh Seaweed will include around 0.25 lbs of fresh seaweed plus four recipe suggestions!

- Just a reminder - 
Single orders are always $22
Half orders are always $13
Home delivery is always $3

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New Seasonal Selections! 

Now that we have built a stronger relationship with our fishermen and women we are happy to announce that we will be offering a seasonal selection of seafood which will be offered consistently each Wednesday in addition to our rotating catch. 

Squid are back! We have several squid boats going out multiple times a week as well as our rock crab boat in Santa Cruz going out twice a week. This allows us to always pick up our catch on a Monday or Tuesday to be delivered Wednesday, guaranteeing a fresh selection every week for our members!

Cooked Rock Crab Claws with Arms


Fresh Rock Crabs from Santa Cruz are a Seasonal Selection available to members each week! Captain Jason goes out twice a week to catch them and hand picks out the best and biggest of the bunch for us to cook up for our members early Wednesday morning. Rock crabs are a delicious and sustainable local alternative to the infamous Dungeness crab. Many restaurants like to use them as a substitute for Dungeness, but here at FreshCatch we like to think of them a little bit more like a Western cousin of the famous Florida Stone Crabs! They have big meaty claws and a rock-hard exteriors to protect their sweet centers. Most of their meat is in their claws and the arm attached to that claw so that is what we will be delivering with shares, the body meat is minimal making it perfect for stocks! There are only a couple boats catching these guys so you won't be finding them at your local grocery store! 

Our partners at Seafood Watch consider these guys a "Good Alternative"

Crabs will come already cooked (morning of delivery) and cleaned! 

Single Orders of crab will include 1 lb of Cooked Rock Crab Claws plus four recipes

Regular orders too much seafood for you?  Try a half share!

Half Orders of crab will include 1/2 lb of Cooked Rock Crab Claws plus four recipes


- Just a reminder - 
Single orders are always $22
Half orders are always $13
Home delivery is always $3


Want to learn more about our rock crabs? click here!

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Fresh Market Squid

 
Have you ever driven down Highway 1 at night and noticed a fleet of boats shining bright spotlights onto the ocean? This is part of our local squid fleet using their spotlights to attract squids into their nets! Our squid boats go out several times a week and land their catch in Monterey making them a consistent seasonal and sustainable selection that we are happy to offer every week to our customers while our boats are able to go out to sea.They are perfect for calamari or to spice up a delicious pasta dish! Squid will come whole so you will have the opportunity to learn a little squid anatomy and save the ink to use in your pasta or an inky Halloween-inspired dish that both kids and adults will love!

Our partners at Seafood Watch consider Market Squid caught with purse seine in California a "Good Alternative" as squid are an important part of the ocean food chain acting as both predator and prey for many different species and there is little assessment or regulations that limit the squid fishery at this time - but we hope there will be more soon! 

Single orders will include 3 lbs Fresh Whole Local Squid, plus four recipes!

Regular orders too much seafood for you?  Try a half share!

Half orders will include 1.5 lbs Fresh Whole Local Squid, plus four recipes! 


 Check out our squid page here to learn more!

Regular orders too much seafood for you?  Try a half share!

- Just a reminder - 
Single orders are always $22
Half orders are always $13
Home delivery is always $3

 

Click here to 'Opt-in' for Half Share Market Squid

Click here to 'Opt-in' for Full Share Market Squid

Blue Evolution - Seaweed Pasta

 

Blue Evolution is a Southern California based company that makes delicious pastas infused with nutritious sustainably farmed seaweeds! Making our favorite nutrient dense sea-vegetables more accessible than ever!
 

Want a healthy alternative to your go to dinner?  Forget traditional boxed Mac n' Cheese! Give these cheesy shells a try! We even have a GF option! 

Why should we be adding seaweed into our diets? 

The vitamins and minerals in seaweeds are highly bioavailable, meaning our bodies absorb them more readily than pill-based nutritional supplements. That’s great news because seaweeds are vitamin and mineral rich. Some seaweeds can contain up to 10 times more calcium than milk and 8 times as much as beef.

Seaweeds contain lignans (naturally occurring chemical compounds) which have anti-inflammatory properties. The chemical composition of seaweeds is so close to human blood plasma that they are excellent at regulating and purifying our blood.

They are rich in chlorophyll (the pigment that makes some seaweeds green) which is a powerful, natural detoxifier that helps to draw out waste products. Seaweeds can also play a role in boosting weight loss and deterring cellulite build-up. Their naturally high concentration of iodine helps to stimulate the thyroid gland, which is responsible for maintaining a healthy metabolism.

Sustainability

Seaweed can also improve the health of our oceans by absorbing carbon dioxide and helping to reduce acidification. The seaweed gurus at Blue Evolution believe seaweed farming can reduce the world’s dependence on freshwater for food production, and help shift our food system towards renewables!

So why not give it a try? 

Boxes are $4.99 each
Penne & Rotini contain 12 oz dried pasta in each
Mac N Cheese Shells contian 4.7 oz dried pasta in each

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 What's on the hook for next week?

Seasonal:
(available every Wednesday while in season)
Rock Crab

What we are hoping for next week:
(changes each Wednesday based on what our fishermen are catching)

Sea Urchin, Black Cod, Halibut, and seaweed!  Fingers crossed!

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