Anchovies are back!

This weeks' "Catch of the Week" is beautiful Northern Anchovies from our partner boat based out of San Francisco!  

 In addition we have Cooked Rock Crab Claws from Santa Cruz for our "Seasonal Selection!"

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It has been a little while since we have offered fresh Northern Anchovies and we are excited to bring them back this week because they are such a treat when you get them as fresh as we do!  

Anchovies are rich in healthy and delicious fatty oils which results in a shorter shelf life then almost any other fish - this is why you can't find them fresh at your local super market. We get our anchovies live, morning of delivery, so you can experience them at the peak of their quality! 

*Since we do pick them up live morning of delivery - hub points and deliveries are pushed back up to 2hrs - we will keep you up to date with our schedule as we go*

Your fish will arrive whole, but the great news is that Anchovies are easy fish to clean and you get to learn some cool new techniques doing it if you didn't already know how! You'll be a pro in no time! Invite some friends or family to help out and make it an occasion to get together and enjoy a delicious meal together! 

** If this is your first time ordering anchovies, then we highly suggest that you take a look at our Anchovy page to understand the work that goes into preparing these local delights! 

Check out our page on Northern Anchovies !

Single Orders of Northern Anchovies will include 2 lbs of whole fresh anchovies, plus four recipes!

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

Half Orders of Northern Anchovies will include 1 lb of whole fresh anchovies, plus four recipes!

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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. 

This month we have 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

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Barnacle -
Alaskan Kelp Salsa & Pickles


Seaweed salsa?! You will never want to switch back to regular salsa after trying this amazing, handcrafted, small batch salsa from Barnacle.  Our minds were blown after we dipped our first chip!

Barnacle was started by Matt and Lia - they grew up in Southeast Alaska - and for years they have been making salsa and pickles from fresh Alaskan Bull Kelp for their friends and families. 

In their own words:

"We realized we were making something special, a taste of home that we should share with more than our friends and family. Bringing the wild flavors of Southeast Alaska from our kitchen into yours. But, more than that, we want to work toward strengthening Alaska’s food system by producing tasty and nutritious products from abundant local resources. In remote and rural Southeast Alaska, we rely on our community and we want our work to help support that community. To ensure Barnacle benefits our community we will keep our business firmly rooted in here, in Southeast Alaska. 

Our first goal is to make delicious food, but we’re also conscious about using abundant and sustainable local food sources like wild kelp. By preserving kelp in the form of salsas and pickles, we are bringing this renewable resource to your kitchen year round. Thank you for your support!"

We are proud to support a small, sustainable, Alaskan company - we kickstarted our venture on a trip to Kodiak, AK - and truly believe in quality and integrity of the people there and products that they produce. 

Each is $10.95 - and weighs 10 oz

Kelp Salsa Original
Kelp Salsa Campfire
Kelp Salsa Verde
Kelp Dill Pickles

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