Beautiful McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout, plus we've updated our seasonal selections with mussels and clams this week!
*HUB POINT HOSTS*
Please send us an email if you wanted something and it has sold out before you get the opportunity to purchase it - we set aside extra shares just for you each week!
Online Market is now live!
Despite the atmospheric river going on in the Bay Area right now we've got fish for everyone this week!
McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout is a crowd favorite (we know because a lot of you have been asking when it will be back!) Haven't tried our trout but missing your salmon right now? This is the fish for you - supple, mild, melt-in your mouth flavor McFarland Springs Rainbow Trout is a dream to work with and even better to indulge in! We've also updated our seasonal selections with new products! Scroll for more!
Now for the exciting part, this weeks' Fishing Update!
What is our fishing update? It's a way for us to educate our members and keep our online market page more simple. If you ever want to learn more about your catch, then refer to these informative e-mails or see the "Fishing Update" blog on our website!
Common Name: McFarland Spring Rainbow Trout
Species Name: Oncorhynchus mykiss
Catch Method: Nets
Our Partner Catch Locations(s): Susanville, Ca
Species Catch Range: Russia to California
Seafood Watch Rating: "Best Choice"
Full Share ($25) - 1 lbs of Rainbow Trout fillet (skin on/some pin bones may remain)
Half Share ($15) - 0.5 lbs of Rainbow Trout fillet (skin on/some pin bones may remain)
The owners of McFarland springs trout farm in Susanville, CA set out to do the impossible - create a sustainable aquaculture system that would use 0% fish byproduct. The beautiful rainbow trout are raised in water raceways powered by a naturally heavy flowing stream. In addition to providing pristine water from the Sierras to raise these amazing fish, the stream running through McFarland Springs also generates all of the electricity to run the operation! How's that for sustainable?!
McFarland Springs Trout are fed a red-algae based feed that uses 0% fish feed, 0% hormones, and 0% antibiotics. This means a few things:
- There are absolutely no natural fish stocks that are harmed to raise these trout
- There are no traces of heavy metals or mercury in the trout
- The runoff water from the farm is actually beneficial rather than harmful for the land
These fish are a close to perfect as you can get - they are buttery, mild, and easy to work with. Baked, fried, poached, raw, steamed, cured, smoked, grilled, or sautéed, you cannot go wrong with a McFarland Springs trout! We have had this fish prepared countless different ways and we have yet to be disappointed!
Our partners at Seafood Watch consider Rainbow trout farmed in the U.S. in ponds or outdoor flowthrough raceways is a "Best Choice." High-quality data show that environmental impacts are minimal when rainbow trout are farmed in U.S. ponds and outdoor flowthrough raceways. Regulatory oversight of effluent and chemical use are strong, and the industry follows best practices to minimize disease. In addition, the land-locked nature of ponds and raceways makes escapes unlikely.
Common Name: Mediterranean Mussels & Manila Clams
Family: Mytilidae & Veneridae (respectively)
Species Name: Mytilus galloprovincialis & Venerupis philippinarum
Catch Method: Farmed
Our Partner Catch Locations(s): Shelton, Washington
Species Catch Range: Pacific - along the West Coast up to the Bering Sea
Seafood Watch Rating: "Best Choice"
Single Orders ($22) will include 3 - 3.5lbs of EITHER Mediterranean Musselsor Manila Clams
Regular orders too much seafood for you? Try a half share!
Half Orders ($13) will include 1.5 - 1.75lbs of EITHER Mediterranean Musselsor Manila Clams
This week we are delivering fresh Mediterranean Mussels (grown in Washington) and Manila Clams (grown in Washington) to our customers! These shellfish are being harvested and flown in from their respective ocean grown facilities - meaning we aren't dredging our oceans and destroying habitats to get them but rather plucking them from ropes or other structures that we place them on to grown in a sheltered inlet.
Why Washington this week?
No local clams available and the harvest schedule for cove mussels currently doesn't align with our delivery schedule, but hopefully that will change soon!
Not only are they sustainable but they are also delicious, nutritious, and easy to cook!
We love these tastey morsels in soups and chowders, on french fries, pastas, smothered in butter on the BBQ, or served on top of pizza (that's right - pizza actually can get more delicious!)
I know many of you eat fish for it's health benefits - shellfish can also offer many of the same benefits in addition to others!
Mussels and Clams are teeming with vitamin B12, selenium, and manganese (offering over 100% of the RDA for each of them!) are they are particularly high in vitamin B12, selenium, iron, and manganese. That makes them excellent for nerve and blood cell health, treating or preventing iron-deficiency anemia, protecting against cellular damage, forming connective tissue, supporting cellular health, DNA synthesis, fat and carbohydrate metabolism, connective tissue and bone health, and blood sugar regulation (just to name a few!)
Our partners at Seafood Watch consider these farmed shellfish a "Best Choice" because they actually help filter our ocean water and keep it healthy for all of its inhabitants.
Orders will be delivered WEDNESDAY (2/13)
We have worked very hard over the past year to streamline our online ordering process so it is just as easy as opting in through our emails!
Please click one of the buttons to go to our market and order your share this week!
We appreciate all your support as we continue to improve and develop our program!
Make us do the happy dance!
Become a pick up location host - enjoy reserved shares even if we sell out, discounted orders, invites and discounted tickets to special events, special catering/private event pricing, and the best part - help promote sustainable, local, and fresh seafood in your community!
Sustainable seafood is something to be celebrated every day of the week but for now we will celebrate Wednesday's as our primary delivery day. Our goal is to eventually have our own brick and mortar store where all our customers can come celebrate sustainability with us - more to come on that soon, stay tuned!