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Posted 2/13/2020 9:42pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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We are happy to announce we have enabled our 2020 Season sign ups for our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) with NH Community Seafood! Our Season starts April 20 this year.

In the US, 90% of our seafood is imported! By purchasing fresh, local, wild caught seafood from our NH and regional fishermen and shellfish harvesters, you are supporting our local economy, our working waterfront and our environment!

We are in our eight year and will be offering the following share options this year, at one of our 20 Pick up Locations

  • 8, 16 and 32 week (Annual) Fish shares with options of 2lb, 1lb and 1/2 lb share per week
  • Shellfish shares for both 16 and 32 weeks, including Lobsters, Crabs, Scallops, Oysters and Mussels
  • Weekly Add ons of Catch of the Week and alla carte Shellfish options biweekly 

You will be delighted to know we have simplified the "Hold system" for weeks you are away or don't care for the Catch of the Week!

Sign up here today to get your Membership renewed! We hope to see you back again this season!

Thanks for your continued support,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 2/13/2020 9:13pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Hello Mailing List Member,

Thank you for your interest in NH Community Seafood. In our eighth year, we are a cooperative and a Community Supported Fishery (CSF) that purchases local seafood directly from our local NH and regional fishermen, oyster farmers, lobstermen and shellfish harvesters. In a country where 90% of our seafood is imported, it's important to eat local seafood!

Our product is always fresh, never frozen and all shellfish, other than scallops, are delivered live, it doesn't get any fresher than that!

We provide all our seafood suppliers with an incentive, above and beyond the fair market price, up to .50/lb over boat price when we buy groundfish!

Every purchase you make is directly supporting our local NH fishing industry.

Sign up for a choice of the following for our 2020 Season, at one of our 20 Pick up locations

  • 8, 16 or 32 week (Annual) Fish shares that come in share sizes of 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb per week
  • Shellfish Shares, delivered every other week with your fish share that include Lobsters, Crabs, Scallops, Oysters and Mussels.

We offer a flexible "hold system" for weeks you are away or don't care for the Catch of the Week offering.

Sign up today here to get your fresh, local, 100% traceable and sustainable seafood, right from your local fishermen! 

We hope to see you this year at one of our many locations!

Eating locally supports our economy, our environment and our working waterfront!

Thanks for your support,

NH Community Seafood

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/23/2019 9:45am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Happy Holidays and welcome to the final week of our Holiday Seafood Medley! 

Scallops are on the menu this week! Each Member will receive a 1lb share and any additional scallops you ordered. Add ons for Scallops closed yesterday.

We thank you for your Membership in this Holiday Session and wish you a comforting and relaxing Holiday!

Happy Holidays, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager






                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/18/2019 11:32am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Next week is our final week of the Holiday Seafood Medley Session and we will end with Scallops! What a nice addition to your Holiday table!

Your share will be 1lb of fresh Scallops. Additional Scallops are available here

We will have 1lb and discounted 5lb bags, so you can stock up for the winter. Scallops freeze nicely and do not lose much flavor once thawed!

Thanks for making it fresh and local seafood for the Holiday and supporting our local fishing industries!

Tidings of comfort and joy,

Andrea Tomlinson, GM

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/17/2019 10:19am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear  %%user-firstname%%,

Sorry for the delayed newsletter! Welcome to Week 3 of our Holiday Seafood Medley! This week we will offer Oysters from Virgin Oyster Company in Dover, NH.

Your share is 1.5 dozen, or 18 oysters. If you ordered additional oysters, they will also be in 1.5 dozen bags, orders closed Sunday night.

Due to heavy rains this weekend, Virgin Oyster Company will have to outsource oysters from Cape Cod for later in the week.  Heavy rains prevent local oyster farmers from harvesting oysters, to protect us from any red tide issues! 

Enjoy your oysters and next week we have Scallops on the menu for Christmas and Hanukkah! 

Thanks for making it local seafood for the holidays!

Peace and joy,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/9/2019 1:20pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Hello %%user-firstname%%, 

It's our Premier Fish Week of the Holiday Seafood Medley and Halibut, a prized fish here in New England, is on the menu! Additional Halibut is still available here ! Order by tonight, midnight.

Our guestboat for the Halibut is the Blue Water III, out of New Bedford, Mass. Each fishing boat in the Gulf of Maine is allowed just one Halibut per trip. Our NH fishermen are not fishing in Halibut waters currently.

Additional Halibut is available for members here for Members! Get in 1lb and 2lb parcels!

Thanks for making it Halibut for the Holidays!

Season's Greetings,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Holiday Enthusiast

 

 

 

 

 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/6/2019 3:12pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

We hope you are enjoying our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley so far! Next week is a big treat, Halibut! Halibut is a well regulated fishery in the Atlantic, and each boat is allowed just one fish per day. It is a highly prized fish over the Holiday Season!

We will offer additional Halibut next week to members of the Holiday Medley Session.

Click here to order and enjoy this once a year treat!

Thanks for making it Seafood for the Holidays!

Seasons Greetings,

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/4/2019 10:20am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Thank you for joining our festive Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session! 

Due to the weather, we had to substitute Lobsters for Mussels this week, as our mussels will freeze and the quality will be compromised, if harvested in this type of weather!

Your share will be 2 chix lobsters, live and banded. Bags will be provided for your lobsters.

The remainder of the Session will be as follows:

WEEK 2 Halibut (1 lb)
WEEK 3 Oysters (1.5 dozen)
WEEK 4 Scallops (1lb)
 
If you like, you can hold one week and double up on another week here.
 
Each week, we will offer extra offerings of the seafood of choice, you will receive an email the week before to order!
 
Thanks for making it seafood for the Holidays!
 
 
Happiest of Holidays,
 
NH Community Seafood


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/29/2019 11:48am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

You can continue to get fresh and local seafood until the end of the year!

Our Holiday Seafood Medley starts next week! If you haven't signed up already, you can sign up here!

WEEK 1 Lobsters 2 chix (substituting for Mussels)
WEEK 2 Halibut (1lb)
WEEK 3 Oysters (1.5 dozen)
WEEK 4 Scallops (1lb)
 
All for just $100! Sign up today to start next week, make it Seafood for the Holidays!
 
Add ons for each week will also be available to stock up on your favorite seafood!
 
Order here today! As a current Member, you will be "updating" your membership.
 
Happy Holidays,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
 
 

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/25/2019 5:55pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

It's our Final Week of the Fall Session, Week 16. A Happy Thanksgiving to all our Members!

The Catch of the Week is the Atlantic Cod from our fleet at Yankee Fishermen's Coop and our guestboats in Boston.

Our Biweekly Shellfish offering this final week is Lobster to go with your fish. Orders closed Sunday night.

You can continue to get fresh and local seafood from us by signing up for our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley! Sign up here today for 4 weeks in December of NH fresh and local seafood:

WEEK 1 MUSSELS 5lb
WEEK 2 HALIBUT 1lb
WEEK 3 OYSTERS 1.5 dozen
WEEK 4 SCALLOPS 1 lb
 
All for just $100 for month of December, sign up here today! Starts next week!
 
Stock up your freezer with Haddock and Cod for the winter! We have bulk Cod and Haddock for sale this week, discounted, for members HERE.
 

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-COD

 

Please do not feel guilty eating this Cod! Cod is highly restricted and regulated in New England by the National Marine Fishing Service (NMFS). Because of these strict enforcements, we are are starting to see a recovery in the Gulf of Maine Cod populations.

Cod became regionally popular as early as the 1600's here in New England. However, over the past hundred years, there has been an international demand for all forms of cod, including the age old "salted cod", which keeps for up to a year and is used widely all over the world in a variety of cuisines. With this increased demand in cod and an ever increasing world population, came a severely overfished and poorly regulated fishery. Additionally, is has been proven that many cod stocks are migrating further north due to the rapid rise in temperature of the Gulf of Maine over the past two decades.

For these reasons, since the year 2000, cod stocks in some areas of the Gulf of Maine have been on a dramatic decline and this has redefined the fishing industry in New England as a whole. Our once thriving NH fishing fleet is now down to no more than 8 active boats, throughout the entire Seacoast, largely due to these Cod cuts!

Most of the cod you see for sale in your local grocery store has been coming in frozen from Iceland and Norway, as cod migrate north and flourish in those waters, with less restrictive limitations on the fishery.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week are from fleet at Yankee Fisherman's Coop, in Seabrook, NH and our guestboats in Boston.  This is a collective effort several boats to provide us with our Cod this week!
 

 
F/ V Witchcraft, Seabrook, NH
 
 
F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Cod is great cooked any way: baked, broiled, sautéed, grilled or steamed. It's also very popular in New England Fish Chowder. Remember the cardinal rule for cooking any fish; 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness, any way you cook it. Here are some great recipe ideas for Cod, including some New England favorites like the one below here on our Pinterest page or check out our blog recipes and videos here.

 

One of our many Cod recipes on our Pinterest Page

 

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

Lobsters this week from our Yankee Fishermen's Coop local Lobstermen! Orders closed last night!

 
 

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish! Here is a partial list of our current supporters!
 
OUR FISH IS IN OUR RESTAURANTS UNTIL DECEMBER 31st!
  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Locations
 
 
 
 
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

 

STOCK UP ON FISH FOR THE WINTER! We have Cod and Haddock available in bulk orders here!

Our fish stays in a freezer for up to 6 months without too much loss of flavor! 

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on all orders over 2 lbs!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

THANK YOU

A Special Thank you to all our 2019 Annual and 16-week Members and especially to our Shareholders! Thank you for your support for our local fishing industry, from cod to crabs! 

We hope to see you for our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley! Happy Holidays and thanks for making it local and sustainable seafood!

 

Fishfully yours, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 
 


                                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 

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