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Posted 3/20/2017 3:16pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.



Dear Seafood Lover,

This is an invitation to join our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), NH's only cooperatively owned seafood supplier! Our cooperative is owned by our NH Fishermen and our customers. Our NH Fishing Community continues to struggle and needs your support!

This year's season will start on May 1st and have both an 8-week and 15-week option for two seasons. Annual memberships are also available at a discounted price!

Click here to begin your sign up process for our Spring/Summer session.

Oysters and lobsters are now part of your membership! Don't worry, if you don't like either, or are shellfish intolerant, you can use our convenient "hold" system to hold your share that week and double up on your fish share!


We look forward to welcoming you as a new Member this season.

Your friends at,
New Hampshire Community Seafood

 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 3/20/2017 3:06pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.



Dear %%user-name%%,

It's that time again! Time to sign up for the Spring/Summer 2017 Session season from New Hampshire Community Seafood. Our NH Fishing Community continues to struggle and need your support!

The season will start on May 1st and have both an 8-week and 15-week option again this year. Annual memberships are also available at a discounted price!

Click here to begin your renewal process. Or just copy and paste the link below into your browser:

Oysters and lobsters are now part of your share! Don't worry, if you don't like either, or are shellfish intolerant, you can use our convenient "hold" system to hold your share that week and double up on your fish share!

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We look forward to having you back this season.

Your friends at,
New Hampshire Community Seafood

 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/27/2016 11:53am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

 

 

Thank  you for participating in our Second Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session! Last week, we had oysters from Virgin Oyster Company, out of Dover, NH. Thanks to Brian Gennaco and his wife Sarah for the fresh, local Great Bay oysters!

 

Freshly harvested oysters getting rinsed on the work boat in Great Bay

 

Brian Gennaco, Owner Virgin Oyster Company, harvesting oysters

 

This week we are featuring Scallops from our local partners in southern Maine. Unfortunately, just certain sections of the Gulf of Maine are currently open for scallop fishing. Our NH Fishermen were not able to scallop fish this season until March 2017, so we are relying on fresh southern Maine Scallops for this week's share.
 
Your share consists of 1 lb of Scallops will be in an unlabelled ziploc bag in your cooler. In fact, it will look just like this:
 
 
 1 lb Scallop Shares ready to be delivered to our Tuesday Pick up Locations Today
 
 
 
Thank you so very much for sharing our pleasure of providing our consumers with the freshest, local, seasonal seafood the Seacoast has to offer! Happy Holidays and all the best in the New Year!
 
Our CSF and RSF will be back with new and improved changes and lots more variety of fresh and local NH Seafood in the Spring! See you then and until then, thanks for making it NH local seafood!
 
In the meantime, you can always check onen of  the following seafood outlets for some local seafood favorites:  Yankee Fisherman's Coop Retail Store in Seabrook, Sanders Fish Market or Seaport Fish in Portsmouth and Fresh Fish Daley in Exeter.
 
All the best and thank you,
Andrea
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/16/2016 3:40pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

It's Week 2 of our Second Annual Holiday Medley Session! We hope enjoyed your lobsters this week. We had two Fishermen out of Portsmouth, Damon Frampton of the F/V Vivian Mae and Kurtis Lang of the F/V Alanna Renee brave the blustery seas this week to catch our lobsters. 

 

 
Damon Frampton sorting our lobsters into coolers for live delivery from Portsmouth
 
 
Awaiting the coolers
 
 
Kurtis Lang on the F/V Allana Renee with a Spiny Dogfish, one of our many tasty CSF Fish 
 
 
 Additional Seafood Add- ons are Available:
 
 
WEEK 3 OYSTERS: We will have a limited availability of additional oysters next week, Week 3. Order extra Oysters here while supplies last. Please order by Sunday night, 12 midnight.
 
WEEK 4 SCALLOPS: If you would like to order additional Scallops for Week 4, the week between Christmas and New Year's. Order more Scallops here. Please order by Sunday, December 25, by midnight.
 
Happy Holidays and Thanks for making it NH Community Seafood for the Holiday Plate!
 
Peace on Earth,
 
Andrea

 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/10/2016 8:23am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to our Second Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session. I hope you enjoyed the Steelhead Trout this week. Steelhead Trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss, is a Rainbow Trout that migrates from fresh to salt water. They are native to the Pacific Coast, but have been introduced to many regions of the US over the years. Because of their rapid growth rate and ability to tolerate adverse conditions, they were chosen by UNH Researcher Michael Chambers as a prime aquaculture candidate here in NH.  As a former Aquaculturist, aka Fish Farmer, I wanted to fill you in on some of the important details about our share this week.

Aquaculture in the US is still in its infancy stage. We are trailing far behind much of the rest of the World, especially Asia, where aquaculture of a variety of species has been in existence for hundreds of years. Often times here in the US, aquaculture is given a very bad name and unwarranted bad press by various environmental groups. Yes, there are many aquaculture operations, especially in the Third World, where excessive amounts of antibiotics and hormones are used to raise seafood, but this project is definitely not one of them! I am here to tell you that you can grow fish and other marine species in a sustainable, conscious manner and that you can also be an aquaculturist and an environmentalist, at the same time!

These fish were grown in a fish cage off the coast of Newcastle, NH as an ongoing project conducted by Fisheries Biologists with the UNH Sea Grant/Cooperative Extension program. Please see the video at: https://youtu.be/k8c1GpsM4g4. More information on this project can be seen at: https://extension.unh.edu/articles/Almost-ready-eat

Our fish this week is a perfect example of an antibiotic, hormone and  chemical free product, grown locally and sustainably, with the intention of providing supplemental income to our struggling NH  fishermen.

The project is also growing Mussels and Seaweed along with the fish. This is an innovative aquaculture strategy called IMTA: Integrated Multi-Trophic Aquaculture. It has been in practice for decades in Asia and other parts of the World and is a method that consists of multiple species cultured all at once, that live in symbiosis with each other.

We are very proud to bring this clean, crisp Salmon flavor fish to you as part of our Holiday Medley!

 Gunnar Ek, Marketing Manager for the Steelhead Trout Project with our harvest on a snowy day this past week
 
Happy Holidays and thanks for making it NH Community Seafood!
 
All the best,
 
Andrea 




 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/2/2016 6:11pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.


Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to the Second Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session from NH Community Seafood! 

This year, we are offering extra Add-ons of our weekly offerings! So, if you want more Steelhead Trout (our own NH Salmon species), Lobsters, Oysters or Scallops, you can order them here for that week! You must be paid in full for the Session in order to get extras! Please use a credit or debit card to pay.

Also, if you like one week's offerings but not another, you can HOLD up to two times within the session. Do all holds here.

Thanks for your support and for making it local NH Seafood for the Holidays!

Deliveries start next Tuesday, December 6-December 31.

Happy Holidays!!

Andrea

 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/29/2016 7:25am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.



Dear %%user-name%%,

It's that time again! Time to sign up for the Holiday Seafood Medley 2016  from New Hampshire Community Seafood. This year we will be offering UNH Sea Raised Steelhead Trout, Live Lobsters, Oysters and Scallops!

And, if you like the offerings for a particular week, you can order extra! Join us for a Seafood filled Holiday Season!

Click here to begin your renewal process. Or just copy and paste the link below into your browser:

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We look forward to having you back this season.

Happy Holidays,

New Hampshire Community Seafood

 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/28/2016 4:56pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

 

 

It is hard to believe we are in our final week of our Fall Session. This marks the 3oth consecutive week we have been providing fresh, local NH caught fish and seafood to our members this year.  Thank you to all our Annual Members who have been with us since May and thank you all Fall members as well!

There is still more NH seafood to be had for the Holidays however! There is still time to sign up for our Holiday Seafood Medley session for the entire month of December! And, you can order extra each week if you like the offerings of Sea Raised Steelhead trout, Lobsters, Oysters or Scallops!

And don't forget about the Additional Fish orders available to Members! You can order extra Pollock tonight to stock up your freezer for the winter!

 

Our fish this week is the sustainably certified Atlantic Pollock, Pollachius virens.  And more great news! The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), one of the oldest and most recognized sustainable seafood licensing agencies, just approved New England wild caught Haddock, Pollock and Acadian redfish as sustainably caught seafood. Those involved with the study claim this "allows consumers to buy New England redfish, haddock and pollock with the confidence that the fisheries will continue to be operated and managed in a sustainable manner".

 

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. Check out the article which appeared on our Facebook page:http://www.concordmonitor.com/Misunderstood-pollock-a-key-to-New-England-seafood-s-future-2011708.

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Atlantic pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with the Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products. Our

Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins!

 

 

 
Pollock is great in fish chowder, broiled, baked for grilled. It is also fabulous for fish tacos and works well with any blackened recipe. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Here is are some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/pollock. This is what Chefs at Moxy, a dedicated member of our RSF program in Portsmouth, did with a recent batch of Pollock from us:

 

 

 

 

 

p o l l o c k • à • l a • m o x y
nh mushroom,whipped beet ,arugula-cherry tomato salad

(Courtesy of Moxy)

 

 
Our NH Fishermen this week are Ricky Anderson, Captain and owner of the 
F/V Bridget Leigh out of Rye, NH and Charles "Puggy" Felch, owner and captain of F/V Lady Victoria out of Seabrook, NH. Thanks guys for the great fish this week!
 
 
Captain Ricky Anderson offloading some monkfish heads in Rye, NH

 

 
The F/V Bridget Leigh, named after  Rickys' lovely daughter
 
 
Charles "Puggy" Felch (in back) and a friend with a large Halibut
 
The sturdy F/V Lady Victoria out of Seabrook, NH

 

Additional Fish Orders: Stock the Freezer!

 

Last chance to stock your freezer for winter with extra fish!!!

 

 


Pollock fillets-Additional Fish this week

If you love Pollock or just need some extra fish this week, we are once again this Session offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 12pm midnight tonight.

Additional fish will come in 1lb and 2lb packages, with a discounted rate if you order 4lbs or more! 

Don't forget our faithful restaurants! They will be serving our fish until December 31st! Here is a list of those currently participating:

 

  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery,  Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,  Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
    Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • The District, Portsmouth, N
  • Oak House, Newmarket, NH
  • Atlantic Grill, Rye, NH  
  • Otis, Exeter, NH 



And a special end of the year thanks to our fabulous partners, without whom we would not survive:

              Brookford Farm

 

 

And  of course, Tri-State Seafoods, in Sommersworth, who faithfully process our shares into fillets for us each week!

Many thanks to you, our dedicated customer for helping to support our few remaining NH Commercial Fishermen as they continue to hold onto their struggling livelihoods!

Remember, there is more seafood to come in December, with our Holiday Seafood Medley, otherwise we will see you back again in full force  with many planned improvements in April!

Thanks for your support and Happy Holidays to you all!

In Peace,

Andrea

 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/22/2016 9:15am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving Week and Welcome to Week 14 of our Fall Session for our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). Next week is our final week for this Session and then we start our Holiday Seafood Medley Session in December. Four weeks of seasonal, NH seafood for your enjoyment around the Holidays! Sign up here to enjoy a wide array of local seafood including oysters, scallops, lobsters and Sea raised Steelhead Trout (a Salmon species)!

Some important reminders for this week: ALL THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CSF Pick Ups (except Peterborough) have been moved to WEDNESDAY, same time and place. If you cannot make your Wednesday pick up, please click here to hold for this week and double up next week. Please do this by 12pm midnight tonight.

Oyster Add ons are of limited quantity this week and there  are no more available. Enjoy your oysters for Thanksgiving if you were lucky enough to get these delicious seasonal treats!

Later this week look for an email for sign ups for next week's new and exciting Add-on, All Natural Sea Raised Salmon species, Steelhead Trout, raised by UNH Aquaculture/Sea Grant Department off Newcastle, NH! This is the same Salmon species of Steelhead we will offer in our Holiday Medley in December!

This week's Catch of the Week is White Hake, Urophycis tenuis, a first for this Fall Session!

Distinguished by the white barbels on the chin and white spots, White Hake are found from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, NC and occasionally some schools will stray into deep waters off the coast of Florida. White hake migrate from cooler, deeper waters in the winter to warmer, shallower waters in the spring and summer. Some juveniles can be found in estuaries in the summer. Adult hake can live up to 20 years old and female white hake are among the most fertile of all groundfish (the fish that live on the bottom or "ground" of the ocean), producing up to several million eggs in one spawn!

 

Despite it's name, the hake is not all white, it is a mud-colored (hence the nickname, "Mud Hake"), white spotted fish on the sides, bronze-gold colored on top and white on the underbelly. Hake have a rather large mouth, the cardinal barbel and very long pectoral (the ones on the sides) fins that have ray- like projections spanning off the body.

 

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters and crabs and shrimp! What a bonus for us! Their flesh has a thick, white meaty consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest,https://www.pinterest.com/explore/hake-recipes/

 

 

Hake with Crisp Sweet Garlic and Olive Oil (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

Our Fisherman this week  is NH Sector fisherman, Fanel Dobre, owner of  the F/V Angela Michelle.  

 

F/V Angela Michelle tied up at the Portland, Me docks

 
Additional Fish Orders:
 
Want some extra fish for this Holiday week? Supplement the turkey with fish or for your guests who don't eat meat, just fish, this is the ticket!
 
If you love hake or just need some extra fish this week, we offer our Additional Fish Orders to be made until12pm midnight tonight. Additional fish will come in 1lb packages with your fish shares this week.
 
This will be an abridged version of the newsletter due to the Holiday. Don't forget to HOLD if you need to for this week and DOUBLE UP next week, our final week of this Fall Session.
 
Have a fantastic Thanksgiving and we at NH Community Seafood and our Fishermen, give thanks for you, our dedicated and supportive customers!  Thank you for all you do! Be well.
 
In Peace,
Andrea
 
 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/18/2016 2:40pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.




Dear %%user-name%%,

HOLDING  YOUR SHARE NEXT WEEK: If you are traveling next week and unable to pick up your  share, please go to Member login here and HOLD your share for next week  and double it for the following week, our final week of this Fall Session.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY PICK UPS:All THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PICK UPS, except Peterborough, will be moved to WEDNESDAY, same place, same time.

OYSTER ADD ONS:Weather dependent, we will be offering fresh, NH oysters for  Thanksgiving Week. We will not be able to accommodate Tuesday Pick ups with oysters, sorry. 

And don't forget about our Holiday Seafood Medley Session for the entire month of December! Four weeks of local, seasonal seafood including lobsters, oysters, scallops and NH Sea Raised Steelhead Trout!

Happy Holidays and Thanks for making it NH Community Seafood! We are very thankful for your patronage.

In Peace,

Andrea

 

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

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