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Posted 12/28/2020 11:09am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

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It is our final week of our 2020 CSF Season! If you celebrate Christmas, we hope you had a great one! We also hope all our self serve pick ups last week were easy to use and functional!

With your support, we have had our best Season to date in 2020, and this has been the trend for most of our local farmers and fish dealers and we are grateful.

This is Week 16 and our Catch of the Week is local Haddock and our Shellfish Share is Jonah Crabs.

Sorry, we will not have enough crabs to offer as Add ons this week, just enough for our Shellfish Members! 

ORDER EXTRA HADDOCK FOR THE WINTER: We have extended our deadline to order Haddock to tonight at midnight! Stock up for the winter, Haddock will freeze for up to one year!

Important things to know:

  • Due to limited product availability and endless Nor'Easter storms in our New Hampshire winters, our CSF takes a break during Jan-March
  • Our 2021 sign ups will start in early February, look for your email invite! Season will start mid April 2021!
  • Your purchase of seafood from NHCS helps support our NH and regional fishermen, scallopers, lobstermen and oyster farmers!
  • We are a cooperative, owned by both fishermen and consumer Shareholders! Thanks to our over 405 Consumer Shareholders who have supported us over the last 8 years! The beloved Annual Shareholder's Party will happen in 2021, stay tuned....

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-HADDOCK

 

ATLANTIC HADDOCK 

A cousin to the cod, the popular Haddock spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In our western Atlantic, Haddock can be found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey. A cold water species, the Haddock is most abundant in the Gulf of Maine and especially offshore on Georges Bank.

Haddock prefer a gravel or rocky bottom and can live up to 10 years old. Grayish-silver in color, with a distinctive black lateral line and black 'thumbprint" along the side, haddock are also easily recognized by their pointed, shark-like, front dorsal fin. This species feeds primarily on mollusks, crustaceans and herring.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week will be our Guestboat fishermen, Captain Brian Pearce, from Portland, ME and his crew on the F/V Gracelyn Jane. Thanks to these guys for braving the windy weather for our Haddock this week!

  

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

                                              Baked haddock (Photo courtesy recipetineats)

Haddock is incredibly versatile. You can substitute it in almost any fish recipe and it's a staple in New England fish chowder! Baked, grilled, broiled or pan sauteed, you can't lose with Haddock.

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page.

Haddock fillets are firm and tender. They are denser than a cod fillet and have a sweet, mild flavor. Most fried fish sandwiches and fish and chips meals you will find in New England are haddock. This is a well managed and abundant New England species and is plentiful in our Gulf of Maine.

Remember the Cardinal Cooking Rule for Fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness! If you use this method, you can never go wrong with any of our fish!

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 


Local Jonah Crabs from our New England wide crab broker, Jillian Robillard, fisherman's (and Board member) daughter, young entrepreneur and recent UNE graduate AND founder of Greenbait, a  Maine Greenlight Collegiate Scholar winning,  student-started business. Needless to say, Jillian is a real superstar and one of the few women owned and run seafood operations in our area. 

Very impressive. Jillian went all the way to Brunswick, ME this week because we are seeing less of our Jonah crabs here in NH this month, and more of southern species of crabs, not native to our Gulf of Maine, like Blue Claw crabs, show up! This is a result of global warming and the Gulf of Maine warming faster than any of our worldwide waters. 

Due to our shortage, we will unfortunately not have Jonah crabs available as Add ons for Members this week.

Shellfish Share members, your share will be 12 live crabs.

 

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

Thanks to all these RSF Supporters this year!
 
             
 
      
  
                                                                                      MIDDLE BRANCH FARM
 
                                                                                          
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY-LAST WEEK TO STOCK UP!

STOCK UP FOR THE WINTER, 5 lb BAGS AVAILABLE!!

Since Haddock is the Catch of the week, all fish will be labelled FRESH FISH

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY,  MIDNIGHT!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance (if over $50) 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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU SO MUCH

Thanks so very much to each and everyone of you for your support, understanding when things went wrong and your patronage for our local fishermen and their families and our NH working waterfronts!

We appreciate all your support this year, in making this our most successful year to date! 

See you in April! 

Happy New Year,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

Posted 12/24/2020 10:19am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



Dear %%user-firstname%%  and Family,

Thank you for helping us have our most successful Season to date! We appreciate your patronage and so do our fishermen and their families!

 

Merry Fishmas,

Andrea, Enrica and Ben
The NH Community Seafood Staff


     

Posted 12/19/2020 11:12am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Merry Christmas Week to you and welcome to Week 15 of our Session! We have a special Shellfish Add-on treat this week from Virgin Oyster Company, live oysters and our Christmas fish is the iconic Monkfish!

Monkfish is a unique fish, that looks very awkward, but tastes like lobster and cooks up firm like a lobster tail. While you are giving Peace a chance, give Monkfish a chance this week! We have lots of great recipes on our Pinterest Page!

Important things to know:

  • You have helped us have a RECORD year in sales for 2020, thank you! Not all bad!
  • This Session ends on January 2, the week after Christmas is our last week
  • We will start again in April 2021 with new software and a brand new website

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Once caught as by-catch by trawlers and gillnetters, Monkfish have quickly become one of the world's most popular fish. In the west, usually just the tail meat is eaten, but there is a large market for whole monkfish in Asian countries. Also known as "Poor Man's Lobster", monkfish tail meat has both the consistency and distinct taste of this famous crustacean. If you like lobster, you'll love monkfish! And if you don't like lobster, the firm, white fillet when cooked also tastes like a sweetened fish. The flesh is distinct and a purplish-brownish color when raw and turns white once cooked. 

Not at all attractive on the outside, Monkfish should not be judged by their outward appearance! They are a brownish color mottled with white spots on top and white on the underbelly. Their habitat spans from the Grand Banks and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence along the Atlantic shoreline south to Cape Hatteras, NC. Monkfish are voracious predators. They lurk on the sandy, muddy bottom and lure their prey with the spiny extension on their head. This "lure" attracts the prey, like bait on a fishing line, bringing the victim close in for the lunge of the monkfish. The unusually broad mouth, adapted to swallow whole fish, lobster, shrimp and squid, is lined with layers of stubby white teeth.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
Our Fishermen are Youngblood crew Lucas Raymond at the helm and his brother Mitch and crew on the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH.
 
 
 F/V Witchcraft, Rye Harbor will be bringing in all our monkfish
 
 
 
 
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
 
 
 
Monkfish has the consistency of a lobster tail and should be treated as such, when handling. You can even substitute Monkfish for lobster in any recipe. 
 
Cook Monkfish as you would any other fish, and remember the cardinal rule, 10 minutes an inch! The monkfish tails are wide and thick, because they are the tail meat. Marinating the tails and seasoning before cooking adds to the flavor. Baked, sautéed, broiled, roasted or grilled, these tails are fantastic!
 
The Purple Membrane
There is a pesky purplish membrane found on some of the tails of our Monkfish, even after it has come from the processor. Simply cut a long slice in the membrane with a sharp knife and peel it off before cooking. 
 
There are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish, including tacos, on our Pinterest page here. 
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
 
Oysters for Christmas! Have them raw on the half shell, baked, grilled or make oyster stuffing!
 
$20/dozen from Virgin Oyster Company
 

Weekly Members order here.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

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! We partner with Three River Farmers Alliance for our RSF. 
 
 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Stock up for Winter!! Freeze for up to 1 year!

Stock up for the Winter, our fresh fish freezes for up to one year without to much compromise in flavor!

HADDOCK AVAILABLE WEEKLY, DISCOUNTED PRICES. 

EXTRA CATCH OF THE WEEK AVAILABLE EVERY WEEK.

Weekly Members order here.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. Please use your appropriate order sheet, listed above.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance over $50 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 and MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thank you for your support on this Holiday week and for supporting our local fishing industry in New Hampshire this year. We have seen a tremendous amount of support and patronage from our NH communities for our fishing industry in NH and we truly appreciate it!

Enjoy your festive Monkfish and local Oysters and have a wonderful Christmas. See you next week!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood for the Holiday Enthusiast
  


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/11/2020 4:15pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 

Welcome to our Week 14 of 16 for our Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! We have ONE groundfishing boat fishing in NH right now and it is the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye. In order to continue our mission to support our NH fishermen, we are offering the only fish in town again this week!

This week the Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock and our Shellfish Shares are locally caught Lobster, 2-chix/share.

Important things to remember:

  • You can buy additional Pollock and Lobster next week, it's our last offering of lobster
  • Haddock is all pre-ordered, please do not do a self substitution of your Catch of the Week with haddock, it really messes things up
  • Shellfish is every other week and all Members are invited on the Friday before to purchase for the upcoming Shellfish week
  • All Membership questions should be directed to our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or 603-988-4866

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. 

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our 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 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.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen for the week are Captain Lucas Raymond of the F/V Witchcraft, filling in for Captain Jay Driscoll, out of Rye, NH. Lucas, his brother Mitchell and greenhorn Justin Valentine are fishing this vessel this week!

Thanks to these hard working fishermen, the youngest in the area!

The F/V Witchcraft at Rye Harbor, NH

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Our Atlantic 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! It is also very versatile and so easy to cook! 

Pollock is great in fish any blackened recipe (like above on the grill).Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.
 
All fish should be cooked according to this rule of thumb: 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Our pollock fillets are about a half to three quarters of an inch, so should be cooked for 5-8 minutes total.
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 

 
Lobsters next week fresh from our local lobstermen in Portsmouth and Rye. 
Lobsters come in sets of 2 and are live and banded! Chix lobsters only.
Check the link in your email today for order info!
 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Scrod Haddock is available every week as a pre ordered Add on for both Weekly members and Flexible Fish Members. 

Additional Pollock is available every week also.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

Weekly Members order here

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS $$$

If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance, if over $50 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

Thank you and Happy Holidays from our fishing community to you! Thanks for making it local seafood for the Holidays!

Every pound of seafood you purchase helps to support our fishing industry today!

All the best, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/5/2020 9:08am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Welcome to Week 13 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting on Monday! We have four weeks left in this session, which goes until Week 16, ending on the week after Christmas. Then we take 3 months off to regroup, develop a new and improved website and change our antique software to something more user friendly!! We will start back in April 2021!

The Catch of the Week is Flounder, an iconic New England fish and great for any fish recipe!

Important things to remember:

  • We are a cooperative, with fishermen and consumer Shareholders. We pay all our coop fishermen and harvesters a fair market price plus, for fish,  a .50/lb incentive on all purchases! 
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • You cannot substitute haddock for the Catch of the Week, you must pre-order the haddock

CATCH OF THE WEEK-FLOUNDER

Our Flounder Catch this week will be primarily Winter Flounder, aka "Blackbacks".

The Winter flounder or "Blackbacks", got their name because of their migrations-in winter. Adults migrate from offshore areas where they feed to inshore areas like bays and estuaries, where they spawn. This is also a right eyed flounder. Winter flounder has a sweet taste and firm texture and is often the standard to which other flounder species are compared. Winter flounder absorbs seasoning and marinades readily and cooks up great on the grill. 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this will be a Guestboat from New Bedford or Gloucester Massachusetts.  Please check our FB page on Monday for details. Our NH fishermen catch limited Flounder this time of year and we rely on our friends from Mass for these fish!

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Cooking with Flounder is a delicate process. We like to remind all our members of the Cardinal rule for cooking any fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of thickness. These fillets will be very thin, so just a few minutes each side will do!

Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page here . Flounder is light and thin and must not be overcooked or it will have the consistency of a bicycle tire.

 

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!
 

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

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Flounder.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance of $50 or more 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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your continued support for our local fisheries, right through the season, it is your patronage that breeds our success!

Happiest of Holidays!

All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/28/2020 10:07am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 

Welcome to our Week 12 of our Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! We hope you had an enjoyable and seafood filled Thanksgiving Holiday.

This week the Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock and our Shellfish Shares and Add on is Scallops from our friends in New Bedford, Mass. 

Important things to remember:

  • We buy most of our seafood from small NH day boat fishermen and support our local working waterfront
  • Haddock is all pre-ordered, please do not do a self substitution of your Catch of the Week with haddock, it really messes things up
  • Shellfish is every other week and all Members are invited on the Friday before to purchase for the upcoming Shellfish week
  • All Membership questions should be directed to our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or 603-988-4866

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. 

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our 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 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.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen for the week are Captain Jayson Driscoll and his seasoned deckhand, Lucas Raymond of the F/V Witchcraft, our of Rye, NH. Jay has been fishing for most of his life and docks in Rye Harbor and is a mentor to several young fishermen. 

Thanks to these hard working fishermen for going 6 hours out and 6 hours back to fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine, to catch our Pollock this week!

The F/V Witchcraft at Rye Harbor, NH

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Our Atlantic 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! It is also very versatile and so easy to cook! 

Pollock is great in fish any blackened recipe (like above on the grill).Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.
 
All fish should be cooked according to this rule of thumb: 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Our pollock fillets are about a half to three quarters of an inch, so should be cooked for 5-8 minutes total.
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
 
Scallops next week fresh from our Guestboat in New Bedford! Order by Sunday night, using the link in your Friday email.
Scallops come in 20-30 per/lb  and are available in 1lb and 5lb bags! They freeze well too, so you can stock up!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Scrod Haddock is available every week as a pre ordered Add on for both Weekly members and Flexible Fish Members. 

Additional Catch of the Week is available every week also.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

Weekly Members order here

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS $$$

If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance, if over $50 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

Thank you for your continued support for our NH fishing communities and our local economy! We appreciate it and so does our fishing community. 

Every pound of seafood you purchase helps to support our fishing industry today!

All the best, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/20/2020 2:48pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 11 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting on Monday, next Thanksgiving Week. Happy Thanksgiving in advance, we hope you will enjoy your fish as much as your turkey!

The Catch of the Week is New England's only grouper species, the Acadian Redfish!  Certified by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), Redfish is strictly managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and plentiful in our Gulf of Maine. 

Important things to remember:

  • Pick up Location changes for next week are as follows: 
  • Brookford, Manchester, Henniker, Cole Gardens, Northwood- MOVING TO WEDNESDAY, same time and place
  • Brentwood, MOVING TO TUESDAY, same time and place
  • Brasen Hill Farm MOVING TO FRIDAY, same time and place
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • Our Fall Session ends January 2, we start back in April 2021

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or as seen in many local Market Basket chains, "Ocean Perch". Often times, this fish is substituted for the tropical fish, Red Snapper. This is our northern Atlantic Grouper species! This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (Grouper) family, the Redfish is a deep water, goggle eyed, slow-growing fish that spans from Norway to Georges Bank in our Atlantic Ocean.

Not to be confused with Red Snapper, a southern species down south, the Redfish births live young (very rare with fish) and can live to be up to 50 years old! This species, once thought of as by-catch or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!

 

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this will be a Guestboat, F/V Trish II, out of iconic Gloucester, MA. 

Acadian Redfish live deep and far offshore. Sometimes, we rely on larger trawlers out of Gloucester, to be able to provide our Members with a wide variety of underutilized, yet local fish. 


 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Redfish tacos with edilbe flower garnish at Vida Cantina, Portmsouth

(Courtesy of Vida Cantina)

Redfish fillets are thin and come with the skin on. All the good Omega-3's are in the skin! Cook these fillets for just a few minutes, on each side if frying, grilling or sautéing! Season overnight for full flavor.

Click here for our recipes for Redfish our Pinterest Page. A common way to serve up this delectable fish is in tacos and it is often a favorite with children!

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!
 
Check out Revival Kitchen in Bar, Depot Street, Concord, NH!

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

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Redfish.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance of $50 or more 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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thanks much for all your support this Fall Session! Your contribution to our CSF helps keep our fishermen afloat in struggling times.

Thanks and have a wonderful and safe Thanksgiving Weekend!

 
All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/13/2020 3:00pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Welcome to Week 10 of our 16- week Fall Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Season!  This week, our Catch of the Week is Atlantic Haddock and our Shellfish Share will be Oysters, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH.

Important things to know:

  • In addition to next week, we will be promoting oyster pick ups, at Virgin Oyster Company headquarters in Dover, the week of Thanksgiving, stay tuned for details!
  • Your purchase of seafood from NHCS helps support our NH and regional fishermen, scallopers, lobstermen and oyster farmers!
  • Haddock is the Catch of the Week and will be labelled "Fresh Fish" at your pick up
  • Additional Haddock and Oysters are available for both Weekly Members and Flexible Fish Members

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-HADDOCK

 

ATLANTIC HADDOCK 

A cousin to the cod, the popular Haddock spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In our western Atlantic, Haddock can be found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey. A cold water species, the Haddock is most abundant in the Gulf of Maine and especially offshore on Georges Bank.

Haddock prefer a gravel or rocky bottom and can live up to 10 years old. Grayish-silver in color, with a distinctive black lateral line and black 'thumbprint" along the side, haddock are also easily recognized by their pointed, shark-like, front dorsal fin. This species feeds primarily on mollusks, crustaceans and herring.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week will be our Guestboat fishermen from Portland, ME and Gloucester, MA. Check our Facebook page next week for details. 

  

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

                                              Baked haddock (Photo courtesy recipetineats)

Haddock is incredibly versatile. You can substitute it in almost any fish recipe and it's a staple in New England fish chowder! Baked, grilled, broiled or pan sauteed, you can't lose with Haddock.

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page.

Haddock fillets are firm and tender. They are denser than a cod fillet and have a sweet, mild flavor. Most fried fish sandwiches and fish and chips meals you will find in New England are haddock. This is a well managed and abundant New England species and is plentiful in our Gulf of Maine.

Remember the Cardinal Cooking Rule for Fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness! If you use this method, you can never go wrong with any of our fish!

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 

Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company. "Free range" oysters are big and full of flavor!

Oysters are live in the shell and come in 1 dozen and 5 dozen bags! 

Weekly Add ons order here.

Flexible Fish order here.

We will also direct you to Virgin Oyster Company the week of Thanksgiving, for all your Thanksgiving oyster needs! Look for an email on Monday, Thanksgiving week!

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!
 
                    
                           We love doing business with Vida Cantina in Portsmouth
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week.

Since Haddock is the Catch of the week, all fish will be labelled FRESH FISH

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance (if over $50) 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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions

Thank you for your continued support for our local fishing industry. Enjoy your Haddock and Oysters and thanks for supporting our working waterfront in NH and our surroundings!

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

Posted 11/7/2020 9:31am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 

Welcome to Week 9 of the Fall Session in our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! This week the Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock. We hope you enjoyed the Flounder and Crabs this past week.

Welcome all new members and all of our 8-week Members who extended their Membership!

Important things to remember:

  • Our Fall Session runs until January 2 and then we take a break until April
  • We buy most of our seafood from small NH day boat fishermen and support our local working waterfront
  • Haddock is all pre-ordered, please do not do a self substitution of your Catch of the Week with haddock, it really messes things up
  • Shellfish is every other week and all Members are invited on the Friday before to purchase for the upcoming Shellfish week, Oysters Week 10
  • All Membership questions should be directed to our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or 603-988-4866

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. 

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our 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 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.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal

Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock

Whether cooking at home or ordering out, conscientious shoppers often face difficult choices. But when it comes to seafood, there are plenty of fish you can feel good about eating. 

Source: Jul 23, 2015 GMRI Supporting Sustainable Seafood Blog

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen for the week are Captain Jayson Driscoll and his seasoned deckhand, Lucas Raymond of the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH. Jay has been fishing for most of his life and docks in Rye Harbor and is a mentor to several young fishermen. Also helping out again with this week's catch is F/V Lady Victoria, Captained by Puggy Felch with right hand man, Colin Barnard, out of Seabrook.

Thanks to these hard working fishermen for going 6 hours out and 6 hours back to fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine, to catch our Pollock this week!

F/V Lady Victoria, Seabrook,  NH


Deckhand Lucas Raymond, F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH

 Colin Barnard, deckhand, fishes on the F/V Lady Victoria

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Our Atlantic 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! It is also very versatile and so easy to cook! 

Pollock is great in fish any blackened recipe (like above on the grill).Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.
 
All fish should be cooked according to this rule of thumb: 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Our pollock fillets are about a half to three quarters of an inch, so should be cooked for 5-8 minutes total.
  

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Scrod Haddock is available every week as a pre-ordered Add on for both Weekly members and Flexible Fish Members. 

Additional Catch of the Week, Atlantic Pollock, is also available.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

Weekly Members order here

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS $$$

If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance, if over $50 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

Thank you for your continued support for our NH fishing communities and our local economy! We really appreciate your support and so do all of our fishermen!

Every pound of seafood you purchase helps to support our fishing industry today!

All the best, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/3/2020 7:11am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Good morning and welcome to pandemic Election Day! Here is a welcome distraction for you:

Your 8-week Membership (ends this week) can easily be extended, if you would like to continue with our Community Supported Fishery until the end of the year!

Simply "update" your Membership here and choose the 16-week Fish Share option! And if you like Shellfish, we also offer a 16-week Biweekly Shellfish Share!

We hope you will consider extending your Membership, if you do so by Monday, you will have no interruption in delivery!

Thanks for your support for our local fishing community! Stay warm and stay safe. 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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