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NHCS Newsletter: Week 5, Season 3

Posted 11/10/2014 8:40pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Week 5, Season 3

Ahoy CSF Members! 

This week we will have White Hake for all CSF members. For those of you who have not had hake before, it is a locally abundant species that has been growing in popularity. If you're a haddock lover, you are soon to also be a lover of white hake. It's a delicious white flakey fish that can be prepared any number of ways, although similar to haddock and cod, baked is often best and simplest way to enjoy a delicious fish fresh from the ocean just hours before.

Try out this recipe as suggested by NH Sea Grant and NHCS volunteer Amanda Parks.  Sometimes simple is best.



Don't forget to share your own delicious creations on our Facebook page or via Twitter @NHCommunityFish.  Or maybe you yourself are in search of some inspiration; our Facebook page may be a good place to look, and of course the internet is always a great source for new recipe ideas.  


Our Fisherman of the week this week is Geordie King.  Thank you Geordie for the delicious fish.  

Just a reminder, that Manchester will continue to be from 4-6 at the Brookside Church, Dracut pick-up will continue to be at the Brox Farm Stand on Broadway, and Nashua pick-up will be at the Unitarian Church on Lowell Street for the remainder of the season. Also the time shift for the Concord pick-up will remain the same; it will be from 12:30-2:30 for now on, and our volunteer Spencer will be there to help hand out the shares.    

Exeter members will continue to pick up at 9 Newfields Road just under a mile from the previous farmers market location.  It is a private residence where Brookford Farm distributes their CSA shares, and they also will be handing out our fish shares for us.  Please be respectful when to our hosts property when picking up.





This week we will begin taking orders for our UNH’s open-water, farm-raised Steelhead Trout to be delivered with your fish share the weeks 7 & 8 of this season. You can pick either one or both weeks depending on what you would like to do.  They are grown under the pier in Newcastle by the coastguard station where UNH has one of their marine labs.  Many of you had the opportunity to taste them last year, and I recall lots of high praises. The trout yield a delicious, pink fillet comparably to that of Salmon.  We will be offering them for $18 a pound filleted, or ~4 pound whole fish for $32, while they are still available.

Please send us an email if you are interested in reserving trout for the last 2 weeks of the season.  Include how much, fillet or whole, which week and your last name please when emailing your orders.  I will be sure to send out a newsletter with the orders I have received prior to deliveries.  

That being said, Thanksgiving week, pick-ups will continue as usual with the exception of Thursday, Thanksgiving day.  We will be moving that pick-up to another day that week.  We will have the Thanksgiving week schedule for you Monday, in next week's newsletter.  If you are unable to pick-up that week, please email me your vacation holds.  


In other news if you haven't visited the Ocenarium at Hampton Beach just yet, you should.  David Goethel's wife, Ellen, a marine biologist, is also very involved has founded Hampton Beach's only Oceanarium.  If you're looking for something fun and interactive to do with the kids this weekend, I would suggest making the trip.  It's right on Ocean Boulevard in Hampton.  Feel free to check out her website here.  I've take my younger brothers in the past, and they got a real kick out of it.  


Well thanks for reading. I think that may be all I've got to say for this week.  We hope everyone enjoys their White Hake this week.  










Sarah VanHorn

Co-Founder/General Manager

(207) 899-6042


Josh Wiersma, Ph.D

Co-Founder/Executive Director

(603) 682-6115

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