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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 15 KING WHITING

Posted 7/23/2018 2:04pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to Week 15 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is King Whiting. Otherwise known as Silver Hake, King Whiting is mainly caught along with baitfish by our fishermen out of Hampton and Seabrook.

SPRING/SUMMER SESSION ENDS NEXT WEEK!
SIGN UP HERE FOR FALL SESSION

 

Next week is our final week of our Spring/Summer Session. Fall Session starts August 14!  If you are not signed up for Fall Session, sign up here. We will offer 8-week and 16-week Memberships. No need to sign up if you are already one of our Annual Members, you will enjoy another 16 weeks of Membership!

WEEK OFF
We always take one week off, for our mental and physical health, to rejuvenate, between Summer and Fall Sessions. We will be taking Aug 7-14 off and return for Fall Session!

UPCOMING SHELLFISH ADD ONS

Sea Scallops this week and Oysters next week for our Shellfish Add ons.  Click here to order. 

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb) This week! Order closed on Sunday.

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen


 This week's Add ons are regional Sea Scallops off the boat

 

LOBSTERS OFF THE BOAT!

Where: Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier, Peirce Island

When: Fridays, 3-6pm

Who: Damon Frampton, on his boat F/V Vivian Mae

Damon is the President of our Board and sells lobsters, usually with his wife and one of his beautiful daughters, off his boat at the Commercial Fishing Pier in Portsmouth. Lobsters are sold at market price!

 

 

 

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can "hold" your share any week within the Session that you will not be available to pick up OR any week you do not care for the Catch of the Week. You do your holds through our Member Login system here. 

You cannot hold your share and still pick up Add ons! Our software system doesn't understand! So, if you order an Add on, you also have to take the Catch of the Week!

Please note, when you pick up a "double" share, you will be getting a double of your share size. For example: 1lb share size picks up 2-1 lb bags, 1/2lb share size gets 2-1/2lb bags. It's really important we get that one right, so everyone gets the correct shares each week!

You can also choose to do a Temporary Pick up Location change, any week you would like to pick up your share at any of our other 23 Pick up Locations. You can do that here, simply choose "Change Pick up Location" from the drop down menu, under the box marked Action.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

The Catch of the Week this week is King Whiting. This is a mild white fish that seasons up nicely.  Get your Additional Whiting here.

WEEKLY HADDOCK

We also have Weekly Haddock for our Members, order hereOrders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 3lbs!

Deadline for Additional fish is Monday, midnight.

PAYMENTS

If you haven't already done so, 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.

 CATCH OF THE WEEK

 

The King's get their name from their large size, these are the biggest and best of the bunch! The smaller Whiting are sold as whole fish to ethnic markets in Boston and New York.

This whitefish is a member of the Hake family, commonly known as Silver Hake. King Whiting live in both the northern and southern Atlantic. Our northern stock of King Whiting lives throughout the Gulf of Maine to the northern reaches of Georges Bank. King Whiting are important species in the ocean ecosystem as they act as both predator and prey, moving up and down throughout the water column to feed at night and resting on the muddy, sandy or pebbly bottom in the day (when they become prey!).  King Whiting are a grayish- silver color on the back, with a distinctive black lateral line and white speckles. They also have an impressive jaw and full set of razor sharp teeth!

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week are our two trawler Boat Captains from the F/V Ellen Diane, Captained by David Goethel, Hampton and the F/V Sandi Lynn, Captained by Neil Pike, Seabrook.

Here is one of two videos David helped to make last year with a Marketing class, at UNH: https://youtu.be/4MhSMrycIS8

 

 

Captain David Goethel, F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton Harbor

 

 
Captain Neil Pike and deckhand Keith Gray, hauling the net on the F/V Sandi Lynn

 

LOBSTER FISHERMEN FOR THIS SESSION

Just another Shout out to all the Lobstermen that helped us source over 2000 lobsters for Members this Session!We have relied on several Lobster boats for our Lobster this Session, specifically:

The Fleet at Yankee Fishermen's Coop, Seabrook

Taylor Lobster Fleet, Eliot, Maine

F/V Vivian Mae, Portsmouth, Captain Damon Frampton

F/V Julie Ann III, Portsmouth Captain Dennis Robillard

F/V Josh's Pride, Portsmouth, Captain Ward Byrne

F/V Seahag, Rye Harbor, Captain Taylor Phillips

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

King Whiting's flesh is softer than that of cod or pollock and is not as flaky. The fillets are thick and firm.

The taste is moderate with a hint of sweet flavor. You can substitute the Whiting in any recipe that calls for cod, haddock or pollock. The fillets we provide are thick and meaty and easily seasoned or marinated. The fillets will come with the skin on and that adds both flavor and the important omega-3 fatty acids!  Here's a link to our new Pinterest Page for a bunch of fantastic Whiting (aka Hake) recipes: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/hake-recipes/ or see our blog here for videos and recipes: https://nhcommunityseafoodblog.wordpress.com/?s=king+whiting

Seared Hake from our Pinterest Recipe Page

Remember, 10 minutes per inch of thickness is how long to cook any fish!

WEEKLY RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-WIN FREE FISH!!

In case you missed it, we have been running a Weekly Recipe Contest on our Facebook Page each week. Just click here and post your recipe and picture on our page and you could win a free 1lb of Fish!
 
This week's winner is Vicki Brown, from our Exeter Pick up Location!
 
Vicki J. Brown I smothered the cod in melted butter & baked it at 400 degrees for 10 minutes. Then i poured a bit of white wine and melted butter on top, added a crust of buttered Ritz cracker crumbs, and baked it for an additional 5 minutes at 400 degrees. Served with a lemon wedge, peas and yellow rice.Manage
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MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Our former Delivery Driver and now official Assistant Manager, Kendall Young has given up the driving to come on board and help with administration, Member Management and coordinating our Restaurant Supported Fishery. Please email kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

In addition to our Community Supported Fishery, we also run a thriving Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF).  Our RSF is supply driven and operates on the old adage of the "Catch of the Week".  You can read all about it on our website.

The following restaurants and retail stores participate in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program. Through their creative talents, they make our delicious local fish taste even better and available to a wider audience! Please support them by eating and shopping there frequently. And let them know you support local, sustainable fish!

 

 

 

We also enjoy a partnership with Three River Farmers Alliance. They help pair our local seafood with chefs in the Seacoast region with a desire for locally sourced foods.

FARMER'S MARKETS

We are currently vending our Catch of the Week and signing up new Members, at the following Farmer's Markets:

Please note: WEEK OFF AUG 7-AUGUST 14

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm Haddock available weekly also

EXETER- THURSDAYS 2:15-6pm

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm

HENNIKER- THURSDAYS 4-7pm

MANCHESTER- THURSDAYS 3-6:30pm

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Our NH Fishing Fleet remains small yet powerful! Each time we purchase from them, we are helping out!

Thanks for supporting our local Fishermen and their workers!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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