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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 6 WHITE HAKE

Posted 5/21/2018 2:45pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery! Our Catch of the Week is the White Hake! A light and flaky white fish that cooks up like cod or haddock!

Next week is our first week of Lobsters for our Fish and Lobster Share Members. We will be offering our Fish only Members the opportunity to buy Lobsters next week as well!

SESSION INFO-FISH ONLY vs FISH and LOBSTER SHARES

Attention all Lobster and Fish Share Members! Remember, you cannot replace fish for lobster or lobster for fish when doing your Holds and Doubles.

LOBSTER WEEKS START next week, WEEK 7

Share Types come in 3 sizes:

FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBERS

Your shares are priced according to the following amounts of lobsters:

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS; To remind you, if you are signed up for our Lobster and Fish Shares, you will receive Lobsters only on the following weeks:                                                                                           

UPCOMING LOBSTER WEEKS
 
Week 7- May 29- June 2
Week 8- June 5- June 9
Week 12 (Fourth of July Week)
Week 14 - July 17- July 21
 
FISH SHARE ONLY MEMBERS: You won't miss out on getting Lobsters these weeks either! We will have Lobster Add-ons Available on all Lobster Weeks, at our Members Only market price for you to have with your fish that week! Look for an email Friday.

HOLDS, DOUBLES 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. Please use our Member Login to do your holds hereYou will also have to choose a week to "double" your share. 

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 (see above).

SOME INFO ABOUT BEING ON HOLD

We use a system called Small Farm Central for all our Membership Management, emails and Member Accounting. The system is not smart enough to allow for you being on hold for your regular share, but ordering Additional fish or Add-ons. And we currently have over 500 members and simply do not have the administrative staff to individualize each Member's orders! So sorry folks, if you are on hold for the week, we can't get you Add ons or Additional fish!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY-HADDOCK AND WHITE HAKE

Need some extra fish for your dinner party or family get together? We've got it!

New this Year! We plan to have Weekly Haddock available, by the 1lb, as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! 

Order your Additional White Hake or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

PAYMENTS

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS MONDAY, 12 midnight FOR THE WEEK OF YOUR DELIVERY! 

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-WHITE HAKE

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.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are the crew on the F/V Paulo Marc, out of Portland, Maine. Thanks to the crew on this Guestboat for our Catch of the Week this week!

F/V Paulo Marc, our Guestboat this week

 
 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

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 Page here or on our new Wordpress Blog here.

 

Seared Hake with Lentils and Brussel Sprouts,  (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

 

RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-got to play to win!

Don't forget about our Weekly Member Recipe Contest on Facebook and/or Instagram. Each week we pick a new Winner!

Here's how to enter:

Use the Catch of the Week Fish
Post your picture and recipe
  • Post on our  or page (Click to link)

Whoever gets the most "likes" for the week, wins an Additional 1lb share of Fish for the week, Catch of the Week or Haddock!

THIS WEEK'S WINNER:

Congrats to our Exeter Member, Elizabeth Marcus, the winner of our Weekly Recipe Contest!

 

 
Elizabeth Marcus
Elizabeth Marcus I just happened upon this recipe before we picked up our pollack and decided to try it. It was fabulous! https://cooking.nytimes.com/.../1018023-baked-fish-and-chipsManage
COOKING.NYTIMES.COM
 
 

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.

 

 

Thank you for your support for our local and regional fishing community! White hake is a delicious white fish that is gaining popularity all over the country! Enjoy our local version and we will see you with lobsters next week!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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