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NHCS Newsletter: Week 5, Season 1

Posted 7/7/2014 3:46pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

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Ahoy Fish Lovers.

For our fifth week of the season, we will have my all time favorite: Acadian Redfish.  Redfish is a much smaller fish than many of our other groundfish we offer and therefore yields smaller fillets.  You will find that the skin will be left on your fish this week, but it will be scaled.  The skin itself is actually an orange red, hence the name Redfish.  This is one of our most excellent taco fish, so if you're looking to have a fiesta, this is your fish.  When cooking Redfish, I like to dredge the fish in a spicy panko coating and then pan fry the small fillets, and layer them in a taco with an aioli and summer slaw.  It's also a great recipe for those of you who are a bit more adventurous and like to do a Thai sort of dish with coconut milk and maybe some lemon grass.  Get creative.  There is no wrong way when it comes to fish this fresh.  Don't forget to share your ideas on our Facebook page.  


Our fisherman of the week this week is Tommy Lyons, Fishing Vessel, Marion J, of Hampton Harbor.  You can read all about him here on my Fishues blog, "NH Seacoast's Fish Issues."

Notes for the week.  

Dover and Durham members will have 2 pick-ups this week, one today, Monday, and another on Friday, to make up for their missed one last week due to the holiday.  After this week there will be 3 more pick-ups for the first season.  

Peterborough members:  Brookford farm will be running a bit behind on deliveries this week, so the fish on Friday will be arriving approximately one hour later than usual.  Please plan accordingly.  

Looking ahead, registration for Season 2 will be opening this Sunday, and will begin August 11th and will run another 8 weeks, closing October 4th.  We'd love for you all to join us for another great season.  

Much of our next season will look the same however we will be adding a few locations and possibly moving pick-up days around a bit.  Be sure to check the website out later this week for the official schedule.  

New next season we will be starting a pick-up in Laconia at one of our participating RSF restaurants, Local Eatery.  We are grateful to have them hosting this pick-up.  We also are hoping to add Nashua to our growing list of communities.  We'd appreciate your help in spreading the word.  Also, we are hoping to boost membership in Concord, Dover, Canterbury and Peterborough.  Please share information about our cooperative with friends, and if you have any ideas of how we could more effectively advertise in these areas please send us an email.  

That being said, we are open to suggestions and ideas for new pick-up towns and locations.  Amesbury, MA has also been mentioned as another possible location, so if you have friends in that area, please send them our way.  

Just a reminder!  Save the date.  August 31st will be our first annual stock holder CSF party at Four Tree Island in Portsmouth.  We'd love for you all to come.  We will have more information available about that in the coming weeks.


To wrap up this week's newsletter, I'd like to leave you with this excellent NPR feature titled, "The Great Fish Swap: How America is downgrading it's seafood supply."  If you are looking for a good read, I would also recommend Paul Greenberg's novel, "Four Fish."  It's a quick read and for all you fish aficionados out there, it will definitely leave you with some food for thought.   


Have a wonderful week!






Sarah E. VanHorn

Co-Founder/General Manager

(207) 899-6042


Josh Wiersma, Ph.D

Co-Founder/Executive Director

(603) 682-6115

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