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NHCS Newsletter,Week 5, Session 2

Posted 8/3/2015 3:28pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.


Hello CSF Members,

It's hard to believe we are already in Week 5 of our mid-summer Session 2! In addition to our very popular Shellfish Add Ons, we are featuring one of the Atlantic's best kept secrets this week, the Acadian Redfish. Please note: we have new labels with the weight of the fish on the bag, no more color coded dots, you just read your label to ensure you are taking the correct share! Remember..Full shares are 2lbs, Half shares are 1lb and Quarter shares are 1/2lb.


The Acadian Redfish, otherwise known as Ocean Perch, looks like a tropical fish from the islands. This member of the rockfish (grouper) family 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 drum, 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 fish species fed our military for 10 solid years from the 1940's through the early 1950's and has just begun to experience a revival in fish markets throughout New England.

The fillets on these fish are thin and delicate but have a distinctly sweet flavor. You will receive your fillets with the red skin on. Remember, the skin of the fish is where most of the healthy Omega-3 oils are stored AND they add a lot of flavor when cooking. Try them in fish tacos, sautéed in butter with lemon and garlic or on the grill in tin foil. Here is a link to a number of great redfish recipes on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/acadian-redfish/

Our fisherman this week is Tim Daggett of the F/V Anne Marie, owned by longtime NH Fisherman, Fanel Dobre.

If you haven't tried our Shellfish Add ons yet, you have one more week to do so! Many of our members have taken advantage of these Member Only Shellfish treats in the form of Lobster Ravioli, from Portsmouth Lobster Company and fresh NH raised Oysters from Virgin Oyster Company, out of our own Great Bay. Orders are preordered and must be placed by Monday at 9pm the week of pick up!

Need some extra fish one week for that Family party or neighborhood barbeque? You asked for it and now you've got it! We now have an Additional Fish Feature on the Member Log In page. Just chose from our 1lb increments how much extra fish you would like, pay online and the fish will be delivered with your regular share!


Available every Friday, off the boat, until October:

Want to buy some local soft shell lobsters and Jonah crabs, right off the boat, the same day they were caught? Damon Frampton of the F/V Vivian Mae and John Bordon of the F/V Mary Baker  have started selling these yummy crustaceans off the boat, at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier, on Peirce Island, next to Prescott Park. You will find them down on the docks between 3-6pm on Fridays for the rest of the summer into October!


Peterborough Pick Up: Due to a busy summer schedule with our delivery partner in Peterborough, Brookford Farm, we have to bump back your pick up time to 5pm to avoid any further late arrivals. Thank you for your understanding! And try the Hancock Inn next time you dine out, they participate in our RSF program and are the oldest Inn in NH!


This was the last week to do a HOLD for Session 2. Remember, we are running 6 week Sessions and this is Week 5. Holds cannot be carried over to the next Session, sorry.  Our Session 3, running from August 23-October 3 will be available for Sign Ups this week. Look for an email reminder.


Labelling bags: We use at least 500 bags each week for our shares. Our bags now say "FRESH FISH", as opposed to the fish species name. So, if you would like to help label bags, something we need help with weekly, you could simply email or text me at the contact below and I could have bags and labels waiting for you at your pick up location. You can take them home, label at your leisure and return them the following week! We would appreciate and help we can get with this! Thanks to Members Richard and Emily Moore of Deerfield, for help with this weeks labels!

Social Media: Like us on Facebook, invite your friends to view our page and please share a recipe! We are on Twitter and Instagram too! Retweet our tweets and spread the word!

Handing out Shares: Some of our pick ups, like Farmer Dave's, Dover and Laconia are self serve pick ups. If you are willing to help hand out shares, it is helpful to have someone checking off names and ensuring you have the correct share size and Add ons. If you are interested in doing this, please let me know at the below email address.

One more week to go, then a one week break and then time for some late summer and early fall local, fresh NH species!

Enjoy and as always, thank you for your continued patronage and support! Together, one pound at a time, we are making a difference!








Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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