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Posted 4/30/2018 3:32pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Week 3 of our Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is delicious Flounder! We welcome back all our Returning Members and a warm welcome to all our New Members! We hope you are enjoying your fresh and local fish so far!  We accept New Members on a revolving basis, they can sign up prorated at any time! So, if you like the program, please help us spread the word to your friends, family and coworkers!

SESSION INFO

You are signed up for our Spring/Summer Session. Membership options within this Session are: 8 week, 16 week or Annual. You will have the opportunity, later in the Session, to Extend your session to a longer one if you like. If you have signed up at a prorated price and are recieving this newletter, you are picking up fish this week.

Each week, you will receive your Newsletter on Monday, telling you of the Catch of the Week, the Boat name and the Fishermen who caught your fish, and some fun facts about the fish itself and a link to recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.

You will also receive a weekly Pick up Reminder, the night before your Pick up, with all your relevant Pick up information to remind you!

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can "hold" your share any week withing 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 Loin to do your holds here

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-HADDOCK AND FLOUNDER

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 Flounder or Weekly Haddock for this week here!

Discounts on 3lbs and over!

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.

FISH AND LOBSTER SHARES

Share Types come in 3 sizes:

FISH ONLY                                                     FISH AND LOBSTER

2lb -1lb-1/2lb                                                   2lb/4 lobsters-1lb/2 lobsters-1/2lb/1 lobster                                                                                                

Lobsters will be served 2 out of every 8 weeks. Current dates for Lobster weeks are as follows: Week 7
Week 8
Week 12 
Week 14

CATCH OF THE WEEK-FLOUNDER

Your Catch of the Week is Flounder. We sourced both Winter Flounder, otherwise called "Blackbacks" and American Plaice, affectionately known as "Dabs" from our local Fishermen this week.

The American Plaice or "Dabs" are a cold water species that range from southern Labrador to Rhode Island and in the eastern Atlantic from Greenland to northern Europe. Dabs live on the sandy/mud bottom and prefer deep water. Some can be found as deep as 700m (about 2100ft). They are reddish to gray-brown on top and have a blueish white underside. They have a distinctly pointy nose and rough scales. Plaice is a white, lean flaky fish with a mild flavor. This is a right eyed species.

The Winter flounder or "Blackbacks", got their name because of their migrations-in winter. Adults migrate from offshore areas where they feed to inshore areas like bays and estuaries, where they spawn. This is also a right eyed flounder. Winter flounder has a sweet taste and firm texture and is often the standard to which other flounder species are compared. Winter flounder absorbs seasoning and marinades readily and cooks up great on the grill. 

 

 

Winter Flounder, aka "Blackbacks", fresh off the boat

American Plaice, aka "Dabs" and Blackbacks off the boat 
 

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are NH Fisherman Jamie Hayward, Captain of the F/V Heidi &Elisabeth and his crew out of Portsmouth, NH. We also received some help from our guestboat out of Portland, Maine.  Jamie and his 3 man crew, Tommy, Erik and Chris, on the Heidi & Elisabeth, fish about 300 days out of the year!

Captain Jamie Hayward, Heidi & Elisabeth, landing in Portsmouth, NH

 

Tommy (left) crew on Heidi & Elisabeth and Ward Byrne, offload crew

 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Cooking with Flounder is a delicate process. We like to remind all our members of the Cardinal rule for cooking any fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of thickness. These fillets will be very thin, so just a few minutes each side will do!

Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page here and a link to our blog with recipe ideas and videos here.

 Crispy Flounder and Roasted Tomatoes (courtesy of Pinterest)

Calling All Chefs!  RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS

Got recipes? Take pictures! You know who you are! We've loved seeing your posts over the years on our Social Media so much, that we want to start a contest! We are starting our Weekly Member Recipe Contest on Facebook and/or Instagram. And the competition will be stiff!

Here's how to enter:

  • Post your Catch of the Week recipe and a picture on our Facebook or Instagram (@NHCommunitySeafood) 
  • Post your recipe on your Instagram or FB and tag us (@NHCommunitySeafood)
  • Use the hashtag #recipecontest in either post

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

ENTER THIS WEEK TO WIN! Start posting tomorrow night through Sunday! Winner will be announced in the Weekly Newsletter!

ADD ONS-COMING SOON!

Members get the opportunity to order seasonal Add ons throughout the Session. This Session, we will be offering the following for Seasonal Add ons, available to order in addition to your weekly share: Lobsters, Jonah Crabs, Scallops, Oysters, Mussels, Clams.  Stay tuned for Add on information as they become available! You order Add ons online with a debit or credit card. 

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.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! We have just a handful of Day Boats left in NH. Every pound of seafood you buy helps support our local Fishermen!

Enjoy your delicious Flounder, a true local delicacy! Much more local seafood variety is coming your way this season!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Seafood Enthusiast

 





          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 4/23/2018 3:54pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 2 of our Community Supported Fishery! There is still plenty of time to sign up, if you have friends, coworkers or family who are interested! We have a "rolling enrollment" throughout the season at a pro rated cost. That means you only pay for the week's you sign up for!

Due to a situation beyond our control, this is an abridged version of your newsletter, a full newsletter will come out tomorrow morning.

Your Catch of the Week for Week 2 will be Cod! Our Fisherman for the first part of the week is Charles "Puggy" Felch, F/V Lady Victoria, Seabrook, NH. Our Fishermen fish on a quota system that renews May 1. Many of them save their precious little Cod quota until the end of that "fish fiscal year". 

Sorry about our "Holds" system not functioning properly last week! It has been fixed and if you need to do a hold this week and double up on another week, do it here.

Order Additional Cod here, we will not have Additional Haddock this week, but plan to have it weekly, supply dependent.

Thanks for your support and look for your full newsletter tomorrow morning!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson

NH Community Seafood

 







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 4/16/2018 3:50pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Week 1 of our Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is delicious Gulf of Maine Haddock! We welcome back all our Returning Members and a warm welcome to all our New Members. Your purchase of fresh, traceable, sustainable NH wild caught fish is directly helping to promote our local NH Fishermen! Thank you, we have 6 active day boats left fishing this year.

SESSION INFO

You are signed up for our Spring/Summer Session. Membership options within this Session are: 8 week, 16 week or Annual. You will have the opportunity, later in the Session, to Extend your session to a longer one if you like.

Each week, you will receive your Newsletter on Monday, telling you of the Catch of the Week, the Boat name and the Fishermen who caught your fish, and some fun facts about the fish itself and a link to recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.

You will also receive a weekly Pick up Reminder, the night before your Pick up, with all your relevant Pick up information to remind you!

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can "hold" your share any week withing 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

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

New this Year! We plan to have Weekly Haddock available as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! Traditionally, our Additional Fish option  has been available for just the Catch of the Week. Due to an increase in both abundance and quota of the Atlantic Haddock, we are pleased to offer our Members this local, sustainable species weekly!

Order Additional Fish here! Orders available in 1lb increments and discounts on 3lbs and over! Order Additional Fish by Monday night, 12 midnight, the week of your delivery!

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.

SHARE TYPES

Share Types come in 3 sizes:

FISH ONLY                                                     FISH AND LOBSTER

2lb -1lb-1/2lb                                                   2lb/4 lobsters-1lb/2 lobsters-1/2lb/1 lobster                                                                                                

Lobsters will be served up 2 out of every 8 weeks. Current dates for Lobster weeks are as follows: Week 7, Week 8, Week 12 and Week 14. Each Lobster week, we will offer the Fish only Members Lobsters as and Add on option!

CATCH OF THE WEEK

 

ATLANTIC HADDOCK 

A cousin to the cod, the popular Haddock spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In our western Atlantic, Haddock can be found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey. A cold water species, the Haddock is most abundant in the Gulf of Maine and especially offshore on Georges Bank.

Haddock prefer a gravel or rocky bottom and can live up to 10 years old. Grayish-silver in color, with a distinctive black lateral line and black 'thumbprint" along the side, haddock are also easily recognized by their pointed, shark-like, front dorsal fin. This species feeds primarily on mollusks, crustaceans and herring. 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this Week is NH Fisherman Advocate and Spokesperson, David Goethel, F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH. David, a trained Marine Biologist, has been fishing most of his life and has been instrumental in the legal battle concerning the price charged to Fishermen for At Sea Monitors, required by the National Marine Fisheries Service of all our fishermen.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Haddock is incredibly versatile. You can substitute it in almost any fish recipe and it's a staple in New England fish chowder! Baked, grilled, broiled or pan sauteed, you can't lose with Haddock.

Haddock fillets are firm and tender. They are denser than a cod fillet and have a sweet, mild flavor. Most fried fish sandwiches and fish and chips meals you will find in New England are haddock. This is a well managed and abundant New England species and is plentiful in our Gulf of Maine.

Remember the Cardinal Cooking Rule for Fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness! If you use this method, you can never go wrong with any of our fish!

 

Bacon and tomato topped Haddock (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page, including the recipe above, click here or check out our blog recipe ideas and videos here. (This is a link to our blog, with lots of interesting stories and recipe ideas)

ADD ONS 

Members get the opportunity to order seasonal Add ons throughout the Session. This Session, we will be offering the following for Seasonal Add ons, available to order in addition to your weekly share: Lobsters, Jonah Crabs, Scallops, Oysters, Mussels, Clams.  Stay tuned for Add on information as they become available! You order Add ons online with a debit or credit card. 

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Our dwindling NH Fishing Fleet continues to rely on your support for their longevity! We plan to support and help uplift a number of NH's diverse seafood harvesters this year with your help!

Enjoy your Haddock and get ready for a host of new seafood choices this season!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Seafood Enthusiast

 



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 4/13/2018 3:43pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



Dear %%user-name%%,


Our 2018 Season is starting Tuesday, April 17, we start 2 weeks earlier this year! Our NH Fishing fleet is down to 6 active boats and they could use your support this year!

Returning Members: Sign up here for our extended Season options: 8, 16 or 32 week Memberships

New Members: Sign up here and try it out!

2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb Shares Weekly of Fish or Fish and Lobster

Same pricing as last year, but a 2 week longer Season!

NEW! Yummy Add ons this year: Mussels, clams, scallops, crabs, lobsters

Hope to see you soon at one of our 23 Pick up Locations!

Fishfully yours,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Seafood Enthusiast

 

 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 3/28/2018 12:31pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Fishermen Erik Crowley and Zach Griggs



Dear %%user-name%%,

We are starting two weeks earlier this year! April 17 will begin our Spring/Summer Session.

If you are a New Member, click here.

If you are a Returning Member, click here to begin your renewal process!

Our diverse NH Fishing Industry continues to struggle with keeping our NH Seafood in the state and making it economically viable to remain in the Commercial Fishing Industry. You can help!

  • 8, 16 and 32 week Memberships Available!
  • FISH ONLY and FISH AND LOBSTER SHARES
  • New! Haddock Weekly as Additional Fish option for Members
  • New and familiar Add- ons like Oysters, Scallops, Mussels, Clams and Crabs

Plus a flexible and improved Hold system for weeks you are away 

We look forward to having you back this season. Every pound of seafood you purchase, positively impacts our local fishing industry!

Sincerely,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 3/17/2018 6:31am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Dear Mailing List Member,

 

Please click here to sign up for our CSF program if this is your first time signing up. The link sent in the former email is for Returning Members!

8, 16 and 32 Week Sessions Available! Fish and Lobster options with Add ons all season long like Oysters, Scallops and Clams!

All fresh and local, directly from the Boat to your Plate!

Thanks for your interest! Our Local Fishermen, Oyster Farmers and Lobstermen benefit greatly from every new Membership! Click here to help!

Thanks much,

NH Community Seafood





              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 2/11/2018 6:10am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 



Dear %%user-name%%,

It's that time again! Time to sign up for the Spring/Summer Session 2018 season from New Hampshire Community Seafood! Click here to renew your Membership! Fresh Seafood right off the Boat delivered to your town!

Our NH Commercial Fishing Fleet continues to struggle and our total number of boats remains at just 9 actively fishing for Groundfish! And only 3 of these are able to fish full time! As we fight to keep this industry alive, each Membership in our CSF helps us win that fight!

This Spring Session starts April 17!  Memberships available in 8-week, 16-week and 32-week (Annual) Sessions! The longer you sign up, the cheaper the share price!

This year, using information from a consumer survey many of you completed,  we are offering two types of Shares:

Fish Only and Fish and Lobster.  Don't worry Shellfish Lovers, Oysters will be available as Add-ons this year along with other seasonal Shellfish like Mussels, Clams and Scallops!!

We have also streamlined our Hold and Double process to make it more user-friendly and easy to complete!

Click here to begin your renewal process!

We look forward to having you back this season. Your Membership directly impacts the survival rate of our NH Commercial Fishing Fleet. Thank you!

Your friends at,
New Hampshire Community Seafood

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 1/4/2018 5:06pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Happy New Year to you! Our 2018 Season Sign ups will be active in a few weeks! We are currently in the planning stages for this upcoming season and could really use some feedback from you, our Members!

Could you please take 3 minutes (really, it's short) to fill out this well thought out survey, to help us serve you better this year! We have some great ideas for more lobsters and shellfish and "guest fish", but need your input!

Click here to take the survey! It won't take long and then we will know what you want! 

If you have already done the survey, you are still receiving this, thanks!!

Thanks,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager





              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/29/2017 9:15am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.


Dear %%user-name%%,


We will be combining the Emery Farm pick up with the 39 Mill Pond Rd (near UNH), Durham pick up today, due to the fact that the Emery Farm retail store is closed and the parking lot is not plowed to accommodate a self-serve pick up. 

There will be two separate, labelled coolers at the Pick up with appropriate Pick up lists. Please take your share(s) and check your name off the list and be certain you are taking from the correct cooler please!

Our Durham Pick up is easy to get to right off 108 in Durham, beside the new Town Hall, turn onto Mill Pond Rd and simply follow it about a half mile to our private residence Pick up at the Politano's home at 39 Mill Pond Rd. The house is on the left and is a slate blue color. Please park on the road and not in the driveway when picking up your share.

Thank you and we are sorry for the late notice, we thought we were going to be able to do a self serve pick up at Emery Farm today! But the weather outside, is truly frightful.

Enjoy the delicious scallops, thanks so much for your support and see you early next Spring!

Keep warm,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/27/2017 10:01am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

It is our final week of the Season! We hope you enjoyed your array of  local, seasonal seafood during this Holiday Seafood Medley. Thank you for supporting our mission to help subsidize our many local Fisheries in NH. And special thanks to all our Annual Members who bought seafood from us all year long!!

Our Catch of the Week are Scallops. These are ocean caught scallops, taken from their shell, bagged and delivered directly to you from the boat! 

There is a short season for scallops here in NH and we are glad to take advantage of their seasonal abundance.

Each share this week is 1 lb.  There are from 20-25 Scallops/1 lb bag. If you doubled your order or ordered Additional orders, they will be in 1 lb bags at your Pick up Location.

 

Our 1 lb bag of Scallops, directly off the boat this week

Our Fishermen this week come from Rye, NH and Portland, Maine. Taylor and Peter Phillips, of the F/V Madrigan out of Rye and Captains from the F/V High Roller and F/V DD Mae II, Portland caught our scallops this week.

 

Taylor Phillips helped catch some of our Scallops this week on his Father's boat, the F/V Madrigan out of Rye, NH



F/V Madrigan, Rye, NH (courtesy of RyeReflections.org) right, helped land our scallops this week

 

We sincerely thank you for your support this year and for helping make this the most successful year ever for NH Community Seafood! 

We will have sign ups for our Spring Session up and running soon! Then in April, we will be back for our Spring Session with lots of diverse seafood in our offerings!

All the best in the New Year and see you in the Spring!

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 

 


 

                         

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com