CATCH OF THE WEEK

What's New?! Stay in the know and follow our Community Supported Fisheries progress
Posted 7/9/2018 7:15am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,
 
We have extended our Oyster Add on deadline until noon today! This is our first week of the season offering these delicious local treats from Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH.
 
Order here by noon today! Oysters are $16/dozen for Members only!
 
Oysters come live in the shell and are bagged by the dozen. Oysters are harvested within 24 hours of delivery and are fresh out of the water!
 
All Add on ordering is done online through our website!
 
Thanks for making it fresh and local seafood for the summer!
 
NH Community Seafood
 






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/6/2018 10:07am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

We are delighted to finally be offering NH Great Bay-raised Oysters from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH! Owner and Master Oyster Harvester Brian Gennaco has been busy preparing for next week!

Oysters will come bagged by the dozen, live, in the shell.  Our Members only price is $16/dozen. Click here to order!

Oysters will be a mix of "petites", a smaller oyster and regular sized. The average size of our oysters will be about 3 inches long.

Oysters come in the shell and will require shucking if you like them raw or you can cook them or use the "easy-open" grilling method: put them on the grill, rounded side down for 8 minutes on medium, and they cook in their own juices, open up and eat them just like you would clams or mussels!

Get your Oysters here by Sunday night at midnight for delivery with your fish shares next week!

Thanks,

NH Community Seafood

 



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/5/2018 7:08am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Good Morning and Happy 4th of July week! Just a reminder, you are a Fish and Lobster Member and this week is our 3rd out of 4 Lobster Weeks for the 16-week Membership.

Fish and Lobster Members ONLY GET LOBSTERS INSTEAD OF FISH on Lobster weeks, unless you specifically ordered from our "Additional Fish" online system! This is how the pre-priced Membership was set up.

Here's how it works:

2lb fish share gets 4 lobsters

1lb fish share gets 2 lobsters

1/2lb fish share gets 1 lobster

Lobsters are live and banded. Many have begun to "shed" and will be softshell, it's that time of year! Seafood bags will be provided at your pick up location. 

Questions about this or your membership? Contact our Assistant Manager Kendall Young at kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com

Thank you and enjoy your fresh and local lobsters this week! 

NH Community Seafood







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/2/2018 2:57pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery! This week we are serving up Lobsters to our Fish and Lobster Share Members and the Catch of the Week, Atlantic Pollock to our Fish Only Members. 

Fish and Lobster Members are ONLY RECEIVING LOBSTERS THIS WEEK for your share. This is a pre-priced Membership, based on Lobsters 4 weeks out of 16 weeks. 

Add on lobster orders have been closed for this week. Chix lobsters are currently scarce in our NH waters! It is "shedding season" and often times once a lobster sheds it's shell, they are suddenly not chix size anymore, but larger.

LOBSTERS AVAILABLE OFF THE BOAT 

If you would like to buy Lobsters off the boat this week, our Board President, Damon Frampton will be selling lobsters every Friday starting this week until Labor Day, off his boat at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier, on Peirce Island, from 3-6pm. Come on down and support our local Fishermen!

   Get Lobsters right off the boat, every Friday afternoon, in Portsmouth

 

FISH AND LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS- PLEASE READ

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS: To remind you, you will receive Lobsters only this week. Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

UPCOMING LOBSTER WEEKS

Week 14 - July 17- July 21
 
If you would like to have fish with your share this week, you can order it from our Additional Fish store here. This week we will have the Catch of the Week, Pollock and our Weekly Haddock!

UPCOMING SHELLFISH ADD ONS

We will have a different Shellfish Add on available for the remaining 5 weeks of our Summer Session! Here is the schedule. Shellfish Add ons orders are done the week before your delivery week and deadline to order is Sunday night, by midnight. Click here to order, Oysters next week, ordering starts tomorrow!

THIS WEEK, WEEK 12  Live Lobsters, Chix, Hardshell and Softshell mixed- orders closed

WEEK 13  Oysters, by the dozen

WEEK 14  Live Lobsters, Chix, mostly Softshell

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb)

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen

 

HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

If you are a Fish and Lobster Member and holding this week, you MUST choose the remaining lobster week to double up, which is Week 14, starting on Tuesday, July 14. 

We cannot exchange fish for lobster or vice versa, as they are priced differently. Thank you.

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).

 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Lobster Share Members can get fish this week too! Need some extra fish for your July 4th get together? We've got it!

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

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS MONDAY, 12 midnight FOR 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.

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

A large Atlantic Pollock, a close cousin to the Cod

 

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. Check out the article which appeared on our Facebook page:http://www.concordmonitor.com/Misunderstood-pollock-a-key-to-New-England-seafood-s-future-2011708.

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our Pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan Pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

 
Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock

Whether cooking at home or ordering out, conscientious shoppers often face difficult choices. But when it comes to seafood, there are plenty of fish you can feel good about eating.

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal!

Source: Jul 23, 2015 GMRI Supporting Sustainable Seafood Blog

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week is once again NH Fisherman, Jamie Hayward. Jamie and his crew on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth caught all our Pollock and our Monkfish for our Restaurants this week. 


Captain Jamie Hayward aboard the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH

 

 The F/V Heidi & Elisabeth coming into Portsmouth Fishing Pier
 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Sauteed Pollock in lemon, garlic butter (courtesy of Pinterest)

Our Atlantic Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins! 

Pollock is great in fish chowder, broiled, baked for grilled. It is also fabulous for fish tacos and works well with any blackened recipe. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Here is are some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/pollock or go here on our awesome new blog, for recipes and videos!
 
WEEKLY 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 started a contest! We pick a winner every week and the winner gets a free 1lb of the Catch of the Week or our Weekly Haddock!

We forgot to post Week 10's Winner, which was the Flounder recipe, sorry Vicki!

WEEK 10 WINNER, FLOUNDER RECIPE- Vicki Brown, Exeter Pick up

Vicki J. Brown's Panko Romano-crusted #Flounder wins this recipe contest!

 
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WEEK 11 WINNER, HADDOCK RECIPE- Robin Marquis, Exeter Pick Up

 

 
Robin Marquis Baked haddock with butter, salt, pepper and paprika. YumManage
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Here's how to enter:

  • Post on our  or page (Click to link)
  • Post your recipe on your Instagram or FB and tag us (@NHCommunitySeafood)
  •  #recipecontest in either post

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

 
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:

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 for your support for our local fishing community! Atlantic Pollock and Lobsters for the July 4th Week! And Shellfish Add ons every week for the rest of the season!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/25/2018 3:10pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to Week 11 of our to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is delicious Gulf of Maine Haddock! And we have fresh, local Jonah Crabs as an Add on from Southern Maine Crabs, run by 19 year old entrepeneur, Jillian Robillard.

Jillian Robillard, our young Crab supplier this week

And if you missed us on NH Chronicle last Monday, here is the link to watch the feature:http://www.wmur.com/article/monday-june-18th-nh-community-seafood/21565147.

On NHPR this morning, they reported that the US imported more seafood last year than any other year in history. By supporting our CSF, we can lower that number! Thanks for buying local seafood and supporting our local fishing industry!

Account issues? Please email Kendall at kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with all your questions about your membership account. 

FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBERS

Week 12 is next week, a Lobster Week for our Fish and Lobster Members, just in time for Fourth of July! You will receive JUST LOBSTERS. We will also have Lobster Add ons for everyone. If you would like Fish with your lobsters, please utilize our Additional Fish option for next week, available for order starting tomorrow.  Lobsters are starting to shed, so they will be a mix of Softshell and Hardshell.

Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

UPCOMING SHELLFISH ADD ONS

We will have a different Shellfish Add on available for the remaining 5 weeks of our Summer Session! Here is the schedule. Shellfish Add ons orders are done the week before your delivery week and deadline to order is Sunday night, by midnight. Click here to order.

WEEK 12  Live Lobsters, Chix, Hardshell and Softshell mixed

WEEK 13  Oysters, by the dozen

WEEK 14  Live Lobsters, Chix, mostly Softshell

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb)

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen

 This week's Add on are local Jonah Crabs

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

Please only choose Week 12 and Week 14 to hold and double lobsters. Your shares are pre-priced for both fish and lobster and the two are not interchangable. Hold lobsters for lobsters and fish for fish only, the prices are not the same. Thanks!

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

The Catch of the Week this week is Haddock. Get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 3lbs!

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

 

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 and Fisherman Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH. We also will be relying on a Guest Boat from Portland, F/V Carol Anne II, for the remainder of our Haddock. Both Veterans of the sea, David and Jamie will be providing our Haddock for our CSF and our King Whiting for our RSF.

David Goethel, of the F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH

 

Jamie Hayward, of the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH

Some of our catch this week, from the F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH

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)

 

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Our small and dedicated 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 Crabs and we will have Lobsters and fresh fish for the Fourth of July week next week!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/22/2018 12:49pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We are delighted to offer local, Jonah Crabs this coming week as a Members Only Add on from a new company, run by 19 year old Jillian Robillard (pictured above), called Southern Maine Crabs!

Jillian is the daughter of  one of our four Fishermen Board Member's and longtime fisherman, Dennis Robillard, owner and Captain of the F/V Julie Ann III, out of Portsmouth. 

We want to support Jillian in her new venture, as she sources local Jonah crabs from our NH and southern Maine Lobstermen and passes on our incentive to them!

Jonah Crabs are available in minimum orders of three. They are local and delicious and can be boiled and eaten like lobster or "picked" for crabmeat!

Click here to order your Jonah Crabs for next week!  Prices are $5.99/3 crabs. You won't regret it!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/18/2018 4:53pm 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 10 of our Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is local Flounder! We also have Scallops available as Add ons this week. Next week, we will have Jonah Crabs available as Add ons! If you haven't tried our local Jonah Crabs, you should! The claw meat alone is worth the effort! Order your crabs for next week here!

All Add on orders are due by Sunday night, so we can order for the week!

 

If you read this in time, tune into WMUR, Channel 9 for our feature on NH Chronicle tonight, at 7pm. Or find it online here.

Scallop Add on this week. We will have them again soon! Week 15!

 

NEXT WEEK'S LOCAL ADD ONS ARE JONAH CRABS

Local Jonah Crabs as Add ons next week! Order here for delivery with your share!

 

 

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

HOLDING AND DOUBLING LOBSTERS

If you are a Fish and Lobster Member: Please only hold and double your lobsters on Lobster Weeks. They are Week 12 and Week 14. The two are priced differently and we cannot exchange lobster for fish.

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 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! We have a limited amount available this week!

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.

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-FLOUNDER

Your Catch of the Week is Flounder. Specifically, 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.

 

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

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are NH Fisherman Jamie Hayward and Fisherman David Goethel. Jamie is Captain of the F/V Heidi &Elisabeth and his crew out of Portsmouth, NH and David owns the F/V Ellen Diane, out of Hampton. 

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

 

The old faithful, F/V Ellen Diane, owned and operated by Captain David Goethel

David Goethel, Fishermen Advocate and Local Celebrity caught half of the Flounder this week

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 MEMBER Chefs!  RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS

 

Here's how to enter:

  • Post your Catch of the Week recipe and a picture on our Facebook or Instagram 
  • Whoever gets the most "likes" for the week, wins an Additional 1lb share of Fish for the week!

This Week' Winner is Jillian Hall, from our Brandmoore Farm Pick up! Congrats Jillian, your Grilled Monkfish Kabobs look amazing!

 
Jillian Hall
Jillian Hall Grilled monkfish skewers with bok choy in a spicy sherry marinade
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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.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Every pound of seafood you buy helps support our local fishing heritage! Thanks for helping to keep it alive!

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 6/15/2018 10:26am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We will be offering fresh Scallops as Add ons next week to be picked up with your fish shares! 

Scallops are $20/lb and there are 12-20 Scallops/lb. Our Scallops will come from Gloucester, Mass next week. Our NH waters are not currently open for scalloping.

Order here by Sunday night for pick up next week! Please use a credit or debit card to pay online.

Thanks for making it fresh and local seafood!

And don't forget to tune into Channel 9, WMUR this Monday, June 18th at 7pm to see NH Community Seafood featured on NH Chronicle!

A special thanks to all our wonderful Shareholders who suggested we get  on NH Chronicle at our Annual Shareholder's Meeting in 2016! Finally, we did it!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/11/2018 3:20pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,
 
To remind you, you are signed up for a %%member-types-text%% at %%pickup-title%%.

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 9 of our Community Supported Fishery! And Welcome to our 8-week Members who extended their Memberhips! If you are signed up for a Fish and Lobster share, you will be getting fish this week.  You will receive Lobsters again on Weeks 12 and 14, other than those weeks, you will be picking up fish. The Catch of the Week this week is Monkfish, also known as "Poor Man's Lobster"! 

 

FISH AND LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS- PLEASE READ

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS: To remind you, you will receive Lobsters only this week. Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

UPCOMING LOBSTER WEEKS

Week 12 (Fourth of July Week)
Week 14 - July 17- July 21
 
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

Lobster holds for Lobster Weeks, Fish Holds for Fish Weeks! We cannot exchange fish for lobster or vica versa, due to our pricing.

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. 

Double shares get two bags of your share size. Please pick up a duplicate of your share.

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

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

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

Discounts orders over 3lbs of Haddock or Catch of the Week! 

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS MONDAY, 12 midnight FOR 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.

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Chris White, longtime crewmember, with a Monkfish onboard the Heidi & Elisabeth

Check out this recent article, "Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird-looking fish..... on Monkfish by the Associated Press: https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/03/02/ugly-delicacy-industry-touts-weird-looking-fish

 Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird-looking fish.....

 

Once caught as by-catch in otter trawls and gillnets, have quickly become one of the world's most popular fish. In the west, usually just the tail meat is eaten, but there is a large market for whole monkfish in Asian countries. Also known as "Poor Man's Lobster", monkfish tail meat has both the consistency and distinct taste of this famous crustacean. If you like lobster, you'll love monkfish! And if you don't like lobster, the firm, white fillet when cooked also tastes like a sweetened fish. The flesh is distinct and a purplish-brownish color when raw and turns white once cooked. 

Not at all attractive on the outside, Monkfish should not be judged by their outward appearance! They are a brownish color mottled with white spots on top and white on the underbelly. Their habitat spans from the Grand Banks and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence along the Atlantic shoreline south to Cape Hatteras, NC. Monkfish are voracious predators. They lurk on the sandy, muddy bottom and lure their prey with the spiny extension on their head. This "lure" attracts the prey, like bait on a fishing line, bringing the victim close in for the lunge of the monkfish. The unusually broad mouth, adapted to swallow whole fish, shrimp and squid, is lined with layers of stubby white teeth.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Cook Monkfish as you would any other fish, and remember the cardinal rule, 10 minutes an inch! The monkfish tails are wide and thick, because they are the tail meat. Marinating the tails and seasoning before cooking adds to the flavor. Baked, sauteed, broiled, roasted or grilled, these tails are fantastic!

Monkfish Kabobs (courtesy of Pinterest)

Here are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish on our Pinterest page here and on our great new blog, created by our Social Media Specialist, Katie Curnan, here.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
 
Our catch this week comes from our faithful F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, captained by Jamie Hayward and crew Members Chris White and Tommy.
Ward Byrne is on call on land at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier.
 
 
 
Captain Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, lands in Portsmouth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F/V Heidi Elisabeth coming into port
 
 
 
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   Page

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: Priscilla Merrill, Umami, Northwood Pick Up

 
Recipe contest. Don’t HAKE this fish for granted! I may be fishing for compliments and on the achey breaky FLAKY HAKY HEART healthy recipe. It’s crumby but I hake you like it.

Prepared with about 2 teaspoons of real butter, 1/4 c coconut creamer on the bottom, fresh dill and panko crumbs sprinkled with Paul Prudohmme seafood magic spice on top ... maybe it’s an aphrodisiac so you can have Hanky Panko later! Served with jasmine rice on side and roasted fresh summer veggies from my first Brasen Hill CSa share!

 — at Brasen Hill Farm.
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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:

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

EXETER- THURSDAYS 2:15-6pm

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm

HENNIKER- THURSDAYS 4-7pm

 

Thank you for your continued support! And thanks to all our 8-week Members who extended their Membership! Enjoy the delicious Monkfish, it is an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you will continue to desire it!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/9/2018 7:37am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

Just a friendly reminder to all you 8-week Members:

You can extend your 8-week Membership to a 16-week or 32-week Membership as of today! You can do this by signing up for a pro rated Membership.

Update your Membership here and continue to receive NH fresh and local seafood throughout our 2018 Season.

Thank you for your support! We will have a variety of different Add ons for the remainder of our Spring/Summer Session including: Oysters, Crabs, Scallops and Mussels!

Update your Membership today and help us to continue to support our local NH Fishing Industry! 

All the best,

NH Community Seafood 


****If you originally signed up at a prorated cost, your updated proration will have to be done manually on our end. Simply update and email us, thanks!




          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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