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Posted 9/18/2020 10:07am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 2 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! This is the first of our Biweekly Shellfish Week! Oysters are delivered along with your fish shares if you are a Shellfish Member or order them here

Thanks to all of our Members for participating and helping to shorten the seafood supply chain here i  NH and regional fishing communities in Portland and Gloucester.

Important things to remember:

  •  We are a cooperative, with fishermen and consumer Shareholders. We pay all our coop member harvesters a fair market price plus, for fish,  a .50/lb incentive on all purchases! 
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • LOBSTERS OFF THE BOAT: When we don't have lobsters, you can get them direct off the boat from the following fishermen/women: Doxy Lobster, in Rye, NH Southern Maine Crabs, in Kittery, ME, F/V Julie Ann III in Portsmouth, NH. Go to Facebook site and order there. 

The Catch of the Week is Acadian Redfish, our New England Grouper species that looks and tastes like a southern fish! 

Oysters from the beautiful NH estuaries, the  Great and Little Bay, are on the menu also. Brought to you by our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH. 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or as seen in many local Market Basket chains, "Ocean Perch". Often times, this fish is substituted for the tropical fish, Red Snapper. This is our northern Atlantic Grouper species! This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (Grouper) family, the Redfish 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 Snapper, 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 species, once thought of as by-catch or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!

 

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this will be a Guestboat, F/V Grace Marie, from  Gloucester, Mass for the beginning of the week and TBA for the end of the week's catch.   Once we know, we will post our Fisherman and his boat name on our Facebook Page.

Acadian Redfish live deep and far offshore. Sometimes, we rely on larger trawlers out of Gloucester, to be able to provide our Members with a wide variety of underutlilized, yet local fish. 

FV Grace Marie (courtesy Good Morning Gloucester)
 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Redfish tacos with edilbe flower garnish at Vida Cantina, Portmsouth

(Courtesy of Vida Cantina)

Redfish fillets are thin and come with the skin on. All the good Omega-3's are in the skin! Cook these fillets for just a few minutes, on each side if frying, grilling or sauteing! Season overnight for full flavor.

Click here for our recipes for Redfish our Pinterest Page. A common way to serve up this delectable fish is in tacos and it is often a favorite with children!

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 

Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company. "Free range" oysters are big and full of flavor!

Oysters are live in the shell and come in 1 dozen and 5 dozen bags! 

Weekly Add ons order here.

Flexible Fish order here.

 

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY $26
daily prepetation of NH landed fish
 
 
Our fish is served weekly at Revival, as the above listing! We are so glad and honored to work with  award winning chef, Corey Fletcher. He has a captivating atmosphere and food made to perfection. Check them out or order take out!
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Redfish.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance of $50 or more 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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local and regional fisheries in a time of low demand and traditional seafood supply chain links breaking worldwide!
 
It is great to be able to support local food, fishing families and the local economy, all in one purchase!
 
We appreciate your support!
 
All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 9/11/2020 2:28pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to the first week of our Fall Session, which starts next Tuesday, September 15! Thanks to all our Members that extended to include a Fall Membership and to all our Annual and Flexible members!

You are signed up for %%pickup-title%%, at %%pickup-location%%, at %%pickup-time%%.

 

The Catch of the Week is White Hake, a light, flaky white fish that is very versatile and good eating!

Important things to remember:

  • WE CANNOT SUBSTITUTE HADDOCK FOR THE CATCH OF THE WEEK: Our mission is to market underutilized fish caught by our local fishermen. Please do not take Haddock from your pick up location if you don't care of the Catch of the Week, all haddock is pre-ordered
  • You can check the status of your Membership, credits, holds, and all Add on orders here, at our Member Login portal
  • Biweekly Shellfish week starts Week 2 of Fall Session
  • Biweekly Shellfish Shares are all prepaid, but we have extras most times for all members
  • Every pound of seafood you purchase from our cooperative helps to benefit a local fisherman or woman, thanks so much
     
KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN
 
Our fishermen for the week will be the F/V Lady Victoria, out of Seabrook, Captian Puggy Felch, with deckhand Colin and Liam Barnard and the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, Captain Jay Driscoll and deckhand Lucas Raymond. Both fishermen are members of our partner, Yankee Fishermen's Cooperative, in Seabrook!
 
 
F/V Lady Victoria, in Seabrook Harbor
 
Sow hake onboard, with heads removed
 
 F/V Witchcraft, in Rye Harbor

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS


Photo courtesty of Pinterest

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters, crabs and shrimp! Their flesh is white, thick and has a flaky consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest Page here.  

Hake is very versatile. Try seasoning them the night before for superior flavor.

Manager, Andrea Tomlinson's attempt at photographing a white hake fillet

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES


Our Shellfish Share for Week 2, our upcoming Shellfish Week, will be live in the shell, raw oysters! Oyster shares for Shellfish Members are 1 dozen.

Add on Oysters will be available in 1lb and 5lb bags. Look for your order form next Friday!

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or White Hake.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS

 Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your continued support for our struggling local fisheries! We truly appreciate your business and our fishermen and women do too!
 
Enjoy the weekend and thanks for making it local seafood for the summer!
 
All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 9/7/2020 6:25am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

Each year, we take a week off to rejuvenate between our Spring/Summer Session and our Fall Session. This week is our break week.

Fall Session will start next week, on September 15. Our Biweekly Shellfish Session will resume September 22, see our schedule here.

You will receive your weekly newsletter and order sheets this Friday.

Thanks for your support and see you next week!

Best, 

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/28/2020 4:24pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 

Hello %%user-firstname%%,

Welcome to our final week of Spring/Summer Session, starting on Monday, Week 16 of our Community Supported Fishery!

The Catch of the Week will be Atlantic Pollock and our Shellfish Share is Jonah Crabs, 12 crabs per share! 

Sorry, we will not be able to offer crabs as Add-ons for our Weekly or Flexible members this week, just our Shellfish Share Members.

Important things to remember:

  • This is the final week of Spring/Summer Session. Sign up here for Fall Session
  • Fall Session will have the following Membership options: 8-week Fish, 16-week Fish, 16-week Biweekly Shellfish
  • All 32-week Annual Members will receive seafood throughout the Fall Session, ending on January 2
  • All Membership questions should be directed to our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or 603-988-4866

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. 

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

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

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. 

Source: Jul 23, 2015 GMRI Supporting Sustainable Seafood Blog

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen for the week are Captain Jayson Driscoll and his seasoned deckhand, Lucas Raymond. Jay has been fishing for most of his life and docks in Rye Harbor and is a mentor to several young fishermen. Also helping out again with this week's catch is F/V Lady Victoria, Captained by Puggy Felch with right hand man, Colin Barnard, out of Seabrook.

Thanks to these hard working fishermen for going 6 hours out and 6 hours back to fishing grounds in the Gulf of Maine, to catch our Pollock this week!

The F/V Witchcraft at Rye Harbor, NH

Captian Jayson Driscoll, hauling in the catch

 Colin Barnard, fishes on the F/V Lady Victoria

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

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! It is also very versatile and so easy to cook! 

Pollock is great in fish any blackened recipe (like above on the grill).Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page.
 
All fish should be cooked according to this rule of thumb: 10 minutes per inch of thickness. Our pollock fillets are about a half to three quarters of an inch, so should be cooked for 5-8 minutes total.
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 

Jonah Crabs next week for all our Biweekly Shellfish Members! Your Shellfish Share is 12 live crabs! 
Sorry, there will be NO ADD-ON CRABS NEXT WEEK. With just our Shellfish members alone, we have to source over 2300 crabs and that alone is a task! Thanks for understanding!
Here is a great video, from our friend Rita "Peachie" Stevens, on Long Island, ME on how to pick Jonah crabs.
 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Scrod Haddock is available every week as a preordered Add on for both Weekly members and Flexible Fish Members. 

Additional Catch of the Week is available every week also.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

Weekly Members order here

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS $$$

If you still owe us money, please send us a check for your balance, if over $50 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.

THANK YOU

If you have read this entire newsletter, I thank you for being one of the few members who reads this in it's entirety!

We thank you for your support for our local NH fishing industry, a unique and special part of our NH culture and history! We are making a real change in how we eat seafood here in NH and it's all thanks to you!

Stay healthy, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/21/2020 2:30pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 15, starting on Monday, of our Community Supported Fishery. Our Spring/Summer Session will end with Week 16, the week of Sept 1-5. Then we take one week off.

Fall Session starts September 15 and has an 8-week and a 16-week Fish Share option and a 16-week Biweekly Shellfish Option. 

If you have not signed up for our Fall Session yet, please do that here, as an update to your Membership. 

The Catch of the Week is White Hake, a light, flaky white fish that is very versatile and good eating!

Important things to remember:

  • WE CANNOT SUBSTITUTE HADDOCK FOR THE CATCH OF THE WEEK: Our mission is to market underutilized fish caught by our local fishermen. Please do not take Haddock from your pick up location if you don't care of the Catch of the Week, all haddock is pre-ordered
  • You can check the status of your Membership, credits, holds, and all Add on orders here, at our Member Login portal
  • Jonah crabs next week, sorry we will only have enough for our pre-ordered Shellfish Shares
  • Every pound of seafood you purchase from our cooperative helps to benefit a local fisherman or woman, thanks so much
     
KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN
Our fishermen for the week will be the F/V Lady Victoria, out of Seabrook, Captian Puggy Felch and the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, Captain Jay Driscoll.
 
F/V Lady Victoria, in Seabrook Harbor
 
 F/V Witchcraft, in Rye Harbor

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS


Photo courtesty of Pinterest

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters, crabs and shrimp! Their flesh is white, thick and has a flaky consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest Page here.  

Hake is very versatile. Try seasoning them the night before for superior flavor.

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES


Our Shellfish Share for Week 16 is Jonah Crabs. Sorry, we only have enough for our pre-ordered Shellfish share members! Sadly, no additional will be available! Sorry folks!

Shellfish share is 12 live crabs.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or White Hake.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your continued support for our struggling local fisheries! We truly appreciate your business and our fishermen and women do too!
 
Enjoy the weekend and thanks for making it local seafood for the summer!
 
All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/19/2020 12:17pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%, 

Thanks for your support during our Spring/Summer Session. This 16-week session ends on September 5. Then we take a week off and give the fish a one week rest!

We have just opened our Fall Season for our Community Supported Fishery. 

Fall session runs from SEPT 15- JAN 2. You are signed up for a %%member-types-text%%.

32-week Annual Members will receive shares throughout the Fall Session.

Fish for Fall Session will include all the fish we had in Spring/Summer plus:

  • Bluefin tuna (one more time, yum)
  • Yellow tail and Winter Flounder
  • Whiting

HOW TO RENEW FOR FALL

If you are a non renewed 8-week or 16-week Spring/Summer Member, to continue receiving fresh and local seafood and supporting your local fisheries industry, you must renew your membership HERE for Fall Session. 

Our local fishermen are looking for local markets more than ever! COVID 19 and the restaurant industry collapse has really decreased sales both nationally and internationally for US seafood.

Sign up today for our Fall Session to help keep this year's amazing commitment to local seafood alive and growing!

Fishfully yours,

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/18/2020 1:44pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear former Member/Seafood Supporter,

We have just opened our Fall Season for our Community Supported Fishery. 

Fall session runs from SEPT 15- JAN 2.

Our local fishermen are looking for local markets more than ever! COVID 19 and the restaurant industry collapse has really decreased sales both nationally and internationaly for US seafood.

This year, we have seen a doubling of our Membership, as a sign of great support and solidarity for our local fishing industry and our cooperative!

Sign up today for our Fall Session!

Several choices to choose from for Fish and Shellfish Shares.

Every pound you purchase supports a local fisherman or woman! We pay all our harvesters fair market price, plus an incentive on all seafood we purchase!

Fishfully yours,

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/14/2020 4:56pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Welcome to our Week of 14 our Spring/Summer Session. This session runs for 2 more weeks and then we take a week off and our Fall Session starts September 15-January 2.

If you are a 16-week Member and would like to continue for another 16 weeks for Fall, simply update your membership here. 

Our Catch of the Week next week will be Monkfish, please try and give Monkfish the credit it deserves, I know it's a unique fish!  And I know it looks funny and has an awkward shape, but it is really quite delicious!

Some tips for cooking are in our Cooking Instructions section below! And we have a lot of great recipes on our Pinterest Page too!

Important things to know:

  • We will have a different variety of fish for Fall Session, including Flounder and King Whiting
  • If you are both a Fish and Shellfish member, you cannot hold just shellfish or just fish for the week, if you do a hold, both will be held for the week
  • When you double up on your Fish and Shellfish due to a hold, make sure you are doing it on a Shellfish Week

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Monkfish, aka "Poor Man's Lobster" is really good tasting, but not such a good looking fish

Once caught as by-catch by trawlers and gillnetters, Monkfish 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.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
Our Fishermen this week are Captain  Charles "Puggy" Felch and veteran deckhand Colin Barnard of the F/V Lady Victoria, out of Seabrook, NH. Also contributing will be Jayson Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH.
 
 
 F/V Witchcraft, Rye Harbor will be bringing in some monk for us
 
Captian Puggy Felch, with Monkfish on deck
(Photo courtesy of Rafael de la Uz)
 
COOKING INSTRUCTIONS
View recipe here, in The Telegraph
(Photo courtesy James Murphy) 
 
Monkfish has the consistency of a lobster tail and should be treated as such, when handling. You can even substitute Monkfish for lobster in any recipe. Try Monkfish Tacos, they are great!
 
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!
 
The Purple Membrane
There is a pesky purplish membrane found on some of the tails of our Monkfish, even after it has come from the processor. Simply cut a long slice in the membrane with a sharp knife and peel it off before cooking. 
 
There are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish, including tacos, on our Pinterest page here. 
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
  • Lobsters are on the menu for our Shellfish Share next week. All lobsters will be soft shell, as they are shedding (changing their exoskeleton or shell) this time of year! 
  • All lobsters will be sourced from our Portsmouth Lobster fishermen, see names and boats on our Facebook Page Monday!
  • Shellfish Share members get 2-chix lobsters. 
  • Add-ons come in 2 and 6-chix lobsters. Orders opened today and end Sunday at midnight. 

Weekly Members order here.

Flexible Fish Members order here

See our Spring Session Shellfish Schedule here  

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many restaurants and retailers that support serving locally sourced fish! We partner with Three River Farmers Alliance for our RSF. 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

We have a convenient Hold and Double system and a Pick up location change option for your convenience as part of your Membership! On weeks you will be away, you can HOLD your share here. Instructions are given.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

HADDOCK AVAILABLE WEEKLY, DISCOUNTED PRICES. 

EXTRA CATCH OF THE WEEK AVAILABLE EVERY WEEK.

Weekly Members order here.

Flexible Fish Members order here.

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH SUNDAY AT MIDNIGHT. Please use your appropriate order sheet, listed above.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

PAYMENTS

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance over $50 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.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support again this week for our regional fishing community! Enjoy your Monkfish and local Lobsters!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
  


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/7/2020 2:51pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Welcome to Week 13, starting Monday, of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). We have a record number of members this year, with over 1300 total members this Spring/Summer Session!

Thanks to all of our Members for participating and aiding our NH and regional fishing communities and working waterfronts!

Important things to remember:

  • Fall Session starts September 15. If you are not an Annual Member, you can sign back up for Fall Session here by extending your membership to Annual
  •  We are a cooperative, with fishermen and consumer Shareholders. We pay all our coop member harvesters a fair market price plus, for fish,  a .50/lb incentive on all purchases! 
  • You can always check in on your Member status, orders you have made and Pick up location changes and balances at our Member login here
  • LOBSTERS OFF THE BOAT: When we don't have lobsters, you can get them direct off the boat from the following fishermen/women: Doxy Lobster, in Rye, NH Southern Maine Crabs, in Kittery, ME, F/V Julie Ann III in Portsmouth, NH. Go to Facebook site and order there. 

The Catch of the Week is Acadian Redfish, our New England Grouper species that looks and tastes like a southern fish! 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or as seen in many local Market Basket chains, "Ocean Perch". Often times, this fish is substituted for the tropical fish, Red Snapper. This is our northern Atlantic Grouper species! This big eyed fish looks like a tropical fish from the islands. A member of the Rockfish (Grouper) family, the Redfish 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 Snapper, 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 species, once thought of as by-catch or lobster bait, is quickly becoming one of the more popular fish in the US, especially here in New England!

 

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this will be a Guestboat from either Portland, Maine or Gloucester, Mass.  Once we know, we will post our Fisherman and his boat name on our Facebook Page, on Monday.

 

FV Christina Carol, Portland, Maine
 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Redfish tacos with edilbe flower garnish at Vida Cantina, Portmsouth

(Courtesy of Vida Cantina)

Redfish fillets are thin and come with the skin on. All the good Omega-3's are in the skin! Cook these fillets for just a few minutes, on each side if frying, grilling or sauteing! Season overnight for full flavor.

Click here for our recipes for Redfish our Pinterest Page. A common way to serve up this delectable fish is in tacos and it is often a favorite with children!

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 

 

Lobster next week for Week 14! Lobsters come in 2-chix orders or 6-chix orders. Chix lobsters are between 1.1-1.25 lbs.

Our local NH seacoast fishermen will be providing all our lobsters next week. We always let you know your fisherman's name and boat name, for full tranparency, 100 % of the time!+

Add on orders for lobsters will be available to order on next week's Friday order sheet!

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week  and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Redfish.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance of $50 or more 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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions.

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local and regional fisheries in a time of low demand and market collapse for several of our world's fisheries.
 
We appreciate your support!
 
All the best,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/2/2020 2:19pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



Dear %%user-name%%,

Sorry for the delayed newsletter, here is the info for our Catch of the Week and Shellfish share for next week!

Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), starting this Monday.  Our Catch of the Week will be a treat, Grey Sole from three veteran NH Fishermen. Grey sole is considered a delicacy fish throughout the World!

Scallops from our Guestboats in New Bedford are on the menu for our Shellfish Share.

Important things to know:

  • Your purchase of seafood from NHCS helps support our NH and regional fishermen, scallopers, lobstermen and oyster farmers!
  • Additional Grey Sole and scrod Haddock are available for both Weekly Members and Flexible Fish Members, see Additional Fish section for links
  • Our Spring Session is 16 weeks long. Our Fall Session starts September 14. We always take a week off between Spring/Summer and Fall Session.
  • If you are a 16 week member and would like to continue for the Fall Session, update to our Annual Membership here, it takes 30 seconds and it's at a discounted price

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-GREY SOLE

Grey sole are flounder species and translucent looking on top (Courtesy of Wikiwand)

Grey sole, otherwise known as Witch Flounder live on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean on muddy sea beds in deep, cold water. In northern Europe and other parts of the World, they are considered a delicacy. Grey sole range from Labrador to North Carolina and are in the Flounder family. 

New England has a restricted fishing season for Grey Sole, to protect the managed stock and allow for breeding season, during the summer. Grey sole are delicate and eat sea cucumbers, small crustaceans, and small mollusks.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this upcoming week will be from three NH veteran fishermen. Two from Rye Harbor, Mike Anderson, F/V Rimrack and Peter Phillips, F/V Madrigan and one from Portsmouth, Jeremy Davis, of the F/V Karen Lynn.

 

Jeremy Davis, Captain of F/V Karen Lynn, Portsmouth

 Captaqin Peter Phillips, on the F/V Madrigan, in Rye Harbor, NH 

The F/V Rimrack, out of Rye, NH

  

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Sole, lightly sauteed in oil (Photo courtesy of NOAA)

Grey sole is a thin, delicate fish that only needs a few minutes cooking for each fillet. Remember the Cardinal Cooking Rule for fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness! And these fillets are very thin.  If you use this method, you can never go wrong with any of our fish!

Grey sole is low in fat and calories, making them a great choice for your health. Their flavor is mild and sweet, with  small flaky fillets. You can grill,  bake, broil, deep fry, or sauté grey sole. Due to its mild flavor, it is very versatile in terms of cooking.

A common way to prepare grey sole is with crab meat stuffing and rolingl them into pinwheels and baking. Here are some great recipes for cooking Grey sole, on Pinterest.

SHELLFISH SHARE

Scallops next week. Order by tonight at midnight. 
 
Scallops come in 1lb and discounted 5lb bags, from our guestboats in New Bedford, Mass.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Catch of the week, Grey Sole and additional Haddock are available next weeek.

  • Weekly Members order here
  • Flexible Fish Members order here

Deadline to order is SUNDAY NIGHT at midnight!

PAYMENTS $$$

If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance (if over $50) 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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS: Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com with any questions

Thank you for your continued support for our local fishing industry.Grey sole is such a treat and along with scallops, what could be better for a mid summer night meal? Enjoy!!

General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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