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Posted 5/21/2018 2:45pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery! Our Catch of the Week is the White Hake! A light and flaky white fish that cooks up like cod or haddock!

Next week is our first week of Lobsters for our Fish and Lobster Share Members. We will be offering our Fish only Members the opportunity to buy Lobsters next week as well!

SESSION INFO-FISH ONLY vs FISH and LOBSTER SHARES

Attention all Lobster and Fish Share Members! Remember, you cannot replace fish for lobster or lobster for fish when doing your Holds and Doubles.

LOBSTER WEEKS START next week, WEEK 7

Share Types come in 3 sizes:

FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBERS

Your shares are priced according to the following amounts of lobsters:

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS; To remind you, if you are signed up for our Lobster and Fish Shares, you will receive Lobsters only on the following weeks:                                                                                           

UPCOMING LOBSTER WEEKS
 
Week 7- May 29- June 2
Week 8- June 5- June 9
Week 12 (Fourth of July Week)
Week 14 - July 17- July 21
 
FISH SHARE ONLY MEMBERS: You won't miss out on getting Lobsters these weeks either! We will have Lobster Add-ons Available on all Lobster Weeks, at our Members Only market price for you to have with your fish that week! Look for an email Friday.

HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

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).

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-HADDOCK AND WHITE HAKE

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 White Hake or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

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-WHITE HAKE

Distinguished by the white barbels on the chin and white spots, White Hake are found from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, NC and occasionally some schools will stray into deep waters off the coast of Florida. White hake migrate from cooler, deeper waters in the winter to warmer, shallower waters in the spring and summer. Some juveniles can be found in estuaries in the summer. Adult hake can live up to 20 years old and female white hake are among the most fertile of all groundfish (the fish that live on the bottom or "ground" of the ocean), producing up to several million eggs in one spawn!

 

Despite it's name, the hake is not all white, it is a mud-colored (hence the nickname, "Mud Hake"), white spotted fish on the sides, bronze-gold colored on top and white on the underbelly. Hake have a rather large mouth, the cardinal barbel and very long pectoral (the ones on the sides) fins that have ray- like projections spanning off the body.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are the crew on the F/V Paulo Marc, out of Portland, Maine. Thanks to the crew on this Guestboat for our Catch of the Week this week!

F/V Paulo Marc, our Guestboat this week

 
 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

White hake are delicious because they primarily eat small crustaceans like lobsters and crabs and shrimp! What a bonus for us! Their flesh has a thick, white meaty consistency and cooks up nicely. Here is a link to some great recipes on Pinterest Page here or on our new Wordpress Blog here.

 

Seared Hake with Lentils and Brussel Sprouts,  (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

 

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  or page (Click to link)

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:

Congrats to our Exeter Member, Elizabeth Marcus, the winner of our Weekly Recipe Contest!

 

 
Elizabeth Marcus
Elizabeth Marcus I just happened upon this recipe before we picked up our pollack and decided to try it. It was fabulous! https://cooking.nytimes.com/.../1018023-baked-fish-and-chipsManage
COOKING.NYTIMES.COM
 
 

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.

 

 

Thank you for your support for our local and regional fishing community! White hake is a delicious white fish that is gaining popularity all over the country! Enjoy our local version and we will see you with lobsters next week!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/14/2018 3:21pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 5 of our Community Supported Fishery! We hope everyone enjoyed the Redfish and Scallop Add ons last week! Our Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock!

SESSION INFO-FISH ONLY vs FISH and LOBSTER SHARES

Attention all Lobster and Fish Share Members! Remember, you cannot replace fish for lobster or lobster for fish when doing your Holds and Doubles.

That said, if you are an 8-week Member and are doing both Fish and Lobster, these are your last two weeks to hold and double your fish shares. But we expect the majority of our 8-week Members will enjoy their session so much, that they will extend to a 16 or 32 week Membership anyway!

LOBSTER WEEKS START WEEK 7

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     

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS; To remind you, if you are signed up for our Lobster and Fish Shares, you will receive Lobsters only on the following weeks:                                                                                           

LOBSTER WEEKS
 
Week 7
Week 8
Week 12 (Fourth of July Week)
Week 14
 
FISH SHARE ONLY MEMBERS: You won't miss out on getting Lobsters these weeks either! We will have Lobster Add-ons Available on all Lobster Weeks, at our Members Only price for you to have with your fish that week! Stay tuned!

HOLDS, DOUBLES 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 Login to do your holds hereYou will also have to choose a week to "double" your share. 

It will look like this in our system:

 

 
 

 
 

 

Donate Your Missed 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).

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-HADDOCK AND POLLOCK

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

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

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-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

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 are the crew on the F/V Anne Marie, owned by NH resident, Fanel Dobre and Captained by Tim Daggett. Thanks to the crew for the Atlantic Pollock this week!

NH owned F/V Anne Marie, caught our Pollock this week

 

 A large Atlantic Pollock, a close cousin to the Cod

 
 

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!
RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-got to play to win!

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 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!

THIS WEEK'S WINNER:

Our winner for this Week's Recipe contest is Breeda Lagan Royer! Congrats Breeda, your dish looks great!

 
Breeda Lagan Royer
Breeda Lagan Royer My own recipe after researching cooking methods on the internet .....and using as much local veggies from Emery Farm in Durham( pu location for our fish share 
 
1 pound Acadian RedFish skin partially on ( our 1lb fish share picked up at Emery Farm to...
Image may contain: food
 

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 a small amount of dedicated Fishermen left to support! Thank you for your Membership and support!

Enjoy the delectable Atlantic Pollock!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/7/2018 2:39pm 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 4 of our Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is our very own North Atlantic Grouper species, Acadian Redfish

And our Add-on this week is Day Boat Scallops! Add-on deadlines will be Sunday nights throughout the season and will be announced the Friday before the week they are available!

SESSION INFO-FISH ONLY vs FISH and LOBSTER SHARES

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 receiving this Newsletter, you are picking up  your share starting this week.

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     

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS; To remind you, if you are signed up for our Lobster and Fish Shares, you will receive Lobsters only on the following weeks:                                                                                           

LOBSTER WEEKS
 
Week 7
Week 8
Week 12 (Fourth of July Week)
Week 14
 
FISH SHARE ONLY MEMBERS: You won't miss out on getting Lobsters these weeks either! We will have Lobster Add-ons Available on all Lobster Weeks, at our Members Only price for you to have with your fish that week! Stay tuned!

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 Login to do your holds here. You will also have to choose a week to "double" your share. 

It will look like this in our system:

 

 
 

 
 

 

Donate Your Missed 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-HADDOCK AND REDFISH

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 Redfish or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

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-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or "Ocean Perch".  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 drum, a southern species down south, the Redfish births live young (very rare with fish) and can live to be up to 50 years old! This 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!

 Acadian Redfish, scaled and ready to fillet (Courtesy of Wicked Fish,Inc)

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) Sustainable Seafood Division has an influential seafood branding (Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested) traceability and marketing division. In 2015, they declared Redfish among one of the five best fish to eat out of the Gulf of Maine, the waterbody that encompasses our NH shoreline.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are the crew on our Guestboat out of Portland, the F/V Teresa Marie III. Thanks to the crew of this trip boat, out of Portland, Maine for bringing us this North Atlantic Treat! The Teresa Marie boats are a fleet of three, we sometimes rely on for our Acadian Redfish!

 

Acadian Redfish just offloaded at the Portland Fishing Exchange (photo courtesy of pfex)

 

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: 

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 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!

THIS WEEK'S WINNER:

Denise Roberge
Denise Roberge Not a great photo, but trust me, this meal was rockin'. Everything's from our CSA and CSF shares. Thank you NH Community Seafood and Brookford Farm! Pan seared garlic ginger monkfish medallions with chorizo, hot peppers, basil, fresh onions.
Image may contain: food

 

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 a small amount of dedicated Fishermen left to support! Thank you for your Membership and support!

Enjoy the Acadian Redfish, a true North Atlantic Delicacy!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 





          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/4/2018 10:58am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

We are delighted to announce our first  Add-on for the Spring/Summer Session, Scallops, available next week, Week 4!

We will offer fresh, off the boat Scallops, by the 1lb. Each pound of scallops will have between 15-20 scallops, out of the shell.  Our NH Day Boat Scallop season ended April 30, but we can get fresh Day Boat scallops from our friends in Gloucester and New Bedford next week!  

Scallops will be $20/lb. Order here for delivery with your fish share next week!

DEADLINE TO ORDER SCALLOP ADD- ONS IS SUNDAY, 12pm midnight!

 

We also are excited to be offering Weekly Haddock Additional Fish this year! This is an option in addition to your weekly Catch of the Week Share! Order Haddock here for next week.

Members have been asking if they can replace a held Catch of the Week share with Haddock. Yes you can, but we have to do that on our end. If you have done a hold and would like to replace your double share with Haddock, please email our Assistant Manager, Kendall at kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com and she can do that for you!

Otherwise, you can take advantage of this weekly offer here and order extra Haddock whenever you would like, in 1lb increments! Discounts on orders over 3lb!

DEADLINE TO ORDER WEEKLY HADDOCK (and Additional Catch of the Week Fish) IS MONDAYS, 12 pm MIDNIGHT.

We look forward to serving all your local seafood needs this season! Thanks so much for your support for our local fishermen and scallopers!

All the best, 

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/1/2018 10:34am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%, 

In an attempt to provide our Members with a variety of fish this year, we are trying out this Weekly Haddock concept. We have it pre-ordered and there is a limited amount available this week!

Order by the 1lb bag here! Get it while it lasts! From the F/V Ellen Diane, Fisherman and Advocate David Goethel, Hampton, NH.

This is the last of David's haddock until Fall, the area is closed for the month of May and they go offshore until Fall! Thanks for making it fresh and local NH caught fish!

The ordering form looks like this, simply choose WEEKLY HADDOCK, put the total amount of pounds you would like in the Box that says "Add to Cart" beside it. That's it! Pay online with your credit or debit card and receive your Weekly Haddock order with your Catch of the Week share at your Pick up Location!

 

Weekly Additional Fish

 1 lb Additional Flounder- Week 3 ($14.00)
 2lbs Additional Flounder- Week 3 ($28.00)
 3lbs Additional Flounder- Week 3 ($42.00)
 4 lbs Additional Flounder- Week 3 ($52.00)
 5 lbs Additional Flounder- Week 3 ($65.00)
 WEEKLY ADDITIONAL HADDOCK-1lb ($14.00)
 
Add to Cart  

 

Thanks much,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Haddock Enthusiast

 



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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

 

 

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