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Posted 4/22/2019 3:50pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Welcome to our second week of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)!  The Catch of the Week is Flounder and it is our first week of the Biweekly Shellfish Share, featuring local Scallops! 

You can also order Shellfish "alla carte", on Shellfish weeks, as "Add-ons". Add on orders are due by Sunday night, you will receive an email by the Friday before the Shellfish week's, announcing the biweekly Shellfish choice.

You are signed up for %%member-types-text%%, picked up at %%pickup-title%% at %%pickup-location%% on %%pickup-time%% . 

WELCOME NEW STAFF

We have two new employees this year, new Assistant Manager and UNH graduate, Enrica Jossi has joined our team, replacing Kendall Young. Kendall has decided to pursue a Master's Degree. If you have any Membership questions, email Enrica at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com.

Ben Cox is our new Delivery Driver, Ben also works as JP's Shellfish in Eliot. We are glad to have both he and Enrica onboard for our 2109 Season!

 

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-FLOUNDER

 

Our Flounder Catch is a mixture of Winter Flounder, aka "Blackbacks" and American Plaice, aka "Dabs".

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. 

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.

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week are a collective group, who land their catch at Yankee Fishernan's Coop in Seabrook. Captain Puggy Felch, from the F/V Lady Victoria, Captain Neal Pike, from the F/V Sandi Lynn and David Goethel, F/V Ellen Diane.


F/V Lady Victoria, out of Seabrook
 
The ever faithful F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton Harbor
 
 
Captian Neal Pike, F/V Sandi Lynn, out of Seabrook
  

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.


Skillet Cajun Spiced Flounder with Tomatoes  

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 

 
If you have a Fish Share, you can get Shellfish two ways: 
  • Sign up for our Biweekly Shellfish Share: Every other week, one of the following: Scallops, Lobsters, Oysters or Crabs 
  • Hold any week you don't like and double up on a week you like
  • Or order Shellfish "alla carte", as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish

Add on orders are due by Sundays. Orders for Scallops this week are now closed. 

 

HOW TO HOLD YOUR SHARE/CHANGE PICK UP

We offer a flexible "hold system" for weeks you will be away or do not care for the Catch of the Week selection. You can Hold and Double your share for a week here. Instructions are provided. Email us if you need assistance!

You can also do a Temporary Pick up location change at the same site. Just select this from the drop down menu and choose your Pick up location change for the week. We have 22 Pickups to choose from here

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. Get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 2 lbs!

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.

THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting our Community Supported Fishery, directly benefiting our local Fishermen. We offer an incentive on every pound of seafood we buy, helping to keep our local fisheries afloat!

We also have rolling enrollment, all year long, so tell anyone you know interested in the program, they can sign up anytime! 

Enjoy your Flounder and Scallops!

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 



 

Posted 4/19/2019 4:29pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%, 

In case you missed it in the  weekly Monday newsletter, we will start the Biweekly Shellfish Share next week with local Scallops.

You must be signed up for a Fish Share in order to be eligible for a Shellfish Share. 

16 WEEK BIWEEKLY SHELLFISH SCHEDULE

4/22  1lb SCALLOPS  (20-30/lb, no shell)

5/6    6 JONAH CRABS (Live)

5/20  1 dozen OYSTERS (Live, in shell)

6/3    2 chix LOBSTERS (Live, banded on claws)

6/17  1lb SCALLOPS

7/1    6 JONAH CRABS

7/15  1 dozen OYSTERS

7/29  2 chix LOBSTERS

Each week we offer Shellfish, you can order Additional Shellfish here. This link can be found on our Website under "Community Supported Fishery".

Thanks so much for your support for our local Shellfish Fishermen and Oyster Farmers!

Questions? Please email our new Assistant Manager Enrica at: enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com.

 

All the best,

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 4/18/2019 9:10pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 


Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to our Community Supported Fishery! Every other week, we will be offering fresh and local Shellfish to our Fish Share Members to compliment your fish share! We call these "Add ons".

If you already signed up for a Biweekly Shellfish Share, you will automatically receive Shellfish every other week, but can order extra too!

Selections will include local Scallops, Crabs, Oysters and Lobsters, right off the boat!

If you would like to sign up for our Biweekly Shellfish Share, do it here, or just order each week you like the selection.

Our Scallops next week will be from our local NH Fishermen and are available in 1lb and discounted 5lb bags. $20/lb or $90 for 5 lbs! They freeze well, so stock up!

Order here by Sunday night to get your Scallops next week with your fish! You must be fully paid for your Fish share to order! Use your debit or credit card to pay, it's easy.

Thanks for supporting our local NH Fisheries!

We appreciate your business,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 4/15/2019 2:42pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to the first week of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! Whether you are a Returning Member or a New Member, we are so glad to have you onboard this year!

You are signed up for %%member-types-text%%, picked up at %%pickup-title%% at %%pickup-location%% on %%pickup-time%% . 

If you are signed up and receiving this newsletter, you will be picking up your fish this week, even if you have not yet paid, we trust you.

The Catch of the Week is Haddock! Plentiful and abundant, Haddock is a New England staple, that is well managed by the National Marine Fisheries Service and our local Fishermen. 

 CATCH OF THE WEEK-HADDOCK

 

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 Veteran Fisherman, Marine Biologist and Fishermen Advocate, Captain David Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane. David fishes out of Hampton, NH and has been a strong supporter of our program since we started.

Veteran Captain and Fishermen Advocate, David Goethel
 
The ever faithful F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton Harbor
  

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.

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page, 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)

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!

 

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

 
If you have a Fish Share, you can get Shellfish two ways: 
 
  • Sign up for our Biweekly Shellfish Share: Every other week, one of the following: Scallops, Lobsters, Oysters or Crabs 
  • Hold any week you don't like and double up on a week you like
  • Or order Shellfish as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish

Sign up for the Biweekly Shellfish Share here

Add on Shellfish: We will have Scallops available next week for the Shellfish Share and as Add ons. Stay tuned for an email on how to order just Scallops next week!

HOW TO HOLD YOUR SHARE

We offer a flexible "hold system" for weeks you will be away or do not care for the Catch of the Week selection. You can Hold and Double your share for a week here. Instructions are provided. Email us if you need assistance!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. Since Haddock is the Catch of the Wek, get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 2 lbs!

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.

THANK YOU

Thank you for signing up for the entire Session! If you have friends or family who are interested in our program, they can sign up anytime, at a prorated price! 

We appreciate your support for our local Fishing Industry! Please email us with any questions.

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                                   

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 



 

Posted 4/12/2019 7:48pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 


Dear Seafood Lover,

Our Season starts next Tuesday! Our fishing fleet is currently at 8 boats and 4 of those are part time. Your Membership directly benefits our NH Fishing Community! We pay our Fishermen and Harvesters a fair market price plus an incentive for every pound of their seafood!

Returning Members sign up here.

New Members sign up here.

FISH SHARES: 

  • 8, 16 or 32 week Memberships
  • 2lb, 1lb or 1/2 lb Shares
  • Flexible hold system for weeks you are away or don't like the Catch of the Week selection 

BIWEEKLY SHELLFISH SHARES

  • To go with your Fish Share, every other week
  • 16 or 32 week Memberships
  • Lobsters, Crabs, Scallops and Lobsters
  • Flexible hold system for weeks you are away or don't like the Catch of the Week selection 

All our seafood is local and 100% traceable. Always fresh, never frozen. Local, fresh and sustainable. And your purchase supports our NH Fishing Industry!

Sign up today, and don't miss out on one week of shares!

Hope to see you at one of our 22 Pick up Locations next week!

All the best,

NH Community Seafood Crew



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 3/31/2019 12:11pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Captain Neal Pike (left) and deckhand Keith Gray, F/V Sandi Lynn, Seabrook, NH

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

As a valued former Member of our Fishing Cooperative, we invite you back to support our local Fishermen here in NH! We have just 8 boats left fishing this year. Your support for our local fishermen with your Membership helps keep this industry alive in NH!

Just two weeks left to sign up for our Spring Summer Session!

LOCAL CATCH FISH SHARES:

  • 8, 16 and 32 week Memberships
  • 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb Shares
  • Haddock, Flounder, Pollock, Cod, Hake, King Whiting, Monk, Redfish and more.....

 

 
LOCAL CATCH SHELLFISH SHARES:
  • Biweekly Shellfish Share, 16 and 32 Week Memberships! You must order Fish Share to get Shellfish Share
  • Support our local Lobstermen, Scallopers and Oyster Farmers!
  • Local Oysters, Lobsters, Scallops and Crabs

  • Fresh, Local and Sustainable
  • Supports our Local Fishermen and our Cooperative
  • Supports our NH Heritage and our Local Fishing Industry
  • Fishermen get a .50/lb incentive on every pound 

 

Returning Members: sign up here today.

Eat Fresher Fish and Seafood! Support Our Local Fishing Industry!

 

Thanks for your support, 

NH Community Seafood





             

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 



Posted 3/24/2019 2:21am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Captain Neal Pike (left) and deckhand Keith Gray, F/V Sandi Lynn, Seabrook, NH

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

As a valued former Member of our Fishing Cooperative, we invite you back to support our local Fishermen here in NH! We have just 8 boats left fishing this year. Your support for our local fishermen is very much appreciated!

Just three weeks left to sign up for our Spring Summer Session!

LOCAL CATCH FISH SHARES:

  • 8, 16 and 32 week Memberships
  • 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb Shares
  • Haddock, Flounder, Pollock, Cod, Hake, King Whiting, Monk, Redfish and more.....

 

 
LOCAL CATCH SHELLFISH SHARES:
  • Biweekly Shellfish Share, 16 and 32 Week Memberships! You must order Fish Share to get Shellfish Share
  • Support our local Lobstermen, Scallopers and Oyster Farmers!
  • Local Oysters, Lobsters, Scallops and Crabs

  • Fresh, Local and Sustainable
  • Supports our Local Fishermen and our Cooperative
  • Supports our NH Heritage and our Local Fishing Industry
  • Fishermen get a .50/lb incentive on every pound 

New Members sign up here today.

Returning Members: sign up here today.

Eat Fresher Fish and Seafood! Support Our Local Fishing Industry!

 

Thanks for your support, 

NH Community Seafood





             

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 



Posted 3/11/2019 4:55pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We have enabled our 2019 Spring /Summer CSF Sign ups

Our NH Fleet is still only 8 boats, 4 of which are full time, 4 part time!

Spring Summer Session will run from April 15-August 3.

We will offer our 8, 16 and 32 week Membership Fish Shares. The Annual Membership gets you the best discount!

An exciting new feature this year, in addition to your Fish Share, you can order an 8 or 16 week Biweeky Shellfish Share ! 

Shellfish shares will happen every other week and offer the following 2 times per 8 week Session: 1lb Scallops, 2 chix Lobsters, 6 Jonah Crabs, 1 dozen Oysters. Don't like a selection one week? No problem, hold that week and double up another week!

If you aren't up for a full Shellfish Share, we will be offering Shellfish Add ons every other week, so you can get Shellfish that way too!

Click here to begin your renewal process. 

We look forward to having you back this season,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 3/1/2019 8:01am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Today we have enabled our 2019 Spring /Summer CSF Sign ups! Sorry for the delay! 

The Session will run from April 15-August 3. We will offer our 8, 16 and 32 week Membership Fish Shares. The Annual Membership gets you the best discount!

An exciting new feature this year, in addition to your Fish Share, you can order an 8 or 16 week Biweeky Shellfish Share ! 

Shellfish shares will happen every other week and offer the following 2 times per 8 week Session: 1lb Scallops, 2 chix Lobsters, 6 Jonah Crabs, 1 dozen Oysters. Don't like a selection one week? No problem, hold that week and double up another week!

If you aren't up for a full Shellfish Share, we will be offering Shellfish Add ons every other week, so you can get Shellfish that way too!

Click here to begin your renewal process. 

We look forward to having you back this season,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/23/2018 7:45pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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(Photo courtesy Ray Troll, Alaska)
 
 
Dear %%user-name%%,
 
Merry Fishmas from NH Community Seafood!  This is the final week of our Holiday Seafood Medley Session and our 2018 Season. We thank you for your Membership  this season. 
 
This week's Premier fish is Halibut, coming from northern Maine and Massachusetts. 
 
Click here for some great recipes for Halibut recipes on Pinterest! Halibut is like flounder, but much thicker. 
 
Additional Halibut is available, with a limited supply this week. Please order by Monday night, 12pm.  Click here to order more Halibut for your Christmas week!
 
Thanks for your support for our Holiday Seafood Medley and for making it local seafood for the Holidays!
 
Tidings of comfort and joy,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801