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Posted 11/2/2018 9:36pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%% , 

Once again, we are happy to be offering fresh, off the boat Scallops, from our friends in Gloucester and New Bedford, again next week as Add ons!

Just two more times to get scallops this Season! Stock up, they freeze well!

Scallops are delivered with your fish share, 1lb bags have between 12-20 scallops, no shell.

Membership price, including delivery is $20/lb!

Order here for next week by this Sunday night! And thanks!

Your friends at,

NH Community Seafood



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/29/2018 3:00pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,
 
 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery and Restaurant Supported Fishery!   The Catch of the Week this week is Monkfish, also known as "Poor Man's Lobster"! The crew of the Heidi & Elisabeth are braving the tail end of the Nor'Easter to bring in this week's catch! This fish is abundant and one of the few fish that our fishermen can catch in bulk right now!

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

Do you know someone who might enjoy our program? They can always sign up here, at a prorated price! We offer rolling enrollment throughout the Session and there are 5 weeks left! 

 

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

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

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

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

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

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

I cook Monkfish up in foil on the grill, after I marinate it in Jamaican Jerk seasoning and it is always fabulous!

Here are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish on our Pinterest page here and on our blog,  here.

Monkfish Kabobs (courtesy of Pinterest)

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
 
Our catch this week comes from our faithful supplier,  Jamie Hayward,  F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, landing in Portsmouth. Jamie and his crew, Tommy, Josh and Whitey, are bringing in our Monkfish this week.
 
The crew is grateful to share the fruits of their labor with our local community!
 
And a special thanks to our friend, Ward Byrne, who is always on call with ice ready to land fish at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier.
 
 
A boat full of fish, Monkfish heads used for lobster bait, on the far right
 
 
 
 
Captain Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, lands in Portsmouth
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS
 
No Add ons this week, but every other week, here's the schedule:
 
WEEK 12  No Add ons 

WEEK 13  Scallops

WEEK 14  Lobsters

WEEK 15  Oysters -Thanksgiving Week, great for stuffing!

WEEK 16  Scallops

Orders are taken the week before delivery up until Sunday night!

 

 Annual Holiday Seafood Medley, sign ups go live this week, look for your email invite!
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can do your holds hereYou will also have to choose a week to "double" your share. 

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

You can also choose to do a Temporary Pick up Location change at the same link.

 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

We offer Additional Haddock, weekly, discounted pricing starts at 2lbs.

We also offer Additional Catch of the Week each week. Discounted pricing starts at 2lbs! Prices have been reduced! 

Check out our Additional Fish orders here.

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS MONDAY, 12 midnight FOR THE WEEK OF YOUR DELIVERY! 

 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account. This includes using your credit to order an Add on, Kendall can assist!

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

In addition to our Community Supported Fishery, we also run a thriving Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF).  Our RSF is supply driven and operates on the old adage of the "Catch of the Week".  You can read all about it on our website.

The following restaurants and retail stores participate in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program. Through their creative talents, they make our delicious local fish taste even better and available to a wider audience! Please support them by eating and shopping there frequently. And let them know you support local, sustainable fish!

 

 

 

 

We also enjoy a partnership with Three River Farmers Alliance. They help pair our local seafood with chefs in the Seacoast region with a desire for locally sourced foods.

FARMER'S MARKETS

We are currently vending our Catch of the Week and signing up new Members, at the following Farmer's Markets:

 

Seacoast Growers Association

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm Haddock available weekly

 This weekend is the last one!

 

 

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm Winter Market hours

 

Thanks so much for your support for our local fishing industry! Just a few more weeks left of our delicious local fish species and Shellfish! Then 4 weeks in December of our Holiday Seafood Medley, a different local seafood each week! Sign ups start this week!

Enjoy the Monkfish and thanks much!

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






                           

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/22/2018 1:36pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 11 of our Community Supported Fishery!  The Catch of the Week is the cousin to the Cod, the Atlantic Pollock!

Add ons this week are Oysters from Virgin Oyster Company!

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS

Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company! Orders still open! Deadline extended to 5pm tonight!
 
Click here to order your Oysters for this week!

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK


Colin Barnard, on the F/V Witchcraft, Rye Harbor, offloading a vat of fish

 

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 Jayson Driscoll, owner of the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH and his crew, Lucas Raymond and Colin Barnard.  The F/V Witchcraft is the biggest boat in our NH Fleet and is a trip boat.


Captain Jayson Driscoll, offloading from down below

 

 The F/V Witchcraft, at Rye Harbor offloading

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 interactive blog, for recipes and videos!
 

Join NHCS for our 3rd "Fish'nformation" dinner at Revival Kitchen and Bar, Depot Street, Concord, NH. Chef Corey Fletcher will turn the Pollock into a masterpiece!

Have you ever thought about where your fish comes from or who caught it? Join us at Revival to learn about underutilized New England sourced fish & your local fishing industry!

 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

To do a hold, press here. Be sure to select a week to hold and a week to double up!

 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Weekly Haddock and Pollock available, by the 1lb, for our customers for Fall Session! 

Order your Additional Fish this week here.

 

PAYMENTS

We operate on the Trust System. You do not have to be paid in full to receive your first share. We do ask that you pay as soon as possible and will accept payments in installments, if necessary. Please be advised, however, in order to order Add-ons, your Membership must be paid in full. 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.

 

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

In addition to our Community Supported Fishery, we also run a thriving Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF).  Our RSF is supply driven and operates on the old adage of the "Catch of the Week".  You can read all about it on our website.

The following restaurants and retail stores participate in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program. Through their creative talents, they make our delicious local fish taste even better and available to a wider audience! Please support them by eating and shopping there frequently. And let them know you support local, sustainable fish!

 

 

 

We also enjoy a partnership with Three River Farmers Alliance. They help pair our local seafood with chefs in the Seacoast region with a desire for locally sourced foods.

FARMER'S MARKETS

We are currently vending our Catch of the Week and signing up new Members, at the following Farmer's Markets:

 

Seacoast Growers Association

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm   Haddock available weekly 

EXETER- THURSDAYS 2:15-6pm   Haddock available weekly

 

 

HENNIKER- THURSDAYS 4-7pm  Haddock weekly (last week this week)

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm 

 

Thanks for your support! These are some of the most trying times for our local NH Fishermen. By purchasing from us, you are directly supporting them and helping to increase their price/lb for every pound of fish we purchase! 

Thank you and enjoy your fresh and local seafood!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast







                   

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 

 

Posted 10/22/2018 9:34am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

We have more Oysters available for this week from Virgin Oyster Company, Dover! Deadline extended until 5pm tonight! 

Click here to get your oysters for this week! Bags come in one dozen count, shell on, oysters are live.

Oysters are great anytime of year, not just summer! And remember, you can cook them (click here for countless ideas) or eat them raw!

We will only have oysters as Add ons one more week this Session! So get them while you can!

And of course, our Additional Fish is available weekly! This week our Catch of the Week is Pollock and Haddock is always available!

Shellfish make you smarter,

NH Community Seafood

 



               

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/21/2018 3:18pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Don't forget to order your oysters for this coming week fresh out of Great Bay! Order by tonight please!

Oysters are great cooked or raw!

Click here to order! Oyster price for Members is just $16/dozen!

Thanks,

NH Community Seafood







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/18/2018 11:49am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 


Fresh, out of Great Bay, "Sweet Petite" Oysters, from Virgin Oyster Company next week!

Click here to order your fresh oysters! And you can cook them, you don't have to eat them raw.

Member prices are just $16/dozen. Oysters come live in the shell with your fish share!

Thanks for supporting our local oyster farmers!

Best,

NH Community Seafood



                  

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/15/2018 3:42pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), Week 10 of our Fall 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! Our NH Fishermen can only fish scallops until April, so we rely on our guest boats from Gloucester and New Bedford for our scallops.

And remember, we have extra fish every week. We have Haddock weekly also, just order here for delivery with your weekly share!

SHELLFISH ADD ONS 

A bag of fresh scallops, weighs about 50 lbs

Scallops this week, orders close on Sunday nights for Shellfish Add ons! 

Here is the remainder of the season's Shellfish Add on Schedule. Orders can be make the week before delivery!

FALL SESSION SHELLFISH ADD-ON SCHEDULE:

WEEK 10  Scallops 

WEEK 11  Oysters 

WEEK 12  TBA  

WEEK 13  Scallops

WEEK 14  Lobsters

WEEK 15  Oysters -Thanksgiving Week, great for stuffing!

WEEK 16  Scallops

 

Join us for our 3rd Fishn'formation dinner at one of our RSF customers, Concord's Revival, Depot Street!

Underutilized Species, TBA! But Corey Fletcher, head Chef and owner is sure to turn it into a masterpiece!

Join NHCS and NH Sea Grant for another Fish'nformation dinner at Revival Kitchen and Bar, Depot Street,Concord, NH. 

Have you ever thought about where your fish comes from or who caught it? Join us at Revival to learn about underutilized New England sourced fish & your local fishing industry!

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 hereYou will also have to choose a week to "double" your share.

 

Please note, when you pick up a "double" share, you will be getting a double of your share size. For example: 1lb share size picks up 2-1 lb bags, 1/2lb share size gets 2-1/2lb bags. It's really important we get that one right, so everyone gets the correct shares each week!

You can also choose to do a Temporary Pick up Location change, any week you would like to pick up your share at any of our other 23 Pick up Locations. You can do that here, simply choose "Change Pick up Location" from the drop down menu, under the box marked Action (see above).

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY-HADDOCK AND REDFISH

Need some extra fish for your dinner party or family get together? We've got it!

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 ON ALL 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, offloading in Portland, ME(Courtesy of pfex)

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are the Captains and crew on our two Guestboats out of Portland, the F/V Teresa Marie III and the F/V Moragh K. Thanks to the crew of these two boats, for bringing us this North Atlantic Treat! The Teresa Marie III, is one of three boats that hails from Portland, but lands in Gloucester.

 

Acadian Redfish came from the F/V Teresa Marie III 

 

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.
 

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.

 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Breeda Lagan Royer

 

 

Redfish cooked over local vegetables (Courtesy CSF Member Breeda Lagan Royer)

 

Redfish fillets are thin and have 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 sauteeing! Season overnight for full flavor.

Click here for our recipes for Redfish our Pinterest Page or here for recipes on our blog, complete with videos.

RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS
 
Our Monthly winner is Holly Weisenburger, from our Exeter Pick up location, for her recipe and picture of Curry Monkfish!
 
Congrats Holly, just notify us when you would like your 1lb of fish!
 
 
 
 
 

Curry monkfish with a side of naan...yum

Image may contain: food
 
 
Don't forget about our Monthly Member Recipe Contest on Facebook and/or Instagram. Each month, we pick a new Winner, and you win 1lb of fish the following week!

Here's how to enter:

Use the Catch of the Week Fish
Post your picture and recipe
  • Post on our   Page

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Kendall Young, our Assitant Manger now handles all Member management issues. 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 fishing community! We have a small amount of dedicated Fishermen left to support! Thank you for your Membership and support! We have just a few more weeks left to support our Groundfishing NH Dayboat Fleet!

Enjoy the Acadian Redfish, a true North Atlantic Delicacy! Thanks and enjoy the Scallops too!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 





          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 







 

Posted 10/11/2018 12:25pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%% , 

We are happy to be offering fresh, off the boat Scallops, from our friends in Gloucester and New Bedford, again next week as Add ons!

Scallops are delivered with your fish share, 1lb bags have between 12-20 scallops, no shell.

Membership price, including delivery is $20/lb!

Order here for next week by this Sunday night! And thanks!

Your friends at,

NH Community Seafood



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/10/2018 12:29pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Thank you for your 8-week Membership in our Fall Session! Your Session was over last week, but if you would like to extend, click here! You will be guided to "update" your membership.

It's too late to get fish this week, but you can continue receiving your fish share as of next week and be eligible to order all our delicious local Shellfish Add ons!

Don't miss out on our Fall selection of fish, including local favorites like Haddock, Flounder and Cod!

All the best,

NH Community Seafood





          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/9/2018 12:24pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Hello Manchester CSF Members! Now that the Manchester Farmer's Market is over, we are moving our Pick up Location back to the Brookside Congregational Church, on 2013 Elm Street, in the parking lot, on Thursdays, from 4:45pm-6pm. 

Our faithful volunteer, Melody Wyman will be there handing out your shares and Add ons. Thanks Melody for all your hard work every year!

This Fall Session goes until December 1, then for the month of December, we offer our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session, for 4 weeks.

Brookford Farm will be there beside us and if you didn't know already, they have a variety of CSA options throughout the year. Click here to check them out!

Thanks so much for your continued support!

Best,

NH Community Seafood



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801