CATCH OF THE WEEK

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Posted 9/25/2019 11:22am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Next week is our first week of Lobsters in our Fall Session for our Biweekly Shellfish Members and as an Add-on option for all Members!

Biweekly Shellfish Share is 2 chix lobsters for our Shellfish Members. 

Add ons are available as single orders (or multiples thereof) or a discounted order of 6 chix.

Fish and Shellfish Members who would like Additional Lobsters can order here. Orders close Sunday at midnight.

All lobsters will be locally caught and landed by our Lobstermen partners in Portsmouth!

Plan your lobster dinner today! Thanks for your continued support for our local Fishing industry!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 






 

Posted 9/23/2019 1:38pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 7 of our Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery! And welcome to all our new Members and former Members who have signed up this week.

The Catch of the Week is the Atlantic Cod from F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH and F/V Lady Victoria, Seabrook, NH. 

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 CATCH OF THE WEEK-COD

 

Please do not feel guilty eating this Cod! Cod is highly restricted and regulated in New England by the National Marine Fishing Service (NMFS). Because of these strict enforcements, we are are starting to see a recovery in the Gulf of Maine Cod populations.

Cod became regionally popular as early as the 1600's here in New England. However, over the past hundred years, there has been an international demand for all forms of cod, including the age old "salted cod", which keeps for up to a year and is used widely all over the world in a variety of cuisines. With this increased demand in cod and an ever increasing world population, came a severely overfished and poorly regulated fishery. Additionally, is has been proven that many cod stocks are migrating further north due to the rapid rise in temperature of the Gulf of Maine over the past two decades.

For these reasons, since the year 2000, cod stocks in some areas of the Gulf of Maine have been on a dramatic decline and this has redefined the fishing industry in New England as a whole. Our once thriving NH fishing fleet is now down to no more than 8 active boats, throughout the entire Seacoast, largely due to these Cod cuts!

Most of the cod you see for sale in your local grocery store has been coming in frozen from Iceland and Norway, as cod migrate north and flourish in those waters, with less restrictive limitations on the fishery.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week are from Yankee Fisherman's Coop, in Seabrook, NH. We thank Captain Jay Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft and F/V Lady Victoria, Captain Charles "Puggy" Felch for our catch this week. This is a collective effort by two boats to provide us with our Cod this week!
 
 
F/ V Lady Victoria, Seabrook, NH
 
 Colin Barnard, deckhand on F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH
 
 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Cod is great cooked any way: baked, broiled, sautéed, grilled or steamed. It's also very popular in New England Fish Chowder. Remember the cardinal rule for cooking any fish; 10 minutes per inch of fillet thickness, any way you cook it. Here are some great recipe ideas for Cod, including some New England favorites like the one below here on our Pinterest page or check out our blog recipes and videos here.

 

One of our many Cod recipes on our Pinterest Page

 

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

Lobsters next week from our Portsmouth Lobstermen! Orders go online on Wednesday, look for your email!

 

 
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

 

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! Here is a partial list of our current supporters!
  

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Retail Locations
 
 
 
 
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

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 all orders over 2 lbs!

PAYMENTS $$$

You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. 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 and our few remaining Fishermen in New Hampshire. We are proud of our Fishermen and our NH Fishing Heritage. Thank you for supporting the future of this dying industry!

Enjoy your Cod this week and thank you again!

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 



 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 9/16/2019 2:32pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! We are 6 weeks into our Fall Session, which last a total of 16 weeks.

If you are an 8-week Member and would like to extend your Membership to 16-weeks (ends Nov. 30), we will be sending you an Extension offer on Week 8! Look for your email to extend your Membership!

Our Catch of the Week is Monkfish and our Shellfish offering will be Oysters. Monkfish is plentiful and abundant in NH and one of the few fish our Fishermen have excess amounts of quota to catch!

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Monkfish and Pollock onboard the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth

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 catch this week comes from Captain Jamie Hayward,  F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, landing in Portsmouth. Jamie and his crew, Josh Byrne, Chris "Whitey" White, and Ward Byrne are bringing in our Monkfish this week. 
 
 

 
Chris White, longtime crew on F/V Heidi & Elisabeth 
 
 
 
F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, coming into port
 
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!
Here are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish on our Pinterest page here and on our blog,  here.
 
 
Monkfish in a butter, scallion cream sauce
 
 
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. 
 
 
Purple membrane intact and removed

  

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
 

Fresh and local Oysters from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, farmed in the Little Bay. Sales closed last night.

Shellfish Shares are 1 dozen oysters. Oysters are delivered in-shell and alive. You can grill oysters to open them up, on medium heat, for 7-8 minutes until they open. They cook in their own juices and slide right out of the shell!

 
Grill oysters for 7-8 minutes on medium heat and they open up
 

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!
 
Here are our latest RSF clients, The Beal House, in Littleton, NH and Lure, in downtown Portsmouth. Enrica, our Assistant Manager and Coordinator of our RSF program has been doing a stand up job recruiting new customers for our RSF with the help of our friends and promoters at Three River Farmers Alliance!
 
 
The Beal House Inn Home
 
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

We have a convenient Hold and Double system for your convenience as part of your Membership! On weeks you will be away OR don't care for the fish offering, you can HOLD your share here. Instructions are given.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

HADDOCK AVAILABLE WEEKLY, DISCOUNTED PRICES, ORDER HERE.

EXTRA CATCH OF THE WEEK AVAILABLE , ORDER HERE.

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

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email enrica@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!

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 your support in our Fall Session and for supporting our local fisheries! Enjoy your Monkfish and Oysters!

Cheers,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 9/11/2019 9:58am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,  

We will be offering NH grown Oysters as Add ons next week from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH!

Biweekly Shellfish Share Members get one dozen oysters for their Share, and you can order extra here

Oysters come in dozen bags and are available in bulk 4- dozen orders at a discount!

Order your Oysters for next week here!

Thanks for supporting our local NH Fisheries!

All the best, 

NH Community Seafood







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 9/9/2019 4:20pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



Hello %%user-firstname%%,

It's Week 5 already of the Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery! Welcome to our new Members and Welcome back to all our returning members, we are getting new sign ups daily!

The Catch of the Week is White Hake and Redfish for our Tuesday Pick up locations. Due to the storm weather this weekend, none of our NH boats catching hake were out, so we have to substitute Redfish, from our Guestboat F/V Orion, out of Gloucester, for our Tuesday Pick up Location Members!

Next week is a Shellfish week, Oysters from Little Bay, NH, courtesy of our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, are on the menu! Orders open for Shellfish on Wednesdays, the week before delivery. Look for your email!

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK

The Catch of the Week is White Hake. White Hake is a benthic fish species typically found in Atlantic Ocean from Cape Hatteras to southern Labrador and are primarily caught using gillnets by our NH Fishermen.

They are cousins to the Whiting and Red Hake and sustainably caught throughout the Gulf of Maine.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN

Our Fishermen this week are Jayson Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH. Thanks to Jay and his crew members, including Colin Barnard and Chriw Lowe, for our fresh White Hake this week!


Captain Jayson Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH

Colin Barnard, Deckhand, F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH

F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye Harbor, NH

 

COOKING HAKE

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.

 

 

 

 SHELLFISH SHARES


Next week's Shellfish Share will be Oysters from Little Bay, NH courtesy of our Oyster Farmer Friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH.

Oysters come live in bags of 1 dozen, for $18/dozen, a Members only price. Discounted bulk bags of 4 dozen for $70!

 

 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 
  • Or order Shellfish "alla carte", as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish

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.

 

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

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

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 or White Hake, order here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

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

PAYMENTS $$$

You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. 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 Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com, with any and all Membership questions. She will be happy to help you!

THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting our local NH and regional Fisheries! Your Membership directly benefits our local Fishermen and they appreciate your support!
 
Enjoy your White Hake and thank you for your Fall Membership!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager

 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 9/2/2019 5:34pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%, 

We hope you enjoyed your Labor Day weekend. Sorry for the late newsletter!

Welcome to Week 4 of our Community Supported Fishery! This is our second Shellfish week, with Jonah Crabs on the menu and our Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock.

Biweekly Shellfish Members receive 6 Jonah Crabs per share, in addition to your fish share. Crab orders are closed for the week. 

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

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 this week are Captain Charles "Puggy" Felch, F/V Lady Victoria, Seabrook, NH and his crew members Bryan and Josh. Thanks to both these veteran fishermen for our Pollock this week!
 
 

 
 F/V Lady Victoria, owned by Puggy Felch, Seabrook, NH

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. Click here for some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page or go here on our interactive blog, for recipes and videos!
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 

 
Local Jonah Crabs this week. Orders are closed. Southern Maine Crabs is providing our crabs this week from both Portsmouth and other local Lobstermen.
 
Biweekly Shellfish Share will be 6 Jonah Crabs per share.

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!
 

Don't miss us at these Farmers' Markets:

PORTSMOUTH, CITY HALL, SAT. 8-1pm

EXETER, SWASEY PARKWAY, THURS, 2:15-6pm (Also CSF Pick up)

CONTOOCOOK, THE GAZEBO, SAT. 9-12pm (Also CSF Pick up)

HENNIKER, HENNIKER COMMONS, THURS 4-7pm (Also CSF Pick up)

New site!! ROCHESTER, COMMONS PARK, TUES, 3-6pm

 

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

 

PAYMENTS $$$

You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. 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 your support for our local fisheries and for eating local, fresh and sustainable seafood! We appreciate your patronage! Enjoy your Atlantic Pollock and the delicious Jonah Crabs!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Local Fish Enthusiast



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/28/2019 10:29am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Hello %%user-name%% ,

Next week, Week 4 ,our Shellfish offering will be local Jonah Crabs! All Members who have a Biweekly Shellfish Share will receive 6 Jonah Crabs and for those of you with just a Fish Share, Crabs will be available as "Add-ons". 

Click here to order. Crabs are available in lots of 3,6, 9 and 12. They will be live at your Pick up location, bags will be provided!

Jonah Crabs are local and delicious and have a lot of meat in them! They have a more delicate flavor than Blue crabs. 

Our young female Crab Supplier, Jillian Robillard

 

Not sure how to cook crabs? We've got lots of recipes on our Pinterest Page here.

 

 

REMINDER: Each week we offer Haddock and Additional Catch of the Week to supplement your shares! Order here for next week!

It's technically still Summertime and it's Seafood Time!

Thanks for your support,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 
 






                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/26/2019 5:02pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Welcome to Week 3 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! We had our Annual Shareholders Meeting/Party this past Saturday and it was a ton of fun!

If you didn't know, we offer an opportunity for our Members to become Shareholders in our Cooperative, by buying a Class C stock in our coop and your dividend each year is an invitation to our Annual Shareholders Party!  We serve up local seafood and beer and wine, and you get a chance to meet our fishermen, Board members, staff and other Shareholders.

Click here to sign up as a Shareholder, by 'updating' your Membership and selecting the Buy Stock in NHCS and help support our local fishing industry in yet another way!

Our Catch of the Week is delicious Monkfish, please keep in mind that Monkfish is one fish in the Gulf of Maine that is plentiful and well managed. Our Fishermen have a larger amount of Monkfish "quota" than any other fish, which is why we serve it more often than other species! 

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Colin Barnard, F/V Marion J with a Monkfish

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.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
 
Our catch this week comes from Captain Jamie Hayward,  F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, landing in Portsmouth. Jamie and his crew, Josh Byrne, Chris "Whitey" White, and Ward Byrne are bringing in our Monkfish this week. 
 
 

 
Chris White, longtime crew on F/V Heidi & Elisabeth 
 
 
 
F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, coming into port
 
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!
Here are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish on our Pinterest page here and on our blog,  here.

Monkfish Kabobs (courtesy of Pinterest)

  

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
Jonah Crabs next week. Orders open Wednesday, look for your email to order!
Crabs will come in lots of 3 and will be live at your Pick up location!
 
 

 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

We have a convenient Hold and Double system for your convenience as part of your Membership! On weeks you will be away OR don't care for the fish offering, you can HOLD your share here. Instructions are given.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

HADDOCK AVAILABLE WEEKLY, DISCOUNTED PRICES, ORDER HERE.

EXTRA CATCH OF THE WEEK AVAILABLE , ORDER HERE.

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

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email enrica@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!

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 your support in our Fall Session and for your purchase and enjoy the Monkfish this week!

Enjoy,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/19/2019 4:50pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Hello %%user-firstname%%,

It's Week 2 of the Fall Session of our Community Supported Fishery! Welcome to our new Members and Welcome back to all our returning members!

The Catch of the Week is White Hake and this is also the first week of our Shellfish offerings and we are serving up Scallops. Still time to order here, before midnight!

For anyone interested in local fisheries, I will be part of a Webinar along with NHCS Board Member, Dr. Gabby Bradt, from NH Sea Grant, tomorrow at noon. You can come in person to the Paul College, Roon 102 at UNH or access the Webinar online here

NH Fisheries & Marine Ecosystem
Sponsored by the NH Food Alliance

CATCH OF THE WEEK

The Catch of the Week is White Hake. White Hake is a benthic fish species typically found in Atlantic Ocean from Cape Hatteras to southern Labrador and are primarily caught using gillnets by our NH Fishermen.

They are cousins to the Whiting and Red Hake and sustainably caught throughout the Gulf of Maine.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN

Our Fishermen this week are Jayson Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH. Thanks to Jay and his crew members, including Colin Barnard, for our fresh White Hake this week!

Captain Jayson Driscoll, F/V Witchcraft, Rye, NH

F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye Harbor, NH

 

COOKING HAKE

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.

 

 

 

 SHELLFISH SHARES


This week's Biweekly Shellfish Share are Scallops from New Bedford, Mass! 

Still time to order here, before midnight tonight! Scallops are $20/lb or $90 for 5lbs! 

 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 
  • Or order Shellfish "alla carte", as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish

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.

 

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

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

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 or White Hake, order here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

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

PAYMENTS $$$

You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. 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 Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com, with any and all Membership questions. She will be happy to help you!

THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting our local NH and regional Fisheries! Your Membership directly benefits our local Fishermen and they appreciate your support!
 
Enjoy your White Hake and thank you for your Fall Membership!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager

 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 8/19/2019 10:35am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Sorry for the late notice, but we have found a new home for our Nashua Pick up location and we hope it is convenient for all of our Nashua members, and it offers an extra perk of fresh fruits and vegetables, from a locally owned family farm!

Adrien Lavoies, of Lavoies Family Farm has offered to be our new Nashua area Pick up Location. The farm is located just a few minutes outside of Nashua, on 172 Nartoft Rd, in Hollis. Here are directions from every direction : https://lavoiesfarm.com/2016/07/03/june/

We sincerely hope this move will accommodate the needs of all of our Nashua members and we thank Artistic Tile, Diane Dubberly and her staff for hosting in Nashua!

If this is not a convenient pick up location for you, we have 21 Pick up locations in NH and would be happy to assist you in changing your location if you feel another location would work better for you. Click here for the list of our other Pick up locations and please contact our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi for assistance at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com or at 603-988-4866.

Thank you for your continued support! The Catch of the Week will be White Hake and it is our first Biweekly Shellfish week, Scallops are on the menu!

Shellfish Members receive 1lb Scallops, Add on Scallops can be ordered here until midnight tonight!

Thanks much,

NH Community Seafood

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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