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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

 

 

Posted 10/8/2018 11:06am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Captain Jay Driscoll, hauling fish out of  his new boat
 

 

Dear %%user-name%%

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 9 of our Community Supported Fishery! And Welcome to all our 8-week Members who extended their Membership!

The Catch of the Week is White Hake and there will be no Add ons this week. We thought we would give our dedicated Delivery Driver, Justin Bourne, a break this week! But you can always order extra Haddock weekly here!

 

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 400 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

We plan to have Weekly Haddock available, by the 1lb, for our customers for Fall Session, as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! 

Order your Additional White Hake this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly, sorry, none this week!

Discounts orders over 2lbs! 

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

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.

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 Captain Jay Driscoll and crew members Lucas Raymond and Colin Barnard, of the newest boat in Rye Harbor, F/V Witchcraft!  Jay and Lucas used to fish the F/V Sweet Misery, out of Rye, but have upgraded to the F/V Witchcraft. Colin helps out once Dogfish season is over.

 The new boat at Rye Harbor, the F/V Witchcraft

 

Captain Jay Driscoll, examining the catch from Rye Harbor

 

 

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, 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 Assistant Manger is available for all your  Member Management questions. 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.

FARMER'S MARKETS

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

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm Haddock available weekly also

EXETER- THURSDAYS 2:15-6pm

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm

HENNIKER- THURSDAYS 4-7pm

Thank you for your continued support for our local fishing industry! We have just 4 boats fishing full time this year and two of them are fishing for lobster bait. Your purchase is directly supporting our local fishing industry, struggling to survive here in NH. 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast







                   

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801



          

 

 

Posted 10/2/2018 11:22am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


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 (Photo courtesy of CSF Member Janice Moran, FB White Hake recipe contest)

 

Dear %%user-name%%, 

You are invited to extend your 8-week Membership with us, at a prorated, discounted price! We have 8 weeks left for our Fall Session! Our fish selection will include local favorites,  Flounder and Haddock this Fall. 

We will also be offering local Lobsters, Oysters and Scallops as Add ons!

To extend your 8-week Membership for 8 more weeks, click here! Simply sign up for the 16-week Membership, at our prorated price!

Thanks for your support for our local fishing industry!

Your friends at,

NH Community Seafood

 



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801