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Posted 6/3/2019 3:40pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Welcome to Week 8 of our Community Supported Fishery and Welcome to all our new and returning Members this week!

Our Catch of the Week is delicious Monkfish and our Shellfish offering is live NH Lobsters!

Biweekly Shellfish Members get 2 chix Lobsters! You can order Additional Lobsters below.


Our Panel discussion "Who's Catching your Seafood" at Piscataqua Riverfest, this past Saturday

From L to R: Wicked Tuna's Tyler McLaughlin, Lucas Raymond, Andrea Tomlinson, Chris Adamaitis, Ward Byrne

(Photo courtesy of Michael Sterling)

 

Join us at World Ocean Day, next Saturday, June 9 at Seacoast Science Center

 

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!

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, Josh Byrne  and Chris "Whitey" White, are bringing in our Monkfish this week and Cod for our RSF!
 
The crew is grateful to share the fruits of their labor with our local community! These guys sometimes fish 100 days in a row!
 
And a special thanks to our friend, Ward Byrne, land crew, who is always on call with ice ready  and a smile on his face, to land fish at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier.
 
Chris White and Josh Byrne prepping the nets for our Monkfish
 
 
 
 
 Captain Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, lands in Portsmouth
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES
 
Lobsters this week from a host of our NH Lobstermen who land at Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier. Lobsters are live and banded, orders closed last night. 
 

 

 
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.

To check your holds schedules, go to your Member Login Page here.

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 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!

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

Our latest additions to our ever growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) are Chapel + Main in Dover, NH and the farm store at Brasen Hill Farm, Barrington! Thanks to Three River Farmer's Alliance for their collaboration and all the new customer leads!

 

 

 
 
 

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

Prices discounted on 2lbs and up!

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 Week, 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 your Membership support and for telling your friends, family and coworkers about us. Most of all, thanks for supporting our local Fishermen!

Enjoy your Monkfish and Lobster!

 

Enjoy,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/30/2019 1:33pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Hello Seafood Supporters,

Our Spring/Summer Session is in full swing. Click here for a link to our weekly newsletter this week. And if you sign up for a Membership by Monday, you could get both fish and lobster with your share next week!

We offer weekly Fish Shares and Biweekly Shellfish Shares. There are 9 weeks left in our Spring/Summer Session!

All our Seafood is locally sourced and your purchase will directly support our local NH Seacoast fishing industry, that is struggling to survive.

Annual Memberships go until November 30!

Fish shares come in three sizes weekly: 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb.

Fishermen get a fair market price plus a .50/lb incentive on all seafood we buy! 

Sign up here to join today and support our New England Fishing heritage's future! 

We hope to see you at one of our 22 Pick up Locations this summer!

Questions? Email enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com for all your Membership questions!

Summertime is Seafood time! Fresh, local, traceable and sustainable!

Cheers,

NH Community Seafood

 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/30/2019 9:05am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-firstname%%,

It's finally here, Lobster Week! Next week our Shellfish offering will be live Chix lobsters.  Chix weigh an average of 1.2lbs and will come live with bands on the claws.

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

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

Additional lobsters will be available in orders of 2 chix for $18 or 6 chix for $50!

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!

And don't miss us at the first ever Piscataqua Riverfest this Saturday, June 1 at Strawberry Banke from 10-5! Put on by our friends at the Gundalow Company, there will be fun for the whole family and lots of educational events, including a 12 noon panel "Who's Catching Your Seafood", which will feature Tyler McLaughin, from Wicked Tuna, one of our NHCS Fishermen, a local Lobsterman and me!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/27/2019 1:13pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Welcome to Week 7 of our Community Supported Fishery and we hope you are enjoying your Holiday weekend. Thank you to all our fallen veterans on this Memorial Day.

Welcome to all our new and returning Members! We are glad to have your Membership and thank you.

CATCH OF THE WEEK

The Catch of the Week is White Hake. White Hake is a bottom-dwelling 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. 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMAN

Our Fisherman this week is NH resident, Fanel Dobre. The F/V Anne Marie II fishes out of Portland, Me. 

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.

 

 

MORE FISH

Each week, we offer Additional Fish, both Catch of the Week and Haddock.

Family dinner, barbeque, parties? Order your extra fish HERE.

Member discounts on fish over 2lbs! 

UPCOMING SHELLFISH

Next week is Lobster Week! Our orders for Add ons typically open the Wednesday before the Shellfish week and close the weekend before the Shellfish week. Look for your email about Lobster Add ons this Wednesday!

QUESTIONS?

Please email our Assistant Manager, Enrica Jossi with any and all Membership questions. She will be happy to help you!

This is our abridged Holiday Monday newsletter. Thank you for your support and enjoy your local White Hake this week!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/20/2019 4:27pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.

 

Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery and welcome to all our new and returning Members this week!

Our Catch of the Week is Haddock and our Shellfish offering is live Oysters. Our Haddock Fisherman this week is rather famous, see below!

Biweekly Shellfish Members get 1 dozen oysters and fish this week!

We would like to cordially invite all our Members to the first Annual Piscataqua Riverfest on June 1, at Strawberry Banke! The Gundalow Company has organized this exciting event! We will be there signing up new members and educating the patrons on our New England fish and shellfish species! 

We will also be part of a Panel discussion, at 12 noon, under the tent at Strawberry Banke, called "Who''s Catching Your Seafood?" Moderated by Wicked Tuna star Tyler McLaughlin and featuring our NH fishermen Ward Byrne and Lucas Raymond.

 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

We are delighted to be supporting our Guestboat Fisherman, Joe Orlando, F/V Santo Pio, from Gloucester, Mass. Joe was the star of the multi-award winning documentary released by Discovery Channel, Sacred Cod. If you haven't seen it, you really should watch it! Our other Guestboat, assisting with our Haddock this week is the DD Mae II, out of Portland. Here is Joe Orlando, on the Sacred Cod promotional flyer.
 

 

  

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

Oysters this week, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, raised in NH's Little Bay!


 
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.

EATING OYSTERS

Oysters can be eaten raw or cooked! A quick and easy way to cook oysters is to grill them on medium temp for 8 minutes and they will open right up and cook in their own juices! So good.

Click here for some recipe ideas from Pinterest for Oysters!

Chargrilled Oysters, New Orleans style (courtesy of Pinterest)
 
RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY
 
Enrica Jossi, our new Assistant Manager is coordinating the RSF and getting new members weekly! We are so very happy to announce that after over 2 years of talking about it, we have finally gotten our fish as far north as Colebrook, NH, at the North Country Marketplace on the Canada border! And to the Root Seller, part of Taproot, in Lancaster, NH in the White Mountains. We also just picked up a new hip restaurant in Dover called Ember!
 

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

Order Additional Fish for Memorial Day Weekend

Prices discounted on 2lbs and up!

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 Week, 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 your Membership. Your support directly helps the future of our struggling NH Fishing industry!

Enjoy the Haddock and Oysters!

Fishfully yours,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/17/2019 9:56am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-firstname%%,

We are taking Oyster orders, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, up until midnight tonight to go with your Fish Share next week!

Biweekly Shellfish Share Members get 1 dozen live Oysters with their share. 

Order you Add-on Oysters here. Oysters come live, in shell, 1 dozen/share. Members only price is $18.

You may have heard about the red tide closures recently in Seabrook and Hampton Harbors. Our Oysters come from NH's Little Bay and we are waiting for the weekend for NH DES testing to confirm a harvest.

In the event of a red tide closure in Little Bay, we will postpone the Oyster week until Week 7, the following week.

Thanks for supporting our local NH Oyster Farmers!

Best,

NH Community Seafood







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/14/2019 3:10pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Hello Mailing list Member,

Here is a link to our weekly newsletter, found on our website: http://www.nhcommunityseafood.com/blog 

 
We also have a Facebook Page, Instagram Page and a Twitter account. Click here to view our Facebook Page.
 
If you are ready to sign up for our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), we are in Week 5 of our 16 Week Spring/Summer Session. Click here to sign up!
 
Once you become a Fish Share Member, you can sign up for a Biweekly Shellfish Share too, including local Lobster, Crabs, Oysters and Scallops!
 
You can sign up for a 2lb, 1lb or 1/2lb weekly Fish share and support our local and regional Fisheries! Prices are prorated, so you only pay for the weeks left in the Session!
 
Hope to see you at one of our 22 Pick up locations throughout NH and northern Mass soon!!
 
All the best, 
NH Community Seafood 
 


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/14/2019 8:48am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Good Morning CSF Members and sorry for the delayed newsletter. We are in Week 5 of our Community Supported Fishery, welcome to all our new Members this week!

The Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock. This is a non-Shellfish week, every other week we serve up Shellfish for our Biweekly Shellfish Share Members and our Fish Share Members to order as "Add-ons. Next week's Shellfish offering will be Oysters. 

So they can plan, we are taking Oyster orders early this week, click here to order Add on Oysters, from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, for next week delivery with your fish share.

 

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 Guestboats out of Gloucester, Mass. The entire Gulf of Maine west is closed to fishing in the month of May, so our NH Dayboat fishermen have to wait until June 1 to go out again! We do have one NH "trip boat" (boats that stay out overnight) vessel that docks at Rye, the F/V Witchcraft that we plan to support for the remainder of the month, once they get their nets out there!
 
Gloucester Fishing Pier
 

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
 
 
Fresh and local Oysters from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, grown right here in New Hampshire in the Great Bay! 
 
Order today for delivery with your fish share next week!
 
Biweekly Shellfish Share is 1 dozen oysters, if you would like more, order here

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!
  

 

 

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

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, HOPKINTON TOWN HALL, 10-1pm

 

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!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

Local Fish Enthusiast

 

 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/13/2019 5:04pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%% ,

Welcome to Week 5 of our Community Supported Fishery and welcome to all our new Members this week!

The Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock from our Guestboats in Gloucester, Mass.

We have additional Catch of the Week and Haddock available here. Orders are due by midnight tonight.

If you need to Hold for this week, click here.

Please look for your newsletter tomorrow morning!

Thanks so much for your support!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/11/2019 8:05am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We hope you thoroughly enjoyed this week's Acadian Redfish and Jonah Crabs, if you ordered them!

We offer Shellfish every other week, but did you know each week we also offer extra Catch of the Week and Haddock?

Next week's Catch of the Week will be Atlantic Pollock and we always have Haddock!

Prices are discounted for Members and the more you buy, the more you save!

Order here for next week.

Thanks for your support and Happy Mother's Day to all our Mom Members!

Best,

NH Community Seafood 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801