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Posted 7/20/2018 10:48am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We will have fresh- off -the -boat Scallops as our Add on next week. These are day boat scallops and will be between 12-20 scallops/lb.

Scallops will be $20/lb and from our friends in Gloucester, Mass. Our NH Fishermen cannot currently fish for scallops, due to closures off our shores.

Please order your scallops by Sunday night at midnight for delivery with your share next week!

Thanks for supporting our regional fishing industry! 

NH Community Seafood





          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/18/2018 10:18am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


(Oilve oil Cod with Red Sox tips, courtesy of CSF Member Nikki Wesoly, winner of our weekly Recipe Contest)

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We hope you thoroughly enjoyed your 8-week or 16-week Spring/Summer Session with NH Community Seafood! Thank you for helping to support our ever struggling NH Fishing Fleet! This Session will end on Aug 4. Then we take a one week break and back again on Aug 14!

Our 16-week Fall Session runs from August 14-December 1. We also have 8-week Memberships available, August 14-October 6, with an option to extend!

Click here to sign up for our Fall Session as a "Returning Member".

To eliminate any confusion, we will offer 8-week and 16-week Fish Only Shares in the Fall with the option of Shellfish as Add-ons every other week, including Lobsters, Crabs, Scallops and Oysters! Maybe even some locally grown Mussels and Steamers if we can get them!

This way, if you want Fish AND Shellfish for your share, you can get it easily, with the push of one buttone!

Sign up today and don't miss out on 16 more weeks of fresh and healthy Omega-3 -packed local fish! And a huge variety of local Shellfish priced for Members Only!

The success of our local fishing community relies on our support, one pound at time!

Hope to see you all back in the Fall! More surprises to come!

With much appreciation,

NH Community Seafood


 

 

Young Fisherman, Colin Barnard, on the F/V Marion J fishing for Cape Shark in high seas






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/16/2018 1:52pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.



 

Dear %%user-name%%,

 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to Week 14 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week for Fish only Members is Cod and for Fish and Lobster members, Lobster. Once our signature New England fish, the Codfish is now only caught in small numbers by our NH Fleet. Cod is highly restricted in our NH waters in an effort by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to bring back the once thriving population we once knew. 

We have two more weeks of our Spring/Summer Session. Our Fall Session will run from August 14-December 1! Sign ups will be enabled tomorrow. We will email you with the link!

 

FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBERS

 

Week 14 is our final Lobster Week for the Session. On Lobster weeks, you  receive LOBSTERS INSTEAD OF FISH. We will also have Lobster Add ons for everyone. If you would like Fish with your lobsters, please utilize our Additional Fish option here. Lobsters are starting to shed, so they will be a mix of Softshell and Hardshell.

Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

 

UPCOMING SHELLFISH ADD ONS

We will have a different Shellfish Add on available for the remaining 4 weeks of our Summer Session! Here is the schedule. Shellfish Add ons orders are done the week before your delivery week and deadline to order is Sunday night, by midnight. Click here to order. Add ons are available to order on Tuesdays for the following week!

WEEK 14  Live Lobsters, Chix, orders closed

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb) NEXT WEEK! Start ordering Tuesday, July 17!

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen

 

This week's Add on are local NH caught Lobsters

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can "hold" your share any week within the Session that you will not be available to pick up OR any week you do not care for the Catch of the Week. You do your holds through our Member Login system here

You cannot hold your share and still pick up Add ons! Our software system doesn't understand! So, if you order an Add on, you also have to take the Catch of the Week!

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.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

The Catch of the Week this week is Atlantic Cod. Get your Additional Cod or our weekly Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 3lbs!

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.

 CATCH OF THE WEEK

 

 

Please do not feel guilty eating this Cod! This is the second time we have offered it all Season, due to it's inability to be caught in large numbers by our Dayboat Fishermen! 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 9 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 Kurtis Lang, Captain of the F/V Alanna Renee, Portsmouth and Jamie Hayward, Captain of F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth. Both are son's of Fishermen and carrying on the tradition! These two boats  are saving all their Cod for us this week, which is now considered a by catch to the Monk fishing industry!
 
 
Captain Jamie Hayward, brought in some of our Cod this week
 

 Captain Kurtis Lang, with a Lumpfish, onboard the F/V Allana Renee

 

LOBSTER FISHERMEN FOR THIS SESSION

We have relied on several Lobster boats for our Lobster this Session, specifically:

The Fleet at Yankee Fishermen's Coop, Seabrook

F/V Vivian Mae, Portsmouth, Captain Damon Frampton

F/V Julie Ann III, Portsmouth Captain Dennis Robillard

F/V Josh's Pride, Portsmouth, Captain Ward Byrne

F/V Seahag, Rye Harbor, Captain Taylor Phillips

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: www.pinterest.com/explore/cod-recipes/ or check out our blog recipes and videos here: https://nhcommunityseafoodblog.wordpress.com/?s=cod

 

 


One of our many Cod recipes on our Pinterest Page

 
 
 
WEEKLY RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-WIN FREE FISH!!
 
In case you missed it, we have been running a Weekly Recipe Contest on our Facebook Page each week. Just click here and post your recipe and picture on our page and you could win a free 1lb of Fish!
 
The Competition from last week's post was so great, and the winner is.... Edward Hanlon, from our Nashua, NH Pick up location at Artistic Tile:
 
Edward Hanlon
Edward Hanlon I followed the video recipe from your weekly newsletter where it had me sauté a white onion with garlic, place the dogfish filets in half of the sautéed onions then cover them with the rest of the onions and garlic. Then covered the onions with fresh sliced tomatoes and sprinkled with bread crumbs. I also added shredded Parmesan at the end. My family got to enjoy dogfish for the first time!Manage
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MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Our former Delivery Driver and now official Assistant Manager, Kendall Young has given up the driving to come on board and help with administration, Member Management and coordinating our Restaurant Supported Fishery. 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

MANCHESTER- THURSDAYS 3-6:30pm

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Our NH Fishing Fleet remains small yet powerful! Each time we purchase from them, we are helping out!

Thank you for helping to keep our Fishermen and Lobstermen afloat! Enjoy your delicious Cod this week or your Lobsters or both!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/9/2018 11:31am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to Week 13 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is our most underutilized species here in New England, Cape Shark! Cape Shark, formerly known as Dogfish Shark here in NH, is known as "Rock Salmon" in Europe, and is the most commonly used fish in Fish and Chips in England. We have lots of recipes listed below and videos and tips on how to cook this wonderful fish. Yes, sharks are fish and they are delicious! This is where your adventurous spirit as a CSF Member is most appreciated!

When purchasing Cape Shark from our Fishermen, we give them an extra incentive on the very low auction price, by having them process the sharks at sea and soak them in a saltwater ice brine. This increases the quality and flavor of the fillet and gives our Fishermen more money per pound!

Please note: If you hold your share for this week and but ordered oysters, our system will not have you on the pick up list! Sorry, but you cannot hold your fish share and still be on the Pick up list for Add ons!

 

FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBERS

 

Week 14 is next week, and our final Lobster Week for our Summer Session Fish and Lobster Members. On Lobster weeks, you will receive LOBSTERS INSTEAD OF FISH. We will also have Lobster Add ons for everyone. If you would like Fish with your lobsters, please utilize our Additional Fish option for next week, available for order starting tomorrow.  Lobsters are starting to shed, so they will be a mix of Softshell and Hardshell.

Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

UPCOMING SHELLFISH ADD ONS

We will have a different Shellfish Add on available for the remaining 4 weeks of our Summer Session! Here is the schedule. Shellfish Add ons orders are done the week before your delivery week and deadline to order is Sunday night, by midnight. Click here to order. Add ons are available to order on Tuesdays for the following week!

WEEK 13  Oysters, by the dozen-this week, orders closed

WEEK 14  Live Lobsters, Chix, mostly Softshell

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb)

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen

This week's Add on are locally grown, Great Bay Oysters

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can "hold" your share any week within the Session that you will not be available to pick up OR any week you do not care for the Catch of the Week. You do your holds through our Member Login system here

You cannot hold your share and still pick up Add ons! Our software system doesn't understand! So, if you order an Add on, you also have to take the Catch of the Week!

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.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

The Catch of the Week this week is Cape Shark. Get your Additional Cape Shark or  Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 3lbs!

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.

 CATCH OF THE WEEK

 

Cape Shark, otherwise known as Spiny Dogfish Shark, compromise the largest shark fishery in the United States and Europe. They are found in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, on our coast, from Labrador to Florida. Dogfish migrate north in the Atlantic in spring and summer and head south for fall and winter. They can live for up to 40 years.

The Dogfish gets it's name from the venomous spines found on either side of its two dorsal fins. Slim bodied with gray coloring and characteristic white spots on top, they are voracious predators. Dogfish eat anything they can find, from crustaceans to squid to other fish (which is why our fishermen love catching them!)

Fillets of dogfish are a reddish/white color, thick and look feathery. The red part turns brown when cooked and the rest will remain white. They are extremely lean with a sweet, mild flavor and if fried and eaten cold the next day, taste surprisingly like chicken!

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

 
Atlantic Mackerel-Cape (Dogfish Shark)-Whiting-Redfish-Atlantic Pollock
 
We are serving up yet another underutilized, abundant species recommended by the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI)!

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

Our Fishermen this week are Captain Tommy Lyons, from the F/V Marion J, out of  Hampton and his crew members, a father and son team, Colin and Liam Barnard! Tommy is a retired teacher and goes dogfishing each year. Thanks to Colin and Liam for specially processing our dogfish onboard (hard work) so we get a high quality fillet for our customers!

 
 
Captain Tommy Lyons and crew Colin Barnard, F/V Marion J
 

 Thanks to the F/V Marion J, out of Hampton, for our Cape Shark this week

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Soaking your dogfish fillets in either milk or a brine solution (1 cup salt:1 gallon water) for at least an hour before cooking will both tenderize and hydrate the fillet and remove any odors that shark fillets sometimes emit. You can't go wrong frying up these juicy fillets and making the most popular dish in England, Fish and Chips.

Dogfish Fish and Chips, very popular in Europe

 

Click here to find more great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page for this Atlantic treat! We also have videos, recipes and educational information on Cape Shark on our blog here! There is no fish recipe that dogfish will not work with, have fun and experiment. They are also great on the grill!

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!

WEEKLY RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-

Calling all Members! We need more players!! Win free Fish!!

We pick a winner every week and the winner gets a free 1lb of the Catch of the Week or our Weekly Haddock!

This Week's Winner is Jennifer Beauchemin, from our Benedikt Dairy, Goffstown Pick up!

Our recipe winner, Jennifer Beauchemin, made Steamed #Lobster in Drawn Butter! How do you steam Lobster? Check it out: [http://www.lobsterfrommaine.com/steaming-lobster/]
 
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MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Our former Delivery Driver and now official Assistant Manager, Kendall Young has given up the driving to come on board and help with administration, Member Management and coordinating our Restaurant Supported Fishery. 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

MANCHESTER- THURSDAYS 3-6:30pm

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Our NH Fleet is struggling right now, with falling prices on most groundfish and we continue to support them by eating what they are allowed to catch!

Thank you for helping to keep our Fishermen afloat! Enjoy your Cape Shark and Oysters!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/9/2018 7:15am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,
 
We have extended our Oyster Add on deadline until noon today! This is our first week of the season offering these delicious local treats from Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH.
 
Order here by noon today! Oysters are $16/dozen for Members only!
 
Oysters come live in the shell and are bagged by the dozen. Oysters are harvested within 24 hours of delivery and are fresh out of the water!
 
All Add on ordering is done online through our website!
 
Thanks for making it fresh and local seafood for the summer!
 
NH Community Seafood
 






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/6/2018 10:07am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We are delighted to finally be offering NH Great Bay-raised Oysters from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH! Owner and Master Oyster Harvester Brian Gennaco has been busy preparing for next week!

Oysters will come bagged by the dozen, live, in the shell.  Our Members only price is $16/dozen. Click here to order!

Oysters will be a mix of "petites", a smaller oyster and regular sized. The average size of our oysters will be about 3 inches long.

Oysters come in the shell and will require shucking if you like them raw or you can cook them or use the "easy-open" grilling method: put them on the grill, rounded side down for 8 minutes on medium, and they cook in their own juices, open up and eat them just like you would clams or mussels!

Get your Oysters here by Sunday night at midnight for delivery with your fish shares next week!

Thanks,

NH Community Seafood

 



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/5/2018 7:08am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Good Morning and Happy 4th of July week! Just a reminder, you are a Fish and Lobster Member and this week is our 3rd out of 4 Lobster Weeks for the 16-week Membership.

Fish and Lobster Members ONLY GET LOBSTERS INSTEAD OF FISH on Lobster weeks, unless you specifically ordered from our "Additional Fish" online system! This is how the pre-priced Membership was set up.

Here's how it works:

2lb fish share gets 4 lobsters

1lb fish share gets 2 lobsters

1/2lb fish share gets 1 lobster

Lobsters are live and banded. Many have begun to "shed" and will be softshell, it's that time of year! Seafood bags will be provided at your pick up location. 

Questions about this or your membership? Contact our Assistant Manager Kendall Young at kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com

Thank you and enjoy your fresh and local lobsters this week! 

NH Community Seafood







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 7/2/2018 2:57pm 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! This week we are serving up Lobsters to our Fish and Lobster Share Members and the Catch of the Week, Atlantic Pollock to our Fish Only Members. 

Fish and Lobster Members are ONLY RECEIVING LOBSTERS THIS WEEK for your share. This is a pre-priced Membership, based on Lobsters 4 weeks out of 16 weeks. 

Add on lobster orders have been closed for this week. Chix lobsters are currently scarce in our NH waters! It is "shedding season" and often times once a lobster sheds it's shell, they are suddenly not chix size anymore, but larger.

LOBSTERS AVAILABLE OFF THE BOAT 

If you would like to buy Lobsters off the boat this week, our Board President, Damon Frampton will be selling lobsters every Friday starting this week until Labor Day, off his boat at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier, on Peirce Island, from 3-6pm. Come on down and support our local Fishermen!

   Get Lobsters right off the boat, every Friday afternoon, in Portsmouth

 

FISH AND LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS- PLEASE READ

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS: To remind you, you will receive Lobsters only this week. Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

UPCOMING LOBSTER WEEKS

Week 14 - July 17- July 21
 
If you would like to have fish with your share this week, you can order it from our Additional Fish store here. This week we will have the Catch of the Week, Pollock and our Weekly Haddock!

UPCOMING SHELLFISH ADD ONS

We will have a different Shellfish Add on available for the remaining 5 weeks of our Summer Session! Here is the schedule. Shellfish Add ons orders are done the week before your delivery week and deadline to order is Sunday night, by midnight. Click here to order, Oysters next week, ordering starts tomorrow!

THIS WEEK, WEEK 12  Live Lobsters, Chix, Hardshell and Softshell mixed- orders closed

WEEK 13  Oysters, by the dozen

WEEK 14  Live Lobsters, Chix, mostly Softshell

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb)

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen

 

HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

If you are a Fish and Lobster Member and holding this week, you MUST choose the remaining lobster week to double up, which is Week 14, starting on Tuesday, July 14. 

We cannot exchange fish for lobster or vice versa, as they are priced differently. Thank you.

You can "hold" your share any week within 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

Lobster Share Members can get fish this week too! Need some extra fish for your July 4th get together? We've got it!

Order your Additional Pollock or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

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

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.

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

A large Atlantic Pollock, a close cousin to the Cod

 

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 is once again NH Fisherman, Jamie Hayward. Jamie and his crew on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth caught all our Pollock and our Monkfish for our Restaurants this week. 


Captain Jamie Hayward aboard the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH

 

 The F/V Heidi & Elisabeth coming into Portsmouth 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. Here is are some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/pollock or go here on our awesome new blog, for recipes and videos!
 
WEEKLY RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-

Got recipes? Take pictures! You know who you are! We've loved seeing your posts over the years on our Social Media so much, that we started a contest! We pick a winner every week and the winner gets a free 1lb of the Catch of the Week or our Weekly Haddock!

We forgot to post Week 10's Winner, which was the Flounder recipe, sorry Vicki!

WEEK 10 WINNER, FLOUNDER RECIPE- Vicki Brown, Exeter Pick up

Vicki J. Brown's Panko Romano-crusted #Flounder wins this recipe contest!

 
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WEEK 11 WINNER, HADDOCK RECIPE- Robin Marquis, Exeter Pick Up

 

 
Robin Marquis Baked haddock with butter, salt, pepper and paprika. YumManage
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Here's how to enter:

  • Post on our  or page (Click to link)
  • Post your recipe on your Instagram or FB and tag us (@NHCommunitySeafood)
  •  #recipecontest in either post

Whoever gets the most "likes" for the week, wins an Additional 1lb share of Fish for the week!

 
MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Our former Delivery Driver and now official Assistant Manager, Kendall Young has given up the driving to come on board and help with administration, Member Management and coordinating our Restaurant Supported Fishery. 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

MANCHESTER- THURSDAYS 3-6:30pm

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Atlantic Pollock and Lobsters for the July 4th Week! And Shellfish Add ons every week for the rest of the season!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/25/2018 3:10pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

WELCOME to Week 11 of our to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Spring/Summer Session. The Catch of the Week is delicious Gulf of Maine Haddock! And we have fresh, local Jonah Crabs as an Add on from Southern Maine Crabs, run by 19 year old entrepeneur, Jillian Robillard.

Jillian Robillard, our young Crab supplier this week

And if you missed us on NH Chronicle last Monday, here is the link to watch the feature:http://www.wmur.com/article/monday-june-18th-nh-community-seafood/21565147.

On NHPR this morning, they reported that the US imported more seafood last year than any other year in history. By supporting our CSF, we can lower that number! Thanks for buying local seafood and supporting our local fishing industry!

Account issues? Please email Kendall at kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with all your questions about your membership account. 

FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBERS

Week 12 is next week, a Lobster Week for our Fish and Lobster Members, just in time for Fourth of July! You will receive JUST LOBSTERS. We will also have Lobster Add ons for everyone. If you would like Fish with your lobsters, please utilize our Additional Fish option for next week, available for order starting tomorrow.  Lobsters are starting to shed, so they will be a mix of Softshell and Hardshell.

Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

UPCOMING SHELLFISH ADD ONS

We will have a different Shellfish Add on available for the remaining 5 weeks of our Summer Session! Here is the schedule. Shellfish Add ons orders are done the week before your delivery week and deadline to order is Sunday night, by midnight. Click here to order.

WEEK 12  Live Lobsters, Chix, Hardshell and Softshell mixed

WEEK 13  Oysters, by the dozen

WEEK 14  Live Lobsters, Chix, mostly Softshell

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb)

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen

 This week's Add on are local Jonah Crabs

HOLDS AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

Please only choose Week 12 and Week 14 to hold and double lobsters. Your shares are pre-priced for both fish and lobster and the two are not interchangable. Hold lobsters for lobsters and fish for fish only, the prices are not the same. Thanks!

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. You do your holds through our Member Login system here

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.

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

The Catch of the Week this week is Haddock. Get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 3lbs!

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.

 CATCH OF THE WEEK

 

ATLANTIC HADDOCK 

A cousin to the cod, the popular Haddock spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In our western Atlantic, Haddock can be found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey. A cold water species, the Haddock is most abundant in the Gulf of Maine and especially offshore on Georges Bank.

Haddock prefer a gravel or rocky bottom and can live up to 10 years old. Grayish-silver in color, with a distinctive black lateral line and black 'thumbprint" along the side, haddock are also easily recognized by their pointed, shark-like, front dorsal fin. This species feeds primarily on mollusks, crustaceans and herring. 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fisherman this Week is NH Fisherman Advocate and Spokesperson, David Goethel, F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton and Fisherman Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH. We also will be relying on a Guest Boat from Portland, F/V Carol Anne II, for the remainder of our Haddock. Both Veterans of the sea, David and Jamie will be providing our Haddock for our CSF and our King Whiting for our RSF.

David Goethel, of the F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH

 

Jamie Hayward, of the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH

Some of our catch this week, from the F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH

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.

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!

 

Bacon and tomato topped Haddock (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock on our Pinterest Page, including the recipe above, click here 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)

 

THANK YOU

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Our small and dedicated NH Fishing Fleet continues to rely on your support for their longevity! We plan to support and help uplift a number of NH's diverse seafood harvesters this year with your help!

Enjoy your Haddock and Crabs and we will have Lobsters and fresh fish for the Fourth of July week next week!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/22/2018 12:49pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We are delighted to offer local, Jonah Crabs this coming week as a Members Only Add on from a new company, run by 19 year old Jillian Robillard (pictured above), called Southern Maine Crabs!

Jillian is the daughter of  one of our four Fishermen Board Member's and longtime fisherman, Dennis Robillard, owner and Captain of the F/V Julie Ann III, out of Portsmouth. 

We want to support Jillian in her new venture, as she sources local Jonah crabs from our NH and southern Maine Lobstermen and passes on our incentive to them!

Jonah Crabs are available in minimum orders of three. They are local and delicious and can be boiled and eaten like lobster or "picked" for crabmeat!

Click here to order your Jonah Crabs for next week!  Prices are $5.99/3 crabs. You won't regret it!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801