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Posted 10/5/2019 7:52am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Thank you for your 8-week Membership this Fall! You may now extend your Membership for another 8 weeks as of today HERE, just sign up by Monday at midnight!

Please disregard this message if you have already extended!

You will be signing up for a prorated 16 week Membership, which is essentially another 8-weeks. We will continue to deliver to your Pick up location until November 30.

Then, in December, we do a Holiday Seafood Medley share for 4 weeks, complete with 4 different types of local seafood, one each week.

Hope to see you back with us soon!

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/5/2019 7:49am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

We are so excited about being able to finally offer Mussels from Isle of Shoals Mariculture, LLC, owned by two former Groundfishermen out of Portsmouth, NH, Pete Flanagan and Vinny Prien (pictured above).

Order here for pick up with your fish next week! You must be paid in full for your Fish and/or Shellfish share to order Add ons.

This is a long awaited Add on, grown in the open ocean off Rye Harbor, all natural and sustainable!

Mussels come in bags of 5lb for just $22.50 for Members.  

Thanks for your support for our local fisheries,

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/2/2019 7:13pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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We are pleased to announce that we will are finally able to offer the only cultured mussels, grown in NH by NH Fishermen, Pete Flanagan and Vinny Prien, owners of Isle of Shoals Mariculture, LLC  as Add ons next week!

Click here to order, while supplies last!

Check out this article about their start at UNH with Cooperative Extension and NH Sea Grant.

Pete and Vinny have been growing mussels sustainably on lines, 3 miles off Rye, NH for over 4 years and are finally making their first big harvest! We are so pleased we are able to get some of these gems!

These mussels are grown in the open ocean, taste fantastic and are meticulously processed !

Mussels will come in 5lb bags and will just $22.50/bag  for Members only.

Order here while supplies last! Thanks for supporting our local fishing industry!

Happy to be offering these,

NH Community Seafood

 

 

 





                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/1/2019 12:11pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Thank you for your 8-week Membership this Fall! You may now extend your Membership for another 8 weeks as of today HERE.

You will be signing up for a prorated 16 week Membership, which is essentially another 8-weeks. We will continue to deliver to your Pick up location until November 30.

Then, in December, we do a Holiday Seafood Medley share for 4 weeks, complete with 4 different types of local seafood, one each week.

Hope to see you back with us soon!

NH Community Seafood







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 9/30/2019 2:55pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 8 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.

EXTENDING YOUR 8-WEEK MEMBERSHIP                                      

For our 8 week Members: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND YOUR MEMBERSHIP, look for an invite email tomorrow! In order for you to get the correct proration, you have to wait until tomorrow to extend! Fall Session goes until November 30, for a full 16 weeks.

The Catch of the Week is King Whiting, a first for us all season! Thanks to the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH for this week's local catch!

Lobster orders are extended until tonight, at midnight: Order here for this week!

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 CATCH OF THE WEEK-KING WHITING

The King's get their name from their large size, these are the biggest and best of the bunch! The smaller Whiting are sold as whole fish to ethnic markets in Boston and New York and sometimes straight up to Toronto, Canada!

This whitefish is a member of the Hake family, commonly known as Silver Hake. King Whiting live in both the northern and southern Atlantic. Our northern stock of King Whiting lives throughout the Gulf of Maine to the northern reaches of Georges Bank. King Whiting are important species in the ocean ecosystem as they act as both predator and prey, moving up and down throughout the water column to feed at night and resting on the muddy, sandy or pebbly bottom in the day (when they become prey!).  King Whiting are a grayish- silver color on the back, with a distinctive black lateral line and white speckles. They also have an impressive jaw and full set of razor sharp teeth!

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week are the crew on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH. Captain Jamie Hayward, Chris White and Josh Byrne, along with landside crew Ward Byrne, make up the Heidi & Elisabeth crew at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier. 

 The F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, coming into Portsmouth Harbor

 


The daily catch on a recent trip for the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

King Whiting's flesh is softer than that of cod or pollock and is not as flaky. The fillets are thick and firm.

The taste is moderate with a hint of sweet flavor. You can substitute the Whiting in any recipe that calls for cod, haddock or pollock. The fillets we provide are thick and meaty and easily seasoned or marinated. The fillets will come with the skin on and that adds both flavor and the important omega-3 fatty acids!  Here's a link to our new Pinterest Page for a bunch of fantastic Whiting (aka Hake) recipes: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/hake-recipes/ or see our blog here for videos and recipes: https://nhcommunityseafoodblog.wordpress.com/?s=king+whiting

Seared Hake from our Pinterest Recipe Page

Remember, 10 minutes per inch of thickness is how long to cook any fish!

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

Lobsters this week from our Portsmouth Lobstermen Josh Ford, F/V Restless and Damon Frampton, F/V Vivian Mae! 

 

ORDERS EXTENDED TO MONDAY NIGHT, ORDER HERE!

 

 
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! 
 
We partner with Thee River Farmers Alliance and welcome back onboard our newest customer, Martingale Wharf, on the riverfront, in Portsmouth, NH!
  

 

 
 
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 King Whiting and Lobster this week and thank you again!

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                                     

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 



 

 







                    

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Posted 9/30/2019 10:50am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Hello 8-week Members,

Our Fall Session goes until November 30, another 8 weeks! If you would like to extend your Membership, I will send out and "extension email" tomorrow. We have a sensitive software system and it will not calculate your proration properly if you do it before tomorrow!

Thanks for you support and look for that email tomorrow! 

Thanks,

NH Community Seafood 







                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 9/30/2019 7:49am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

We are extending our lobster Add on cut off day to today! Order here.

Spoiler alert: Catch of the Week is King Whiting!

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

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

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 9/25/2019 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

 

 

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