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Posted 10/14/2019 2:35pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Welcome to Week 10 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! We are 10 weeks into our Fall Session, which lasts a total of 16 weeks.

NH FILM FESTIVAL FEATURES TWO FISHING INDUSTRY DOCUMENTARIES!!

THURSDAY AND SUNDAY 3:30 pm- featuring our NH fishermen!


See the entire schedule here: https://nhfilmfestival.com/schedule

 

Our Catch of the Week is Monkfish and our Shellfish offering will be Scallops. We have been hearing rave reviews about the Mussels. We hope you enjoyed yours, drop us a line and let us know, the Fishermen are asking for feedback!

Monkfish is plentiful and abundant in NH and one of the few fish our Fishermen have excess amounts of quota to catch, which is why we serve it up more regularly. 

 

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 and Josh Byrne, getting nets ready earlier this Seaon, 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.
 
 
View recipe here, in The Telegraph
(Photo courtesy James Murphy) 
 
 
 
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
 
Scallops this week from our Guestboats in New Bedford, Mass.
 
You can order Scallops until midnight tonight, here! Delivered with your fish share!
 
Available in 1lb and discounted 5 lb bags!
 
 

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, Greenleaf, in Milford, NH and the Brasen Hill's new online Farm Store, in Barrington, NH. 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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Scallops!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 

 



                    

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Posted 10/10/2019 12:03pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Local Scallops next week for our Biweekly Shellfish Share! We offer local Shellfish every other week to our Members! Order here for delivery with your fish share.

Biweekly Shellfish Members: Share is 1lb, order extra here!

20-30 scallops/lb for $20 for 1lb and a discounted $90 for 5 lbs!

Order here by Monday night to get your Scallops next week with your fish! You must be fully paid for your Fish share to order! Use your debit or credit card to pay, it's easy.

Thanks for supporting our local NH Fisheries!

We appreciate your business,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager

 



                    

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Posted 10/7/2019 5:09pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 9 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) Fall Session! The Catch of the Week is Acadian Redfish and our special Add on is Mussels, raised in the open ocean, by fishermen from Portsmouth, Pete Flanagan and Vinny Prien.

I am writing you today from the Localcatch.org Seafood Summit, in Portland, Oregon, where we are gathered with Community Supported Fisheries from around the country! It's been a great experience, and due to the west coast time change, I am just now able to get to the newsletter, sorry for the delay.

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or as seen in many local Market Basket chains, "Ocean Perch". Often times, this fish is substituted for the tropical fish, Red Snapper. 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 Snapper, 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!

 

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Our Fishermen this week for the Acadian Redfish are our friends from the Grace Marie,  out of Gloucester, Ma. Since Redfish are a deep sea species, most often times they are caught by "trip boats" as opposed to day boats, like most of our NH Fishermen. Trip boats stay out at sea overnight and bring back the catch after a long trip into shore.
 
Grace Marie , docked in Gloucester, Mass
 
The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) Sustainable Seafood Division has an influential seafood branding and marketing division called "Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested" brand. 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 sauteing! 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.

SHELLFISH ADD ONS and BIWEEKLY SHARES

Mussels grown at sea by Fishermen, first time ever offer this week
 
Mussel orders have been locked off as of last night. Thanks to all the Members who ordered! We got orders for 200lb of mussels!
 


SCALLOPS NEXT WEEK! $20/lb for Members! ORDERS AVAILABLE STARTING 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 
  • Or order Shellfish "alla carte", as an Add on the weeks we have Shellfish

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

We have a growing Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF), where Chefs and Retailers order fish through us, directly from our Fishermen. They are able to give customers local Catch of the Week Fish, the Captain and Boat name and the day the fish was landed! Check it out here on our website and visit one of our many Restaurants and Retailers that support serving locally sourced Fish!
 
 
To find our more about our thriving RSF program contact Enrica Jossi at enrica@nhcommunityseafood.com
 

We work with Three River Farmers Alliance to reach a wide variety of Restaurants, Retailers and Institutions for our RSF program.

 

HOW TO HOLD YOUR SHARE/CHANGE PICK UP

We offer a flexible "hold system" for weeks you will be away or do not care for the Catch of the Week selection. You can Hold and Double your share for a week here. Instructions are provided. Email us if you need assistance!

You can also do a Temporary Pick up location change at the same site. Just select this from the drop down menu and choose your Pick up location change for the week. We have 22 Pickups to choose from here

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

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Each week, we offer the opportunity for Members to order extra Catch of the Week fish and/or extra Haddock. 

Get your Additional Haddock or Redfish, order here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

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

PAYMENTS $$$

You do not have to be paid in full to begin receiving your share! We work on the trust system. If you haven't already done so, please send us a check for your balance to: NHCS, 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801. If you send a check, it saves us the 3% charge from Paypal! If you choose to pay online with a credit or debit card, do it here.

THANK YOU

Thank you for supporting our local NH and regional Fisheries! Your Membership directly benefits our local Fishermen and they appreciate your support!
 
Enjoy your Redfish and Mussels if you ordered them and  thank you for your Fall Membership!

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Summer Seafood Enthusiast

 




                    

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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



                    

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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



                    

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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

 

 

 





                    

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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!

You are signed up for %%member-types-text%%, picked up at %%pickup-title%% at %%pickup-location%% on %%pickup-time%% . 

 

 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

 

 

 






 

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