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Posted 6/15/2016 1:05pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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 Dear %%user-name%%,

This email is for both our 15-week Members and our new Summer Session Members:

This is a reminder about an exciting new Add-on available to Members from NHCS Shareholder and Member, Cinde Vandette, called Nuts over Fish!  Available in 3oz packages and 6 nut flavors (including Sugar Free), Nuts over Fish is a delicious fish topping blend of nuts and herbs to compliment any of our fresh fish! To order, simply go to Member Log In and select the Nuts over Fish Toppings. 

 

 

 

Almond Nut- One of 6 toppings available as our new Add-on, just $6.99

 

We are asking that you order by this Sunday at 5pm for this specialty topping. Your order will be delivered with your fish next week, on Week 8. 


So if you are nuts over fish already, this could make your fish really nutty! Try a pack today!

 

All the best,

Andrea

 

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nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

Posted 6/13/2016 5:33pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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Hello %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 7 of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF)! Our Dayboat fishermen out of Seabrook, NH are in their third week of the flounder season and we are going to get it while it's hot! We will have two species of flounder served up this week, the Yellowtail flounder, Limanda ferruginea, and the American Plaice, aka "dabs", Hippoglossoides platessoides.


 

 

 American Plaice Flounder  

 

  Yellowtail Flounder

 

The American Plaice or "Dabs" are a cold water species that range from southern Labrador to Rhode Island and in the eastern Atlantic from Greenland to northern Europe. Dabs live on the sandy/mud bottom and prefer deep water. Some can be found as deep as 700m (about 2100ft). They are reddish to gray-brown on top and have a blueish white underside. They have a distinctly pointy nose and rough scales. Plaice is a white, lean flaky fish with a mild flavor.

The Yellowtail flounder is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake Bay. It is the Cadillac of the flounder species.  The species got its name from the yellow tint on the tail and fins that encompass the top and bottom of the flattened out, eyes- on- top anatomy of this species. Like all flounders, the yellowtail spends most of its time on the bottom of the ocean, particularly in sandy bottoms and is basically sedentary unless disturbed or hungry. It is a right eyed flounder.

Swiss chard gratin, tomatoe and basil flounder

 

The flesh of this bottom dweller is lean and firm with a distinctly sweet taste often used as the standard when comparing the flavor of other flounder species. Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/flounder/ and for Plaice specifically: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/plaice/

 

Our NH Dayboat Fisherman this week is Veteran Dave Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane. Dave has been a true advocate for NH Groundfishermen and is currently in the National news for fighting the newly enforced regulations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concerning their new ruling about At Sea Monitors. Read more here:http://buff.ly/1OWDKA4.

Captain and Fisherman Advocate Dave Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane
 

Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

Want some more Flounder for the rest this week?

If you love  Flounder or just need some extra fish this week, we are now offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 9pm tonight. The same goes for our Lobster Ravioli Add-Ons. You now have until tonight, Monday at 9pm to order these delicious treats to be included in your share for this week! Additional fish will come in 1lb packages and the Lobster Ravioli will now be labelled with your name on the bag and placed on top of the coolers.

 

 
Lobster Ravioli Add ons and Additional Fish 1lb parcels now available to order online until 9pm tonight!

 

 

HOLDS AND DOUBLES: Please remember to do this on our website and select both the week you wish to hold AND the week you wish to double...here's how..

We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. To access this feature, use the Member Login on our website. Here you may select the week you want for us to "hold" your share and the week you want us to "double up". When you receive your double share, it will be in the same size bags as your regular share and you will pick up two packages. For example, if you are signed up for a 1lb share, your double share will come in two 1lb packages. The same goes for 1/2 lb and 2lb double shares. THIS MUST BE DONE THE SUNDAY BEFORE THE WEEK YOU WISH TO HOLD OR DOUBLE!

Self -serve Pick ups:

Please pay close attention to your share size if picking up from a Self serve pick up! Remember, all bags are labelled with the size share, 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb. Please take and extra minute to make sure you are getting the right sized share!

Restaurant Supported Fishery:

And don't forget our Restaurants who support us in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) Program. Next time you are dining out, drop by and tell them you are a CSF Member! Our supporting Restaurants are: 

  • Anneke JansKittery, ME
  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery,  Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,  Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
  • One Hundred Club, Portsmouth, NH
  • 7th Settlement,  Dover, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH
  • The District, Porstmouth, NH

 

We have added a great new healthy Add on, called Nuts over Fish! You can order this online for next week, Week 8, Click here to order. Six different nutty toppings available to put over our delicious fish offerings!

One of 6 Nutty Toppings Available from Nuts over Fish

 



Thanks for your support! Enjoy the flounder this week, while it's still around!

 

Cheers,

Andrea

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nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

 

 

 

 

 

Posted 6/6/2016 3:41pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery! I hope you have been enjoying the diverse array of  local fish so far this Session! This week is a big treat. Despite strict regulations on the cod fishery, our fishermen are still able to land a small portion of this New England favorite. This week, we bring you the King of the Atlantic, the Atlantic Cod, Gadus morhua.

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!

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.

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: www.pinterest.com/explore/cod-recipes/

      (Courtesy of Pinterest)                            

 Baked Cod Fillets on White Bean and Cherry Tomato Stew

 

Our Fisherman for this week is veteran seafarer and NHCS Board Member, Jamie Hayward of the F/V Heidi Elisabeth. Jamie is the last remaining groundfisherman who still lands fish at the Portsmouth Fishing Pier. Thanks to Jamie and his crew for bringing us this local treat this week!

 Captain Jamie Hayward on the F/V Heidi Elisabeth

 

 

Additional Fish Orders and Add-ons:

Do you love Cod and want some more for this week?

If you would like additional fish along with your weekly share, take advantage of our Additional Fish Orders, which must be made by 9pm tonight. The same goes for our Lobster Ravioli Add-Ons and our new healthy fish topping Add-on Nuts over Fish (to be delivered next week). Additional fish will come in 1lb packages and the Lobster Ravioli will now be labelled with your name on the bag and placed on top of the coolers.

 

 

 

 

Lobster Ravioli Add ons and Additional Fish available to order online until 9pm tonight! 

 

 

 
Healthy and delicious! Available in 6 nutty flavors!
 
 Nuts over Fish orders delivered with your share next week, Week 7
 

HOLDS AND DOUBLES: Please remember to do this on our website and select both the week you wish to hold AND the week you wish to double, here's how..

We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. To access this feature, use the Member Login on our website. Here you may select the week you want for us to "hold" your share and the week you want us to "double up". When you receive your double share, it will be in the same size bags as your regular share and you will pick up two packages. For example, if you are signed up for a 1lb share, your double share will come in two 1lb packages. The same goes for 1/2 lb and 2lb double shares. This must be done SUNDAY BEFORE the week you wish to hold!

And don't forget about the FREE viewing of another great film by Greenfire Productions as the Seacoast Science Center tomorrow night, we are co-hosting the event.

The Great Bear Sea Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us for a special film screening about managing ocean resources in the Great Bear Sea and find out how local, regional, and national planning efforts are combining to sustain our coastal communities.

 Date: June 7, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

 

The Great Bear Sea is the latest film in Green Fire Productions’ award-winning series, Ocean FrontiersOcean Frontiers films are screening across the country and around the world to rave reviews. The films leave audiences with sense of hope that change is possible through collaboration and science-based decision making that benefit our ocean and ocean economies.

 After the screening, an interactive panel discussion takes place, with:

  • Aimee Bushman, Ocean Planning Outreach Manager, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Peter Britz, Conservation Commission Environmental Planner, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director at Rockingham Planning Commission, NH
  • David Watters, Senator, NH District 4

Moderator: Wendy Lull, President, Seacoast Science Center

You’ll learn about the draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan, recently released for public review, and the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission Report, released on April 1st.  

Join us for a coffee and dessert reception, a screening of the film, and a lively discussion on how we can help sustain our local marine environment, livelihoods and cultures.

Co-hosted by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine ConservationConservation Law Foundation, Green Fire ProductionsGulf of Maine Marine Education AssociationThe Gundalow CompanyNew Hampshire Community SeafoodShoals Marine Laboratory, and Star Island.

The event is free of charge; please register in advance.

Thanks for your support and enjoy this New England favorite this week while you can!

Cheers,

Andrea

 

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nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

Posted 6/3/2016 6:49pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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 Dear %%user-name%%,

 

We have an exciting new Add-on available to Members from NHCS Shareholder and Member, Cinde Vandette, called Nuts over Fish! Available in 3oz packages and 6 nut flavors (including Sugar Free), Nuts over Fish is a delicious fish topping blend of nuts and herbs to compliment any of our fresh fish! To order, simply go to Member Log In and select the Nuts over Fish Toppings. 

 

 

 

 

 

Almond Nut- One of 6 toppings available as our new Add-on

 

We are asking that you order one week in advance for this specialty topping. Your order will be delivered with your fish on Week 7. 

And of course our Lobster Ravioli is still available as an Add-on each week. They can be found in the Shellfish Add-ons, in your Member Login.  Our Lobster Ravioli are made with Gulf of Maine Lobster and produced by NH owned Portsmouth Lobster Company!

 

 

 

 

Lobster Ravioli Add-ons Available to pick up with your share this week! Deadline to order now extended to Monday nights by 9pm!
 
 

Order by Monday 9pm to get this coming week with your share!

 

We also offer a weekly Additional Fish Add- on for those weeks you need more than your share of fish for that special dinner gathering or cook out! For now, Additional Fish will be the "Catch of the Week" fish we offer as your weekly share.

 

Now you can order your Additional Fish up until Monday at 9pm, once you have received your newsletter and know the Catch of the Week!

 

Additional Fish Add on is available weekly!
 
Order your Add- ons here by Monday night to receive them with your share next week! Remember, the Nuts over Fish will be delivered Week 7, the week after next!
 
Thank you for your support for our program!
 
We are supporting NH's local fishing industry and getting the freshest seafood available!
 
Here's to eating fresh local fish all summer long!
 
All the best,
 
NH Community Seafood
 

 

 

                                                  

 

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nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

Posted 5/30/2016 12:26pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

 

Happy Memorial Day and a special thank you to all our Members who have served in our US Military. We honor you today!

Due to the Holiday and regulations currently preventing our Dayboat fishermen from fishing until this Wednesday, June 1, we will be obtaining Flounder for Wednesday,Thursday and Fridays deliveries. We will have to substitute Haddock for our Tuesday deliveries this week.

This is the dynamic nature of the Fishing industry, while we try very hard to provide one species all week to our customers, sometimes those fish are simply not available. And you know the saying, "variety is the spice of life"!

 ALL TUESDAY PICK UPS, YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ATLANTIC HADDOCK, a familiar and delicious cousin of the Atlantic Cod. 

 

While most of you have tried this Atlantic favorite, I can bet you've never had it as fresh as you will this week! The 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. 

Haddock fillets are firm and tender. They are denser than a cod fillet and have a sweet, mild flavor. Most fried fish sandwiches you will find in New England are haddock. This is a staple and abundant New England species. 

 Sauteed haddock with a nut and herb topping

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock: https://www.pinterest.com/graffambros/haddock-recipes/.

 

FOR OUR WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY AND FRIDAY PICK UPS, YOU WILL RECEIVE FLOUNDER..EITHER YELLOWTAIL OR AMERICAN PLAICE ("DABS") from our Dayboat Fishermen! It will be there first day out and we are excited to be able to get their first catch of the season!

 

 

 

 

 

American Plaice Flounder  

 

 

 

 Yellowtail Flounder

 

 The American Plaice or "Dabs" are a cold water species that range from southern Labrador to Rhode Island and in the eastern Atlantic from Greenland to northern Europe. Dabs live on the sandy/mud bottom and prefer deep water. Some can be found as deep as 700m (about 2100ft). They are reddish to gray-brown on top and have a blueish white underside. They have a distinctly pointy nose and rough scales. Plaice is a white, lean flaky fish with a mild flavor.

The Yellowtail flounder is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake Bay. The species got its name from the yellow tint on the tail and fins that encompass the top and bottom of the flattened out, eyes- on- top anatomy of this species. Like all flounders, the yellowtail spends most of its time on the bottom of the ocean, particularly in sandy bottoms and is basically sedentary unless disturbed or hungry. It is a right eyed flounder.

The flesh of this bottom dweller is lean and firm with a distinctly sweet taste often used as the standard when comparing the flavor of other flounder species.

                              Flounder sauteed and wrapped with a bread crumb topping
 

Our NH Dayboat Fisherman this week is Veteran Dave Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane. Thanks Dave for getting out there on Day 1 for us! Dave has been a true advocate for NH Groundfishermen and is currently in the National news for fighting the newly enforced regulations by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) concerning their new ruling about At Sea Monitors. Read more here:http://buff.ly/1OWDKA4.

Captain and Fisherman Advocate Dave Goethel of the F/V Ellen Diane
 

Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

Want some more haddock for Tuesday for Flounder for the rest this week?

If you love Haddock (Tuesday pick ups) and Flounder (Wed-Fri pick ups) or just need some extra fish this week, we are now offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 9pm tonight. The same goes for our Lobster Ravioli Add-Ons. You now have until tonight, Monday at 9pm to order these delicious treats to be included in your share for this week! Additional fish will come in 1lb packages and the Lobster Ravioli will now be labelled with your name on the bag and placed on top of the coolers.

 

 
Lobster Ravioli Add ons and Additional Fish 1lb parcels now available to order online until 9pm tonight!

 

 

HOLDS AND DOUBLES: Please remember to do this on our website and select both the week you wish to hold AND the week you wish to double...here's how..

We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. To access this feature, use the Member Login on our website. Here you may select the week you want for us to "hold" your share and the week you want us to "double up". When you receive your double share, it will be in the same size bags as your regular share and you will pick up two packages. For example, if you are signed up for a 1lb share, your double share will come in two 1lb packages. The same goes for 1/2 lb and 2lb double shares. THIS MUST BE DONE THE SUNDAY BEFORE THE WEEK YOU WISH TO HOLD OR DOUBLE!

Self -serve Pick ups:

Please pay close attention to your share size if picking up from a Self serve pick up! Remember, all bags are labelled with the size share, 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb. Please take and extra minute to make sure you are getting the right sized share!

Restaurant Supported Fishery:

And don't forget our Restaurants who support us in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) Program. Next time you are dining out, drop by and tell them you are a CSF Member! Our supporting Restaurants are: 

  • Anneke JansKittery, ME
  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery,  Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,  Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
  • One Hundred Club, Portsmouth, NH
  • 7th Settlement,  Dover, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH
  • The District, Porstmouth, NH

 

And this week, we will be adding our Nuts over Fish Add ons for you to look over and order for upcoming weeks! Details by the end of the week!

Last but not least, NH Community Seafood is co-sponsoring this free event, open to the public at the Seacoast Science Center on June 7:

 

The Great Bear Sea Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Join us for a special film screening about managing ocean resources in the Great Bear Sea and find out how local, regional, and national planning efforts are combining to sustain our coastal communities.

Date: June 7, 2016

Time: 6:30 pm

 

 

The Great Bear Sea is the latest film in Green Fire Productions’ award-winning series, Ocean FrontiersOcean Frontiers films are screening across the country and around the world to rave reviews. The films leave audiences with sense of hope that change is possible through collaboration and science-based decision making that benefit our ocean and ocean economies.

 After the screening, an interactive panel discussion takes place, with:

  • Aimee Bushman, Ocean Planning Outreach Manager, Conservation Law Foundation
  • Peter Britz, Conservation Commission Environmental Planner, Portsmouth, NH
  • Cliff Sinnott, Executive Director at Rockingham Planning Commission, NH
  • David Watters, Senator, NH District 4

Moderator: Wendy Lull, President, Seacoast Science Center

You’ll learn about the draft Northeast Regional Ocean Plan, recently released for public review, and the New Hampshire Coastal Risks and Hazards Commission Report, released on April 1st.  A public meeting on the Commission Report will be held at the Seacoast Science Center on June 1st at 7pm; click here for meeting details.

Join us for a coffee and dessert reception, a screening of the film, and a lively discussion on how we can help sustain our local marine environment, livelihoods and cultures.

Co-hosted by the Blue Ocean Society for Marine ConservationConservation Law Foundation, Green Fire ProductionsGulf of Maine Marine Education AssociationThe Gundalow CompanyNew Hampshire Community SeafoodShoals Marine Laboratory, and Star Island.

The event is free of charge; please register in advance.

 

That's all for this week, enjoy your fresh local fish and thank you for supporting our NH Fishing Community!

 

Cheers,

Andrea

 

 

Register Now

 

 

 

 



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nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

 
Posted 5/23/2016 4:46pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

We are already on Week 4 of our Session. There are a limited number of NH boats fishing for the month of May. We try to offer a wide variety of different NH fish species throughout the session. However, we are committed to trying to always buy from NH boats, so for that very reason, we are serving up what is being caught this week, which is once again the delicious Atlantic Pollock, Pollachius virens. 

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".  Atlantic 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 the 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. 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/.
 
 
 
 
 
Pollock fillet baked with rosemary and lemon
 
Our Fisherman this week is Board Member and longtime fisherman, Jamie Hayward of the F/V Heidi Elisabeth. Jamie is the last of NH Fishermen offloading at the commercial fishing pier in Portsmouth. Thanks to the crew of the Heidi Elisabeth for the majority of this week's Atlantic Pollock!
 
 
 
 
 
 Captain Jamie Hayward and the F/V Heidi Elisabeth



Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

Want some more pollock for this week?

If you love Pollock or just need some extra fish this week, we are now offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 9pm tonight. The same goes for our Lobster Ravioli Add-Ons. You now have until tonight, Monday at 9pm to order these delicious treats to be included in your share for this week! Additional fish will come in 1lb packages and the Lobster Ravioli will now be labelled with your name on the bag and placed on top of the coolers.

 

Lobster Ravioli Add ons and Additional pollock now available to order online until 9pm tonight!
 

Nuts over Fish, a NH based company run by Shareholder and CSF Member Cinde Vandette, will be making their product available to members starting next week.

 

An insanely delicious gluten free nut topping made with ALL NATURAL nuts and spices that will instantly enhance your Salmon or YOUR favorite fresh fish!


All six toppings will make you fall "crazy" in love with any fish!

 

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Look for these products to be available to order with your fish in the upcoming weeks!

 

HOLDS AND DOUBLES:

We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. To access this feature, use the Member Login on our website. Here you may select the week you want for us to "hold" your share and the week you want us to "double up". When you receive your double share, it will be in the same size bags as your regular share and you will pick up two packages. For example, if you are signed up for a 1lb share, your double share will come in two 1lb packages. The same goes for 1/2 lb and 2lb double shares. 

Self -serve Pick ups:

Please pay close attention to your share size if picking up from a Self serve pick up! Remember, all bags are labelled with the size share, 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb. Please take and extra minute to make sure you are getting the right sized share!

Restaurant Supported Fishery:

And don't forget our Restaurants who support us in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) Program. Next time you are dining out, drop by and tell them you are a CSF Member! Our supporting Restaurants are: 

  • Anneke JansKittery, ME
  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery,  Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,  Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
  • One Hundred Club, Portsmouth, NH
  • 7th Settlement,  Dover, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH
  • The District, Porstmouth, NH

 

Thank you for your continued support for our local NH Fishermen and enjoy our local Pollock this week!

Enjoy!

Andrea

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nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

Posted 5/16/2016 1:44pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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Welcome to Week 3 of NH Community Seafood's CSF!  I hope you are enjoying your fish.

This week's Catch of the Week is White Hake, Urophycis tenuis, otherwise called "Mud Hake".

Distinguished by the white barbels on the chin and white spots, White Hake are found from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, NC and occasionally some schools will stray into deep waters off the coast of Florida. White hake migrate from cooler, deeper waters in the winter to warmer, shallower waters in the spring and summer. Some juveniles can be found in estuaries in the summer. Adult hake can live up to 20 years old and female white hake are among the most fertile of all groundfish (the fish that live on the bottom or "ground" of the ocean), producing up to several million eggs in one spawn!

 

Despite it's name, the hake is not all white, it is a mud-colored (hence the nickname, "Mud Hake"), white spotted fish on the sides, bronze-gold colored on top and white on the underbelly. Hake have a rather large mouth, the cardinal barbel and very long pectoral (the ones on the sides) fins that have ray- like projections spanning off the body.

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,https://www.pinterest.com/explore/hake-recipes/

Our Fisherman this week for the majority of our shares is NH Sector fisherman, Fanel Dobre, owner of  the F/V Angela Michelle. A guest boat out of Gloucester helped catch the remainder of our hake for this week.

 

Additional Fish Orders and Lobster Ravioli Add-ons:

If you love hake or just need some extra fish this week, we are now offering our Additional Fish Orders to be made until 9pm tonight. The same goes for our Lobster Ravioli Add-Ons. You now have until tonight, Monday at 9pm to order these delicious treats to be included in your share for this week! Additional fish will come in 1lb packages and the Lobster Ravioli will now be labelled with your name on the bag and placed on top of the coolers.

 

Lobster Ravioli Add ons now available to order online until 9pm tonight!

 

HOLDS AND DOUBLES:

We offer a flexible hold system if you are away for a week during our session. To access this feature, use the Member Login on our website. Here you may select the week you want for us to "hold" your share and the week you want us to "double up". When you receive your double share, it will be in the same size bags as your regular share and you will pick up two packages. For example, if you are signed up for a 1lb share, your double share will come in two 1lb packages. The same goes for 1/2 lb and 2lb double shares. 

SELF-SERVE PICK UPS:

We have 17 pick ups throughout the state and one in Dracut, Massachusetts. Due to the number of pick ups we offer, some of them are self-serve. If you are picking up from a self-serve pick up, please remember to check the weight of your share on the bag and check your name off the pick up list. We have had some confusion with members accidentally picking up the wrong share sizes at our self serve pick ups and leaving other members empty handed!

Larger self serve pick ups will have 2 coolers: one with just 1lb shares and the other with 2lb and 1/2lb shares, easily distinguishable from one another.

Each bag is labelled with the size of the share and each share is bagged in a different sized bag, according to weight. 2lb shares are in large gallon sized square bags, 1lb shares are in medium sized square bags and 1/2lb shares are in smaller, rectangular sized bags. Here's what they look like side by side:

 

2lb, 1lb and 1/2 lbs shares-weights of shares are on the label, please check carefully
 
Our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) is growing by the week! We have teamed up with Three Rivers Farmer's Alliance to help market our fish to chefs around the Seacoast and beyond. Please support these fine establishments that are currently serving our fish on a weekly basis:
  • Anneke JansKittery, ME
  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery,  Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,  Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina,  Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe,  Portsmouth, NH
  • One Hundred Club, Portsmouth, NH
  • 7th Settlement, 47 Washington Street, Dover, NH
  • Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
  • Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH
  • The District, Porstmouth, NH

Brookford Farm Partnership:

Get fresh organic produce, milk products, meats and more along with your fish shares

Brookford Farm, in Canterbury, NH and NH Community Seafood have a long history. Brookford Farm delivers shares for us to some of our pick up locations beyond the Seacoast region. They also help hand out shares for us at some locations. AND, they have a fantastic CSA program with farm fresh organic produce, eggs, milk products, handmade bread and meats! You can get your CSA share from Brookford along with your fish at these pick up locations: Nashua, Manchester, Exeter and Canterbury. Summer Sessions start June 6!

Thank you for supporting NH's only Community Supported Fishery. We have rolling enrollment until August and our 8-week Summer Session starts June 21 if you know anyone who has tried our fish and wants to sign up!

All the best,

Andrea

 

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Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

Posted 5/9/2016 5:03pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

 

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Welcome to Week 2 of our Spring/Summer CSF Session!  Our first week of distribution went well, except for a few issues with our self serve pick ups. If you are a member at a self serve pick up, there are a few things we will need you to do to ensure everyone is getting the correct share size:

Self serve Pick up Checklist:

1. Please check your bag label for lb amount to make sure you are taking the correct share size. You signed up for %%member-types-text%%. Your share size is also listed on the pick up sheet.Here are the three share sizes, bagged according to weight. 

These are the three share sizes, 2lb, 1lb and 1/2lb. 

If your pick up has two coolers, one will always have 1lb shares  and the other will have 2lb and 1/2lb shares. Add- ons are typically on top of the coolers.

2. Check your name off the pick up list 

3. Enjoy your fresh fish

 

This week's Catch of the Week is the Monkfish. Formerly caught as by-catch in otter trawls and gillnets, 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  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 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.

Cook monkfish as you would any other fish, and remember the cardinal rule, 10 minutes an inch! The monkfish "fillets" 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: https://www.pinterest.com/fishisthedish/monkfish-recipes/.

Our fishermen this week are "guest boats" from the Portland, Maine area. Only two of our NH fishermen are fishing this week and their catch is being landed far away in New Bedford, Mass. In these rare cases early in the season, when many of our NH Dayboat Fishermen are not yet fishing, we rely on our neighboring fishermen for fish. Thanks to the   F/V Christina Carol for a majority of our Monkfish this week!

 

 

 

 

ADD ONS:

You can still order Lobster Ravioli and Additional fish by 9pm tonight!



We currently have two Add-ons available for Members toorder in addition to their fish share. They are Lobster Ravioli and. You must be paid in full to order Add-ons through our website. Just pay with a credit or debit card using our Paypal. You do not need a Paypal account. Add on orders are typically due by Sunday night, however we are extending today's Add -on order to 9pm tonight, since we forgot to send you a reminder!

Don't forget the upcoming fundraiser for nhptv, with a panel discussion moderated by NHCS Secretary Erik Chapman:

 

Also, we will soon be offering a delicious fish seasoning blend, Nuts to Fish, brought to us by CSF member and NHCS Shareholder, Cinde Vandette of Hampstead. We will offer this product as an Add-on  midway through this Session, stay tuned!

It's not too late to get your friends, family and coworkers on board! We will have a revolving enrollment until July for this session!

 

Thank you for supporting NH Community Seafood and enjoy the monkfish!

Cheers,

Andrea

 

 

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nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

Posted 5/2/2016 4:43pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

 

                                 
 
Welcome to our Community Supported Fishery (CSF) and thank you for joining!  If you are new to our program, this is your weekly Monday newsletter telling you about your "Catch of the Week" from NH Community Seafood!
You will receive this newsletter every Monday, telling you about your fish and the fisherman who caught it as well as any other interesting and important fishing industry news!
You will also receive a weekly Pick Up Reminder the night before your pick up and weekly invites to purchase our delicious Shellfish Add Ons, all orders for these are due by Sunday night for delivery with your share that week. 
 
Our NH Fishing Fleet has dropped in size dramatically over the past 10 years. Currently, there are just 9 boats commercially fishing out of NH. We will attempt to purchase fish from all of these boats throughout the season, one  is independent, selling off the boat. Visit Rimrack, out of Rye Harbor for more info. We offer our fishermen a financial incentive when we purchase fish from them.
Our Catch of the Week to start off the season is the Atlantic Pollock, Pollachius virens. Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Atlantic 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 the 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. 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/.
 
 
 
 
 
Herb encrusted sauteed pollock and green beans
 
Our NH Fisherman this week is Fanel Dobre. Fanel owns the F/V Anne Marie, a groundfishing boat and the F/V Stormdancer, a lobster boat that lands in Portsmouth and Portland, Maine.  Thank you to Fanel and his Captain and crew of the F/V Anne Marie for this week's catch of delicious Pollock!
 
 
 
 
We are proud members of a great organization called Local Catch. Local Catch promotes eating local and selling local seafood.  I traveled with two of our Board members,  Damon Frampton, President and  Erik Chapman, Secretary to the Local Seafood Summit in Norfolk, Virginia this past February, co sponsored by Local Catch and NH Sea Grant. There, we met with other nationwide CSF's, fishermen and women from Yukon territory and beyond, retail seafood shop owners, couples owned seafood companies as well as Sea Grant, NAMA and other prominent organizations representing sustainable fisheries. 
 
 
I traveled with a group along the Outer Banks to working waterfronts and fish houses. Most of the fishermen have the same plight as our NH fishermen, regulations that have put them out of a profitable business with the fish they were used to fishing. And a lack of younger fishermen getting into the industry. 
NH Fishermen are faced with strict regulations and are trying to make a living on the quota they have been given to catch. They also have had to absorb an extra cost for what is called At Sea Monitoring (ASM) or observers on board their boat.  This used to be a service paid for by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) but has just this year, March 1, 2016 been turned over to the fishermen to pay.
 
 
You can hear about this and many more stories in the NH Public Television documentary featuring NH Community Seafood:
 
 
 
 
 
Please join us at this special premier event of dinner, moderated by NHCS Secretary, Erik Chapman, documentary screening and panel discussion.  Tickets online at nhptv.org/fish
 
 
LOGISTICS:
 
VACATION HOLDS AND DOUBLES:
 
We offer a flexible HOLDS policy for week's within the session when you will be away. You can access these through the Member Login on our website and then select HOLDS. Hold for the week you are away and choose any other week in the session to "double up" your share. You can do this as many times as necessary throughout a session. Holds are also due by Sunday night for the following week.
 
If you are receiving this newsletter, you have signed up for either a 15 week or Annual Membership. This 15- week Spring/Summer Session will go from May 3-August 14. The Annual Membership will run from May 3 -December 2.
 
A Second 15- week Session will be available for sign up soon. It will be our Fall Session August-December 2.
 
Sign ups for this all sessions are rolling enrollment and pro rated. So tell a friend for a family member, it's not too late to sign up, ever!
 
Please visit one of our many restaurants that buy fish from our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF):
 
  • Throwback Brewery, North Hampton, NH
  • Local Eatery, 21 Veterans Square, Laconia, NH
  • The Hancock Inn,33 Main Street, Hancock, NH
  • Moxy, 106 Penhallow Street, Portsmouth, NH
  • Vida Cantina, 2456 Lafayette Rd, Portsmouth, NH
  • Jumpin' Jays Fish Cafe, 150 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH
  • Blue Moon Evolution, 8 Clifford Street, Exeter,NH
  • One Hundred Club, 100 Market Street, #500, Portsmouth, NH
  • 7th Settlement, 47 Washington Street, Dover, NH
  • Monadnock Food Co-op, Keene, NH
  • The Bedford Village Inn, Bedford, NH
  • Franklin Oyster House, Portsmouth, NH
 
We have also partnered with Three Rivers Alliance to market our fish to other restaurants throughout the local food supporting network in NH and lower Maine. 
 
 
Thank you for joining our cooperative to help promote local fish and local fishermen.  Enjoy the fresh and local pollock!
 
Cheers,
Andrea
 
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Andrea Tomlinson
Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood
(603) 767-7209
Posted 3/19/2016 1:49pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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Hello  NH Community Seafood Member,
 
It is with great anticipation that we announce sign ups open for our 2016 CSF Season!  We have made a few changes to our session this year but have not increased prices!
 
We are modeled on a Community Supported Agricultural (CSA) share system and would like to be able to offer you fish throughout the local fishing season (May-November) without requiring you to repeatedly renew your membership. So, in an effort to make things easier for our customers, we have almost doubled the length of our sessions. We are will be offering two-15 week sessions as follows:
 
  • Session 1  May 1 - August 14.
  • Session 2  August 16 - November 27
  • Holiday Seafood Medley Session  December 6 - December 31.
Weekly shares will continue to be offered in the following sizes, named accordingly. We will not use the Full, Half or Quarter Share titles, simply:
 
  • 2lb Share (formerly called "Full" Share)
  • 1lb Share (formerly called "Half" Share)
  • 1/2lb Share (formerly called "Quarter"Share)
 
We are also excited to be offering an  Annual Membership option, where you can sign up for the entire Season, 30 total weeks, with just one click!
 
Of course, because the length of sessions have gone from 8 weeks to 15 weeks, the prices of sessions have increased, but the price/lb of fish has not!
 
We hope you find this a more convenient and simple way to get your fresh and local fish throughout the season.
 
We have also added two new pick up locations this year:
 
Contoocook Farmer's Market on Saturdays (former Warner members, please use this as your new pick up location) and another pick up at Brandmoore Farm on Fridays.
 
That's it on our changes, we will continue to offer you NH's best locally caught fresh fish weekly as well as a wider variety of Add-Ons, like our Lobster ravioli, scallops, oysters and even live lobsters, added to our availability list when in season!
 
 
We will continue to offer HOLDS for those weeks when you will be on vacation or out of town. Just go to your Member Login and select a "new vacation hold" and a week to double up on your share.  
 
We look forward to seeing you at one of our pick up locations this year! Click here to sign up!
 
Thank your for your support and interest in NH Community Seafood, helping NH's Fishing Community survive, one pound at a time!
 
All the best,
 
Andrea
 
 

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www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

 

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