Meet our Staff & Partners

Andrea Tomlinson (General Manager)

 

 

My name is Andrea Tomlinson, General Manager of NH Community Seafood, since March 2015.  I attended the University of Miami and then transferred to UNH where I graduated with a BS degree in Marine Science. I have been working in the field of Marine Science for over twenty years. My employment in NH has included the UNH Jackson Estuarine Lab, the UNH Coastal Marine Lab and Great Bay Aquaculture (GBA was the only commercial marine fish hatchery in the US), where I began my career in finfish aquaculture. 

Drawn to philanthropy, I spent my post-graduate years doing community development work in Jamaica and later moved on as Nursery Manager on one of the largest and most successful tilapia/freshwater shrimp farms on the island. With this experience, I started my own seafood distribution business in Jamaica, delivering locally grown shrimp and fish to Jamaican-owned seafood restaurants and hotels. I soon realized that selling local seafood was not only a form of income, it was a passion!

In 2002, I moved back to New Hampshire and eventually back to aquaculture at  GBA, where I took on both an administrative managerial role and began working in sales. With the unfortunate closing of this facility in 2012, it was time to get creative with my second passion, organic farming. Having  grown organic chickens for the prestigious Farm to Table restaurant, Blue Moon Evolution in Exeter as a part time hobby, this became a full time endevour.

I am a true supporter of the local food movement and keeping NH grown food and fish in NH! I believe in these times of over industrialization and a lack of understanding about where our food originates,  we need to revisit the logical purchasing practices of our foreparents and buy our food from people we know, close to home!

I love working with our local fishermen, the processors and the customers of this thriving Community Supported Fishery!

Kendall Young (Assistant Manager)

Kendall is a recent graduate of the Marine, Estuarine and Freshwater Biology Program at UNH and was hired in April 2017. 

Josh Wiersma and Sarah VanHorn (Co-Founders)

Josh Wiersma and Sarah VanHorn co-founded NH Community Seafood in 2013. Sarah now resides in the Virgin Islands and is sadly missed. Josh resides in Massachusetts with his family and works for the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) in Boston.

Brookford Farm

We partner with Brookford Farm for several of our pick-up locations. Often times members of the CSA will also become members of our CSF. We are grateful and appreciative of the entire staff at Brookford Farm and thank them for their support!

Brookford Farm is a diversified organic farm, located in Canterbury, NH that offers nutritious food for your entire diet.

• Grass-Fed Dairy Products
• Certified Organic Vegetables
• Pasture Raised Pork, Beef, and Broilers
• Pasture Raised Eggs
• Farm Grown/Stone Milled Flour
• Artisanal Bread
• Organic Maple Syrup

Brookford Farm's CSA is a
year round experience.
We offer three seasonal sessions:
Summer – 20 weeks – June-October
Fall/Winter – 20 weeks- October-March
Spring – 12 weeks- March-June

Email:
brookfordfarm.csa@gmail.com

 

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