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Posted 12/11/2018 8:44am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 


Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Welcome to Week 2 of our festive Holiday Seafood Medley! This week's Catch of the Week is NH grown Oysters from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company!

Each share contains 18 oysters, live in the shell. If you don't like to shuck oysters, check out this Pinterest Page for recipes on how to cook them here.

We have closed the orders for Additional oysters due to limited supply this week.

Next week, Scallops is our Catch of the Week and you can get extra here. We will have both 1lb and 5lb bags available!

Thanks for making it seafood for the Holidays and for your support for our local fishing industry!

Happy Holidays,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
 

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 12/4/2018 9:25am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


(Photo courtesy of Zazzle)

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Happy Holidays and welcome to our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley! We are still taking sign ups, so tell your friends and family, they can sign up on our website here!

This week is Lobster Week. Each Member will receive 3-chix Lobsters per share.

(Photo courtesy Zach Clifford, Lobsterman, Rye, NH)

We will have Add ons each week of the Catch of the Week. Order extra lobsters here for this week, deadline extended until tonight!

The Holiday Medley Schedule 
WEEK 1 LOBSTERS (3 chix/share)
WEEK 2 OYSTERS (18 oysters/share)
WEEK 3 SCALLOPS ( 1lb/share)
WEEK 4 PREMIUM FISH ( 1lb Halibut or Grey Sole/share)

 

ADD ONS FOR NEXT WEEK- OYSTERS

Get Add on Oysters next week here. Oyster price is $25/18 oysters, a Members only price. 

Thanks for making it seafood for the Holidays and supporting our local NH Fishing Industry!

Happy Holidays,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
 
 


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/30/2018 1:30pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


   (Photo courtesy of Zazzle)

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Thank you for your Holiday Seafood Medley Membership. This is festive and fun! We start next week!

Here is the schedule for the month of December, one share includes:

Week 1- 3 chix lobsters
Week 2- 18 oysters
Week 3- 1 lb Dayboat Scallops
Week 4- 1 lb Premium Fish (Halibut or Grey sole)
 
You can hold your share 2 out of 4 weeks if you don't like one  week's selection and want to double up on one you like. Do that here.
 
We also have extra offerings of the Catch of the week. Order your extra Lobsters for next week here, at a special Member price!
 
Thanks for making it seafood for the Holidays,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
 

 



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/30/2018 1:01pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-firstname%%,

Just a reminder Former Member, we don't want you to  miss out on our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session this year and it starts next week!

Click here to sign up today!

It's four weeks of a different, local, seasonal seafood for the month of December, all for just $100! And it's a great way to support our local fishermen before our season ends!

 

 
Week 1- 3 chix Lobsters
Week 2- 1.5 dozen oysters
Week 3- 1 lb Dayboat Scallops
Week 4- 1 lb Premium fish (Halibut or Grey sole)
 
Don't like a selection? Hold 2 out of 4 weeks and double up on a week you like!
 
Additional orders weekly!
 
Make it seafood for the holidays!
 
Hope to see you back for this one,
 
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Holiday Seafood Enthusiast


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/26/2018 2:59pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

It is hard to believe it is already the Final Week  of our Fall Session! This is our last week, Week 16. Your 16-week and Annual Memberships end this week. Thank you for your Membership this Season! Our Catch of the Week will be Acadian Redfish. 

And Scallop Add ons this week, order here by midnight tonight! We have Scallops in 1lb and 5lb bags this week! Stock up, scallops freeze nicely!

If you still want to receive fresh, local seafood for the month of December, join our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session. Four weeks of a different, local seasonal seafood! Make it seafood for the Holidays! Sign up here.

A Holiday Medley share is just $100 for 4 weeks and makes a great gift! Sign up today.

If we don't see you in December,  we take a break while the Fishermen take a break, and start back in April! Sign ups will be available in February 2019!

 

STOCK YOUR FREEZER

And remember, we have Additional fish every week. Stock up on Redfish or Haddock here for the last week of the Session.

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ACADIAN REDFISH

Our fish this week is the Acadian Redfish, otherwise called "Red Perch" or "Ocean Perch".  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 drum, 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!

 


 Acadian Redfish, offloading in Portland, ME(Courtesy of pfex)

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are the Captains and crew on our Guestboats out of Gloucester, Mass including F/V Captain Joe. Our only NH Fisherman fishing this week was Monk fishing, which we have offered several times this Session. We chose to give one of our less common offerings, the Redfish. 

 

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI) Sustainable Seafood Division has an influential seafood branding (Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested) traceability and marketing division. 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 sauteeing! Season overnight for full flavor.

Click here for our recipes for Redfish our Pinterest Page or for recipes on our blog  here... complete with videos.

 

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.

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Kendall Young, our Assitant Manger now handles all Member management issues. Please email kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

Our Restaurants will be carrying our fish until Jan 1! Please support them.

In addition to our Community Supported Fishery, we also run a thriving Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF).  Our RSF is supply driven and operates on the old adage of the "Catch of the Week".  You can read all about it on our website.

The following restaurants and retail stores participate in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program. Through their creative talents, they make our delicious local fish taste even better and available to a wider audience! Please support them by eating and shopping there frequently. And let them know you support local, sustainable fish!


 

 

We also enjoy a partnership with Three River Farmers Alliance. They help pair our local seafood with chefs in the Seacoast region with a desire for locally sourced foods.

THANK YOU SO MUCH 

Thank you for your support for our local New Hampshire fishing industry this Session! And a special Thank You to all our Annual Members this year! Your  Membership has directly helped our local fishermen, oyster farmers, and lobstermen this Season!

We hope to see you for our Holiday Medley Session and if not, we will be back once the guys go back out fishing, about mid-April 2019!

 

Happy Holidays,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 
 





               

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 







 

Posted 11/23/2018 12:50pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

Our 4th Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session will start December 3rd!

 


Four weeks of fresh, seasonal, local NH Seafood for the Holiday! All for just $100/4-weeks, delivered to your Pick up Location!

New Members: Click here

Returning Members: Click here

Thanks for making it seafood for the Holidays! Another way to support our local fishing industry!

Hope to see you soon,

NH Community Seafood





                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/23/2018 11:41am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 



We have Scallops as our Add on next week, our last Week of the Fall Season!

Order here for 1lb - 5lb bags. Scallops freeze well, so stock up!

Member prices are just $20/lb  or $95 for 5 lb bags, delivered to your Pick up location with your fish!

Deadline to order Monday night, midnight!


You don't have to miss a week of fresh seafood! Our final session of the Season, sign up for our Holiday Seafood Medley Session here for the month of December.

Thanks for making it seafood for the Holidays!

Seasons Greetings,

Andrea Tomlinson 
General Manager


                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/20/2018 12:07pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 


Dear %%user-firstname%%,

For this Thanksgiving Week, your Pick up will occur on Wednesday, same time and place.

Thanks and don't forget about our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session for December. Sign up here.

Thanks for your support and have a wonderful, seafood filled Holiday!

 

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/19/2018 1:58pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 15 of our Community Supported Fishery! Just one more week after this one and our Fall Session will be over, sadly. The last week of the Fall Session is Nov 27- Dec 1 for all Members. 

The Catch of the Week is Atlantic Pollock and our seasonal Add on, for Thanksgiving, is Oysters!

Don't want to miss one week of fresh and local seafood? Be sure to sign up for our Holiday Seafood Medley Session for December. Four weeks of a different fresh and local seafood for the Holiday!

Sign up here for the Holiday Seafood Medley.

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS

How about making Oyster Stuffing for Thanskgiving? We've got what you need!

Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company! Orders still open! Deadline extended to 12pm tonight!
 
Click here to order your Oysters for this week! Oysters come in one dozen bags, for just $16/dozen for Members only!

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK


Colin Barnard, on the F/V Witchcraft, Rye Harbor, offloading a vat of fish

 

Atlantic Pollock is quickly becoming the new signature New England fish, tasting much like cod and haddock and very abundant. Check out the article which appeared on our Facebook page:http://www.concordmonitor.com/Misunderstood-pollock-a-key-to-New-England-seafood-s-future-2011708.

Atlantic Pollock is related to cod and haddock and sometimes referred to as "Green cod".  Our Pollock are found in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean and are most common on the western Scotian Shelf and in the Gulf of Maine. A different species of Atlantic Pollock, commonly known as saithe, is found in the Eastern Atlantic.

Atlantic Pollock differs from Cod in that they have a greenish hue and slightly darker flesh. Not to be confused with Alaskan Pollock, found in the Pacific Ocean and one of the most harvested fish in the world. Alaskan Pollock is often times found in frozen fish sticks and fish fillets and a main ingredient in seafood salad and many processed seafood products.

And according to the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), Atlantic Pollock is also one of the five Gulf of Maine fish, that you really can feel good about eating!

Five Gulf of Maine Fish You Can Feel Good About Eating

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.

 

Source: Jul 23, 2015 GMRI Supporting Sustainable Seafood Blog

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week  are Jayson Driscoll, owner of the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH and his crew, Lucas Raymond and Colin Barnard.  The F/V Witchcraft is the biggest boat in our NH Fleet and is a trip boat.


Captain Jayson Driscoll, offloading from down below

Lucas Raymond, longtime crew member working with Captain Jay Driscoll 

 

 The F/V Witchcraft, at Rye Harbor offloading

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

 

Sauteed Pollock in lemon, garlic butter (courtesy of Pinterest)

Our Atlantic Pollock has a white, firm flesh with a sweet and delicate flavor. It is low in saturated fat and a great source of B 12 vitamins! 

Pollock is great in fish chowder, broiled, baked for grilled. It is also fabulous for fish tacos and works well with any blackened recipe. Substitute it in any recipe that calls for cod or haddock. Here is are some great recipe ideas on our Pinterest Page:https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/pollock or go here on our interactive blog, for recipes and videos!
 
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

To do a hold, press here. Be sure to select a week to hold and a week to double up!

 

ADDITIONAL FISH for THANKSGIVING!!!

Weekly Haddock and Pollock available, by the 1lb, for our customers for Fall Session! Discounts for bulk orders!

Order your Additional Fish this week here.

STOCK UP FOR THE WINTER, PUT THE FISH IN THE FREEZER!!

 

PAYMENTS

We operate on the Trust System. You do not have to be paid in full to receive your first share. We do ask that you pay as soon as possible and will accept payments in installments, if necessary. Please be advised, however, in order to order Add-ons, your Membership must be paid in full. 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.

 

RESTAURANT SUPPORTED FISHERY

In addition to our Community Supported Fishery, we also run a thriving Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF).  Our RSF is supply driven and operates on the old adage of the "Catch of the Week".  You can read all about it on our website.

The following restaurants and retail stores participate in our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) program. Through their creative talents, they make our delicious local fish taste even better and available to a wider audience! Please support them by eating and shopping there frequently. And let them know you support local, sustainable fish!

 

 

 

We also enjoy a partnership with Three River Farmers Alliance. They help pair our local seafood with chefs in the Seacoast region with a desire for locally sourced foods.

 

 
Thank you for your continued support. It's been a very challenging year for our dwindling fleet of NH Fishermen, but we have supported them almost every week of our Season! Each pound of fish you purchase matters!
 
Thank you for making it seafood for the Holidays! Don't forget to sign up for the Holiday Seafood Medley, this December here!
 
All the best,
Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Holiday Seafood Enthusiast
 
 







                   

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 

 

Posted 11/16/2018 12:14pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Oysters next week for your Thanksgiving Stuffing! Order Oysters now for next week!

See a recipe here: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/473722454537492572/

From our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Oysters will come bagged by the dozen, live in the shell. You can broil them open to cook with, no need to shuck! 

Member prices are only $16/dozen. Order here today!

Thanks for making it Seafood for the Holidays!

NH Community Seafood

(and Oysters)



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801