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NHCS Newsletter: Week 7, Season 2

Posted 9/22/2014 11:10am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Seacoast Fishermen.



Ahoy CSF Members.

This week we will have White Hake for all CSF members.  For those of you who have not had hake before, it is a locally abundant species that has been growing in popularity.  If you're a haddock lover, you are soon to also be a lover of white hake.  It's a delicious white flakey fish that can be prepared any number of ways, although similar to haddock and cod, baked is often best and simplest way to enjoy a delicious fish fresh from the ocean just hours before.    

Try out this recipe as suggested by NH Sea Grant and NHCS volunteer Amanda Parks.  Sometimes simple is best.



Don't forget to share your own delicious creations on our Facebook page or via Twitter @NHCommunityFish.  Or maybe you yourself are in search of some inspiration; our Facebook page may be a good place to look, and of course the internet is always a great source for new recipe ideas.  


This week our fisherman of the week will be Rick Anderson of Rye Harbor aboard Bridget Leigh.  You can read all about Rick and his team on my Fishues blog here.  


Hard to believe, but next week will be our last week of Season 2 of our Community Supported Fishery.  Just so everyone's on the same page, there will be a week of no fish in between the start of Season 3 which will begin Monday, October 13th.  We hope you enjoy these last 2 weeks...so much so that the thought of no more fresh fish is agony.  Fear no more, registration for our third and final CSF season of the year is now available online.  

To register for Season 3 visit our website and register there, or feel free to send us an email and we will re-enroll and send you an invoice once we do.  You can the choose to pay via a check in the mail or submit a payment via paypal through our own website or the paypal website.  If you ever notice that your account says you owe a balance, but you are certain you have paid, please shoot me an email and I will look into it.  We want to make sure everyone's payments get entered in properly.  

Season 3 will look much of the same as Season 2 with all the same pick-up locations and time frames, and the same list of delicious fish types.  For those of you who pick-up at Farmers' Markets, don't worry, we will continue to get you your fresh fish at the close of market.  We are currently in the process of establishing alternative pick-up locations for the end of market.  

We would love for you to consider joining us for our final season of the year.  And please join us in watching our community grow.  This past season we reached a total of 600 members throughout all 14 of our pick-up locations.  With the help of our members we'd like to see this number grow.  

Can we do it???

We need your help.  Tell your neighbor, your parents, your friends that live an hour away.  Post information to Facebook or Twitter.  Send an email to people around your office. Put up fliers around your town, at your local market, church or community center.  We wouldn't be where we are today without your help.  It has been a tremendous experience watching our community grow from 250 to 600 this past year.  Let's keep it going.  Thank you in advance for your continued support!


In other news, UNH Senior, and a NHCS volunteer Amanda Parks after many months of hard work has completed her new Local Fish Finder application for smart phones.  It is now available to the public for download on Google Play.  Check it out!  It is designed to help people in NH find the freshest seafood made available to them, a great help during the CSF off season when you have all depleted your frozen fish stocks from the peak of Summer.  Congratulations to Amanda for a job well done!  And don't forget to  visit her app's Facebook page and throw her a like for all her efforts.  

Before I wrap up today's newsletter, I want to share with you a wonderful article featured on NOAA's website highlighting the locally caught seafood made available to those in the state of New Hampshire, "Marketing Locally Caught Seafood in New Hampshire."  We're pretty spoiled here in the Granite State, with so many wonderful sustainable options made available to us throughout the year.  We are proud to be a part of such a wonderful community.  Thank you to all of you that have made the choice to support our local industry.  We are doing big things here in New Hampshire.  Be proud!


Hope everyone enjoys their white hake this week and don't forget to sign-up for Season 3.








Sarah E. VanHorn

Co-Founder/General Manager

(207) 899-6042


Josh Wiersma, Ph.D

Co-Founder/Executive Director

(603) 682-6115

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