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NHCS Newsletter: Holiday Seafood Medley, Week 3: OYSTERS

Posted 12/19/2017 10:24am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 3 of our Third Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session! We hope you are thoroughly enjoying our diverse array of local and seasonal seafood that our area Seafood Harvesters have to offer!

This week we are serving Oysters and your share size is 18 oysters. If you ordered Additional Oysters, they will come by the dozen.

Brian Gennaco, a dear friend of mine and former coworker, is the owner of Virgin Oyster Company, Dover, NH. Brian has two oyster farms in the Great Bay and Bellamy River and has provided us with oysters this entire year.

He started harvesting and setting aside our oysters for this week a few days ago and yesterday, braved the cold and snow (as one of the last Oyster Farmers brazen enough to still be out on the water) to harvest today's oysters!  Here is documentation of his dedication:

A harvest barge with a view, yesterday in Great Bay


Brian Gennaco, on a much warmer day last summer, harvesting oysters

Your oysters come live in the shell and many people like to eat them raw. If you don't like them raw, try grilling them on the grill (with your winter gear on) with the flat side facing up, for 8 minutes! They cook in their own juices and open up and are ready to eat!

Thanks for making it Seafood for the Holidays! Remember, next week is our final week and we will be serving up freshly caught NH Scallops! Order extra here by Sunday night, 9pm!

Happy Holidays,

Andrea Tomlinson

Bivalve Enthusiast



Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801







Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801





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