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NHCS Newsletter: Fall Session: WEEK 9-WHITE HAKE

Posted 10/8/2018 11:06am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Captain Jay Driscoll, hauling fish out of  his new boat
 

 

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WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 9 of our Community Supported Fishery! And Welcome to all our 8-week Members who extended their Membership!

The Catch of the Week is White Hake and there will be no Add ons this week. We thought we would give our dedicated Delivery Driver, Justin Bourne, a break this week! But you can always order extra Haddock weekly here!

 

SOME INFO ABOUT BEING ON HOLD

We use a system called Small Farm Central for all our Membership Management, emails and Member Accounting. The system is not smart enough to allow for you being on hold for your regular share, but ordering Additional fish or Add-ons. And we currently have over 400 members and simply do not have the administrative staff to individualize each Member's orders! So sorry folks, if you are on hold for the week, we can't get you Add ons or Additional fish!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

We plan to have Weekly Haddock available, by the 1lb, for our customers for Fall Session, as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! 

Order your Additional White Hake this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly, sorry, none this week!

Discounts orders over 2lbs! 

DEADLINE TO ORDER ADDITIONAL FISH IS MONDAY, 12 midnight FOR THE WEEK OF YOUR DELIVERY! 

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.

CATCH OF THE WEEK-WHITE 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

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are Captain Jay Driscoll and crew members Lucas Raymond and Colin Barnard, of the newest boat in Rye Harbor, F/V Witchcraft!  Jay and Lucas used to fish the F/V Sweet Misery, out of Rye, but have upgraded to the F/V Witchcraft. Colin helps out once Dogfish season is over.

 The new boat at Rye Harbor, the F/V Witchcraft

 

Captain Jay Driscoll, examining the catch from Rye Harbor

 

 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

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 Page here or on our new Wordpress Blog here.

 

Seared Hake with Lentils and Brussel Sprouts,  (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

 

RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-got to play to win!

Don't forget about our Weekly Member Recipe Contest on Facebook and/or Instagram. Each week we pick a new Winner, and you win 1lb of fish the following week!

Here's how to enter:

Use the Catch of the Week Fish
Post your picture and recipe
  • Post on our   Page

 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Kendall Young, our Assistant Manger is available for all your  Member Management questions. Please email kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account.

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.

FARMER'S MARKETS

We are currently vending our Catch of the Week and signing up new Members, at the following Farmer's Markets:

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm Haddock available weekly also

EXETER- THURSDAYS 2:15-6pm

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm

HENNIKER- THURSDAYS 4-7pm

Thank you for your continued support for our local fishing industry! We have just 4 boats fishing full time this year and two of them are fishing for lobster bait. Your purchase is directly supporting our local fishing industry, struggling to survive here in NH. 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast







                   

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801