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NHCS Newsletter: Fall Session: WEEK 7- POLLOCK

Posted 9/24/2018 4:35pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Liam Barnard, crew member on the F/V Witchcraft with our Pollock 

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WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 7 of our Fall Session for our Community Supported Fishery (CSF). It's our first Lobster Week, which means this: Annual Members with a Fish and Lobster Share will receive Lobster only and anyone who ordered Add on Lobsters will enjoy this local delight this week, along with their Fish Share.

Annual Fish and Lobster Members can also order Fish with their lobster, by utilizing our Additional Fish order here

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Are you an 8-week Member and loving our program? You will have an opportunity to extend your Membership to 16 weeks if you like! We will send out an "extension sign up" email during Week 8 with instructions on how to do this.

SHELLFISH ADD ONS

 

 

 LOBSTER ADD ONS THIS WEEK, ORDERS CLOSED
 
 

Lobster orders closed last night. Jonah Crabs next week! And our Shellfish Add on Schedule will update next week for the second half of the Fall Session!

Our Lobsters this week come from Yankee Fisherman's Coop, in Seabrook, NH. As many as 20 local Lobstermen from Hampton and Seabrook, NH land their catch here and we are happy to support them!

 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can "hold" your share any week within your specific Session that you will not be available to pick up OR any week you do not care for the Catch of the Week. Please use our Member Login to do your holds hereYou will also have to choose a week to "double" your share. 

Double shares get two bags of your share size. Please pick up a duplicate of your share.

You can also choose to do a Temporary Pick up Location change, any week you would like to pick up your share at any of our other 23 Pick up Locations. You can do that here, simply choose "Change Pick up Location" from the drop down menu, under the box marked Action (see above).

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

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

Order your Additional Fish this week here.

NEW! Discounts on 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-ATLANTIC POLLOCK


Colin Barnard, on the F/V Witchcraft, Rye Harbor, loading our catch today

 

 

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

 
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.

Here are five Gulf of Maine fish that provide an opportunity to support local fishermen, promote a healthy ecosystem, and eat a delicious meal!

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,  a Father and son team, Colin and Liam Barnard.

Captain Jayson Driscoll, offloading the catch today 

 

 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!

 

RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-got to play to win!

Don't forget about our Recipe Contest on Facebook and/or Instagram. To encourage more folks to participate, we are going to pick a winner monthly! Show us your recipes folks and win a free pound of fish!

Here's how to enter:

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

Winner selected at the end of each month, please post your pics!

 

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:

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

 

Seacoast Growers Association

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm Haddock available weekly 

EXETER- THURSDAYS 2:15-6pm Haddock available weekly

 

 

HENNIKER- THURSDAYS 4-7pm  Haddock weekly

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm 

 

MANCHESTER- THURSDAYS, 3-6:30pm

 

Our Fishermen are scarce and it's great to be able to support them. Thank you for your support for our local fishing industry!

Enjoy the Atlantic Pollock!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 

 

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