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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 12 POLLOCK/LOBSTER

Posted 7/2/2018 2:57pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery! This week we are serving up Lobsters to our Fish and Lobster Share Members and the Catch of the Week, Atlantic Pollock to our Fish Only Members. 

Fish and Lobster Members are ONLY RECEIVING LOBSTERS THIS WEEK for your share. This is a pre-priced Membership, based on Lobsters 4 weeks out of 16 weeks. 

Add on lobster orders have been closed for this week. Chix lobsters are currently scarce in our NH waters! It is "shedding season" and often times once a lobster sheds it's shell, they are suddenly not chix size anymore, but larger.

LOBSTERS AVAILABLE OFF THE BOAT 

If you would like to buy Lobsters off the boat this week, our Board President, Damon Frampton will be selling lobsters every Friday starting this week until Labor Day, off his boat at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier, on Peirce Island, from 3-6pm. Come on down and support our local Fishermen!

   Get Lobsters right off the boat, every Friday afternoon, in Portsmouth

 

FISH AND LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS- PLEASE READ

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS: To remind you, you will receive Lobsters only this week. Your share is pre-priced for the lobsters, according to your Fish Share size: 

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

UPCOMING LOBSTER WEEKS

Week 14 - July 17- July 21
 
If you would like to have fish with your share this week, you can order it from our Additional Fish store here. This week we will have the Catch of the Week, Pollock and our Weekly Haddock!

UPCOMING SHELLFISH ADD ONS

We will have a different Shellfish Add on available for the remaining 5 weeks of our Summer Session! Here is the schedule. Shellfish Add ons orders are done the week before your delivery week and deadline to order is Sunday night, by midnight. Click here to order, Oysters next week, ordering starts tomorrow!

THIS WEEK, WEEK 12  Live Lobsters, Chix, Hardshell and Softshell mixed- orders closed

WEEK 13  Oysters, by the dozen

WEEK 14  Live Lobsters, Chix, mostly Softshell

WEEK 15  Scallops, by the 1lb (12-20 #/lb)

WEEK 16  Oysters, by the dozen

 

HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

If you are a Fish and Lobster Member and holding this week, you MUST choose the remaining lobster week to double up, which is Week 14, starting on Tuesday, July 14. 

We cannot exchange fish for lobster or vice versa, as they are priced differently. Thank you.

You can "hold" your share any week within the 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. 

Please note, when you pick up a "double" share, you will be getting a double of your share size. For example: 1lb share size picks up 2-1 lb bags, 1/2lb share size gets 2-1/2lb bags. It's really important we get that one right, so everyone gets the correct shares each week!

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).

 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Lobster Share Members can get fish this week too! Need some extra fish for your July 4th get together? We've got it!

Order your Additional Pollock or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

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

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.

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

A large Atlantic Pollock, a close cousin to the Cod

 

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 is once again NH Fisherman, Jamie Hayward. Jamie and his crew on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth caught all our Pollock and our Monkfish for our Restaurants this week. 


Captain Jamie Hayward aboard the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, Portsmouth, NH

 

 The F/V Heidi & Elisabeth coming into Portsmouth Fishing Pier
 

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 awesome new blog, for recipes and videos!
 
WEEKLY RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-

Got recipes? Take pictures! You know who you are! We've loved seeing your posts over the years on our Social Media so much, that we started a contest! We pick a winner every week and the winner gets a free 1lb of the Catch of the Week or our Weekly Haddock!

We forgot to post Week 10's Winner, which was the Flounder recipe, sorry Vicki!

WEEK 10 WINNER, FLOUNDER RECIPE- Vicki Brown, Exeter Pick up

Vicki J. Brown's Panko Romano-crusted #Flounder wins this recipe contest!

 
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WEEK 11 WINNER, HADDOCK RECIPE- Robin Marquis, Exeter Pick Up

 

 
Robin Marquis Baked haddock with butter, salt, pepper and paprika. YumManage
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Here's how to enter:

  • Post on our  or page (Click to link)
  • Post your recipe on your Instagram or FB and tag us (@NHCommunitySeafood)
  •  #recipecontest in either post

Whoever gets the most "likes" for the week, wins an Additional 1lb share of Fish for the week!

 
MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Our former Delivery Driver and now official Assistant Manager, Kendall Young has given up the driving to come on board and help with administration, Member Management and coordinating our Restaurant Supported Fishery. 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

MANCHESTER- THURSDAYS 3-6:30pm

Thank you for your support for our local fishing community! Atlantic Pollock and Lobsters for the July 4th Week! And Shellfish Add ons every week for the rest of the season!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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