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NHCS Newsletter: Spring/Summer Session, WEEK 8 WHITE HAKE

Posted 6/4/2018 4:02pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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(Photo courtesy of Abel & Cole)

 

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WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 8 of our Community Supported Fishery!  This week we are serving up Lobsters to our Lobster and Fish Share Members and the Catch of the Week, White Hake to our Fish Only Members. 

To all our 8-week Members who want to Extend their Memberships to a full 16 or 32-weeks,  starting tomorrow, you can do that here. Memberships are prorated. You will be Updating your Memberships. Just a few clicks and you're done!

 

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 12 (Fourth of July Week)
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, White Hake and our Weekly Haddock!
 
ADDITIONAL LOBSTERS THIS WEEK
 
 
We have Additional Lobster for Sale this week, Chix size (1.0-1.24 lbs) order here for delivery with your shares this week! Orders due by midnight tonight!
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

Lobster holds for Lobster Weeks, Fish Holds for Fish Weeks! We cannot exchange fish for lobster or vica versa, due to our pricing.

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. 

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 500 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

New this Year! We plan to have Weekly Haddock available, by the 1lb, as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! 

Order your Additional White Hake this week 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-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 the crew on the F/V Anne Marie, owned by NH resident, Fanel Dobre and Captained by Tim Daggett. Thanks to the crew for the Atlantic Pollock this week!

 


The F/V Anne Marie landed our White Hake this week

 

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!

Here's how to enter:

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

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

THIS WEEK'S WINNER:

WINNER: Seth Beauchemin's FRIED POLLOCK. How do you Pan Fry Pollock? Check it out: [https://www.bbc.com/food/recipes/pollockfilletgrenobl_93678]

 
 
 

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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

Thank you for your support for our local and regional fishing community! Enjoy the delicious, light and flaky White Hake and your Lobsters!

And remember to extend your Memberships, starting tomorrow, if you are an 8-week Member! Thanks!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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