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NHCS Newsletter, Week 4, Session 2

Posted 7/27/2015 10:09pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

Community Supported Fishery

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Your Fishing Community.

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Hello CSF Session 2 Members,

You have been very adventurous thus far this Session, trying Monkfish, King Whiting and last week's Dogfish Shark This week, we are offering a more familiar cousin to the cod, the Atlantic Haddock.

While most of you have tried this Atlantic favorite, I can bet you've never had it as fresh as you will this week! The Haddock spans both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In our western Atlantic, Haddock can be found from Newfoundland to Cape May, New Jersey. A cold water species, the Haddock is most abundant in the Gulf of Maine and especially offshore on Georges Bank.

Haddock prefer a gravel or rocky bottom and can live up to 10 years old. Grayish-silver in color, with a distinctive black lateral line and black 'thumbprint" along the side, haddock are also easily recognized by their pointed, shark-like, front dorsal fin. This species feeds primarily on mollusks, crustaceans and herring. 

Haddock fillets are firm and tender. They are denser than a cod fillet and have a sweet, mild flavor. Most fried fish sandwiches you will find in New England are haddock. This is a staple and abundant New England species. 

 

Here are some great recipe ideas for Haddock: https://www.pinterest.com/graffambros/haddock-recipes/. Our Fishermen this week hail from the F/V Harmony out of the Gulf of Maine. The crew on the Harmony were featured in the History Channel Documentary Nor'Eastern Men in 2012, our very own New England version of the Deadliest Catch!

I hope you all enjoyed your Lobster Ravioli last week! In addition to Lobster Ravioli this week, our Add on will feature  NH's own Virgin Oyster Company, owned and operated by aquaculturist, Brian Gennaco. Enjoy NH grown Fresh Raw Oysters, just harvested out of Little Bay each day for our Members Only exclusive Shellfish Add ons! Remember, all Shellfish Add ons must be ordered by Monday 9pm for the week of delivery!

And don't forget, we have a host of restaurants supporting NH Community Seafood and the local fish movement as well! Our Restaurant Supported Fishery (RSF) is one of few existing programs like it in the country and we are proud to supply the following cutting edge NH establishments with our fresh, local fish weekly: Blue Moon Evolution (Exeter), Black Trumpet(Portsmouth), Jumpin Jay's Fish Cafe(Portsmouth), The Hancock Inn(Hancock), The Local Eatery(Laconia), Moxy(Portsmouth),Vida Cantina(Portsmouth) and Smuttynose Hayseed(Hampton).  Try a night out at one of these fantastic restaurants and tell them you are part of the CSF!

Now, for LOGISTICS:

 LOCAL LOBSTERS FOR SALE OFF THE BOAT IN PORTSMOUTH:

 Want to buy some local soft shell lobsters and Jonah crabs, right off the boat, the same day they were caught? Damon Frampton of the F/V Vivian Mae and John Borden of the F/V Mary Baker have started selling these yummy crustaceans off the boat, at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier, on Peirce Island, next to Prescott Park. You will find them down on the docks between 3-6pm on Fridays for the rest of July into August.

 

 

YOUR SHARE SIZES ARE COLOR CODED ON THE BAG:

 

Full Shares/2 lbs- HAVE A GREEN DOT

 

Half Shares/1 lb-HAVE A YELLOW DOT

 

Quarter Shares/1/2lb-HAVE A PINK DOT

 

 

 

VACATION HOLDS AND DOUBLING UP, PLEASE REVIEW:

 

WE CAN DO A HOLD FOR YOU IF YOU ARE AWAY, BUT YOU HAVE TO SCHEDULE IT YOURSELF ON OUR WEBSITE, IT'S EASY:

 

  • Go to MEMBER LOG IN and sign in
  • When you see the "Welcome to New Hampshire Community Seafood message, choose  in the shaded gray box, "Schedule a new vacation hold or temporary pick up location change", click on Schedule. 
  • Choose VACATION HOLD
  • Choose WEEK TO HOLD

 

Choose WEEK TO DOUBLE, it is not automatically the following week

 

VOLUNTEERING WITH NHCS:

 

Labelling bags: We use at least 500 bags each week for our shares. Throughout the Session, will be having bag labelling get togethers OR you could take some bags home and label them and bring them back the following week. Email me, I'd be glad for the help!

 

Social Media: Like us on Facebook, invite your friends to view our page and please share a recipe! We are on Twitter and Instagram too! Retweet our tweets and spread the word!

 

Handing out Shares: Some of our pick ups are self serve pick ups, like Farmer Dave's in Dracut, Dover Natural Foods in Dover and Local Eatery in Laconia. If you are willing to help hand out shares, it is helpful to have someone checking off names and ensuring you have the correct share size and Add ons. We are encountering several mishaps at our self help pick ups as the Session moves forward. If you are interested in meeting new people and being a part of our community, please let me know at the below email address.

Summertime is Seafood Time, so live it up!

Enjoy,

Andrea

 

 

 

 

 

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nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

Andrea Tomlinson

Manager, New Hampshire Community Seafood

(603) 767-7209

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