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NHCS Newsletter: Week 8, Season 2

Posted 9/29/2014 5:05pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood 

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Ahoy CSF Members!

This week will be our last week of Season 2.  

For Week 8 we will have Acadian Redfish for all CSF members.  

Redfish is a much smaller fish than many of our other groundfish we offer and therefore yields smaller fillets. You will find that the skin will be left on your fish this week, but it will be scaled. The skin itself is actually an orange red, hence the name Redfish. Our processors do their best to pick-out all bones, but please be cautious of any little ones that may have been overlooked.

This is one of our most excellent taco fish, so if you're looking to have a fiesta, this is your fish. When cooking Redfish, I like to dredge the fish in a spicy panko coating and then pan fry the small fillets, and layer them in a taco with an aioli and fresh farm stand slaw. It's also a great recipe for those of you who are a bit more adventurous and like to do a Thai sort of dish with coconut milk and maybe some lemon grass. I recently breaded redfish fillets in a panko, coconut, red pepper mix and baked them for 15 minutes. Absolutely delicious. Get creative. There is no wrong way when it comes to fish this fresh.




Just a reminder that this is our last week of the season!  

If you would like to continue to pick-up our NH fresh fish each week, please be sure to register for our third and final season of the year, if you have not done so already.  You can either register for Season 3 online at www.NHCommunitySeafood.com or you can send us an email asking to re-enroll you.  Payments can be made via paypal or feel free to mail in a check.

And once you register, don't forget to remind your friends to do the same.  Get your friends on board and then you can each take turns picking up each other's fish.  How convenient! 

Please take note that there will be a week-long break between seasons.  That means there will be NO fish next week.  Season 3 will start the week of October 13th.




Our fisherman of the week this week is Kurtis Lang of Portsmouth Harbor.  He is one of the youngest fisherman in our fleet and a great father to two beautiful daughters.  You can read all about Kurtis on my Fishues blog here.  Enjoy the following photos taken by volunteer photographer Sara Forrest.  

In other news, I'd like to give a quick shout out to our Durham CSF pick-up's host, Kate Politano & family for letting us use their house as a pick-up location this past year.  Kate has done a wonderful job coordinating each week's missed shares for the 60+ members that pick-up in Durham each week.  Any fish that has been left over the course of a season has been frozen and then then donated to the Dover Children's Home once a month for a feast of NH fish prepared by a group of volunteer mothers.  Thank you Kate for facilitating such a wonderful act of kindness.  



University of New Hampshire's Cooperative Extension came out with a great video this week featuring NH Sea Grant and their Brian E. Doyle Fellowship offered to undergraduate students at UNH each year, like I once was. It's wonderful opportunities like these that lead to organizations such as NH Community Seafood.  I am very thankful for the opportunities I had working as a Brian Doyle Fellow 3 Summers ago.  Please enjoy this short film put together by Brittany Debelis. You just may recognize some familiar faces...


I would like to take the time now to formally announce that we have hired a new employee to drive our fresh catch around the state for us each week.  I'd like to welcome Emma Frampton to our community of seafood lovers.  Some of you may recognize the name; that's right, she is the daughter of Portsmouth lobsterman Damon Frampton who many of you met down on the pier this past Summer on Friday evenings.  We are thrilled to have her onboard.  If you see Emma around, be sure to give her a welcoming wave, and let her know how much you appreciate her hard work.  Delivering fish to 600+ people each week is no easy task, I can assure you.


That being said, I'd like to also take this opportunity to let everyone know that this will be my last newsletter of the year.  It is with a slightly heavy heart that I say farewell to you all.  There is a time and season for everything in life, and it is now time for me to head out on my next adventure.  I am leaving in a few weeks Caribbean bound to continue my passion with the sea and take advantage of a new work opportunity to save money to expedite the payoff of my college loans.

Working with NH Community Seafood these past 2 years and with each of you as our dedicated customers and supporters has been a transformational experience and I thank you all for being a part of that.  I wish you all well in your own endeavors and as continuing champions of our NH fishermen and NH Community Seafood!


Warmest regards,

Sarah E. VanHorn







Josh Wiersma, Ph.D

Co-Founder/Executive Director

(603) 682-6115

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