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Posted 12/11/2017 8:27pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 2 of our Holiday Seafood Medley! We hope you all enjoyed that delicious thick fillet of Halibut last week, I know I did! This week we are serving you local Lobsters, 3-chix/share. A chix lobster is a lobster that weighs between 1.1-1.25lbs.

Each week, we offer "Add-ons" for that week, allowing you to order Additional orders of the Seafood of the Week. Typically, these orders have to be in by Sunday, the week of delivery. If you would like more Oysters for next week, please order them here. These will need to be in by this Friday, 9pm, in order to give our Oyster Farmer, Brian Gennaco, ample time to harvest extras for next week.

Our Lobsters this week come from two local Lobstermen, NH Community Seafood Board President, Damon Frampton, of the F/V Vivian Mae, Portsmouth and a new supplier this year, John Heisey, F/V New Moon, out of Rye Harbor.

 

Damon Frampton, F/V Vivian Mae, hauling Lobsters

 

John Heisey, F/V New Moon, out of Rye, NH

Remember, you can hold next week and double up the following week if you want to skip oysters and double up on scallops. Do your holds here on our website.

Thanks for making it Seafood for the Holidays! This Session supports four different types of Fisheries locally, thank you for your support!

Happiest of Holidays to you,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 

 

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/8/2017 7:48am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.


Dear %%user-name%%,

We hope you thoroughly enjoyed (or will enjoy) your Halibut this week! Just a reminder that your share for our Holiday Seafood Medley Session next week will be 3-chix lobsters per Membership. Lobsters will come from our Lobstermen in Portsmouth and Rye, NH.

If you would like to order Additional Lobsters for next week click here. They will be delivered with your share. Deadline to order extras is Sunday 9pm!

Thanks for making it Seafood for the Holidays! Your support directly helps our local seafood industry and all employees in the industry!

 

Happy Holidays,

NH Community Seafood

 

(Courtesy of Shirleybell clipart)

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/4/2017 4:12pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Dear %%user-name%%,

Happy Holidays and Welcome to our Third Annual Holiday Seafood Medley! We created this session in 2015 to provide our Members with a variety of fresh and local seafood that is in season for the month of December!

Your Premier Fish for this Session is Atlantic Halibut. Halibut, a large flounder, is one of the largest fish found in the Gulf of Maine. Only swordfish, tuna and some sharks surpass the halibut in size! And although it was formerly overfished, quota in our region is now highly restricted, which makes it a highly sought after and premium species for our Holiday Medley!

We have just three boats fishing in NH this week and none were lucky enough to land a halibut as of today (like the one pictured below, caught on the NH boat, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth earlier this year). So, we have outsourced from the F/V Olympia out of Boston for the beginning of the week and hope to get a NH boat Halibut later this week!  

Erik Crowley, crew member on the F/V Heidi & Elisabeth with a Halibut earlier this year

 

COOKING HALIBUT: Cook Halibut as you would flounder, 10 minutes an inch, the cardinal rule for cooking fish. Here are some great flounder recipes to choose from on our Pinterest page: https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/flounder/

HOLDS THIS SESSION: You can hold for any week you don't like the offering in this session and double up on another week! Holds must be in by SUNDAY, 9PM the week before your share is delivered. You can do the holds here.

ADD-ONS THIS SESSION: We will have Additional Add-ons available each week of this Session! Get your extra Lobsters, Oysters and Scallops for those weeks here! These also need to be in by Sunday, 9pm the week before you delivery!

Lobsters are next week! Each share consists of 3-chix lobsters and you can order extra if you would like.

Thanks for making it Seafood for the Holidays and to continue our support for our NH Fishing Industries! Enjoy this fantastic fish!

Happiest of Holidays,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 12/3/2017 1:42pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to our Third Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session! This week we will feature our premier fish, Halibut. You can order extra Halibut and upcoming shellfish to come here. Each week, we will offer additional orders of the seafood of the week.

Please order Add ons by SUNDAY at 9pm for the upcoming week! Thanks.

To remind you of our upcoming schedule:

Week 1 Halibut
Week 2 Lobsters
Week 3 Oysters
Week 4 Scallops

If you don't like the week's offerings or will be away one week, you can hold that week and double up on any other week. Please do all holds and doubles here.

You're going to love this Session! Thanks for your support and for making it seafood for the Holidays!

Happy Holidays,

NH Community Seafood

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/27/2017 5:22pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

It's hard to believe we are in our final Week of our Fall Session, Week 15 for all Annual and 15-week Fall Members! This Session will end this week and we sincerely thank you for your continued support for this season!

If you would like to continue to receive a variety of local and seasonal seafood for the month of December, you can sign up today for our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session

With this Session, you can hold any week you don't like the offerings and double up on a week that you do like the offerings!

HOLIDAY SEAFOOD MEDLEY SESSION

Four weeks of  Halibut, Lobsters, Oysters and Scallops

 

 

And this week is our Oyster Add on Week! We are allowing all deliveries except Tuesday deliveries (those got harvested today), to order Oysters here up until tonight at 9pm! Your oysters will be delivered with your fish shares!

Our final week's fish will be Flounder, a mixture of American Plaice, Yellowtail and Winter Flounder! We started the Season with Flounder and will end with Flounder!

Additional Fish for this week can be ordered here! Use your credit and get more fish or stock up your freezer for the Holiday!

 


 American Plaice 

The American Plaice or "Dabs" are a cold water species that range from southern Labrador to Rhode Island and in the eastern Atlantic from Greenland to northern Europe. Dabs live on the sandy/mud bottom and prefer deep water. Some can be found as deep as 700m (about 2100ft). They are reddish to gray-brown on top and have a blueish white underside. They have a distinctly pointy nose and rough scales. Plaice is a white, lean flaky fish with a mild flavor. This is a right eyed species.

 

  Yellowtail Flounder

The Yellowtail flounder is found in the Atlantic Ocean from Newfoundland to the Chesapeake Bay. The species got its name from the yellow tint on the tail and fins that encompass the top and bottom of the flattened out, eyes- on- top anatomy of this species. Like all flounders, the Yellowtail spends most of its time on the bottom of the ocean, particularly in sandy bottoms and is basically sedentary unless disturbed or hungry. It is a right eyed flounder.

The flesh of this bottom dweller is lean and firm with a distinctly sweet taste often used as the standard when comparing the flavor of other flounder species. 

   Winter Flounder

The Winter flounder or "Blackbacks", got their name because of their migrations-in winter. Adults migrate from offshore areas where they feed to inshore areas like bays and estuaries, where they spawn. This is also a right eyed flounder. Winter flounder has a sweet taste and firm texture and is often the standard to which other flounder species are compared. Winter flounder absorbs seasoning and marinades readily and cooks up great on the grill. 

Your NH Fishermen this week are the seaworthy Veterans, Neal Pike, of the F/V Sandi Lynn and F/V Hope Lynn, Seabrook and David Goethel , of the F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton. We also will be using a guest boat, F/V Cheryl Ann, out of Boston.

 

David Goethel, onboard his boat named for his wife, the  F/V Ellen Diane

 F/V Ellen Diane, Hampton, NH

 

Captain Neal Pike (left) and Deckhand Keith Gray, F/V Sandi Lynn 

Thanks to  the Captains and their hard working crews for the delicious array of Flounder this week for our final Week of NH Fresh and Local fish!

Cooking Flounder: We like to remind all our members of the Cardinal rule for cooking any fish: Cook fish 10 minutes per inch of thickness. These fillets will be very thin, so just a few minutes each side will do! Here are some great flounder recipes from our Pinterest Page : https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/flounder/ and https://www.pinterest.com/nhcsf/plaice/

IF YOU ARE OWED FISH FROM THIS SESSION OR STILL HAVE CREDIT:

If you are owed a Double for a Hold and would like it for this week, email us asap! All those requests will be done on our end tomorrow!

If you still have credit with us, it will not expire! You can use it to order Additional Fish here this week, click here OR use it to order Oysters this week here (as long as you are not a Tuesday delivery). You can also use it for the Holiday Seafood Medley here or just wait to use it next season!

Restaurant Supported Fishery:

We have a dedicated group of Restaurants that support us, please do patronize them for your dinner out before the New Year. Thanks to Three River Farmer's Alliance for helping us secure our Restaurant clients this year!

 

Our Day Boat Fishermen don't fish much in the winter. Some go south for January and February to either fish or relax and some go deep sea for lobsters. And there is no shrimp season, for the fifth year in a row. So for now, we remain a seasonal supplier of fresh seafood! We will resume our Community Supported Fishery in April next year! Once you have been a Member, we will always invite you back!

Thank you so very much for supporting our struggling Fishermen and NH's Fishing Industry! We appreciate our customers and our Fishermen really appreciate you!

We hope to see you for the Holiday Seafood Medley and if not, we certainly hope to see you back next Season!

Happy Holidays to you all and thanks again!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager

 

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/24/2017 9:01am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 



Dear %%user-name%%,

We hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Now it's time to think about December..

It's that time again! Time to sign up for the Holiday Seafood Medley 2017 season from New Hampshire Community Seafood.

Four weeks of fresh and local Seafood: Fish, Lobsters, Oysters and Scallops!

Hold any week you don't like the offerings and double up another week!

Season runs December 5-30! A different local seafood every week in December!

Make it Seafood for the Holidays and support our local Fisheries and the men and women who harvest our seafood! No where else in NH can you get this kind of deal! 

Click here to begin your renewal process if you are an existing member. 

New Members use this click here to order! We have 23 pick up locations to choose from near you!

We look forward to having you as a Member for this exclusive and unique Session! 

Your friends at,
New Hampshire Community Seafood

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/21/2017 7:54am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Dear %%user-name%%,

For the Thanksgiving Week, your Thursday pick up will be on Wednesday, same time, same place!

Thanks for your patronage throughout the Fall Session! We appreciate your business! Reminder: This Session ends Thursday, November 30! 

If you want fresh seafood until the end of the year, sign up for our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session in December here! Four weeks of local and seasonal NH seafood from 4 different types of fisheries! 

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your fish, as well as your turkey next week!

Best,

NH Community Seafood

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 





              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/20/2017 2:57pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Happy Thanksgiving Week and Welcome to Week 14 of our Fall Session! Remember, this Session will end next week, with Week 15, whether you are an Annual Member or a 15-week Member.

If you are owed a Double share from a previous Hold on fish (not a lobster hold, lobster holds were credited to your account), please contact us directly and we will double your share for Week 15!

We have a great Annual Holiday Seafood Medley lined up for December, our final Session for 2017!

If you want to continue through December to receive a variety of fresh, seasonal local Seafood, you can still do that by signing up for our Holiday Seafood Medley Session! Sign up here today! Session runs for 4 weeks in December and includes: Halibut, Lobsters, Oysters and Scallops! Make it seafood for the Holidays!

The 4 Seafoods in our Holiday Seafood Medley in December

 

Additional fish for this week can be ordered by the pound, discounted over 3 pounds here. Serve up some local fish to your guests for the Holiday!

Good news for Oyster Lovers! We will be offering Oyster Add-ons for our final week next week, which is Week 15! Order your fresh Great Bay Oysters from Virgin Oyster Company here and pay the Member only price of $16/dozen. Oysters come raw and in the shell from our friends at Virgin Oyster Company, Dover.

Discounts on any order over 3 dozen! Order more and save!

 

Oysters freshly harvested from Great Bay, NH

 

Freshly bagged oysters from Virgin Oyster Company

 

This week's Catch of the Week is White Hake, a local, delectable treat from our NH waters!

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.

 

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,https://www.pinterest.com/explore/hake-recipes/

 

 

Hake with Lentils and Brussel Sprouts,  (Courtesy of Pinterest)

 

Our Fisherman this week is NH Sector fishermen Tim Daggett, captain on the F/V Angela Michelle. F/V Angela Michelle is owned by NH resident, Fanel Dobre. Weather permitting, we will also be getting fish from the F/V Sweet Misery, owned and captained by Jayson Driscoll and crew Lucas Raymond. 

Jayson is also growing seaweed in the open ocean with his daughter Paige.  Working with the assistance of  Cooperative Extension and UNH Sea Grant, they were recently featured on an interview all about the cultivation of seaweed here in NH , on NHPR : http://nhpr.org/post/watch-out-kale-why-seaweed-new-superfood#stream/0. We even have a beer being brewed, Selkie Beer, with Paige's seaweed at the Portsmouth Brewery!

 

F/V Angela Michelle tied up at the Portland, Me docks

 

F/V Sweet Misery, one of 4 boats fishing out of Rye Harbour

 

 Captain Jay Driscoll (far right) on the F/V Sweet Misery

 

Lucas Raymond, crew on F/V Sweet Misery, fishing Dogfish Shark this summer

 

Thank you for your continued support. Our NH Fishermen continue to dwindle down to just a handful of boats fishing. We focus now on encouraging our bold Young Fishermen, like Lucas Raymond (above) and Zach Griggs (new owner of NH F/V Bridget Leigh) to carry on this New England tradition and livelihood. More on this in the coming months, as we are truly dedicated to drumming up support for our new Young Fishermen!

And finally, Happy Thanksgiving Week to you. We have so much to be thankful for especially in these tumultuous times both locally and worldwide. 

We are thankful to you, our loyal customers for supporting our NH and local Fishing industries and helping make a real difference in our NH Fishermen, Lobstermen and Oyster Farmer's lives! Thank you for your support!

Give Thanks,

Andrea Tomlinson

General Manager




              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

Posted 11/15/2017 4:48pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

 

Good evening %%user-name%%,

Just wanted you to know that we will have Additional Fish available next week for Thanksgiving week (Week 14) for you to impress your guests! Click here to order!

We anticipate the fish next week to be White Hake, a white flaky, sweet tasting fish with a distinct flavor! 

You can order your Additional Fish for next week here.

And remember, this Fall Session ends December 2. Then we have our Annual Holiday Medley Session for the month of December. Sign up for this extravaganza of local seafood here. Four weeks, four different local seafoods!

Make it Seafood for the Holidays! And thanks for your support!

Happy Holidays,                           

Andrea Tomlinson

Holiday Enthusiast

 

                 

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 





     

 

 

Posted 11/15/2017 10:59am by Andrea Tomlinson.

NH Community Seafood-Community Supported Fishery (CSF)

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Fishing Community.

Dear %%user-name%%,

For the Thanksgiving Week, your Thursday pick up will be on Wednesday, same time, same place!

Thanks for your patronage throughout the Fall Session! We appreciate your business! Reminder: This Session ends Thursday, November 30! 

If you want fresh seafood until the end of the year, sign up for our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session in December here! Four weeks of local and seasonal NH seafood from 4 different types of fisheries! 

Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy your fish, as well as your turkey next week!

Best,

NH Community Seafood

              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 





              

 

Mailing Address: 1 Peirce Island Rd, Portsmouth, NH 03801

nhcommunityseafood@gmail.com

www.nhcommunityseafood.com

 

 

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