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Posted 11/15/2018 1:23pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%,

Thank you for your Fall Session or Annual Membership. We are currently in Week 14. The Fall Session will end December 1, in two weeks, on Week 16.

You can continue to receive fresh and local seafood for the month of December with our Holiday Seafood Medley Session! Sign up here by "updating" your Membership.

Four weeks of fresh, seasonal, local NH Seafood for the Holiday! All for just $100/4-weeks, delivered to your Pick up Location!

Thanks for making it seafood for the Holidays!

Many thanks,

NH Community Seafood




                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/13/2018 12:27pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-firstname%%,

For the Thanksgiving Week next week, your Pick up will occur on Wednesday, same time and place. We will be offering Oysters as Add ons for your stuffing!

If you are holding next week, be sure to double up for our final week of the Fall Session, Week 16. It will be listed as "week starting Tues, November 27".

Thanks and don't forget about our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session for December. Sign up here.

Thanks for your support and have a wonderful, seafood filled Holiday!

 

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/12/2018 2:39pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Welcome to Week 14 of our fantastic Fall Session, the Catch of the Week, as promised for this Session, is Flounder! And Lobsters for our Annual Fish and Lobster Members as well as Add-ons! Just two weeks left to our Fall Session!

Your share for this Session  is %%member-types-text%%. If you are an Annual Fish and Lobster Member, you will receive just lobsters this week. You can utilize our Additional Fish Add on if you want fish too!

ANNUAL FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBER shares:

2lb share- 8 lobsters, no fish

1lb share- 4 lobsters, no fish

1/2lb share- 2 lobsters, no fish

You don't have to miss a week of fresh, local seafood after Fall Session is over! Sign up for our Holiday Seafood Medley Session here. It's our Annual Session with 4 weeks of a different, fresh and local NH seafood, all for just $100! You can hold two weeks and double two weeks if you don't like a week's selection!

Makes a great Holiday gift! Email us on how to get a Gift Certificate!

 

  

CATCH OF THE WEEK-FLOUNDER

 

Your Catch of the Week is Flounder. Specifically, American Plaice, affectionately known as "Dabs" from our local Fishermen this week.

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.

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN

Your Fishermen this Week are Guestboat Fishermen from the F/V Paulo Marc and the F/V Teresa Marie III. Both boats hail from Portland, ME. None of our NH Fishermen are currently fishing for Flounder. 

F/V Teresa Marie at the Portland Pier this morning

 

F/V Paulo Marc helped land our Dabs this week

 

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Cooking with Flounder is a delicate process. 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 here and a link to our blog with recipe ideas and videos here.

 Crispy Flounder and Roasted Tomatoes (courtesy of Pinterest)

 

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS

Lobsterman Damon Frampton, NHCS Board President, helped with lobsters this week

 

  Lobster this week  from the F/V Vivian Mae, F/V Julie Ann III and Yankee Fisherman's Coop Lobstermen

Shellfish Schedule Remaining:

WEEK 15  Oysters -Thanksgiving Week, great for stuffing!

WEEK 16  Scallops

Order the week prior to delivery!

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

The Catch of the Week, Flounder is available this week, in discounted orders up to 5lbs. Get your Additional Haddock here, please order by tonight at 12pm!

Orders are available in 1lb bags and discounted on orders over 2 lbs!

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.

THANK YOU

We have just two weeks left for our Fall Session. You can continue to support our local fishing industry by buying a share in our Holiday Seafood Medley. 

Enjoy your Flounder and Lobster Add ons! A local seafood treat!

Don't forget to sign up for the Holiday Seafood Medley, you won't regret this local, seasonal treat!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


                                   

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/10/2018 7:50am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Next week is our final lobster week for the Season. If you are an Annual Member, Fish and Lobster Share, you will receive only lobsters!

Lobsters will also be available as Add ons. They come live and with claws banded.

 

Member prices are just $6.75/lb, including delivery with your fish share!

Order here to pick up next week. Lobsters will be live and banded. Order individually or in groups of three.

Thanks for making it local seafood,

NH Community Seafood

 



                         

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/5/2018 10:28am by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Don't miss a week of fresh seafood! We have local, seasonal seafood for the Holidays!

Our Annual Holiday Seafood Medley Session will run the month of December!

Week 1- 3 Lobsters

Week 2- 18 Oysters

Week 3- 1 lb Scallops

Week 4- 1 lb Premium fish (Grey sole or Halibut)

All delivered to one of our many Pick up locations near you for just $100 for the 4-week Session!

Sign up here today! 

Happy Holiday Season,

NH Community Seafood



                    

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 11/2/2018 9:36pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%% , 

Once again, we are happy to be offering fresh, off the boat Scallops, from our friends in Gloucester and New Bedford, again next week as Add ons!

Just two more times to get scallops this Season! Stock up, they freeze well!

Scallops are delivered with your fish share, 1lb bags have between 12-20 scallops, no shell.

Membership price, including delivery is $20/lb!

Order here for next week by this Sunday night! And thanks!

Your friends at,

NH Community Seafood



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/29/2018 3:00pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,
 
 

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 12 of our Community Supported Fishery and Restaurant Supported Fishery!   The Catch of the Week this week is Monkfish, also known as "Poor Man's Lobster"! The crew of the Heidi & Elisabeth are braving the tail end of the Nor'Easter to bring in this week's catch! This fish is abundant and one of the few fish that our fishermen can catch in bulk right now!

To remind you, you are signed up for a %%member-types-text%% at %%pickup-title%%.

Do you know someone who might enjoy our program? They can always sign up here, at a prorated price! We offer rolling enrollment throughout the Session and there are 5 weeks left! 

 

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-MONKFISH

Chris White, aka "Whitey", longtime crewmember, with a Monkfish onboard the Heidi & Elisabeth

Once caught as by-catch in otter trawls and gillnets, have quickly become one of the world's most popular fish. In the west, usually just the tail meat is eaten, but there is a large market for whole monkfish in Asian countries. Also known as "Poor Man's Lobster", monkfish tail meat has both the consistency and distinct taste of this famous crustacean. If you like lobster, you'll love monkfish! And if you don't like lobster, the firm, white fillet when cooked also tastes like a sweetened fish. The flesh is distinct and a purplish-brownish color when raw and turns white once cooked. 

Not at all attractive on the outside, Monkfish should not be judged by their outward appearance! They are a brownish color mottled with white spots on top and white on the underbelly. Their habitat spans from the Grand Banks and northern Gulf of St. Lawrence along the Atlantic shoreline south to Cape Hatteras, NC. Monkfish are voracious predators. They lurk on the sandy, muddy bottom and lure their prey with the spiny extension on their head. This "lure" attracts the prey, like bait on a fishing line, bringing the victim close in for the lunge of the monkfish. The unusually broad mouth, adapted to swallow whole fish, shrimp and squid, is lined with layers of stubby white teeth.

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Cook Monkfish as you would any other fish, and remember the cardinal rule, 10 minutes an inch! The monkfish tails are wide and thick, because they are the tail meat. Marinating the tails and seasoning before cooking adds to the flavor. Baked, sauteed, broiled, roasted or grilled, these tails are fantastic!

I cook Monkfish up in foil on the grill, after I marinate it in Jamaican Jerk seasoning and it is always fabulous!

Here are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish on our Pinterest page here and on our blog,  here.

Monkfish Kabobs (courtesy of Pinterest)

 

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
 
Our catch this week comes from our faithful supplier,  Jamie Hayward,  F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, landing in Portsmouth. Jamie and his crew, Tommy, Josh and Whitey, are bringing in our Monkfish this week.
 
The crew is grateful to share the fruits of their labor with our local community!
 
And a special thanks to our friend, Ward Byrne, who is always on call with ice ready to land fish at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier.
 
 
A boat full of fish, Monkfish heads used for lobster bait, on the far right
 
 
 
 
Captain Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, lands in Portsmouth
 
SHELLFISH ADD ONS
 
No Add ons this week, but every other week, here's the schedule:
 
WEEK 12  No Add ons 

WEEK 13  Scallops

WEEK 14  Lobsters

WEEK 15  Oysters -Thanksgiving Week, great for stuffing!

WEEK 16  Scallops

Orders are taken the week before delivery up until Sunday night!

 

 Annual Holiday Seafood Medley, sign ups go live this week, look for your email invite!
 
 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

You can 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 at the same link.

 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

We offer Additional Haddock, weekly, discounted pricing starts at 2lbs.

We also offer Additional Catch of the Week each week. Discounted pricing starts at 2lbs! Prices have been reduced! 

Check out our Additional Fish orders here.

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

 

MEMBERSHIP QUESTIONS?

Please email kendall@nhcommunityseafood.com with any and all Membership questions pertaining to your account. This includes using your credit to order an Add on, Kendall can assist!

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:

 

Seacoast Growers Association

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm Haddock available weekly

 This weekend is the last one!

 

 

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm Winter Market hours

 

Thanks so much for your support for our local fishing industry! Just a few more weeks left of our delicious local fish species and Shellfish! Then 4 weeks in December of our Holiday Seafood Medley, a different local seafood each week! Sign ups start this week!

Enjoy the Monkfish and thanks much!

 

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






                           

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/22/2018 1:36pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 11 of our Community Supported Fishery!  The Catch of the Week is the cousin to the Cod, the Atlantic Pollock!

Add ons this week are Oysters from Virgin Oyster Company!

 

SHELLFISH ADD ONS

Oysters this week from Virgin Oyster Company! Orders still open! Deadline extended to 5pm tonight!
 
Click here to order your Oysters for this week!

 

CATCH OF THE WEEK-ATLANTIC POLLOCK


Colin Barnard, on the F/V Witchcraft, Rye Harbor, offloading a vat of fish

 

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  are Jayson Driscoll, owner of the F/V Witchcraft, out of Rye, NH and his crew, Lucas Raymond and Colin Barnard.  The F/V Witchcraft is the biggest boat in our NH Fleet and is a trip boat.


Captain Jayson Driscoll, offloading from down below

 

 The F/V Witchcraft, at Rye Harbor offloading

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 interactive blog, for recipes and videos!
 

Join NHCS for our 3rd "Fish'nformation" dinner at Revival Kitchen and Bar, Depot Street, Concord, NH. Chef Corey Fletcher will turn the Pollock into a masterpiece!

Have you ever thought about where your fish comes from or who caught it? Join us at Revival to learn about underutilized New England sourced fish & your local fishing industry!

 
HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

To do a hold, press here. Be sure to select a week to hold and a week to double up!

 

ADDITIONAL FISH WEEKLY

Weekly Haddock and Pollock available, by the 1lb, for our customers for Fall Session! 

Order your Additional Fish this week here.

 

PAYMENTS

We operate on the Trust System. You do not have to be paid in full to receive your first share. We do ask that you pay as soon as possible and will accept payments in installments, if necessary. Please be advised, however, in order to order Add-ons, your Membership must be paid in full. 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.

 

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:

 

Seacoast Growers Association

PORTSMOUTH- SATURDAYS 8am-1pm   Haddock available weekly 

EXETER- THURSDAYS 2:15-6pm   Haddock available weekly

 

 

HENNIKER- THURSDAYS 4-7pm  Haddock weekly (last week this week)

CONTOOCOOK- SATURDAYS 10am-1pm 

 

Thanks for your support! These are some of the most trying times for our local NH Fishermen. By purchasing from us, you are directly supporting them and helping to increase their price/lb for every pound of fish we purchase! 

Thank you and enjoy your fresh and local seafood!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast







                   

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

 

 

Posted 10/22/2018 9:34am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

We have more Oysters available for this week from Virgin Oyster Company, Dover! Deadline extended until 5pm tonight! 

Click here to get your oysters for this week! Bags come in one dozen count, shell on, oysters are live.

Oysters are great anytime of year, not just summer! And remember, you can cook them (click here for countless ideas) or eat them raw!

We will only have oysters as Add ons one more week this Session! So get them while you can!

And of course, our Additional Fish is available weekly! This week our Catch of the Week is Pollock and Haddock is always available!

Shellfish make you smarter,

NH Community Seafood

 



               

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 10/21/2018 3:18pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

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Dear %%user-name%%,

Don't forget to order your oysters for this coming week fresh out of Great Bay! Order by tonight please!

Oysters are great cooked or raw!

Click here to order! Oyster price for Members is just $16/dozen!

Thanks,

NH Community Seafood







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801