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Posted 6/15/2018 10:26am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

We will be offering fresh Scallops as Add ons next week to be picked up with your fish shares! 

Scallops are $20/lb and there are 12-20 Scallops/lb. Our Scallops will come from Gloucester, Mass next week. Our NH waters are not currently open for scalloping.

Order here by Sunday night for pick up next week! Please use a credit or debit card to pay online.

Thanks for making it fresh and local seafood!

And don't forget to tune into Channel 9, WMUR this Monday, June 18th at 7pm to see NH Community Seafood featured on NH Chronicle!

A special thanks to all our wonderful Shareholders who suggested we get  on NH Chronicle at our Annual Shareholder's Meeting in 2016! Finally, we did it!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager



          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/11/2018 3:20pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

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

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 9 of our Community Supported Fishery! And Welcome to our 8-week Members who extended their Memberhips! If you are signed up for a Fish and Lobster share, you will be getting fish this week.  You will receive Lobsters again on Weeks 12 and 14, other than those weeks, you will be picking up fish. The Catch of the Week this week is Monkfish, also known as "Poor Man's Lobster"! 

 

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
 
 
 
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 have Weekly Haddock available, by the 1lb, as well as Additional Fish for the Catch of the Week! 

Order your Additional Monkfish this week or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs of Haddock or Catch of the Week! 

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-MONKFISH

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

Check out this recent article, "Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird-looking fish..... on Monkfish by the Associated Press: https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/03/02/ugly-delicacy-industry-touts-weird-looking-fish

 Ugly delicacy? Industry touts weird-looking fish.....

 

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!

Monkfish Kabobs (courtesy of Pinterest)

Here are some great recipe ideas for Monkfish on our Pinterest page here and on our great new blog, created by our Social Media Specialist, Katie Curnan, here.

KNOW YOUR FISHERMEN
 
Our catch this week comes from our faithful F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, captained by Jamie Hayward and crew Members Chris White and Tommy.
Ward Byrne is on call on land at the Portsmouth Commercial Fishing Pier.
 
 
 
Captain Jamie Hayward, F/V Heidi & Elisabeth, lands in Portsmouth
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
F/V Heidi Elisabeth coming into port
 
 
 
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: Priscilla Merrill, Umami, Northwood Pick Up

 
Recipe contest. Don’t HAKE this fish for granted! I may be fishing for compliments and on the achey breaky FLAKY HAKY HEART healthy recipe. It’s crumby but I hake you like it.

Prepared with about 2 teaspoons of real butter, 1/4 c coconut creamer on the bottom, fresh dill and panko crumbs sprinkled with Paul Prudohmme seafood magic spice on top ... maybe it’s an aphrodisiac so you can have Hanky Panko later! Served with jasmine rice on side and roasted fresh summer veggies from my first Brasen Hill CSa share!

 — at Brasen Hill Farm.
Image may contain: food

 

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 continued support! And thanks to all our 8-week Members who extended their Membership! Enjoy the delicious Monkfish, it is an acquired taste, but once you acquire it, you will continue to desire it!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/9/2018 7:37am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

Just a friendly reminder to all you 8-week Members:

You can extend your 8-week Membership to a 16-week or 32-week Membership as of today! You can do this by signing up for a pro rated Membership.

Update your Membership here and continue to receive NH fresh and local seafood throughout our 2018 Season.

Thank you for your support! We will have a variety of different Add ons for the remainder of our Spring/Summer Session including: Oysters, Crabs, Scallops and Mussels!

Update your Membership today and help us to continue to support our local NH Fishing Industry! 

All the best,

NH Community Seafood 


****If you originally signed up at a prorated cost, your updated proration will have to be done manually on our end. Simply update and email us, thanks!




          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 6/4/2018 4:32pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

Dear %%user-name%%, 

Additional Lobsters are available this week with your share. Order here by midnight tonight. 

Lobsters will be available with your shares. They are Chix size and weigh between 1.0-1.24 lbs.

If you are a Fish and Lobster Member, you are only picking up Lobster this week. This is a way to get extras. If you want fish with your share this week, you can order Additional Fish here!

If you are a Fish only Member, you can order Add on Lobsters this week and enjoy both! 

Thanks for supporting our local Lobstermen!

Sincerely,

NH Community Seafood







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

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

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

(Photo courtesy of Abel & Cole)

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

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]

 
 
 

Image may contain: food

 
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

 

 

Posted 5/28/2018 3:18pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 7 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, Atlantic Pollock to our Fish Only Members. 

We have a new CSF Pick up Location in Henniker, NH, at the Henniker Community Market! Thanks to Monica Rico, coordinator of the Henniker Community Market and part owner of Terra Organics Farm in Henniker for helping us set up this new site!

   

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 8- June 5- June 9
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, Pollock and our Weekly Haddock also. 

HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

If you are a Fish and Lobster Member and doubled up this week in exchange for holding on a fish week, we cannot honor it. We cannot exchange fish for lobster or vice versa, due to our pricing system. The only way you can double on a lobster week is if you held a lobster week.

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. 

Please note, when you pick up a "double" share, you will be getting a double of your share size. For example: 1lb share size picks up 2-1 lb bags, 1/2lb share size gets 2-1/2lb bags. It's really important we get that one right, so everyone gets the correct shares each week!

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

Lobster Share Members can get fish this week too! Need some extra fish for your dinner party or family get together? We've got it!

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 Pollock 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-ATLANTIC POLLOCK

A large Atlantic Pollock, a close cousin to the Cod

 

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 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!

NH owned F/V Anne Marie, caught our Pollock this week

 
 

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 awesome new blog, for recipes and videos!
 
RECIPE CONTEST FOR MEMBERS-got to play to win!

Got recipes? Take pictures! You know who you are! We've loved seeing your posts over the years on our Social Media so much, that we want to start a contest! We are starting our Weekly Member Recipe Contest on Facebook and/or Instagram. And the competition will be stiff!

Here's how to enter:

  • Post on our  or page (Click to link)
  • Post your recipe on your Instagram or FB and tag us (@NHCommunitySeafood)
  •  #recipecontest in either post

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

THIS WEEK'S WINNER:

Congrats Nikki Wesoly! White Hake recipe contest complete! Check out what everyone made & how to try it yourself. 
___

NHCOMMUNITYSEAFOODBLOG.WORDPRESS.COM
 
Nikki Wesoly is the recipe winner for our White Hake week!
 
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! Atlantic Pollock is plentiful and abundant. Enjoy it with your Lobsters this week and extend your Holiday!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast






          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/24/2018 10:01am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

You have the opportunity to extend your 8-week membership to either our 16 week of 32 week Membership. Your Membership will then be a "prorated" one.

16 week Memberships go until Aug 4

32 week Memberships go until Dec. 1 

Here's how: SORRY, BUT YOU HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL WEEK 8 TO DO THIS, SO OUR ONLINE ORDERING SYSTEM UNDERSTANDS!

Starting Week 8, update your membership between June 5- June 11.

I will, of course, send you a reminder to do this.

Thanks for your understanding. We appreciate your support and want you to extend if you like, we just can't do it yet!

You will be simply updating your membership and just have to push a few buttons!

Thanks and enjoy your fresh and local seafood!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson, GM

 







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/23/2018 12:38pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


Dear %%user-name%%,

If you are a returning Member, you will recall that once summer starts, we move our Pick Up Location to the Exeter Farmer's Market, at Swasey Parkway, downtown Exeter. Market runs from 2:15-6pm.

We will start tomorrow, so please go to the Exeter Farmer's Market to pick up your share! We will also be retailing our Catch of the Week and signing up new Members for our CSF at the market!

Our new Salesperson, Isobel Bickford will be there with our Assistant Manager, Kendall Young tomorrow. Our volunteer, MJ Mohl, will be there regularly throughout the season also!

Thanks for making it fresh and local seafood for the summer! See you at the market! 

Thanks,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager

EXETER FARMERS' MARKET INFO

STARTS: 5/24/2018

RAIN OR SHINE

THURSDAYS

2:15 - 6:00 PM

MAY 3RD - OCTOBER 25TH

SWASEY PARKWAY, EXETER NH

SNAP/EBT & debit card transactions available to market customers.







          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/23/2018 11:10am by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 


Dear %%user-name%%,

We will be offering Live Lobsters as Add ons next week for all Members. If you are a Lobster and Fish Share Member, you will already be receiving the following amount of Chix lobsters (between 1.1-1.2lbs) according to your share size:

FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBERS HAVE PREPAID FOR:

2lb Fish Share- 4 chix lobsters

1lb Fish Share- 2 chix lobsters

1/2lb Fish Share- 1 chix lobster

If you would like additional lobsters or if you have a Fish only share and would like to order lobsters click here.

Additional lobsters will be a little bigger than chix, they will be "Quarters", weighing 1.25lbs.

Price is $8.00/lb or $10.00 per lobster.

Thanks for making it fresh and local seafood for the summer!

Best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801

 

 

Posted 5/21/2018 2:45pm by Andrea Tomlinson.

Eat Fresher Fish.  Support Our Local Fishing Industry.


 

 

Dear %%user-name%%,

WELCOME TO OUR CSF

Welcome to Week 6 of our Community Supported Fishery! Our Catch of the Week is the White Hake! A light and flaky white fish that cooks up like cod or haddock!

Next week is our first week of Lobsters for our Fish and Lobster Share Members. We will be offering our Fish only Members the opportunity to buy Lobsters next week as well!

SESSION INFO-FISH ONLY vs FISH and LOBSTER SHARES

Attention all Lobster and Fish Share Members! Remember, you cannot replace fish for lobster or lobster for fish when doing your Holds and Doubles.

LOBSTER WEEKS START next week, WEEK 7

Share Types come in 3 sizes:

FISH AND LOBSTER MEMBERS

Your shares are priced according to the following amounts of lobsters:

2lb Share- 4 lobsters

1lb Share- 2 lobsters

1/2lb-1 lobster lobster  

FISH and LOBSTER SHARE MEMBERS; To remind you, if you are signed up for our Lobster and Fish Shares, you will receive Lobsters only on the following weeks:                                                                                           

UPCOMING LOBSTER WEEKS
 
Week 7- May 29- June 2
Week 8- June 5- June 9
Week 12 (Fourth of July Week)
Week 14 - July 17- July 21
 
FISH SHARE ONLY MEMBERS: You won't miss out on getting Lobsters these weeks either! We will have Lobster Add-ons Available on all Lobster Weeks, at our Members Only market price for you to have with your fish that week! Look for an email Friday.

HOLDS, DOUBLES AND PICK UP LOCATION CHANGES

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. 

Please note, when you pick up a "double" share, you will be getting a double of your share size. For example: 1lb share size picks up 2-1 lb bags, 1/2lb share size gets 2-1/2lb bags. It's really important we get that one right, so everyone gets the correct shares each week!

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-HADDOCK AND WHITE HAKE

Need some extra fish for your dinner party or family get together? We've got it!

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 or Weekly Haddock for this week here! We have a limited amount of Haddock available weekly.

Discounts orders over 3lbs! 

PAYMENTS

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

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 Paulo Marc, out of Portland, Maine. Thanks to the crew on this Guestboat for our Catch of the Week this week!

F/V Paulo Marc, our Guestboat 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  or page (Click to link)

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:

Congrats to our Exeter Member, Elizabeth Marcus, the winner of our Weekly Recipe Contest!

 

 
Elizabeth Marcus
Elizabeth Marcus I just happened upon this recipe before we picked up our pollack and decided to try it. It was fabulous! https://cooking.nytimes.com/.../1018023-baked-fish-and-chipsManage
COOKING.NYTIMES.COM
 
 

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.

 

 

Thank you for your support for our local and regional fishing community! White hake is a delicious white fish that is gaining popularity all over the country! Enjoy our local version and we will see you with lobsters next week!

All the best,

Andrea Tomlinson
General Manager
Seafood Enthusiast
 


          

1 Peirce Island Rd-Portsmouth-NH-03801