CSA(F) stands for community-supported agriculture, or, in our case, community-supported fisheries (CSF).
Pay for a season’s worth of food to become a member and receive local, quality produce, poultry and/or seafood.
What It Means
- eating healthful foods and preparing them for your family
- supporting local farmers/fishermen and women
- being kind to our planet
- learning something new
- being adventurous in the kitchen, like trying underutilized fish in the name of sustainability
Getting food from a CSA(F) is different from going to a farmers market or using a grocery delivery service. As a CSA(F) member, you make a seasonal commitment to a small farmer/fisherman or woman in your area, and the produce/seafood is either delivered to your door or you pick it up at a local distribution center (We have Pick-Up Locations in NH, MA and ME). CSA(F) members take pleasure in knowing where and how their food is grown/caught and typically have an open line of communication with their farmer/fisherman or woman.
“Community-supported agriculture (fisheries) is all about relationships and feeding families,” said Simon Huntley, CEO of Small Farm Central, a company that provides marketing support for small farms and started CSA(F) Day. “CSA(F) farmers typically teach members what’s in season throughout the year, and help them appreciate and cook food to which they may not otherwise be exposed.”
According to Small Farm Central’s CSA Farming Annual Report, the most popular time to join a CSA each year is at the end of February. CSA Day serves to promote our local farmers and fishermen/women and support sustainable practices. Our sign-ups are happening now! If you like Seafood and want to support the families of our fishermen and women, check out WHAT WE OFFER this Spring!
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When you BECOME A MEMBER of our Community Supported Fishery (CSF), you get a weekly share of delicious, wild caught fish fillets and optional “Add-on” choices like fresh local scallops, oysters, and lobster. Pick-up your shares at a LOCATION closest to you. Flexible plan for holds during vacation time. Your weekly share will be the “Catch of the Week”. You will receive a weekly newsletter on Mondays telling you about your fish, recipe ideas, and the NH Fisherman who caught it! Starting April 17 and lasting 8, 16, or 32 weeks.
Gulf of Maine species: Acadian Redfish, American Plaice, Cod, Haddock, Yellowtail Flounder, Winter Flounder, Atlantic Pollock, King Whiting, Monkfish, White Hake, Cusk, or Dogfish (Cape) Shark.
FISH ONLY or FISH & LOBSTER shares available
2lb Share/Week– feeding 4+
1lb Share/Week– feeding 2
1/2lb Share/Week– feeding 1
Lobster shares depend on the size of Fish Shares:
2lb Fish share: 4 chix /share
1lb Fish share: 2 chix /share
1/2lb Fish share: 1 chix/share
Chix lobsters weigh between 1.1-1.2lbs. Lobsters come live and banded on claws.
April 17-June 9
April 17-August 4
April 17-December 1
Zach Griggs and Lucas Raymond – Photo by Jason Moon
Some of the youngest commercial fishermen in New Hampshire, Zach Griggs, and Lucas Raymond were recently interviewed by New Hampshire Public Radio on their new series The Balance: The Costs, Benefits and Tradeoffs of Living in New Hampshire. Honest and hopeful, the two weigh in on how the fishing industry in New Hampshire has dramatically declined in recent years and what this means for them, as two young fishermen just starting their careers.
Listen to the interview HERE
“I wanted this boat, I wanted the chance, and I said before: I may fail, and I know everyone’s expecting that, but it won’t be because I didn’t try.” -Zach Griggs (NH Public Radio, Jason Moon)
OUR CSF SIGN-UPS BEGIN FEBRUARY 1
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