My Dear Friends, Family, and online acquaintances: I made it back from the Caribbean a week ago today, and have been cold ever since; Big Surprise. Since I’ve returned home, I’ve hit the ground running on my latest business venture with my good friend and colleague, Dr. Josh Wiersma, Sector Manager of the New Hampshire fishing fleet. Together we are working to establish a large-scale Community Supported Fishery (CSF) within our Seacoast community, called NH Community Seafood. For those of you wanting more information, as defined by Local Catch, a national network of CSF’s, the key components to a successful Community Supported Fishery are to:
- Establish a transparent chain-of-custody from boat to fork;
- Increase access to premium, locally caught seafood;
- Ensure fishers receive a fair price for their catch that reflects the value of their work;
- Engage fishers and community members in more robust, viable, local food systems;
- Provide a framework through which fishers and customers alike can creatively steward our marine resources.
We hope to be dishing all you fine folk with the freshest fish you could possibly ever imagine starting June 2013, prior to which we will be accepting members for 8 week shares throughout the summer and fall. As of right now the plan is to offer 1 lb. and 2 lb. shares, as well as an UnderDog share consisting of strictly underutilized marginal species, such as dogfish, hake, and whiting, for a significantly lower cost. Our website along with pricing and more information should be up and running by the end of the month at which point I will be sure to share it with all of you.
We have been working extremely hard from all directions to get this Community Supported Fishery off the ground, but as the name suggests, I’m going to need a bit of help from all of you. please, Please, PLEASE help me spread the word! Like our new FB page! https://www.facebook.com/NhCommunitySeafood And visit our webiste at: www.nhcommunityseafood.com And don’t you worry, the Fishues will be starting back up once again in full force, and will be a key component to our NH Community Seafood’s CSF! Eat the fresh stuff and support your local fishermen!
As ever, your support is most appreciated! LOVE to you ALL!!!