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A BIG welcome back and hugs to all of you for your support- you have no idea how you keep us motivated in a pretty tough time for the commercial fishing industry in NE.
For those of you that are new to our CSF come meet us in EXETER at the Winter Farmer's Market on Saturday, March 12th from 10-2. Watch the movie FRESH at 12:30 in the HS auditorium and listen to the panel discussion about what we eat and where it comes from.
SUMMER IS COMING!!!
You know summer is approaching when it's time to think about CSF sign ups! Summer=local seafood right off the boat!
If you are interested, please go to CSF and member sign up. This will let you know locations,share sizes, and payment options.
We've already had about 100 folks returning adn new sign up- if interested please make sure to sign up by April 1st.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Come to this weekend's Indoor Farmer's Market and think summer! This weekend you can sign up to be a shareholder in our CSF and also join a CSA. We have several pick ups for fish right at the farms that offer CSAs! and also at the farmer's markets.
Lasting Legacy Farm, Heron Pond Farm. and Applecrest will be offering CSAs and the day you pick up your produce, you can pick up your fish too! Produce and fish at the same time....How Divine!!!
Hope to see you there!
Today, Saturday, February 19th, from 10-2 PM, we'll be selling peeled shrimp by the pound and whole shrimp by the 5 pound bag.
It is first come, first serve. We have a great recipe to help you think about how you'd like to cook them - they're also great as peel and eat!
We will also be signing people up for our summer CSF- spots are filling up fast. you can sign up at the Raymond farmer's Market or sign up right online!
Have a wonderful weekend!
CSF registration is open for summer 2011- We are excited about plans to add lobster as a weekly share. - you would get the value in lobster to your fish share. We also have some really great pick up locations! We can't wait to reconnect with former shareholders and meet newcomers!
go to : www.eastmansfish.com and go into CSF- shares and pick up locations and then member sign up.
This time of year is always unpredictable. We have our gear out of the water and are in the process of switching to shrimping. That means we do not have product to sell for this coming market at the Wentworth Greenhouses. The only product around right now for local fresh seafood is shrimp. We've called around to fishing friends in NH and they're all either shrimping or waiting a while for the fish to show up again. Wild caught fish are unpredictable.
We're gearing up for a great 2011!
Best to all of you!
Carolyn and Ed
We'll be at Exeter HS at the indoor farmer's Market tomorrow 10-2 PM
We'll have the following with us:
Fresh filleted wild caught fish off our boat- Cod and Pollock
NH lobsters off our boat -all sizes available!
NH Native Shrimp off the F/V Rimrack- It has been peeled by yours truly and Eddie. - took the better part of Friday afternoon, but if you're not ready up for peeling between 5-10 pounds of whole shrimp, we've got you covered- it's ready to go!!! We'll have recipes to help you out if you like. :)
See you all soon!
What a year 2010 was for us! As always, it was filled with it's highs and lows. I can't say enough thanks and how apprectiative we are for your support.- words are not enough. Ties run deep.
I'll start with lows and end with Highs!
Lows:(We'll make these in small print)
April - Eddie goes to Chincoteague, VA as he has for the past 18 years to fish for Monkfish and Skate. This started when fishing regulations changed to try and make a living during those months- fishing was closed up here. This continues to be a hard time for us- 2 months away.
May - Catch Shares takes place - making us turn to our "crystal ball" of business planning trying to figure out what the furture will hold for us. NMFS says it is voluntary, the industry feels it's like your mother saying , "would you like the catch shares or the catch shares- it's your choice."
June- we tentatively begin fishing with fingers crossed and a lot of hope that " hard work pays off" will get us through. We committed to a lot of people and did not want to let them down.
July/Aug- we begin to withdraw from many farmer's markets due to concern of running out of our newly appointed quota.
Highs:( let's bold these!)
429 people sign up for Eastman's Local Catch - we are blown away - and so many return- maybe we're doing something right!!!
We start delivering fish to schools on a monthly basis- the rewards are endless- we've heard many fish stories from the students around the seacoast- if you ever want to join us when we do our presentations about local fish it is certainly priceless!
Eastman's has a extremely busy season at the retail fish market and we employed 5 full time people.
We are invited by FARNET, a European fisheries group, that supports local fisheries projects, to present at their conference in the Netherlands- couldn't believe they found our little local fish shop. We were so very honored to be asked. It opened our eyes and reenergized us.
So what's next for 2011? We've got things in the works! We'll keep you posted!
Best to all of you!
Come on down to the fish market in Seabrook and buy select lobsters right off the boat!! Eddie will be there today from 3-6PM and will sell you lobsters. Please call Eddie 603-918-9143 and let him know you're coming and what you would like for size, etc. Cash or check accepted.
Perfect to cook up and have lobster meat for the holidays- lobster rolls or lobster newburg. -
We're going to be at The Lamprey elementary School ( Exit 4 off of 101- old Manchester Rd) today from 10-2 PM for the Raymond Indoor Farmer's Market!
We'll have wild caught Cod, Lobsters, Seaflake Dip, Fish Chowder, and our special crumb topping.
Hope to see you there!
PS- Check out our Facebook page for a discount off your purchase today!
Here is a list of what we will be bringing tomorrow to the Farmer' Market:( 10-2 PM)
- Wild Caught Cod right off our boat- Eddie is coming in with it today around 5PM
- Lobsters -big ones also off our boat.
- Seaflake Dip , Eastman's Crumbs for fish, and Fish Chowder to take home
We are sharing our table with Little Bay Oyster Co. They wil be bringing lots of their oysters that that are harvested right here in NH!!
Lots of seafood to create a great meal!
See you tomorrow! - Carolyn
PS- Check out our facebook page for a discount tomorrow on your fish and lobster!