Most people know Spokane-based local food hub LINC Foods for its LINC Boxes. When you sign up for a LINC Box service, depending on the season, you receive weekly or bi-weekly boxes of seasonal, sustainably grown produce and other artisan foods from farmers and producers from around the Spokane region and Northwest.
Last spring in the midst of the pandemic lockdown, LINC launched a new way to connect people with locally-produced food. The LINC Market is an online grocery shopping service with a focus on a wide range of local, sustainable foods. Shoppers can then pick up their orders at one of several locations around the Spokane area.
New this year, to the cheers of Inland Northwest craft beer lovers, LINC is adding a Brewery Box, a curated local craft beer subscription. While the details were still being worked out as of late February, LINC crop promotions director Michelle Youngblom already had an excellent line-up of participating brewers: Single Hill Brewing, The Grain Shed, YaYa Brewing, Lumberbeard Brewing, Paramour Brewing, Whistle Punk, and potentially Big Barn Brewing and Paradise Creek.
“The Brewery Box will be offered solo as a Brewer’s Selection Variety, as well as an add-on to the LINC Box,” says Youngblom. LINC is also hoping to add local brews to the offerings available for online purchase through the LINC Market this spring. LINC is also planning to expand its pickup locations this year and possibly add home delivery options for both the LINC Box and Brewery Box.
Learn more about LINC Foods in this story from our June 2020 issue.