LINC Box week of August 13th

Gonzaga

Musk melon, Tonnemakers, Royal City, WA

Beets, Urban Eden Farm, Spokane, WA

White onions, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

Cherry tomatoes, Full Bushel Farm

Zestar apples, Tonnemakers

Santa rosa plums, OPMA, Okanogan, WA

All other sites

Beets, Urban Eden Farm, Spokane, WA

Strawberries, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

Sunflower shoots, Full Bushel  Farm

Japanese eggplant, Jackson Family Farm, Spokane Valley, WA

White onions, Full Bushel Farm

Heirloom tomato, Tonnemakers

Add-ons:

Bread, Culture Breads, Spokane, WA

Milk, Pure Eire Dairy, Othello, WA

Coffee, Roast House, Spokane, WA

Cheese, Brush Creek Creamery, Deary, ID

Eggs, EGA Farms, Edwall, WA

Chicken, Icebox Flats Farm, Colville, WA

LINC Box week of August 6th

Wow! How did July fly by so fast?! Things are ramping up here at the warehouse as we prepare for some of our biggest customers (Gonzaga and WSU) to come back into session, which nicely correlates with all sorts of exciting new fruits and vegetables coming into season. We've packed the boxes with fruits this week (who doesn't love fruit?) and we also have a big first this week: celery! Now, I'm not the greatest celery lover as a general rule, but this stuff is gooooooood. It has a great crunch and a nice salty finish. I think a farm to table Bloody Mary is in order, using the glacier tomatoes in this week's box. (And check out Spokane's newest distillery, Warrior Liquor, made with locally grown grains malted by LINC Foods if you want to go the extra mile!)

We're also giving the Tonnemaker peaches another go this week! Sounds like they have worked out their quality control issues, so please let us know how they are!

Gonzaga

Recipe: Homemade Tomato Soup

Celery, Big Sage Organics, Othello, WA (certified organic)

Shiro plums, Tonnemaker, Royal City, WA (certified organic)

Peaches, Tonnemaker

Strawberries, Full Bushel Farms, Medical Lake, WA

Walla walla onion, Full Bushel

Head lettuce, Urban Eden Farm, Spokane, WA

Glacier tomatoes, Tonnemaker (certified organic)

All other Sites

Recipe: Cran-Apple Sandwich Spread

Celery, Big Sage Organics, Othello, WA (certified organic)

Zestar apples, OPMA, Okanogan, WA

Shiro plums, Tonnemaker, Royal City, WA (certified organic)

Peaches, Tonnemaker

Walla walla onion, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

Bell peppers, Full Bushel

Glacier tomatoes, Tonnemaker (certified organic)

Add-ons:

Milk, Pure Eire Dairy, Othello, WA

Coffee, Roast House, Spokane, WA

Bread, Culture Breads, Spokane, WA

LINC Box week of July 30th

Gonzaga Pick-up

Red cabbage, WSU Organic Farm, Pullman, WA (certified organic)

New potatoes, Filaree Farm, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Kale, Urban Eden Farm, Spokane, WA

Parsley, Urban eden

Monarch Apples, OPMA, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Bell peppers, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

All other sites

New potatoes, Filaree Farm, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Tomatoes, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

Basil, Urban Eden Farm, Spokane, WA

Beets, Urban Eden

Braising mix, Ace of Spades Farm, Spokane, WA

Apricots, OPMA, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Add-ons

Eggs, EGA Farm, Edwall, WA

Beef sampler, Lazy R Ranch, Cheney, WA

Milk, Pure Eire Dairy, Othello, WA

Cheese, Brush Creek Creamery, Deary, ID

Coffee, Roast House, Spokane, WA

Bread, Culture Breads, Spokane, WA

LINC Box week of July 23rd

Soooo... remember how I was so stoked on those peaches last week? Well turns out some of them weren't that great. The fruit was overripe and some of you got product that was simply not up to snuff. This is both part of the beauty and part of the challenge of working with local producers. The reality is that when any farmer plants a seed (or a tree sets fruit) it's truly a miracle when that seed germinates, and then survives to maturity without being trampled, eaten, covered in powdery mildew, infested with aphids, without suffering from weather that is too hot or too cold. The farmer must then harvest, pack, store, and transport the product to market, all without a single thing going wrong. Sound impossible? Well... it is. There are many, many, points along the way where things can go awry. I often look at a piece of produce and think what a miracle it is that that fruit or vegetable made it all the way from the field to my fork. It makes me feel so grateful for that nourishment. It makes me feel so grateful to the farmer who sweated and worried, rose early and stayed up late to defend a crop from frost or blazing heat. We do our very best to source high quality product, but the fact of the matter is, it isn't always as simple as it looks. We have worked with the grower to address quality issues and we are confident that THIS week we will be sending you some AMAZING peaches! I hope if you were unlucky enough to receive over-ripe peaches, 1. You let me know so I can issue a credit to your account and 2. That you take a moment to reflect on all the work that farmers have to do to bring high quality product to market.

Ok... enough jibber jabber! On to the boxes!

Gonzaga

New potatoes. Filaree Farm, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Early Red Haven Peaches, Filaree Fruit, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Tomatoes, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

Basil, Urban Eden, Spokane, WA

Chard, Ace of Spades, Spokane, WA

Lettuce, Urban Eden

Sweetheart cherries, Tonnemaker (certified organic)

All other sites

New potatoes. Filaree Farm, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

New Haven Peaches, Filaree Fruit, Okanogan WA (certified organic)

Kale, Urban Eden, Spokane, WA

Cucumber, Full Bushel Farm, Medical Lake, WA

Chard, Ace of Spades, Spokane, WA

Lettuce, Urban Eden

Sweetheart cherries, Tonnemaker (certified organic)

Add-ons:

Just bread and milk this week! 

LINC BOX week of July 16th

PEEEAAAAACCHHHEEESSSSS! People, I have been waiting for this moment for months. That first peach of the summer has got to be one of the highlights of the year. The perfect peach needs no accompaniment except an absorbent napkin. However, this is also the season where peach cobbler and homemade vanilla ice cream grace my dinner table at least once a week. These lovely certified organic peaches come to you from Tonnemaker, a farm renowned for their spectacular fruit. Bon apetit!

 

Gonzaga

Early peaches, mixed variety, Tonnemaker, Royal City, WA (certified organic)

Kale, Urban Eden, Spokane, WA

Purple porcelain hardneck garlic, Big Sage Organics, Othello, WA (certified organic)

Apricots, OPMA, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Romanesco, Big Sage Organics

Cucumbers, Kowitz Family Farm, Deer Park, WA and Tonnemaker Royal City, WA

All other sites

Early peaches, mixed variety, Tonnemaker, Royal City, WA (certified organic)

Green summer cabbage, WSU Organic Farm, Pullman, WA (certified organic)

Kale, Urban Eden, Spokane, WA

Purple porcelain hardneck garlic, Big Sage Organics (certified organic)

Apricots, OPMA, Okanogan, WA (certified organic)

Spinach, Ace of Spades Farm, Spokane, WA

Add-ons

Pork, Scabland Farms, Davenport, WA

Eggs, EGA Farms, Edwall, WA

Goat Cheese, Quillisascut Farm, Rice, WA (These guys are some of the original farm to table movers and shakers in the state of Washington. It is a real honor to eat their cheese!)

Coffee, Roast House, Spokane, WA

Milk, Pure Eire Dairy, Othello, WA