Brewmaster’s Foundation thinks inside the box to support local businesses and feed the community

CSA boxes that include beer, from Brewmaster's Taproom in Renton, WA.

 

It seems like a lifetime ago, but as the world began to shut down in March because of the pandemic, and business owners started to lose sleep because of the existential threat that posed, we first told you about how one business in Renton was thinking outside of the box. Actually, Marly Rall, the owner of Brewmaster’s Taproom and Brewmaster’s Bakery, was thinking inside the box. As in, wondering what she’d offer in her CSA boxes. She quickly devised a way to help local food and beverage producers as well as her community.

Sustainable Renton food distribution program in action.
Sustainable Renton food distribution program in action.

The Brewmaster’s Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Marley Rall’s business, began offering CSA (community supported agriculture) boxes that included fresh produce from local growers along with beers from local brewers. We wrote about the original plan here. Place your order in advance and then pick up the box of goodies on Tuesday. Each week’s box includes beers from a featured brewery. This week, Matchless Brewing is the featured brewer. You can sign up here.

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“We’ve raised over $700 for Sustainable Renton and donated over 400 pounds of fruits and veggies to help feed those that are food insecure in our community,” said Marley.

Photo by Vince Atchinson.
Last week’s CSA box. Photo by Vince Atchinson.

“In addition to the standard box, we offer add-ons,” she explains. “We’ve got our farm fresh eggs, spent-grain cookies, and spent-grain bread from our bakery. Troll-caught local salmon, halibut, and rockfish from Wilson Fish Market. Also, low sugar jam from Sidhu Farms out of Puyallup.”

Farm-fresh eggs, Brewmaster's CSA box add-on.

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You can sign up for The Brewmaster’s CSA box program at
https://www.thebrewmasterstaproom.com/csa-boxes

 

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