Conscientious Meat Lovers Unite!
Friends we are excited to announce the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for Link Lab Artisan Meats our boutique sausage and meat company located in North Seattle.
Last year, when the founder of Link Lab told us he was shutting down, we realized that we could not let the business and its wonderful sausage fade away – so we took it over. As we hoped, the reboot of Link Lab has been well received. (From Eater Seattle: http://seattle.eater.com/2015/2/20/8077255/link-lab-artisan-meats-back-whole-mess-sausage) Even so, to realize our vision for Link Lab, we need to make some infrastructure improvements at the facility we lease. We want Link Lab to provide bespoke cuts of fresh meat from local farmers to restaurants, markets and our other customers. To do that, we need: (1) a walk-in cooler and freezer so that we can age meat and stage it for butchering and delivery; (2) a band saw so that we can efficiently cut through bone; and (3) a labeling scale so that we can quickly weigh and label meat for sale.
If you work with small farmers you already know that it is very difficult for small farmers to get their animals to market and the end consumer. If you’ve been to a farmer’s market recently, you’ll notice there is little to no FRESH meat from local farmers. In large part, this difficulty arises from lack of access to USDA slaughter and butcher facilities that are willing to work with a small number of animals at a reasonable price. We want Link Lab to be just that kind of facility – and we need your support to get there.
Kickstarter is a crowd-funding website that helps folks with projects connect with people who want to support the project. Kickstarter takes an all or nothing approach to funding, which means that either we reach our full goal of $17,500 or we don’t get anything (and our backers don’t get charged for anything). Kickstarter also limits the funding period to 60 days – WE ONLY HAVE 57 DAYS LEFT TO RAISE $17,038.
We are asking for you to support our project in whatever way you are able. First, we need to get the word out.
Here is the link to our campaign: (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2083122589/link-lab-artisan-meats-fresh-local-meat-for-the-pe)
Please post it on your Facebook page, LinkedIn page, your company’s or restaurant’s website, please Tweet it to your followers, and do anything and everything you feel comfortable doing to help us spread the word. Second, please pledge money in whatever amount you can. The more money we can raise early on in the campaign the better our chances of meeting our goal. Kickstarter is all about momentum – help us build it now!
Look for updates as the campaign progresses. We are planning awesome events to close out the campaign in May.
Quoin (Revel’s Bar) has opened its doors to celebrate great food from local farmers. Revel will be cooking up delectable buffet style fare featuring Jones Family Farms pork and lamb. Owen Roe will be providing its unparalleled wines to accompany. All proceeds go to support Link Lab Artisan Meat’s Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a walk-in cooler, freezer and other equipment. Directly support the Link Lab campaign at:http://kck.st/1CjFwoD or share the link with your friends.
When: Thursday, May 21st – 6pm Till Late (Food Till 9pm)
Where: Quoin (Revel’s Bar), 403 N 36th St., Seattle, WA
Tickets: $40 in advance on Brown Paper Tickets, $50 at the Door
Frequently Asked Questions
Who Is Link Lab Artisan Meats?
Link Lab Artisan Meats is a boutique sausage and meat company based in Seattle whose mission is to help conscientious meat lovers support local farmers.
Who Is Jones Family Farms?
Nick and Sara Jones, owners of Jones Family Farms, sustainably raise the highest quality pork, lamb, goat, beef and shellfish on Lopez Island.
What Do I Get?
Your money buys you delectable buffet style local fare by James Beard award winning Rachel Yang made from Jones Family Farms meat and paired with wines from Owen Roe.
Where Does The Money Go?
All proceeds from the event will go to Link Lab’s Kickstarter campaign. Directly support the Link Lab campaign at: http://kck.st/1CjFwoD or share this link with your friends. Link Lab badly needs a walk-in cooler, walk-in freezer and other equipment.