The Goods: Local Foods We’re Digging This Month

This month, we're into brown-rice miso, date-and-red-chili chutney, and Lucky Dog Vodka.

South River Miso

Photos by Scott M. Lacey

South River Brown-Rice Miso

We’ve been using the Massachusetts-based company’s thick soybean paste to add umami to noodles, brothy soups, and vegetable fried rice.

$10, available at Whole Foods

Blake Hill Preserves Date and Red Chili Chutney

Blake Hill Preserves Date-and-Red-Chili Chutney

The combination of fruity dates and apples with earthy peppers and cumin makes this a great dipper for pita wedges and a delicious sweet-savory sauce for chicken.

$10, available at Provisions, Northhampton

Lucky Dog Vodka

Lucky Dog Vodka

This vodka—crafted in the Rockies for a Nantucket-based company is becoming our go-to for a classic martini with a twist.
$23, available at Upper Falls Liquors, Newton