December 2018

Rose hips kissed with snow at South River Miso Co. Photo by Annabel Levine.

Holiday Greetings from South River Miso!

When it's time to start planning your holiday recipes, reach no further than a jar of South River Miso! Our miso can enhance many dishes, while providing beneficial enzymes and microorganisms. This delicious fermented food makes a wonderful addition to soups, marinades, salad dressings, dips, and more. Please stop by South River Miso's ever-growing recipe section on our website for cooking inspiration.

South River Miso makes a great gift! We have ten kinds of miso to choose from, including our specialty varieties: Garlic Red Pepper and Dandelion Leek . Not sure which to choose? We offer a Sampler Pack containing our four most popular varieties along with our own recipe booklet. We've got you covered for your miso gift-giving needs! From all of us here at South River Miso Company, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.

Travels with Miso

With the holidays drawing near, folks are starting to think about their travel plans and what kinds of foods they'll be eating with their families and friends. Perhaps you would like to take some South River miso along for your own use or as gifts this season. Our unpasteurized, fermented miso is a living food that may expand and leak when activated by heat and motion during transport. To prevent this:

- Cool miso well before packing.

- Secure each jar in a double layer of plastic bags, fastened well.

- Optional - remove 2-3 tablespoons of miso from the jar to allow more room for expansion

- Don't want to transport it yourself? We'd be happy to ship some miso to your destination.

Have a good trip!

Recipe: Maple Miso Root Vegetable Medley

This delicious dish was served recently at one of our company lunches. Photo by Annabel Levine.

Winter storage vegetables take center stage in this recipe for our Chef Jen's Maple Miso Root Vegetable Medley. Frost-sweetened roots, savory mushrooms, and a festive maple miso sauce help make this the perfect side dish for a holiday meal, or a great way to make an everyday meal feel like a celebration! Bon appétit!


Serves four or five

2 large turnips or rutabagas
6 large carrots
1 celeriac root (optional)
2 onions
1 bulb of garlic, peeled cloves
2 cups cremini or other mushrooms
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
½ cup South River Chickpea Miso
2 tbsp Blue Heron Farm Maple Syrup
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tbsp mirin (optional)
2 tbsp brown rice vinegar
2 tbsp thyme, fresh
2 scallions or fresh parsley to serve

Carrots grown across the river by Natural Roots Farm, cut on the bias before roasting. Photo by Annabel Levine.


1. Preheat oven to 350° F.

2. Bias cut roots and onions. Cut the mushrooms into quarters. Keep each vegetable separate.

3. Toss each vegetable separately in olive oil, salt and pepper.

4. Arrange the carrots, celeriac, turnips, and rutabaga in a single layer on a baking sheet. Roast for 30 minutes. Vegetables are done when they are soft on the inside and browned on the outside. If your baking sheet is too small for a single layer of roots, use another one to avoid crowding and ensure browning.

5. At the same time in the oven, on a separate baking sheet, roast the mushrooms, onions and garlic cloves for 20 minutes. Make sure to watch your vegetables while roasting and stir after 15 minutes.

6. To make maple miso mixture, combine Chickpea Miso, Blue Heron Farm Maple Syrup, dijon mustard, mirin, vinegar and thyme in a bowl.

7. When all vegetables are cooked, toss together with maple miso mixture and serve. Garnish with chopped scallion or parsley as desired.

Love Letters:

"I am so grateful for non-soy options for miso! Thank you for producing these delicious misos."

- Patricia R, Amherst, VA

"You guys are amazing! Thank you so much for making such yummy healing, life-affirming foods! I love miso! Good Energy to you!"

- Gabriel B, Ashland, OR

Visit Our Website

Enjoy our pictures, slideshows and videos by exploring the links below.


- Shop at our online store.
- Try more of our great recipes.
- Watch videos of rice growing at South River.
- View a slide show of the miso making process.
- Watch a Cooking Channel video about South River Miso.
- See a slide show of our location at South River Farm.
- Read "Love Letters" from our customers.

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Be in touch!
South River Miso Company
888 Shelburne Falls Road
Conway, MA 01341
PH: 413.369.4057
FX: 413.369.4299

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