Metro Kitchen: Farmer Focus, Spain’s Avaline + Paper Yeah! from Out of the Woods

Summer is almost here, and picnics are definitely in order. Peruse our recommendations for organic chicken, organic wine, and sustainable brown-bagging/toting your culinary creations:

Farmer Focus Integrity
Farmer Focus is aptly named with their organic, sustainable line of pre-seasoned chicken in allergen-friendly formulas. Humanely raised chickens with plenty of room to roam inside and out, traceable Farm IDs and organic chicken feed and seasoning renders this brand unique and delicious.Choose from a Toasted Lager Half Chicken, Lemon & Cracked Pepper Boneless Chicken Breasts, Zesty Peruvian Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Savory Chophouse Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs, and Rich Red Curry Bone-In Chicken Thighs for your next meal.

Zesty Peruvian contains lime, cumin, tomato, and coriander. Toasted Lager is seasoned with hops, paprika, lemon and roasted corn. Savory Chophouse is seasoned with sage, paprika, parsley, sea salt and onion. you can also make these dishes your own by adding your favorite herbs and spices to the mix as well. Pair with your favorite vegetables and organic wine (see below). Read about the passionate farmers who raise the chicken you’ll eat on the Farmer Focus website HERE, and check out which stores near you carry their brand. You can also find a slew of fantastic chicken recipes there, too (like Rustic Chicken Pot Pie Skillet, Coconut Lime Grilled Chicken Thighs, Chicken Tinga Tacos, Chimichurri Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, and more). You can also order through Fresh Direct HERE (and use their search feature to find all of the Farmer Focus chicken).

Farmer Focus’s Founder
Corwin Heatwole is the founder and CEO of Farmer Focus, and a 6th-generation farmer. He built a lifestyle that embraces family, independence, and ingenuity, and in 2014, he started Farmer Focus to help other farmers do the same. The company works to ensure that animals are raised humanely and organically, and that farmers receive fair pay — so that our farms and communities will be around for future generations.

Organic Cheers from Spain
Avaline is a flavorful, Spanish white wine made with organic grapes. It’s clean-ingredient, vegan friendly, and is free from added sugar, artificial colors, and concentrates. It’s dry with a touch of citrus and delivers a crisp, fresh finish. It pairs very well with everything. Take it along on summer picnics, on BYO brunches, and enjoy it with everything from sushi to chicken dishes, salmon, salads, fruit, hardy cheese, and more. This is an all-purpose summer wine. Find it HERE. ($24)

Sustainable Brown-Bagging
Paper Yeah! by Out of the Woods is the reusable insulated lunch bag you need this summer for taking cold or hot lunch to work (see Farmer Focus chicken above), picnics, car treks, and weekend getaways because it’s made with FSC-certified materials. It’s created with “supernatural paper,”i.e. paper pulp sourced from responsibly managed forests, bonded to make it durable and washable. This updated take on the traditional paper lunch bag has contrasting panels for a modern look, and travels everywhere with no footprint. It features a sturdy handle and easy closure so all of your tasteful contents are secure. Find it HERE. ($30)