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minestrone soupThe fall farmers' market inspires this hearty minestrone soup from food blogger Erin Clark of The Law Student's Wife. It contains butternut squash, kale, carrots, and white beans, among other goodies. This thick, Italian-style soup is the perfect antidote to a cold fall evening. (Click here to see the recipe.)Erin says the farmers’ market inspires her cooking because the produce is abundant, fresh and affordable. “And because I wind up with so many veggie impulse buys, I have no choice but to work them into our menu,” she adds. Erin calls this minestrone “my autumn farmers’ market love story.”The soup also includes canned tomatoes, carrots, celery, onion, and garlic. Sautéed bacon adds a subtle, smoky flavor. And pasta adds another texture. Serve it with grated Parmesan cheese and a finishing drizzle of our medium-robust Arbosana oil for added flavor.Bon appétit,Your Friends at California Olive Ranch