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stuart says ...
Support our local organic farmers. It's good for all of us. I happen to love figs.
10/12/2011 8:48:07 PM CDT
Jennifer S. says ...
I totally agree with him. How can people be healthy in a failing environment?
10/12/2011 8:50:06 PM CDT
Kat says ...
Henry's philosphy about soup is equal to philosophy about life. We can all learn from Henry and enjoy his delicious creations. Everyone benefits!
10/12/2011 8:54:13 PM CDT
Janie P. says ...
I am very inspired to try Fig Food soup on my weekly trip to Whole Foods. A good bowl of soup is greatfor conversation any time of the year.
10/12/2011 8:55:20 PM CDT
Shari Withrow says ...
I agree that we need to create a better environment, not only in the world at large but in our bodies as well. So delicious food that sustains the earth in a healthy way while nurturing our bodies is what its all about these days. You have a great product that you can be proud of on many counts.
10/12/2011 8:55:22 PM CDT
jj says ...
Great philosophy!
10/12/2011 8:55:55 PM CDT
jill says ...
works for me - gotta try it
10/12/2011 8:56:37 PM CDT
Nancy Keith says ...
I am excited about these soups. I have to really watch sodium intake and soups can be so high in sodium. These are perfect! The freshest ingredients, too!
10/12/2011 8:56:48 PM CDT
tweet lite says ...
beside fig snack i have tasted , never know anything else about fig
10/12/2011 8:58:36 PM CDT
Elaine says ...
Sounds like a healthy, organic choice. I'm looking forward to trying it.
10/12/2011 9:02:42 PM CDT
Laurie Scott says ...
I always think about what I eat. I bought my house just so I could grow a vegetable garden. Having come from upstate New York growing your own food was just natural. This year I have planted my first winter garden.Looking forward to veggies in the spring.
10/12/2011 9:03:03 PM CDT
TXEdie says ...
Sounds like my Grandmother's soups! When I use canned/boxed soups, I invariably add fresh vegetables before serving. Our next trip to Whole Foods will find a "Fig Food Co." soup in my grocery sack and -- maybe -- I can skip that last step.
10/12/2011 9:05:42 PM CDT
Herminia Maldonado says ...
Great philosphy for Fig food co.
10/12/2011 9:08:58 PM CDT
Mary M-M says ...
I love figs and was very interested in why you named your company Fig Food. You make your soups like I do. If it looks good and is in season, that's what I use. I love that you are low sodium too. I only purchase organic soups for that very reason. Companies go wild with the salt to make their soups palatable. You let your ingredients speak for themselves. Keep up the good work. I look forward to trying your soups!
10/12/2011 9:09:34 PM CDT
Christine says ...
It is very inspiring to hear how one man, one family can make difference with something as essential as a great tasting, thoughtful bowl of soup. As a new mom I think differently about what I feed my family and it's thanks to people like Joel Henry whose help raise awareness about organic, local eating. Thanks!
10/12/2011 9:10:28 PM CDT
pavitra says ...
I like the idea of saving the environment using organic methods but I also wish more of the masses would prefer plant-based foods. Why can't we have both?
10/12/2011 9:11:40 PM CDT
Michelle says ...
Soup always makes you feel better!
10/12/2011 9:17:40 PM CDT
Belinda Gross says ...
Healthier food = Healthier people. That was a hard decision to make conventional vs. organic, but it's the price of food or our health. Also low in sodium, that's great to let the buyer choose how much salt they want. This is the start of something big and I hope it goes around the world.
10/12/2011 9:24:01 PM CDT
alh1203 says ...
Never heard of this! Would love to check them out, fresh veggies are always the way to go.
10/12/2011 9:26:10 PM CDT
Heather Williams says ...
I think this is such an awesome philosophy, and ultimately, what soup should be: naturally soothing and comforting. So many "healthy" soups on the market are simply nothing but a can of preservatives. It's nice to finally see someone who values the organic nature of soups, which is a combination of whole foods, natural ingredients and delectable seasonings. Soup should be an expression of nature's bounty, not the food industry's science. Thanks for bringing that back!
10/12/2011 9:26:51 PM CDT
Shelly says ...
I've been seeing these at my local Whole Foods and wanting to try them - now that I understand the deliberation behind them, I certainly will.
10/12/2011 9:29:07 PM CDT
AnGela says ...
Excited to try their soups, hoping they have a no-bean variety, not sure they'll beat my homemade bone broth based soups though
10/12/2011 9:30:33 PM CDT
Lisa says ...
Hard to find low sodium soups that also taste great!
10/12/2011 9:30:40 PM CDT
Cris B says ...
After a wearisome commute on L.A.'s 405 fwy with drivers in full-moon mode, it was refreshing and calming to read about Fig Foods' soup and the care that goes into making it. I particularly loved the statement that "your grandmother" would know and be able to pronounce what goes into the soups. Now, that's honesty!
10/12/2011 9:35:52 PM CDT
Ann O'Hara says ...
oooh! $50 would be just grand! truly.
10/12/2011 9:37:09 PM CDT

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