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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
Rene Leer says ...
I am impressed. I wish more companies did this.
10/12/2011 9:17:54 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
Jen K. says ...
I like that he's thinking beyond the easy and obvious to do the more difficult.
10/12/2011 9:27:30 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
Deborah says ...
Organic is important--especially when we make food to nourish our bodies and to heal from an illness.
10/12/2011 9:37:58 PM CDT
Megan says ...
I never mind letting go of my money to buy products that are strengthening to our bodies and thoughtful of our environment. Keep on acting from your heart and success in all ways, shapes, and forms will come. Thank you, Fig Foods!!!!
10/12/2011 9:44:01 PM CDT
James Shoemaker says ...
Aloha everybody, so Henele (Henry) is rockin out with health care, fossil fuel independence & the reduction of greenhouse gases -I guess my thoughts on Henele's soup philosophy is Kulia i ka nu'u, we're with ya on Maui Brah !
10/12/2011 9:46:37 PM CDT
Lauren B says ...
Love Henry's philosophy! Aside from all the health and community benefits of organic plant-based ingredients, I appreciate his focus on local products and his support of local farmers -- love the idea of creating a pot of soup based on what's freshest at the market that day. Watching the video motivated me to get to the farmers market Saturday, stroll and grab what catches my eye, then get back to my kitchen and let my instincts and imagination run wild. Can't wait to try Fig Food Co. soups.
10/12/2011 9:48:51 PM CDT
Daryl Keighley says ...
Joel Henry's voice is very comforting.......it makes me want to try his soups. I make much of my own food, but it's great to have something on the shelf (fresh seasonal ingredients, low sodium) that echo what we also do in our own kitchen. Thank you.
10/12/2011 9:50:45 PM CDT
M says ...
I've definitely considered the thought behind soup as a maker of soup. I appreciate his care in choosing ingredients and using foods that are good and in season rather than being stuck on an ingredient that may or may not be able to be found in top quality. I also found the origin of the name Fig Food interesting.
10/12/2011 9:51:39 PM CDT
EM says ...
Wow! I'll have to give this a try, especially now that soup season is right around the corner!
10/12/2011 9:51:59 PM CDT
Sam says ...
looks amazing, can't wait to try it!
10/12/2011 9:54:13 PM CDT
karen says ...
Love Henry's soup philosophy, doing the right thing. Working with real farmers, using real ingredients, and using nothing artificial- wish all companies would think like that. Makes me want to support this company and try the soup..
10/12/2011 9:58:14 PM CDT

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