- From where do you source your ingredients?
We source our ingredients from a variety of different farms, using as much local, organic and sustainably farmed produce as we can. 90% of our ingredients are organic. Our suppliers of fresh produce include Franklin Sustainable Farms in Spring Run, PA; Second Spring Farm in Purcellville, VA; and Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative in Lancaster, PA. We source our meats and bones from several local farms that all use the same regenerative farming practices, raising their grass fed animals on pasture. They are Polyface Farms in Swoope, VA; Whiffletree Farm in Warrenton, VA; and J&L Green Farm in Edinburg, VA. Our grass-fed bison and bison bones come from Carolina Bison outside Asheville, NC. Our beans and legumes are all organic and supplied by either Eden Foods or Mountain High Organics.
- Are your soups and broths gluten free?
Yes! All of our soups and broths are gluten free, and are made in a gluten-free kitchen.
- Do you add cream to your soups?
No, we never add cream. All of our soups are dairy free. Many have a creamy texture, but that is simply the delightful “creaminess” found in pureeing certain vegetables like sweet potatoes or zucchini.
- Is your soup low in salt?
Yes, our soups are low in salt, especially when compared to canned or prepared soups. We salt our soups to taste and try to keep the sodium content per 8 ounce portion lower than 250 mg. We also make several soups with no added salt. These include our Carrot Ginger, Gazpacho and Watermelon Gazpacho.
- Why do your “no salt added” soups still have sodium?
All vegetables, especially root vegetables, contain natural sodium which is why our “no salt added” soups (Carrot Ginger, Gazpacho and Watermelon Gazpacho) still have some sodium content.
- Do you have nutritional information for your soups?
We have nutritional information available for most of our vegan soups. We are currently working on obtaining nutritional information for our meat soups and broths.
- Are all of your soups vegan?
Many of the soups we make are vegan, and all of the soups we sell wholesale to our retail partners are vegan, but we do also make a variety of meat soups available for sale at our Herndon kitchen only.
- Do you soak the beans and legumes that go into your soups?
We soak overnight all the beans we use in our soups and then toss out the bean-soaked water before adding the soaked beans to our soups. Our split peas and lentils are not pre-soaked, only rinsed, before cooking.
- How long do your soups last?
The “best by” dates on our containers indicate the approximate refrigerated shelf life of each soup. If you have not consumed the soup by the “best by” date, just freeze it and consume within 4 to 6 months.
- Can I freeze your soup?
Yes, all of our soups freeze well and are good for 4 to 6 months after they are frozen.
- What kind of plastic containers do you use?
We use a BPA-free polypropylene American-made plastic container for our soups. We wish there was a cost-effective and food-safe alternative to plastic, but we have not found one yet.
- Can I recycle the plastic containers?
Our soups are packaged in No. 5 plastic containers. Not all counties recycle this type of plastic, so please check your community’s recycling program. MOMs Organic Market recycles just about anything, including plastic containers!